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This $440K Jet Suit Lets You Fly Like Iron Man


High end London department store Selfridges is selling a $443,428 “Iron Man” suit that lets the wearer hover above the ground or fly around the skies using miniature jet engines.

A flying visit from a real-life superhero. Unforgettable moment with @takeongravity at #SelfridgesLondon yesterday 🚀 . . . #RocketMan #TakeOnGravity #SelfridgesExclusive #JetSuit #HumanFlight

A post shared by Selfridges (@theofficialselfridges) on Jul 19, 2018 at 3:43am PDT

Created by inventor Richard Browning under his Gravity Industries company, the suit is composed largely of electronics and 3D-printed parts with five mini jet engines, that is able to reach speeds of 32 miles per hour and can ascend to an altitude of 12,000 feet, running on jet fuel or diesel.

@fiafarnborough #fia2018 – fantastic images from our time at the home of #british #aeronautical #innovation – if you missed us, you’ll be able to watch #richardbrowning & @icarusangelo (#pilot #002) very soon – watch this space for the #uk #england #announcement. Can you spot the #harrier? . . . . #flight #jetsuit #black #tech #wearables #maverick #epic #dynamic #science #engineering #britishmade #aeroplane #aeroplanes #sky

A post shared by Gravity (@takeongravity) on Jul 24, 2018 at 3:12am PDT

In an interview with Digital Trends, Browning revealed that the design has been updated after undergoing rigorous tests. “A huge amount of modifications have happened since 2017, learned from flying at events,” he said. “We consolidated the two rear engines into one large one, improved efficiency and power, made it smaller, and changed the geometry of the arm mount in a way that’s made a dramatic difference to stability.”

Next up…. 5.30pm – last #flight @fiafarnborough #fia2018 #farnboroughairshow with #takeongravity – with a unique and rare appearance by our #pilot #002 @icarusangelo – don’t miss out! . . . . . . #flight #suit #jetpack #engineering #tech #wearabletech #aeronautics #maverick #dynamic

A post shared by Gravity (@takeongravity) on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:37am PDT

Browning has taken the suit on demonstrations around the world and most recently at a closed-off street outside Selfridges, which is selling custom-made versions of the suit. It’s worth noting that customers who make a purchase will receive training on how to pilot it safely.

Check out more videos of the suit in action below.

In related news, this life-size, fully-animated ‘Iron Man’ suit will cost you $360,000.



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