Ultimate Parachute System for all Drones, Multicopters and UAS
Fruity Chutes is a world leader in the manufacture of recovery systems for UAV (unmanned air vehicles), RC, Quadcopter, and Drone parachute recovery. We provide recovery systems to many of the leading aerospace manufactures including NASA, Space X, AAI Textron, Quest UAV, Aeromao, and may more. Many US, and international aerospace companies are working with our products now integrating them into there UAS products. We also sell our chutes to other Drone recovery system manufactures such as Rebel Space, Skycat and more. Our top priority is to work with UAS manufactures and to help provide them with our world class recovery products.
This section will help you choose the optimal products for you UAV systems. To help make product selection easier we have created convenient UAV Recovery Bundles in our Webstore. We have several types:
- Fixed Wing Recovery Bundle - This bundle assumes the UAV is in forward flight for deployment.
- Drone Parachute Launcher by Skycat - The Skycat parachute launcher is ideal for Drones and Multicopters up to 6.8Kg or higher weight. Buy the Skycat Launcher from the Webstore now!
- Peregrine Integrated Deployment Systems - The Peregrine IDS is a completely integrated system that features a CO2 base, and parachute canister systems for maximum packing density.
You choose the particular product by weight. Buy one bundled and get everything you need to recover your UAV or Drone!
New! Not sure how to use Parachutes to recover your UAS? Read our UAS Parachute Recovery Tutorial!
New! The Sentinel Deployment System is a complete mechanical CO2 deployment systems. No regulated and difficult to find pyro materials are needed!
Q - Why are our products the best available for UAS manufacturers?
A - Iris Ultra Parachutes - the ultimate in performance!
Our Iris Ultra annular chutes are ideal for all types of UAV recovery. They can be used for primary recovery, or as backup rescue parachutes. We offer a "Ultra Compact" versions using Spectra lines which features lighter weight materials lowering the packing volume and weight by as much as 35% over the standard all nylon version. The Ultra Compact design is ideal for all types UAS recovery products.
Iris Ultra chutes feature a toroidal shape which results in a Cd (Coefficent of Drag) of at least 2.2, meaning a smaller parachute can do the work of a much larger traditional parachute. Iris Ultra UAV parachutes feature:
- Lightweight 1.1oz Mil-spec calendared rip-stop nylon - parachutes are compact and lightweight
- Annular design (Toroidal ), optimal for high drag and minimum material and weight
- UAV parachutes are trimmed with light weight Spectra risers to lower weight and volume
- Include a top loop for use with deployment bags
- Your choice of colors colors, or order stock parachutes for fast delivery
- Many sizes available, so choosing the right size for your UAS weight
Choosing the right size parachute
There are many considerations that must be weighed in order to choose the right size chute. Your space available, weight impact, deployment method and more. The target descent speed plays a big role in choosing the chute size. We have found that most UAV designers like to use a bit lower descent speed than rockets might use - typically around 15fps (4.6m/s). To assist in product selection we have prepared a white paper you can download that describes the process and gives several examples:
To help determine the ideal size parachute you need to know the weight of your UAV, and your target descent speed. Then use our Descent Speed Calculator to determine the proper size.
Products we provide for UAV Recovery
- Iris Ultra Parachutes - Your main chute for recovery
- Classic Elliptical Parachutes - For your drogue or pilot chutes
- Deployment Bags - We can make custom sized bags as well
- Recovery Harnesses - Use these to attach to your airframe
- Nylon Webbing - To connect your chute to the harness and the drogue to the deployment bag
- Recovery Tether Releases - These handy devices allow linkage to be broken to stage recovery
- Hardware - We stock high quality stainless steel hardware, links and swivels
- Other gear like Aero-sliders and more, ask
Below are some Youtube videos showing some examples of how our parachutes can be deployed - simple!
Customer testing a IFC-84-S Fixed Wing Recovery Bundle
Randy Sowder testing a CFC-60 at Black Rock Desert - EchelonFPV
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