Parachute

TESTS OF THE PARACHUTE

PARACHUTE TEST EQUIPMENT

This equipment may be used to eject the can with parachute from, for example, a hexacopter. It has same size as a real CanSat.

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MECHANISM OF ACTION

BENQ DC C1420

1. Closed – The wire is in the white tube.

BENQ DC C1420
2. Opened – Wire serves as a cotter pin

All equipment ready to attach in to the Copter frame

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1 – Fake cansat

2 – Weight on the rope

3 – Parachute cover – after unlinking the parachute moves up and spreads

4 – Rope connecting to the Copter frame

TESTING

The tests were done to check the speed of a parachute descent. The Octocopter flew to a known altitude -  the data were obtained through the OSD and GPS.

Then our parachute test equipment has been unlinked from the copter. While it was falling, the time was measured.

Our Headquaters

BENQ DC C1420

Preparations before the flight, start-up parachute test equipment

Prepare

The Octocopter with Cargo

Octo w powietrzu

After unlinking, the opening of the parachute – photo from copter and from the ground

Odczepienie

OSD

PARACHUTE

Our parachute is made from waterproof material. The velocity of descent is about 10-11 m/s, depending on the weather.

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Parachute with 30 cm ruler

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Parachute during the flight

Parameters:

  • weight: 6g
  • diameter: 35 cm
  • hole diameter: 4 cm
  • lines’ length: 30 cm

 

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