A Better Look At Adam Savage's Flying, Bulletproof Iron Man Suit

June 24, 2019


"Tony -- come give me a hug!"
*sound of gears whirring* "Missiles locked-on target."
"Wait, what?"

This is some clearer test flight footage of Adam Savage's recent build of a flying, bulletproof Iron Man suit (previously seen here). The suit, which is approximately 95% titanium, was constructed from 250 individually 3-D printed pieces of the metal, along with 3-D printed powder nylon boots (the only non-titanium). In addition to the flight video below, you can stream the entire 52-minute Savage Builds episode on the Discovery Channel's website HERE, which, unfortunately, does not include any footage testing the suit's bulletproof properties while in flight. That's a shame, and clearly the Discovery Channel still has a thing or two to learn about television ratings, and how to get the highest ones. I mean you can't expect Shark Week to carry you year-round.

Keep going for the video, as well as two other excepts from the full episode about 3-D printing the suits parts, and testing its bulletproofness.

Thanks to Linby, who agrees they should have at least blasted him with paintball or Airsoft guns when he was in the air.

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    Not exactly fair to call it Adam Savages flying suit seeing as he just built the iron man costume that they strapped to Richard Browning's fucking amazing flying rig. Its cool but all this version added was some cosplay.

  • FearlessFarris

    Shouldn't he have shot the .45 caliber pistol before the 9mm if he was going in order of increasing likelihood of penetrating the armor?

  • GeneralDisorder

    I was thinking that would depend on what kind of armor it was but I can't find any facts to back that up.

    What I was thinking is that hard armor excels in stopping small lightweight projectiles at ridiculously high speeds where soft armor excels at stopping slow moving heavy projectiles.

    But... like I said, I can't find concrete data to back that up. So consider that my opinion that different types of armor excel at stopping different things.

  • Deksam

    “Iron Man”. Not technically
    accurate, since it’s mostly titanium alloy. But I like the
    ring of it. “Iron Man”...

  • Nicholas Conrad

    Well, he is painted *red*, and steel is an iron alloy, and "steel man" is the English translation of "Stalin" so it's obviously secret communist propaganda. Stan Lee is even an phonetic anagram of stalin: "staleen".

  • Deksam

    The deeper we go, the deeper we get.

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