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Discussion in 'News' started by RoyB, Mar 19, 2016.
Interesting article in TV Technology magazine
Aerobo Micro Drone to Take Off at SXSW
Good post on that info RoyB..........this has 2 mini parachutes onboard...wow! Would like to see that in action.
A drop test of the parachutes is in this vid... not sure if the "mini" and "micro" are essentially the same -
Thanks for the vid Tron - well the dual parachute "drop test" worked ok - now lets see that on a drone (preferably a Phantom --- lol).
i had thought a reverse pop parachute would be a cool option. sorta like the Estes rockets that most of us grew up with.
LOL - as the song says ......."Memories"..........Estes still alive n kickin!
Never thought of that but its a great idea, I would agree for certain and doesn't seem unattainable. Wonder what diameter of chute would be required for 2.5lbs of weight falling that fast?
i just had to look at the estes site.
a full bad *** rocket would be about 2" diameter, 59" long, weigh about 13 oz and wait, altitude of 2,600' with booster engine.
parachute is 24" diameter.
who's complaining about a 400' flight ceiling?
Thought the same thing myself the other day davis, looking at their site after you had jogged my memory on them 1,000 - 1,500ft altitude is pretty common with those.
There have been plenty of "near misses" (or so called) with model rockets - but not anywhere near the negative media coverage as has been with "drones".
They are not regulated by the FAA either inasmuch as having to register - they are supposed to notify the FAA however prior to launchings.
Now we just have to build a parachute deployment unit for the quad!