engineering careers  “Iron Man” Suit put through its paces on Welsh zipline
engineering careers  “Iron Man” Suit put through its paces on Welsh zipline

Richard Browning is one step closer to becoming a real-life “Iron Man” after successfully testing his suit at the Zip World theme park in North Wales.

The 1.6 km long wire at Zip World is Europes longest zip line and was the perfect place to test the speed, stability, and acceleration of the jet suit while being safely attached to a line.

During the tests, Richard was able to zip up to speeds of 90km/h despite a strong crosswind. The test is one of Gravity Industries latest public demonstrations.

Since we achieved the Guinness World Records title we continue to be on an aggressive research and development journey to explore the high-speed stability of the Gravity Jet Suit. The team were excited to push the boundaries of speed with the support of Zip World and ISC as we discover even more potential in this exciting exploration into human flight. Richard Browning

The company is well known for showing off its technology in stunning locations. In 2017 the suit was demonstrated at Lagoona Park in Reading – hitting speeds of 50km/h over the water.

The jet suit, codenamed ‘the Daedalus suit’, is built from two engines that sit on the wearer’s hips, and four arm-mounted gas turbine engines.

Each of the suits engines can provide 22kg of thrust (enough to lift a human being).

According to Gravity Industries, the goal of the jet-pack technology “is to build an inspirational technology company by re-imagining the future of human flight and pioneering aeronautical innovation”.

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