Drone Parachute Deployment

We finally were able to test our homemade parachute (40″ diameter). Initial tests suggest that a deployment altitude of about 10m above ground should be about just right to minimize drift.

Our next step is to install this parachute deployment system in Conservation Drone 2.0 (2m Raptor). That will remove the need for a large landing area, which is often hard to come by in tropical forests where most of our drone users work.

Credits to Juanita Choo for constructing the parachute and ExperimentalAirlines for showing us how.