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Has anyone tried any parachute mounts to save the drone if a fallout happens? Was thinking about how I could "fallsafe" the drone and create a universal chute that you could activate with the remote.
 

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Has anyone tried any parachute mounts to save the drone if a fallout happens? Was thinking about how I could "fallsafe" the drone and create a universal chute that you could activate with the remote.
Iguess it would depend on the drone and radio. My Typhoon H uses the ST16, but there are no open channels so I need to use a second radio to do it. I am going to use a cheap radio and servo to pop open the lid for the chute. Making it in a large plastic pill bottle to hold the chute with a high tension spring to propel it out and above the drone.
 
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Iguess it would depend on the drone and radio. My Typhoon H uses the ST16, but there are no open channels so I need to use a second radio to do it. I am going to use a cheap radio and servo to pop open the lid for the chute. Making it in a large plastic pill bottle to hold the chute with a high tension spring to propel it out and above the drone.
Sounds interesting.. upload pics once you have it done please... I have a friend that is an electrical engineer and I have him working on a chute system
 

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Most chutes will deploy a few seconds after impact.
or how many times the lines would just get tangled in the arms/props creating a falling pig in a blanket...
6 motors and the ability to maintain control with 5 is your redundancy, not a chute. I'd have to see a lot of
video documentation of successful deployments from users, to even consider it.
 
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or how many times the lines would just get tangled in the arms/props creating a falling pig in a blanket...
6 motors and the ability to maintain control with 5 is your redundancy, not a chute. I'd have to see a lot of
video documentation of successful deployments from users, to even consider it.
Q500's only have 4 motors..
 

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Q500's only have 4 motors..
Yes I understand that, and that was one of the reasons that I chose to go with the Typhoon H... I guess was I was saying was,
if the possibility of failure can be minimized by going with a hex design, I would (and did) opt for that, before trying a chute system,
unless there was sufficient previously documented success with such a system.
 
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Yes I understand that, and that was one of the reasons that I chose to go with the Typhoon H... I guess was I was saying was,
if the possibility of failure can be minimized by going with a hex design, I would (and did) opt for that, before trying a chute system,
unless there was sufficient previously documented success with such a system.
There I'll agree with you. Adding redundancy is easier than adding a relatively complicated layer of safeguard (that could cause as many problems as it solves.)
 

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