Hangar 18 develops maple seed recovery method

Jimmy Prouty who designed the UAS used by Sea Shepherd to track whale hunters has come up with an innovate method to avoid using a parachute in the event of a loss of link or component failure (VIDEO)

The “maple seed” recovery has several advantages:

  • Survivability of the aircraft and systems
  • Safety of people/objects on the ground
  • Good failsafe setup
  • Small space recovery
  • No additional equipment/systems to maintain
  • Ease of use

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Source: sUAS News

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