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Emergency parachutes for UAVs?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Helijoc, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Helijoc

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    Just a thought. Hang gliders and para gliders utilize them. I think it would be a very useful addition to next generation AC. Minimize damage to people and property in case of a failure.
     
  2. turbulence

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    Cirrus airplanes use them too.



    But since you said drones..... Here's an example.

     
  3. ScopeTech

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    Mars Mini + Mayday; just Google it.
     
  4. afx

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    stop fall is an alternative to mayday with twice less price and more features
     
    #4 afx, Apr 30, 2016
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  5. afx

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    check out the video above, it's now with description
     
  6. thunderbird

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    looks great but how much does it weigh
     
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    Manual says 15 grams.
    Is that too much ??


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  8. thunderbird

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    you will barely notice it :)
     
  9. Norval

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    What I don't really like is that on the video, shows deployment, but at a very late stage, meaning that on normal flight altitude, you might hit the ground before it opens up correctly. Besides (if I am seeing right) I noticed that in one of the tests, the drone weight brakes the line, and falls to the ground .


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  10. jonesg11

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    I noticed that too, no good having a chute that is no longer connected to your device, lol.