The British Richard Browning has just won a global speed record together with his combination inspired by the superhero Iron Man. Designed with reactors in the arms and back, he flew a couple of meters above a river at over 51 km / h.
Richard Browning is, even today, the absolute most credible incarnation of Iron Man. The British, an expert and a great sportsman, has just broken the world record for "the best speed in a jet-powered, body-controlled combination," according to the name created especially by the Guinness Book of World Records, which approved performance.
The feat, which can be seen in a summary in the video below, took place over a river in Lagoona Park, in the city of Reading (United Kingdom). The pilot had to fly the very least distance of 100 meters and exceed 48 km / h. He reached the finish of the 3rd attempt at 51.5 km / h, before finishing his race in the water.
A mix that weighs 45 kg
Richard Browning's Iron Man suit is comprised of mini-reactors used for model aircraft in the arms and back. These turbines, which can be purchased commercially, are capable of delivering around 40 kg of thrust. The six reactors of Richard Browning can lift 130 kg. It's the pilot who controls the throttle using throttles. The suit weighs 45 kg.
The absolute most impressive is that there surely is no automatic stabilization system: everything is controlled with the potency of the body. Mastering such power requires exceptional health and learning that is at least empirical. As proof, another video, published by Red Bull, shows the intensive training that Richard Browning imposes on himself and the misadventures he has encountered. It's not for all to think about themselves as Iron Man!