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Drone parachute?!! Why?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Amty lolo, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Amty lolo

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    Emergency drone parachute is essential for drones especially for the quad ones. so u dont lose it for a sudden stop motor or crashing to unseen high wires or obstacles. i had an ESC issue and parachute saved my drone.
    Its sold for 100$ and works like a swiss watch.
     
  2. 0DRK3RT

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    Congrats?


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  3. alokbhargava

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    Which parachute did you use?
     
  4. Susruth

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    Reply amty
     
  5. Not A Speck Of Cereal

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    I've never pulled the trigger on a drone parachute before, because mostly I thought "dang, if only this thing was as slick as a swiss watch".

    But now, it is? HOT ****!!
     
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  6. Design-engine

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    Really? I gota have one. Sounds fun. URL?
     
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    Think he may snap you back for that demand!
     
  8. Susruth

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  9. Amty lolo

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    U can buy it from china direct through an app called ALIEXPRESS like i did.
    Download the app and order.
     

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  10. 0DRK3RT

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    No thanks.


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  11. Susruth

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    Tx Amty
     
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    Then the wind catches the parachute and it drifts away. Seems like a waste. The phantoms don't have a spare channel to activate it, unless it senses a potential crash and self deployed. That seems like a accident waiting to happen. A false deployment into the props.
     
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    That particular one only works with the Hubsan.
     
  14. CactusJackSlade

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    Aliexpress and Alibaba are like eBay/Amazon.... only in China :)
     
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    They say it can be adjusted for the phantom and works autonomously:
    Buy Products Online from China Wholesalers at Aliexpress.com

    Not a lot of details though, like how much it weighs and what triggers it. Im assuming a free fall detection.

    I dont know if the above system is any good, but the concept really isnt that crazy at all. Ive seen tests of similar systems and they do work. The chute points downward, so even an accidental deployement is probably not a big deal. And yeah, obviously it will drift in the wind. Duh. Its a rescue system meant to prevent your drone from crashing in to a 100s of pieces. Its not a RTH.

    Here is another system that is intended for the phantom:
    Hobby series, Skycat XS for Phantom 3 and 1 - 3 kg sUAV

    It doesnt work autonomously it appears, they use a modified transmitter that they turned in to a giant red emergency button. Kinda cute :)
     
  16. Amty lolo

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    Sorry. Am driving cant type to much. Its weight less than 500g. I guess about 300. When i get back home i try measuring it.and no there is no transmitter to trigger it coz it worked automaticly with my bird. Means it has a speed dropping sensor which triggers it. I tried using it in low heights but it didnt work so it works i guess when it is 10m height or more.
    Hope that helps u.
     
  17. Vertigo

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    300gr would be a LOT. The Skycat I linked weighs 85gr (sans battery or receiver). and the vendor says the system reduces flight time by 3 to 4 minutes.

    And not working below 10m.. Good luck with your tests at higher altitudes. You're a brave man.
     
  18. Amty lolo

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    I will weight it when i get back home. And yes tried dropping it from low hight 6 8m. But without the bird of coures. Not that much brave LOL.
     
  19. Susruth

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    Ok once deployed can you fold it back or something ? I mean to reuse it? How else could we actually test it if it really works
     
  20. Susruth

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    Maybe just drop the chute sans the phantom ☺