British entrepreneur invents, builds and files patent for Iron Man-like flight suit

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+4 1. Burimi commented 3 years ago

Wow! I submitted it on Friday (two days ago) and allready published!
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+5 2. ChuckMaurice commented 3 years ago

I'm not a mechanic specialist and as I see he is not wearing full gloves I'm worried about the heat it would generate. I wouldn't imagine myself holding two turbines with my bare hands (neither with any kind of protection by the way :P).
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+1 3. Judge-Jake commented 3 years ago

Looks to me like the main issue here is the necessity for upper body strength to keep the turbines under control. Wouldn't it make more sense to fix them onto a gear based frame worn as part of the suit?
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+4 4. MindTrick commented 3 years ago

Several companies are interested in the suit per today, NASA just being one of them. BMW and (strangely enough) Nestle is also on the list of the current bidders of the kickstarter foundation.
http://nordic.businessinsider.com/NASA-airing-the-idea-about-flying-prototype-suit-3232/
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/BMW-on-the-negotiation-table-with-gravity.co.uk-company
and
http://www.nestle.com/thefutureishere/flying_suit_might_become_real.html
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+3 5. ringmaster commented 3 years ago

In case you wonder, music is Sail by Awolnation :)
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+4 6. thefox commented 3 years ago

I can get higher than that on a pair of stilts. :|
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+1 7. thundersnow commented 3 years ago

This is a really cool video, especially watching his progress over time...#5 Yes, one of my absolute favorites!