Fruity Chutes, a manufacturer of recovery systems for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has unveiled a small, spring-loaded parachute launcher for small drones.
In response to demand for a small spring loaded launcher perfect for fixed wing and small multicopters, like the DJI Mavic Pro and 3DR Solo, Fruity Chutes has developed the Harrier Drone Parachute Launcher.
Core design objectives for the Harrier launcher were light weight, compact, ease of use, and reliability. The Harrier features a thin wall carbon fiber canister, lightweight nylon components, and a high energy compression spring. Because we wanted the new launcher to be as compact and light as possible we designed a new line of parachutes called the “Iris Ultra Zero.”
The IFC-30-SUZ (30 inch) parachute weighs just 27.7 grams and is rated at 1.25kg @ 4.6 m/s! Currently the “Iris Ultra Zero” parachute is only available with the Harrier launcher. The complete 40mm Harrier with the IFC-30-SUZ parachute weighs just 81 grams and is only 103 mm long.
The beauty of this little launcher is that it is perfect for not only copter and drones, but fixed wing UAS. We are currently offering 3 sizes, but will grow the product line to include many sizes and diameters.
Source: Press Release