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Iron Man Pilot Braves the Longest Zip Wire in Europe

Richard Browning is a UK inventor and he has done the impossible. He has successfully flown his jet-powered suit up to the longest zip wire in Europe. He managed to achieve speeds up to 100km/h and he is known for being the real-life iron Man. He is the founder and the test pilot at the Gravity Industry and he has stated that the zip wire is over a mile long and that this offered the perfect chance for him to fly the suit at a very high speed. He has worked in collaboration with the team over at Zip World and they have successfully built a safety device that gives them the chance to fly at very high speeds. These speeds are well over 100mph and last year a former marine was able to set the record for the fastest speed in a jet suit. This was done at 32.02mph, so this is an incredible feat to say the least.

The marine was able to achieve this over a lake at the Lagoona Park which is located in Reading. Those who work in construction jobs and engineering jobs will find this especially interesting, as it just goes to show how many advancements we have made over the last few years and how far things have come.

The suit is made up of four miniaturised motors and it also has an arm mounted turbine engine. There are also two hip mounted versions and these can provide 22kg of thrust. This ultimately means that the wearer can fly and the suit can also be piloted as well. The suit is completely controlled by the body movement of the pilot. This ultimately means that the suit is an Iron Man suit and that it is an incredible build.


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