Man Creates Real-Life Iron Man Suit That Actually Flies


(TIML TECH) Since Robert Downey Jr. first depicted Iron Man on the big screen in 2008, we’ve seen multiple Iron Man suit replicas, but never like this one.

Ex-Royal Marine reservist Richard M. Browning has actually invented a suit that actually flies called Daedalus — the name of the Greek mythological figure. He likens flying the machine to “learning to ride a bike in three dimensions.”

Browning designed it in his garage over the past 10 months. The suit features six miniature jet engines, which are mounted on the arms and the lower back of the user, providing propulsion. Apparently, it’s capable of extreme speeds and altitudes, but Browning is still testing it cautiously.

“The suit can fly in most locations,” He says in the feature for Red Bull. “Despite being capable of flying at several hundred miles per hour, and at thousands of feet, normal operation sees the wearer flying at no more than a couple of meters.”

Watch it in action below.