Parachute tests

A project log for $10 Multicopter Safety System

A simple parachute deployment system for machines having "brick-like" flying characteristics when losing power.

M.daSilvaM.daSilva 08/07/2014 at 11:240 Comments

After sizing the parachute I needed, I took some plastic sheet I had lying around and cut it into a circle of 45cm in diameter.

I then attached 4 strings, making them into eight parachute lines:

The mock-up is ready for some testing. It will allow me to check whether I have enough suface to slow it down, and size up the compartment that will hold it when folded.