Who has not dreamed of flying in a futuristic suit equipped with a jetpack, in the purest Iron Man style?
Dreaming is free, but turning it into reality requires effort, dedication and an unwavering will.
The British inventor Richard Browning, founder of the technology company Gravity Industries, has manufactured on his own a real Iron Man suit that allows him to fly thanks to a jetpack installed in the back and arms. During the Guinness World Record Day has broken the world speed record with a jetpack, flying over the lagoon Lagoona Park in Reading (UK), at a speed of 32.02 mph, ie. 51.53 kilometers per hour. In this video you can see the spectacular flight over the lake:
The world speed record with a jetpack has been beaten during the Guinness World Records Day, an annual celebration in which more than 600,000 pioneers from around the world try to beat a particularly spectacular record. To be homologated, Richard Browning had to fly in his real Iron Man costume for at least 100 meters. As you can see in the video, it far surpassed the distance, although the landing was not very epic, because it ended up falling into the lake. But the goal had been fulfilled.
The real Iron Man suit invented by Gravity Industries consists of a jetpack powered by six turbines, each of which exerts a force capable of levitating 22 kilos. Four engines are placed on the back and the other two on the hands. The jetpack does not have any type of remote control, so the control of the jetpack is carried out with the movements of the body and hands, which directly move the turbines to change direction. Like an authentic Iron Man suit, in short.
“I am delighted to have set a new record, very proud to be part of Guinness World Records Day, it is a pleasure and a privilege that our invention is recognized and praised all over the world”, said Richard Browning, after completing the feat.