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.

SATS-MINI 1.2.1 Update: Solving for Fixed-Wing and VTOL

Fruity Chutes Releases SATS-MINI Software Update Supporting Automatic Parachute Deployment for Fixed-Wing and VTOL

DroneCore System Completes ASTM Testing and Validation

ASYLON’s American-Made DroneCore system completes ASTM Testing and Validation by Northern Plains UAS Test Site

We are Fully Operational - Developing and Manufacturing

In response to the current situation with COVID-19, we want to keep you apprised of how we are handling operations. Due to being a small and agile business, and with much of our business activity distributed across the US and online already, we are pleased to say that the current outbreak has had minimal affect on us.

AerialWayz Granted Flight Over People & Moving Vehicles Waiver With Fruity Chutes

Fruity Chutes Inc. is the first drone parachute company to have a customer be granted a long term flight over people waiver (previous waivers have only been for one day events). Fruity Chutes is also the first drone parachute company to have a customer gain a flight over moving vehicle waiver.

InterDrone 2018 Preview or Proposed Part 107 Flight Over People Parachute Recovery System Requirements

For those of you who missed my talk on the new ASTM standard  regarding Part 107.39 parachute systems for flight over people here is the slide deck. Enjoy!


InterDrone 2018 ASTM Parachute Standard for Flight over People

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

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

We Made Our Podcast Debut!

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Randy Goers from the podcast, Drone Radio Show. Our first podcast feature! Listeners of the podcast will be treated to an episode that highlights our history, how rocketry has influenced our business, our transition to including UAS recovery, and our involvement with the ASTM committee for flight over people.

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DJI Mavic Pro Parachute Launcher Ensures Safety for Flying Over People and Property

It’s easy to use, lightweight, everything you’ve been asking for… the new DJI Mavic Pro Parachute Launcher is here and it's ready to save your drone, people, and property in the case of a crash.

When has a parachute saved a drone?

When we at Fruity Chutes are at industry trade shows or talking with customers on the phone, we sometimes get asked, "Can you tell me a specific example where a sUAS (drone) was saved by a parachute?"

If you are asking yourself, “should I use a parachute system for my drone,” here are some important factors to consider.

As of June 2018, Fruity Chutes has sold thousands of parachutes just for drones including multi-copters, fixed wing, and VTOL (vertical take off and landing) systems.

Fruity Chutes Parachutes Featured as a Valuable Resource in Civil Engineering Book

Parachutes by Fruity Chutes Featured in New Drone Book, “Success With Drones in Civil Engineering”