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Jetpack Entrepreneur Creates Iron Man-Style Human Flying Suit

“British aeronautic engineering startup Gravity unveiled a new human flying suit Friday,” writes VentureBeat. An anonymous reader quotes their report.

It’s a six-engine jet-propelled personal flying apparatus that the company says will take regular humans to superhero heights at several hundred miles per hour. At the moment, flights are limited to just a few feet above the ground. The suit includes six miniaturized jet engines, two of which are worn on each of the pilot’s arms, and two of which can be mounted on the feet, or, in later incarnations of the suit, low on the pilot’s back. Each of the jet engines gets fuel from a backpack…

Gravity says the human body is “the airframe” and that your arms and legs serve to both direct and control thrust… “We’ve already had a few comparisons to Tony Stark, but this is real-world aeronautical innovation,”Gravity founder Richard Browning said in a statement. “We are serious about building a world-changing technology business. We stand at the very beginning of what human propulsion systems will do.”
Browning tells TechCrunch “It’s no way as dangerous or crazy as it looks.”

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