Flying in a real Iron Man suit required superhuman strength

Richard Browning is a professional triathlon, ultra-marathon runner, and endurance swimmer. But when this British inventor designed a personal suit with real jet engines, he realized that he was too weak to control the power of his brainchild. Down with tools and calculations - it's time to tackle the dumbbells.

"Project Daedalus" in all respects differs from the sensational individual flying systems Jetpack Aviation and jetpacks Flyboard Air. Browning followed the path of comic book heroes and added similar modules for legs and arms to the backpack with jet engines. In theory, this should provide him with unprecedented maneuverability, but in practice it turned out that the trained hand of an athlete is not capable of holding back the power of the jet stream.

Thanks to the modified motorcycle protection and the helmet, Richard, although he constantly falls, has not even been crippled yet. Although he is already dreaming of an airbag and an alternative interface that will allow the muscles to concentrate on controlling the flying landing gear, and the brain on navigation and flight planning. In the meantime, all his strength is spent on simply not turning upside down, but each short flight will give him invaluable experience.

Browning is a dreamer, but he is not devoid of a rationalistic streak. In its current incarnation, "Daedalus" is useless, since most people on earth objectively cannot develop their bodies to control such a complex and powerful system. Therefore, he founded a startup Gravity to commercialize the project. No money - no access to advanced technologies, and any enthusiast can assemble a jet engine in a suitcase. But this is still not enough for a full-fledged flight.