Grab a Helmet - Jet Suit Racing May Be a Thing Next Year
This Brit wants to fly high!by Sidd Dhimaan, on
A lot of innovations in real life have come from movies, like the flip phone that was derived from the first mobile communicator in Star Trek, for instance. The next big thing, that surprisingly took long too come, is an iron-man inspired suit. Richard Browning, the creator of this suit that allows you to take flight, and is powered by jet engines, said he would launch a new racing series over water next year featuring men and women from different sporting backgrounds.
The suit is made up of five miniature jet engines mounted on the pilot’s arms and back, and it can go as fast 32 miles per hour. It reminds of the one worn by Robert Downey Jr in the “Iron Man” film trilogy.
Browning is a former commodities trader who first developed the suit in his garage with friends around three years ago. He put the jet suit on sale in a London department store in July with a £340,000 ($443,360) price tag. “The idea of ... a race around a kind of air race circuit, in three dimensions with 1,000 horse-power jet suits, it’s going to be astounding and phenomenal,” he told Reuters.
People talk about racing boats, cars, and planes, and here we have an innovator who has taken things to the next level. If successful, this race series will be a huge draw. Do you think this whole idea of the suit and the racing series can be materialized? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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