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 efficiently ejects the parachute out and away from the Matrice 200/210. 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, weighing just 4.8oz (135 g). The parachute has a nominal rating of 13.6lbs (6.2 Kg) at 15 feet per second (4.6mps) descent rate after deployment, providing a gentle landing. The parachute can easily work at heavier load weights of 8Kg or more, allowing you the option to use heavier cameras or batteries without worry.
The parachute system is entirely self-contained and not reliant on the power of the Matrice 200/210, so it works even if the multicopter’s battery has a complete failure. The automatic trigger system (SATS-MINI) can detect if the drone suddenly falls, rolls, or flips. Detection of a fall typically takes just 0.5 seconds or about 6 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 100mw transmitter (2W also available) and Nano receiver. The system uses 868MHz (EU, Russia) or 915MHz (USA, Asia, Australia). The receiver mounts in the SATS-MINI so 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 2.4Ghz allows the rescue radio and the Matrice transmitter to avoid interference.
To make setup faster, a quick start guide is supplied with resource links to online tutorials and help resources. QR codes are also provided to make navigating resources a smart phone tap away. Additionally, all Fruity Chutes products have a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Our parachute systems for DJI drones, while lightweight and capable, are not ASTM F3322-18 flight tested. Email us with any questions on this matter.
Iris Ultra Light parachutes are perfect for applications where ultra low weight and compact packing volume are important. The parachute is lightweight without sacrificing strength. The parachute features 8 shroud lines, each rated at a 200lb break strength. The parachute bridle uses 1000lb Spectra. The overall break strength of the parachute is about 1000lbs of pull force, so you can have complete confidence that the parachute can handle any situation without failure.
This Harrier launcher is ideal for the DJI Matrice 200 and larger drones. The bundle uses the lightweight Harrier 56mm launcher paired with the IFC-66-SUL parachute. The bundle includes everything needed to recover a multirotor or other UAS of 13.67lbs (6.2 Kg) nominal weight. Absolute maximum recommended UAS weight is 28lbs (12.4 Kg).
The SATS-MINI monitors your flight envelope and will automatically deploy the parachute if it detects out of bounds activity, such as a sudden fall, loss of a rotor or motor, or other malfunction. Detection of a fall typically takes just 0.5 seconds or about 6 feet of free fall. Flight controller connections are not required with the SATS-MINI.
NOTE: Thorough ground testing of this product is strongly recommended before flying to ensure everything is working properly. Also, follow the calibration procedure to ensure the unit can properly detect non-level flight attitudes.