Skycat Rescue Radio

Fruity Chutes Inc


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Skycat Rescue Radio is a professional radio system designed with just one dedicated goal in mind: to eject your Skycat parachute system with full confidence. It's also compatible with many other parachute systems on the market.

  • Mounts easily to your RC transmitter's handle or to your belt/pocket with the included belt clip.
  • Ready-to-use, battery included. Also available without the radio module for DIY users.
  • Built-in launch button or optional external launch button for added reach to your transmitter.

Skycat Rescue Radio was designed with just one goal in mind: to reliably eject a parachute on the press of a button - either an integrated or external button - at same time or individually. There's no arming or settings: just power up and you're good to go.

Ready-To-Use Rescue Radio with TBS Crossfire module supports 868 MHz (EU, Russia) and 915 MHz (USA, Asia, Australia). Frequency in use can be changed afterwards from TBS Crossfire interface. Skycat Rescue Radio supports various JR radio modules, and therefore the frequency could be selected to meet local rules.

NOTE: The Rescue Radio transmitter uses a 800 mAh 3S battery with a 2 pin JST connector. We currently cannot ship this battery outside the US. We can forward you information on where to get the required battery.

Ready-to-Use Kit
  • Radio with TBS Crossfire 500mW module
  • External button cable (1m open ends)
  • External button to mount on transmitter

  • DIY Kit

    If you are familiar with RC radios and know terms like PPM, BIND, FailSafe etc., you can buy a Rescue Radio without a radio module and do the radio module settings exactly how you prefer.

    For a package without the radio module, separately add an external button set to your cart.

    Mini-Guide: Download our Skycat Rescue Radio mini-guide.

    Skycat Rescue Radio is manufactured for the highest durability: the radio enclosure is machined from a single aluminum block and then covered with carbon fiber.

    Aiming only for the best, we didn't make any compromises on quality.

    Secure Power Switch

    Accidental powering OFF is not possible due to a safety rocker switch.

    Professional Connector

    Industrial-grade M8 connector for an external eject button.

    One radio unit can control several parachute launchers. Each copter has their own receiver, and the radio unit can be swapped from one to another in seconds.

    Steel Eject Button

    Accident-proof button for parachute ejection. The button has a safety function against accidental activation. Pressing the button for less than 0.1s is ignored.

    Belt and Handle Clip

    Steel clip for attaching the Rescue Radio to your RC controller's handle bar or your side pocket, belt, etc. The clip can be rotated between four positions for convenient positioning.

    JR Radio Module Slot

    The enclosure supports most JR modules in the market, and we have chosen TBS Crossfire as our default module.

    By choosing Skycat Rescue Radio with a TBS module installed, we prepare everything that is required for use: updating firmware, basic settings, applying moisture protection for the receiver, mechanical installation and extensive testing.


    Skycat Rescue Radio is tested according to EMC standards. We stretched the standards even further, and the power lab was unable to make the Rescue Radio fail under any power/radio circumstances.

    Skycat Rescue Radio is CE marked.

    Eject button within reach

    The eject button is within immediate reach under the pilot's thumb.

    For multiple RC controllers, add one additional external button for each controller and one additional receiver for each copter.

    Direct fit for DJI RC controllers

    Simply snap it to a handle bar and connect the M8 connector and the Rescue Radio is ready to use. Additionally, it can be used manually by a person on the ground.

    Compatible with DJI Inspire 1 and 2 mounts

    Ready-to-use kit's receiver fits nicely on side of the V3 Pro Trigger securely behind a wall.

    • IDLE: the radio is always IDLE when powered unless the eject button is pressed.
    • EJECT: when the eject button is pressed continuously for more than 0.1 seconds, the parachute eject command is sent to the receiver on the aircraft.
    • BATTERY INDICATOR: LED indicates when the battery is running low and when it is time to change the battery.
    • EJECT INDICATOR: LED indicates when ejection is activated.
    • Default ready-to-use package with TBS Crossfire has 4 channels
    • Rescue Radio supports up to 6 channels
    • Channel 1 LO at idle state, HI when button is pressed
    • Channel 2 HI at idle state, LO when button is pressed
    • Channel 3 LO at idle state, HI when button is pressed, delay 0.2s
    • Channel 4 LO at idle state, HI when button is pressed, delay 0.4s
    • Channel 5 LO at idle state, HI when button is pressed, delay 0.6s
    • Channel 6 LO at idle state, HI when button is pressed, delay 0.9s

    Download the TBS Crossfire Manual.


    • Unit weight: 440 grams with battery and TBS radio module
    • Dimensions (without antenna) 130x78x53mm with TBS module
    • Dimensions without radio module 130x78x40mm
    • Battery 3S LIPO 800 mAh, max 60x31x24mm (included)
    • Battery connector 2 pin JST
    • EMC tested
    • CE approved
    • Reliability 99.998% based on 29000+ test hours
    • TBS Crossfire has adaptive power; it uses the least power possible for minimal interference with other radio equipment.
    • TBS Crossfire radio module air range is kilometers. More information about TBS Crossfire radio module here.
    • 100mW TBS module tested ground range receiver and transmitter 2 meters (7ft) above ground open field: 1.7 kilometers (1.05 miles)