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Rocketeer - Flying Infantry ?
« on: August 17, 2019, 05:54:55 PM »
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Equipped with a high powered jetpack and high-calibre semi-automatic carbine, these brave men can stay in the air almost indefinitely.

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British Ironman and French flying man demonstrate two different systems to fly over the sea | Army Recognition - 31 July 2019 14:32
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One week after the French inventor Franky Zapata failed to cross the Channel (sea sector between France and UK) with his Flyboard Air (he will renew his attempt very soon), the British inventor, test pilot and former Royal Marines reservist Richard Browning has tested his jet-powered bodysuit over the water for the first time.

Browning’s jet suit, named Daedalus Mark 1, uses six tiny jet engines — two mounted on the wearer’s back, with an additional two mounted on each arm — which allow the user to fly through the air in a controlled flight. The suit looks like something out of a Marvel movie: Browning jetted up and down a street, aided by a helmet equipped with a head-up display that provides him with some flight data and fuel usage, the same kind as Zapata’s one.

The first attempt performed by Browning has been successful. He had already demonstrated the potential of his jet-powered suit to the Royal Marines, joined them for amphibious landings and wowed the crowds at Yeovilton at the Fleet Air Arm’s annual show.


Richard Browning's Daedalus Mark 1 (left) and Franky Zapata's Flyboard Air (right) (Picture sources: Royal Navy and Franky Zapata)

British Ironman to test his jet-powered bodysuit over water with Royal Navy after French Flying Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm1uJTNPbmg

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Re: Rocketeer - Flying Infantry ?
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2019, 04:38:31 AM »
https://www.techspot.com/news/81287-franky-zapata-inventor-flyboard-air-hoverboard-crosses-english.html

Franky Zapata, inventor of the Flyboard Air hoverboard, crosses English Channel at second attempt
August 5, 2019, 8:25 AM
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Zapata said the winds in the Channel were one of the main obstacles. He said if they stopped suddenly, there was a risk the hoverboard would destabilize. The inventor also explained the physical demands of the trip.


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Zapata Flyboard Air - World's First Jet Hoverboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAit7ZtetrA

French inventor crosses Channel by hoverboard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-Hiy6KvURI


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Re: Rocketeer - Flying Infantry ?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2019, 04:45:45 AM »
https://www.thedrive.com/tech/23483/real-life-flying-suit-inventor-richard-browning-to-launch-gravity-jetpack-racing-series-in-2019

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London-based Richard Browning, a former oil trader, Royal Marine reservist, and endurance athlete who turned to a life of invention, showed off his handiwork at Bentonville UP, an invitation-only gathering of the air-taxi and electric-aviation innovators from such companies as Uber, Google, Airbus, Joby Aviation, and Virgin Galactic. Not surprisingly, Browning showed up at the conference under his own power, arriving in a blaze of kerosene-powered thrust generated by five miniature jet engines—two mounted on each arm and one affixed to his back. The combined output from the microturbine engines is over 1,000 horsepower—each produces almost 300-foot-pounds of force—for two-to-three-minute flights, yet Browning says it’s all manageable—and safe.


The Gravity jetpack system. ERIC ADAMS
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Daedalus Suit: A British Inventor Built A Real-Life Iron Man-Like Suit | TIME
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toADLyJnJSQ

Gravity Industries - Speed & Agility Jet Suit Lake Testing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYTYP9hF9pk

"Real Iron man" demonstrated jet suit Daedalus Mark 1 !!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Mbdu-rOng


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Re: Rocketeer - Flying Infantry ?
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2019, 04:54:06 AM »
Meet the World's Only Fully Functional Jetpack
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIMWYeP7O1w

Taking a Jet Pack Flight | Explorer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOUQRdTAIus

The Strange History of the Jet Pack, and Where It's Heading
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNUppNTT9RI