Thursday, July 19, 2018

Get your own jet pack - on sale now!

LONDON: Ever fancied a dab at being "Iron Man"? Now you can. A jet suite created by a British former commodities trader has gone on sale in a London department store with a cool price tag of 340,000 pounds ($443,428).

Made up of five miniature jet engines mounted on the pilot's arms and back, and also of electronics and 3D printed parts, the suit by Gravity Industries is reminiscent of the one worn by Robert Downey Jr as Marvel superhero "Iron Man".

Running on jet fuel or diesel, it has a speed record of 32 miles per hour (51 kph) and altitude limit of 12,000 feet (3,658 metres), though inventor Richard Browning hovers only a few metres above the ground when using it, for safety reasons.

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