@djslack The dude flew thanks to the jet suit created by Gravity Industries. The “working” Iron Man suit was created by Colorado School of Mines. (only considered “working” because a human can wear it)
So the OP’s statement of “He goes and builds a working Iron Man suit” is categorically false.
“He” - Nope. Adam did very little other than suggest the idea to 3D print the suit.
“builds” - Nope. Adam did none of the building.
“working” - Not really. The suit was clunky and actually hindered the jet suit’s performance.
It should read:
“He goes and makes a guy wear a metal Iron Man costume while demonstrating preexisting jet suit technology.”
@djslack@medz This has me totally intrigued. One of the first complaints people have about jet suits is that they’re hot. So a titanium suit sounds like a potential remedy. Take away the constraints of an iron-man lookalike (with banana shaped shins, lol) and it seems like something doable. Maybe titanium foil over a 3D printed frame, actual ability to see, and instead of the front jets mounted to your wrists, have them mounted to the frame with computer attitude control - it would seem a lot more approachable for us regular folks to fly. Make a million of them and it might almost be affordable…
@djslack@medz But he has talent and skills. I’m thinking more in terms of an everyman like me. I’d want the foil because I’m pretty sure I’d manage to burn the hair off my legs. And the computer controlled attitude adjustment, because depending on height and speed, face-planting while flying that thing will leave a mark. I actually used to be fairly proficient in one of the sports he mentioned (climbing), but that was a looong time and almost as many pounds ago. After seeing Adam’s bobbled flight, I suspect I might not do much better.
That said, I can hardly think of a better motivation to get back into decent shape than to fly a jet suit on a regular basis!
@djslack@mehcuda67 Yeah, he needs to incorporate one of those exoskeleton things that assists you in lifting things. I can see how holding your arms out to your sides with those bulky jets on your wrists would get old fast.
I’m rather surprised they were able to get their hands on the plans for the suit.
As much as I love Adam, I always considered him to be the goofball on Mythbusters. Jamie usually came up with the more logical contraptions. But I guess that also made Adam a lot more enjoyable to watch since you knew his creations may be a total shit show.
@cinoclav I don’t disagree. I like them both. But I think if I got to spend a day hanging out with one of the two, I’d probably have more fun with Adam.
I don’t know which would be the harder get - free rein of a large format titanium sintering 3d printer or the models from marvel studios. But he has enough connections and budget to make both happen seemingly without issue, then hook up with jetpack guy and put this together? That’s just a confluence of awesome. Somehow I don’t think it’s just “I had this idea and these friends”, but more “my new network and marvel got together and this is the promotional idea we’re going to do”. And it’s still cool.
I’m glad Adam’s got this new show that focuses on building.
After the first few seasons, Mythbusters pretty much ran out of myths.
When they started busting “movie myths” which were not actual myths but fictional tropes and/or stunts, that’s when it really started going downhill.
Oh, you busted that action scene that clearly violated all the laws of physics? What an unexpected result!
I do wish he was still paired up with Jamie though.
Those two were perfect foils for each other.
Now it’s like a PB&J sandwich w/ out the peanut butter - still good, but not the same.
It was clear, though, that Jamie hated being in front of a camera, so not at all surprising that he’s done with that.