Browning, 38, developed the suit in his Salisbury garage over a period of 10 months. Thankfully he's in such good shape, since the propulsion comes from six miniature jet engines mounted on the arms and the lower back, just like those used in jet-powered model airplanes.
He named it after the Greek mythological figure, Daedalus, the father of Icarus who flew too close to the sun. Browning doesn't seem to be following in the failed steps of the Greek myth, as he's performed multiple successful flights with the suit. He told RedBull.com:
The suit can fly in most locations. Despite being capable of flying at several hundred miles per hour, and at thousands of feet, normal operation sees the wearer flying at no more than a couple of meters
Thanks to his demonstrations at San Diego Comic-Con, more than a few fans noted the similarities between him and Tony Stark/Iron Man. He told the website, Player.One:
It’s cool because I like the Iron Man film. It’s a cool concept and it’s nice having built something that’s not too entirely dissimilar. We could have painted it gold and red, and that would have made the point that we are really trying to aspire to recreate it, but no. It has nothing to do with comic books.