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Fruity Chutes manufactures premium quality parachutes for Aerospace, Consumers, Institutional, University and Corporate customers who demand exceptional quality, have exacting requirements and expect exceptional service. Since 2007 our parachutes have established a solid track record for use in unmanned applications such as Rocketry, Drones, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) Parachutes, Drone Parachutes, Multicopter Parachutes, RC Control Aircraft Parachutes, and Balloon Research. Our customers include major US corporate and government customers such as NASA, Boeing, AAI Textron, Space X, Google, MIT, US Armed Forces, Zipline, Matternet, Silent Falcon, Quest UAV and many more. Our parachutes have been used by over 4000 customers, in over 50 countries, and on every continent on the earth.

We have a huge product line of over 200 parachute models. This is split between four different parachute product lines optimized for different uses like Rocketry, Drones and more. Along with the parachutes we have over 150 accessory items like harnesses and shock cords and other hardware. For drones we have special drone parachutes and parachute launchers. We've also made product selection fast by combining easy to understand bundled packages designed for specific application groups like Drones, Fixed Wing UAV's, Ballistic Parachute Recovery Systems and others. We've done the hard work, all you need to do is choose a single item to solve your parachute recovery needs!

Better yet almost all of our products are stock items and ship in just a few days.  Or we can custom make you exactly what you want - you choose the size, colors as well as many other options. Almost all our products are made right here in the US and with US materials!

Parachute Products Overview

  • Harrier Drone Parachutes

    • Harrier Drone Parachutes

    The Harrier Drone Parachute Launcher raises the bar for low cost, light weight, easy to use, efficent, and cost effective spring actuated parachute launchers.  No other drone parachute launcher even comes close to the Harrier!

  • Ballistic Parachute Deployment Systems

    • Ballistic Parachute Deployment Systems

    We have a full range ballistic parachute deployment systems to choose from.  The Peregrine UAV Light uses a small CO2 cartridge to deploy the parachute out and away from the UAV.  The system shown uses the 120" IFC-120-SULR parachute and is rated at a full 20Kg while the system weight is just over 1Kg. 

  • DJI Drone Parachute Systems

    • DJI Drone Parachute Systems

    These product bundles include everything you need for DJI Drones. All bundles include the parachute launcher, Iris Ultra Light parachute, harnesses, rigging and the Sentinel Automatic Trigger System to automatically eject the parachute in case of a drone failure.

  • Skycat Drone Parachutes

    • Skycat Drone Parachutes

    These bundles combine our Iris Ultra Light parachutes with a Harrier or Skycat spring based parachute launcher for drones up to 12.8kg. The systems are light weight, strong and will give great performance when compared to the drones weight. These systems have no shipping restrictions and can be shipped world wide.

  • Fixed Wing Parachutes

    • Fixed Wing Parachutes

    The Iris Ultra parachute with Spectra lines provides unmatched performance vs. weight.  We provide Fixed Wing Recovery Bundles with everything you need for a quick and easy set up.

  • Rocketry and Research Parachutes

    • Rocketry and Research Parachutes

    Our Classic Elliptical parachute is available in sizes from 12" up to 120".  For rockets where space is a premium we have the amazing Iris Ultra parachute from 30" up to 240" (20 feet). The unique toroidal design results in a coefficent of drag (Cd) of 2.2 or more!  This means you can use a smaller and lighter weight parachute for a given recovery weight.

What Clients Say About Us

Thought I would send you some feedback about the fruity chute I received and have flown about half dozen times now. In a nut shell, the chute is really great and I am very pleased with its performance. I particularly like the thin fabric which packs great into a small compartment (2.5" dia.).

February 9, 2015 - Richard Nakka, Author of Richard Nakka's Experimental Rocketry Web Site

Richard Naka

Hi Gene, Just wanted to let you know that I got the parachutes today and I must say…WOW! I am impressed! I expected that they would be nice; I had no idea that they would be THIS nice! I am way more than just pleased and thought you should know!

Cameron Tinder - Tinder Rocketry

As a former member of the US Parachute Team, and as a FAA Licensed Senior Parachute Rigger, I am exceptionally picky about parachutes. The Fruity Chutes are not only made to manned parachute quality, but offer amazing efficiency - which is why they're the only parachutes in my rockets!

James Flenner, FAA licensed Senior Parachute Rigger, former member US Parachute Team

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