Will it be possible for humans to fly in the air like Iron Man?

in Project HOPE3 months ago
The idea for jet packs dates back to the 19th century, but it wasn't until 1960 that it became a part of life. Jet packs are becoming a reality. An idea that used to belong to the dream world has now come true and now the performance and speed of Jet Packs is staggering.

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Alexander Fyodorovich, the Russian inventor, was probably the first person to invent the first fuel-powered machine that could lift an aviator by its own force. Decades before his era, Fyodorovich never saw his idea in action, and real jet packs were still 50 years away.

The American company, Bell Aero Systems patented the jet pack in 1962 under the name 'Bell Rocket Belt'. Early rocket-powered jet packs used hydrogen peroxide as fuel. Passing through it, this extraordinary substance was converted into steam and oxygen and provided so much energy that man could fly in the air for 30 seconds.

This was followed by the famous flight of Sean Connery in one of the early James Bond films, which began to appear in Jetpacks action movies. Stuntmen were used to demonstrate flying in the air, and a jet pack was flown at the opening ceremony of the 1984 World Olympics in the United States.

In the recent past, Hollywood actor, Robert Down Jr. has revived Jet Packs in the hearts of the people with his Iron Man tricks. Such things make TV shows very successful and captivating, but there is a big difference between carefully performed stunts and their commercial use in the real world, and the question arises as to how close a jet-powered suit is to reality.

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In fact, there are many real jet packs underway around the world right now, and the future of jet suit travel looks very bright. Early jet packs that appeared in the 1960's could hold a human in the air for less than a minute. But even if it lasted only a minute, their technology was still excellent. These machines were powered by rockets. A rocket engine needs fuel and oxygen to fly, so all rockets had to have fuel and oxygen ready. Even hydrogen peroxide samples were actually rockets, although the chemicals used in them did not cost much.

The US military has seriously considered the use of jet packs for military access to the battlefield and its use in the Vietnam War. Eventually the idea was abandoned because there was not enough time to use the rocket.

There are other issues as well. An airplane can stay in the air because it has wings. As the machine moves forward, the air becomes a support with the wings. Jet packs, on the other hand, people have no wings. As soon as the force of its jet packs is exhausted, it will start coming towards the ground faster. Needless to say, this process can be very deadly.

The jet pack pilot has to land with balance before running out of fuel. Because the flight time is very short, he had to worry about where he should land as soon as he flew in the air. Professional stunt pilots seem to operate it with great ease, but in reality the technology was very limited and its use on a large scale was very dangerous.

Now, in the 21st century, the renaissance of jet packs has begun. With the advancement in electronics and materials, the performance of jet packs has also improved a lot, but for further improvement, engineers have started considering maintaining the height of jet engines.

The jet engine acts like a rocket except that oxygen is provided from the ground to support the fuel consumption process. For this reason, all the chemicals that the pilot carries with him are the fuel that allows him to fly in the air for three to four hours, using a jet suit developed by the British company 'Gravity Industries'.

The British Royal Navy, for example, has experimented with transporting a soldier from a small machine to a large ship with the help of a jet pack. In other words, they can board an enemy ship without getting too close or using a helicopter.

“Gravity Industries” was founded by Richard Browning, a former BP engineer. He dreamed of making jet packs while working with big oil companies. As his confidence in his project grew, he founded his own company to make clothes like 'Iron Man'. Surprisingly, he succeeded. Daedalus' clothing is very similar to Iron Man's clothing and is reliable. Their products are available at discounted rates of $340,000.

So far, JetPacks' overall sales have been slow. Browning charges £100,000 for live performances and has so far flown around the world. The latest version of the Daedalus suite features speed, altitude and fuel inside the pilot's helmet. Its current speed is 80 miles per hour.

French inventor Franky Zapata has developed a machine called "Flyboard" which seems to have come from the Hollywood movie "Back to the Future". It is basically a skating rink with fuel tanks and small jet engines. The pilot flies standing on the board like a rider attached to a statue.

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There is a gap in the market for private jet packs and emerging small flying cars. All of these jet packs look delicious but how much can you actually export and how do Zapata or Gravity Industries make their way into the crowd? The current structure of JetPacks is also facing financial difficulties as many investors are reluctant to invest in low-selling, unproven technology. In fact, many people are facing capital flows problems.

Research and invention is a long-winded process that consumes a lot of capital. There is no doubt that rich people in the army and rescue sector and race enthusiasts will show interest in such activities but it will take time to see themselves going to the office in a jet like Iron Man.

Thank you for reading! Stay Safe!👋😌

Resources:

1- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_pack
2.https://science.howstuffworks.com/transport/engines-equipment/jet-pack.htm
3.https://www.pocket-lint.com/gadgets/news/142963-the-history-and-future-of-jetpacks-mankind-s-obsession-with-personal-flight-in-photos

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man and his desire to imitate the birds in their natural way of flying.

I have recently seen some videos where a man uses equipment that is different from the ones shown in the photograph because they are located in the hands and from there the force that drives the flight comes out.

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There are different types of jetpacks made by different manufacturers. Thanks for your appreciation.

Fun topic - thing is, these things are potentially rather risky devices to use, both in terms of human and technical failure. While it sure would be cool to fly around with one some day, I don't see it as a technology applicable to every day life (at least not yet).

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Military is the obvious use case but I think we will see robotic soldiers have this type of transportation soon. I am not sure that human soldiers will if hhe difficult jobs are given to robots. Like with your example of boarding a ship without getting close.

Hi friend, it would be great to experience something like that, plus for certain careers it would be ideal. Although I doubt very much that anyone can experience it.

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