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Get your own 1,050-horsepower Iron Man jet suit

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Old August 9th 18, 05:40 PM posted to rec.aviation.piloting
Larry Dighera
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Default Get your own 1,050-horsepower Iron Man jet suit

Get your own 1,050-horsepower Iron Man jet suit for only US$447,000

Loz Blain

July 22nd, 2018

Richard Browning flies the Gravity Jet Suit against a starry sky in
this clearly photoshopped image(Credit: Gravity.co)

Gravity.co's Richard Browning has put his extraordinary jet suit on
sale and display at British retailer Selfridges. Those without the
cash can throw on an HTC Vive headset and learn to fly the thing in
virtual reality, where unscheduled landings will be a lot less messy.

These are wonderful times for those of us who grew up dreaming of
personal flight devices. Yves Rossi is soaring through the sky on a
jet-powered wing, Franky Zapata is tearing through canyons and racing
Lamborghinis on his Flyboard Air, and David Mayman is seemingly
everywhere, demonstrating his JB-series jetpacks. This is not a drill
if you want to fly like a freakin' bird, the devices are now out
there and in advanced stages of testing.

There's no real safety measure for these devices at this point even
the quickest ballistic parachute's no good to you if you fall from
below 100 feet (30 m), which is where you'd imagine most
jetpack/jetboard/jet suit pilots will want to spend a lot of their
time. For the most part, these guys are flying low and safe, trying to
make sure they're not the first one to undergo a very public and
colorful dismemberment that could set the segment back years in terms
of government regulations.

The Gravity jet suit: now on sale
But if that's not your style, go get yourself a copy of Richard
Browning's Gravity/Daedalus jet suit, and fly it wherever you dare.
This 1,050-hp (783-kW) beauty is on sale on a rack in Selfridges,
London, for 340,000 (approx. US$447,000).

There's a virtual reality display, too, that lets you "learn to fly"
the suit without exposing yourself to gravity-induced liquidity, and
presumably Browning himself will train whoever slaps their Diners Club
card down and buys the thing. You'll want to be in decent shape as
Browning's early efforts at flying the suit make it look like a fit
person's game.

Check it out in a speed/agility test below, where Browning races a
buddy on a jet ski around a set course. https://youtu.be/vYTYP9hF9pk

Source: Selfridges via CNN


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