According tomedia outlet Techspot, the Iron Man-style suit has been the dream of many Marvel fans, and now it looks like we’re approaching the real version. Jetman Dubai’s jetpack fighter recently set a new record by flying 6,000 feet (1,829 meters).
A video recently released by the team shows Vince Reffe taking off from skydive Dubai’s runway on Friday, marking the first time a pilot has taken off from a ground instead of an elevated platform, such as a helicopter.
Reffe, wearing a carbon fiber suit, traveled at an average speed of 150 mph, reaching a height of 100 meters in eight seconds, “reaching a height of 200 meters in 12 seconds, reaching a height of 500 meters in 19 seconds, and reaching 1000 meters in 30 seconds”. He eventually reached an altitude of 1,829 meters (about 6,000 feet). The pilot opened his parachute at an altitude of 1,500 meters (4,921 feet) and landed in Skydive Dubai.
“This is the first time that a Jetman Dubai pilot has been able to combine a limited altitude to hover safely and demonstrate high-altitude flight stunts in the same flight,” the company wrote. “The human-controlled device allows Jetman Dubai to reach speeds of 400kmh, as well as circling, changing direction and performing cycles. “
Breaking the altitude record required At least 50 preparatory flights for Reffet, who also used cables for more than 100 take-offs and landings and a fall-proof system. The wing is powered by four miniature jet engines and uses a manually controlled thrust vector nozzle that allows the pilot to “control the rotation of the yaw axis at zero speeds”.
“We’re very happy to be able to make this incredible flight,” Says Reffet. This is the result of perfect teamwork, and every step has produced great results. Everything was planned in an instant and I am pleased with the progress made. “