Sunday, May 9, 2010

Fail-safe parachute test

Today Tucker and I tested our 30'' nylon fail-safe parachute on the Manta airframe at Colby. The idea here is that we can remotely release the parachute while the plane is crashing. Once released the parachute will slow down the plane and we'll be able to land it safely. Here's a video of an initial test.