Sign me up for a Real Life Iron Man Suit
I don’t think you need me to explain how much we love superhero’s here at IT Assist, it’s built into the core foundations of our business. So imagine how excited we are to find out that someone has actually built a real life iron man suit.
Just in case it’s not obvious, we are very excited indeed!
British inventor, Richard Browning, has given it his best shot at being Iron Man by founding a company called Gravity. He teamed up with Red Bull and has spent the last 12 months developing what he calls the “Daedalus Flight Suit”. Which despite his best efforts still falls considerably short of the Iron Man Suit from the movies.
The suit does consist of many small jet engines strapped to his lower arms, ankles and back.
It doesn’t have the famous Arc Reactor chest piece either. It actually has something called “fuel bladders” that are kept inside the custom suit. So he’s sort of keeping the fuel very close to his chest. Brave man.
Some of the other features you might find on the original Iron Man suit are the heads up display (HUD). This allows Browning to keep track of his fuel levels, engine operation and flight. It even keeps track of the fuel bladders and has a fail-safe fuel alert.
The suit also has WiFi and Bluetooth so you can pair it up with your car. Just kidding, it does have those features but it’s actually to enable live video streaming and for the ground crew to monitor the suit itself.
Check out the video below, it looks like it’s a bit tricky, to say the least.
Credit where credit is due, Browning is currently following in Tony Stark’s footsteps. After all Tony had plenty of issues initially too and look at how things worked out for him.
Clearly it’s still in its infancy at the moment, but we’re really looking forward to seeing how this develops.
2020 update: Check out his word record attempt here!