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Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by AbsPapa, Jun 30, 2015.
I have often wondered about this, some larger model A/C (as well as full size ones) do have parachutes that are remote deployed. As they would be rip-stop nylon they would not block the GPS (i don't think). In case of a fly-away (or other issue) you could do a CSC then deploy the chute and watch it float back down.
That would not be possible since the props nearly touch in the middle. A side mount could work though.
It would be one heck of a mess if it deployed with the motors running!
Props may not be spinning when you deploy it?
Uh... have you actually looked at your props closely, there is a little over 4" of clear space point to point in the center of the dome, height isn't an issue. We are not talking about a SpaceX recovery chute here.
Do you guys remember this video posted last month?
I've never seen it and for some reason I can't view it now.
A 5 second Google revealed the following:
Ever shot a model rocket in the wind?
It might seem like no weight at all, but even 1.1 ripstop nylon is about 1.5-2.5oz per yard. And you need a fair bit for a parachute, more than you think. Add lines, servo, cable, and it will add up quick.
If you start using exotic materials, not a lot of people are going to want to pay $300 to maybe save $1000. (Quads depreciate so you're not saving retail, and it's also unlikely you will be saved 100%.)
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DJI brought that concept to market over a year ago. It's called 'DropSafe' and there are others although I don't know if any are made for the Phantom platform - http://www.dji.com/product/dropsafe