This is the first drone parachute system available for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

Dec 19, 2018

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

This is the first drone parachute system available for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom

Dec 19, 2018

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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Drone parachutes are a cool invention that can protect both your drone and people below it in case something unpredictable happens. There are already some solutions on the market, and Fruity Chutes has recently launched the first available drone parachute system for the Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom.

The full name of the system is Fruity Chutes Mavic 2 Automatic Emergency Drone Parachute. The company writes that it’s “lightweight, easy to use, and reliable.” In case you need to use it, it’s designed so that you can pack and load it yourself instead of sending it back to the manufacturer. It can be used many times and folding and packing are made easy.

The centerpiece of the parachute system weighs just 0.96oz (27.7g). Fruity Chutes writes that parachute can easily work at heavier load weights of 2.4 kg (5 lbs) or more. Integrated nylon printed mount wraps around the center of your Mavic 2 and no screws are needed.

What’s also important is that the parachute system is entirely self-contained. In other words, it’s not reliant on the drone power, so it works even if the battery fails completely. The automatic trigger system (ATS) can detect if the drone suddenly falls, rolls, or flips. The manufacturer writes that “detection of a fall typically takes just 0.75 seconds or about 15 feet of free fall. By the time the pilot notices a problem, the parachute will already be ejected.”

Fruity Chutes isn’t the first drone parachute manufacturer on the market. ParaZero has already launched parachute systems for both manned and unmanned aircraft. They’re offering SafeAir parachutes for DJI’s Mavic Pro and Phantom series, but they haven’t launched the parachute system for the Mavic 2 series. At least not yet. So, if you’re in a rush to add a tiny parachute to your new Mavic 2, I guess Fruity Chutes has what you need. If you have $489 spare.

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5 responses to “This is the first drone parachute system available for Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom”

  1. DPJ Avatar
    DPJ

    What would be better than people paying to add this to their drone “just in case”, is if DJI actually listened to it’s users and addressed the problems. I am an active member on their Spark Forum and there is a near daily occurrence of a drone dropping from the sky or shooting off without any control or input from the owner/user. Yet DJI fails to even admit they are at fault. Most cases end up with people being offered a discounted replacement, rather than a full warranty claim where the faulty unit is replaced for free.
    It doesn’t really “Inspire” (excuse the pun) confidence in DJI’s products.

    1. Del Robertson Somerville Avatar
      Del Robertson Somerville

      If you’re flying your drone without proper insurance, …you’re going to have a bad time. Yes, there is an excess fee, but it’s a helluva lot cheaper than a discounted replacement.

  2. Del Robertson Somerville Avatar
    Del Robertson Somerville

    Jayjay Robertson Somerville ?

  3. Laurent Roy Avatar
    Laurent Roy

    No airbag yet ? ???

  4. Sean Black Avatar
    Sean Black

    This is neat, but over priced. I bought DJI care refresh for like 130 bucks for 2 years and it’s only 89 bucks to replace the drone so long as I can recover it, regardless of fault. Still half the price of the parachute.