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Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave
August 8, 2014 9:59 am

I see how this works with quadricopters, but could such a system be made to work by putting it on the main hub of a normal single-rotor machine? I’m thinking more for civillian use, in the case of catastrophic blade failure that prevents an auto-rotation crash landing. Could the ‘chutes be made big enough?

monkey
monkey
August 8, 2014 10:21 am

There is a system for light aircraft already so maybe adapted to a device similar to the Apache longbow radar dome could work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAwET3Q9Og4

caveer
caveer
August 9, 2014 6:46 am

Light plane deploys parachute to make ‘soft’ landing in Blue Mountains front yard
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-10/light-plane-crashes-in-lawson-in-blue-mountains/5444350