The first Gravity human flying suit was sold for 300,000 euros. Current versions of the suit sell for $440,000.
They will add 3D printed wings for more efficient and faster flight.
They will add AR displays.
They will create an electric battery version.
It has set a speed record of 32 miles per hour. It has an altitude limit of 12,000 feet. Inventor Richard Browning hovers only a few meters above the ground when using it, for safety reasons.
They plan to develop human flight races.
The suit uses four liters of fuel a minute in the hover (position) so you can fly for three or four minutes quite easily. They have got another version that will fly for about nine minutes. So the range of the suits is currently about 2-5 miles.
The suit weighs 59 pounds.
Separate Rossy Flying Wing
Yves Rossy developed and built a wing-suit system comprising a backpack equipped with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings—with a span of about 2.4 meters (7.9 ft)—powered by four Jetcat P400 jet engines, modified from large kerosene-fueled model aircraft engines. Rossy deploys from an airplane or helicopter.
His jetpack had a top speed of 189 mph but was enhanced with wind and other factors.
Rossy’s current jet pack has a top speed of more than 150 knots (172 mph), uses a carbon-fiber wing with four miniature jet engines and his own body as control surfaces.
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