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So is ParaZero still a thing?

MavicFT1P

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I remember this from a while ago. Says July 2019. But has a air of VaporWare to it.
Still with Mavic 2 Pro's flying around, it makes some sense. Spend it on this instead of Marco Polo maybe?


I was thinking the other say that one could make there own parachute release system with a bait release system,
and some jury rigged rocket chutes?
Maybe someone has done this already?
 

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Seems like there are lots of solutions out. As for ParaZero, their website is still active at ParaZero Drone Safety Solutions Drone Parachute as well as others including:

As to how well they will work for your system, that is another question. Although even DJI offers a solution for their larger solutions like the Matrice series.
 

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Fruity Chutes im looking at like ok, it's not pretty but...then price tag $622.00 USD! 1.2 kg? :oops:

That's literally the price of another Mavic Pro! (Refurb).
For that price it better have an an anti-tree/roof system or something.

For a Matrice, or inspire, it makes sense, especially with a $5k dslr or more swingling low, but Mavic, nup I'll pass.

It looks like theve evolved from Hyper expensive RC Planes/Quads like 1:5 scale Apache Helicopters, and such.
Thanks for the links tho

edit: I like the costs and Range the MARS site has. Great for a Phantom Owner. More than Half the price
 
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I’d buy the Marco Polo (and did).
Even with a parachute, what are you saving?... and why would you use it, as the “ blown away in the wind” factor increases if you actually needed/deployed the chute. Could make flight records useless in locating.
The MP can locate the drone no matter where it is for about 30 days and at a range where you only have to be close including stuck in a tree.
Just my $0.02
 

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I remember this from a while ago. Says July 2019. But has a air of VaporWare to it.
Still with Mavic 2 Pro's flying around, it makes some sense. Spend it on this instead of Marco Polo maybe?


I was thinking the other say that one could make there own parachute release system with a bait release system,
and some jury rigged rocket chutes?
Maybe someone has done this already?
Absolutely still a thing! (Full disclosure - I work for the company).

We recently had a major breakthrough with the FAA when they approved a waiver for flight over people with our ASTM compliant SafeAir Phantom. ParaZero is currently the only company that's providing off-the-shelf parachute systems that have been used in successful waiver applications. (We already have 3 waivers approved in the past month).

 

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Thats great News for you, and your early adopters.
I ask myself, what was the deal with Fruity Chutes then?
They mention nothing about laws on their product page (that i can see)


Did they have their own personal waiver or something?
Whatever the case, I hope you can improve on the Price tag, as MARs has done
and keep it light for mavic.
 

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