questions and answers
Is Skycat compatible with French DGAC homologation?
Nous avons une solution clés en main pour l'homologation DGAC 8 kg / 69 J / 500 grammes, et un service client en francais, n'hésitez pas à nous contacter!
We have a complete solution for French DGAC homologation (approval) for up to 8 kg / 69 J / 500 grams. Ask for more info!
Which parachute size should I choose for my aircraft?
This depends on the weight of your UAV, and your requirements. Product pages include a descend metrics graph to illustrate, how weight affects descend speed and impact energy.
Do you have parachute for the DJI Inspire 1?
Do you have a parachute for the DJI S900 / S1000?
Yes, our X68 launcher with 84-SUL parachute is ideal for DJI S900/s1000 or other models up to 17 kg.
Do you have a parachute for DJI Phantom?
Yes, Skycat XS launcher is a direct fit for the Phantom 3. Phantom 4 launcher isn't available yet, unfortunately.
How many receiver channels does the launch command require?
Just one channel.
Do you use explosives, CO2 or servos?
No, we don't. Our launchers are based on patented FUSE® technology, which makes them light and extremely reliable. High force piston ejects parachute away from the airframe.
How long is the delay between command and launch?
The parachute ejects within 0.08 to 0.2 seconds.
How is Skycat system powered?
Skycat trigger gets 4.9v - 6.1v operating voltage from the receiver. To power the launcher, a 3-4 cell Li-Po batteryis supported (min. 30 A continuous / 70A peak). Flight battery or a separate battery can be used.
Does the launcher support the weight of the aircraft?
No, parachute is connected directly to the airframe. Launcher mount only needs to withstand the recoil of the launch.
How is the parachute mounted to the airframe?
It's mounted to the strongest points of the airframe using harness lines. For example, to the arms of your multirotor.
Do you have a "kill switch" for forced power cut off?
Yes, the Skycat Terminator Trigger
Does the parachute eject automatically?
Skycat system supports manual launch straight out of the box. However, trigger can be connected to a device or autopilot, that supports automatic launch. One option we have tested is Pixhawk, video.
Can I mount multiple launchers or trigger units for redundancy?
Yes, you can use two or three launchers for improved redundancy and drag. You can also use more than one trigger for multiple command sources, for example main receiver, camera operator's receiver, autopilot's PWM output etc.
I cannot find a mounting kit for my aircraft. What now?
Good customer support is our first priority. If our shop doesn't have a mounting kit for your model, we can design one for you. Just contact us via email. We appreciate customer's assistance with product integration and are happy to reward your effort.
Can I get discount for larger orders?
Yes, If you'd like to purchase more than two full sets, contact us via email and ask for a discount code.