Matrice 200/210 Parachute by Fruity Chutes: User-Friendly and Lightweight to Maximize Safety to People and Property

Matrice drone with Fruity Chutes drone parachute mounted onboard

Author: Gene Engelgau | Published: Oct 02, 2018

Fruity Chutes introduces a drone parachute for the Matrice 200/210 - Lightweight and Easy-to-Use Solution for Transport Regulation Obstacles

September 2018, Los Gatos, California

Matrice 200/210 Parachute by Fruity Chutes: User-Friendly and Lightweight to Maximize Safety to People and Property

The Fruity Chutes Matrice 200 and Matrice 210 Automatic Emergency Drone Parachute is lightweight, easy to use, and reliable. Designed with ease of use in mind, you can pack and load the parachute yourself; you do not need to send it back to the manufacturer after use.  The parachute system can be used many times. A parachute rigger jig is included to make folding and packing the parachute easy.

To launch the parachute the bundle provides the Harrier parachute launcher.  The Harrier features a high energy compression spring that ejects the parachute out and away from the Matrice 200/210 quickly.  The launcher has no regulatory or transportation limitations so you can take your Matrice 200/210 with your Fruity Chutes parachute system anywhere you want.

The centerpiece of the parachute system is the Fruity Chutes Iris Ultra Light Chute weighing just 4.8oz (135g). The parachute has a nominal rating of 13.6 lbs (6.2Kg) @ 15 feet per second (4.6Mps) descent rate after deployment providing a nice gentle landing. The parachute can easily work at heavier load weights of 10Kg or more allowing you to use optional heavier cameras or batteries without worry.

The parachute system is entirely self-contained, and not reliant on the Matrice 200/210 power so it works even if the copter’s battery has a complete failure.  The automatic trigger system (ATS) can detect if the drone suddenly falls, rolls, or flips. Detection of a fall typically takes just 0.75 seconds, or about 16 feet of free fall.  By the time the pilot notices a problem, the parachute will already be ejected.

The Skycat Rescue Radio is based on the Team Black Sheep Crossfire 250mw transmitter (1W also available) and the TBS Nano receiver. The system uses 868MHz (EU, Russia) or 915MHz (USA, Asia, Australia). When combined with the ATS the parachute can be both automatically deployed in case of a failure, or manually deployed by the pilot in command in case the pilot loses contact with the drone, such as a flyaway. Operation other than 2.4 Ghz allows the rescue radio, and the Matrice transmitter to avoid interference.

To make setting up faster a quick start guide is supplied with resource links to online tutorials and help resources.  QR codes are also provided to make navigation to help resources a smartphone click away. And all Fruity Chutes products have a 2 Year warranty against manufacturing defects.

You can purchase DJI Drone Parachute Bundles on our webstore.