Our Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here you'll get the latest news on what Fruity Chutes is currently up to with posts on drone parachute recovery, new products, design upgrades, software updates and more.

Introducing the Peregrine UAV Modular Ballistic Parachute Deployment System

We've been working on an improved version of the Peregrine IDS. Here is a first look at the Peregrine UAV!

sUSB Expo 2016 - How to choose a parachute recovery system

USB Expo Presentation on UAV Parachute Recovery

Huge Iris Parachute for a Heavy Lift Copter

Henry at Skycat has been testing our IFC-192-S parachute with a heavy lift copter.

Light Weight Elliptical Parachutes

Our smaller Elliptical parachutes are popular with the rocket folks as both drogue or main chutes. We now have lightweight and compact versions of these for our complete lineup from the CFC-12-S to the CFC-36-S.

Jolly Logic Chute Release and AltimeterThree Recording Altimeter

The chute release is a cool little device that lets you control the altitude at which your parachute opens.

Online Descent Rate Calculator

We are pleased to release our new online descent rate calculator. Not only does it plot parachute performance over a range of weights, it also compares two key parachute metrics in a side by side in easy-to-understand charts!

High-flying drone business QuestUAV In the News!

We started making parachutes for Quest UAV in early 2014 and have since shipped them many many systems. They have grown to be one of our best customers.

Archtype Cable Cutter back in stock!

Use this handy device to hold a parachute pack together until actuation. We now have this in stock!

Why We Call Ourselves Fruity Chutes!

When you look at all the awesome colors we offer, you can see why we have the name Fruity Chutes!

Introducing the IFC-36-SL!

This chute is optimized for volume production with a weight of just 60.8 grams and load capacity of 1.8kg at 4.6m/s.