SKYCAT PARACHUTE LAUNCHERS

Skycat FUSE@ is a patent-pending parachute launcher device for UAV platforms, both R/C multicopters and planes. It works up to 10 kilos / 22 pounds, yet weighs just a few hundred grams.

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 BULLET-LIKE LAUNCH TRAJECTORY

To avoid entaglement, Skycat ejects the parachute like a bullet, away from the airframe and propellers. FUSE® technology releases the piston in a fraction of a second.

Permit-free operation and easy airline travelling is possible because no explosives or CO2 gas capsules are used. The design is also servo-free.

Replacing the low-cost FUSE® is possible without any special tools, and it only takes a few minutes to repack the device for another launch.

  To avoid entaglement, Skycat ejects a parachute like a   bullet  , beyond propel spinning radius.

To avoid entaglement, Skycat ejects a parachute like a bullet, beyond propel spinning radius.

 

 SMALL AND LIGHTWEIGHT

To achieve minimum installation and maximum flight time, we designed Skycat to be the smallest, lightest and most reliable parachute system on the market, starting at just 157 grams.

 Skycat X55-CF launcher weighs just 157 grams. Loaded with a parachute, just 320 grams, or 0.7 pounds. Photo: U. Sager / remotevision.ch

Skycat X55-CF launcher weighs just 157 grams. Loaded with a parachute, just 320 grams, or 0.7 pounds. Photo: U. Sager / remotevision.ch

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 QUICK LAUNCH

In an emergency, seconds matter. Skycat ejects in milliseconds, dramatically increasing the chance of safe landing.

 

 SCALABLE AND ADAPTABLE

Skycat can be installed on almost any airframe. Multiple parachute sizes are available for small and large UAVs. Up to 3 units can be installed to get more drag and better redundancy.

Skycat X55-CF parachute launcher installed on a DJI Inspire 1, flying over Swizerland. Photo: U. Sager / remotevision.ch

 NO MISHAP LAUNCHES

The deploy action is typically set to require the use of both forefingers, to avoid accidentally activating the device on the ground or during normal flight. Dual radio configurations are supported.

 

 FAILOVER BATTERY OPTION

If you want total independence of the UAVs flight power status, a dedicated battery is supported as an option. In addition, you can optionally use multiple independent receivers, powered from same or different BECs, for added radio (launch command) channel reliability.

 PATENT-PENDING DESIGN

To launch the parachute, an electric jolt is conducted through our patent-pending Skycat FUSE® trigger assembly, which mechanically and immediately releases all piston energy at once. We believe this is mechanically the fastest and most reliable miniature release mechanism there exists.

 
  Left:  Skycat X55-CF is rated up to 9 kg UAVs.     Right:  Skycat X68-CF is rated up to 11 kg UAVs.  Click on the image to learn more and buy now.

Left: Skycat X55-CF is rated up to 9 kg UAVs.    Right: Skycat X68-CF is rated up to 11 kg UAVs.  Click on the image to learn more and buy now.

  Winter photo shoot with Skycat X68 launcher, Lahti Ski Games 2015. Custom hexacopter by O-P Mahrberg / Virtual Worx.

Winter photo shoot with Skycat X68 launcher, Lahti Ski Games 2015. Custom hexacopter by O-P Mahrberg / Virtual Worx.

 TESTED LIKE A ROCKET

Skycat parachute launcher has been tested in extreme winter, heat, mechanical and rumble conditions over hundreds of runs. We run a 24/7 test bench. Pilots use Skycat professionally. Today we can proudly say that up to now the product has worked as designed 100% of the time. That is: every time.

 Skycat X68 with carbon fiber finish installed on a Gryphon Dynamics X8 /w Z boom. Photo: Jani Piispa / www.aeria.fi

Skycat X68 with carbon fiber finish installed on a Gryphon Dynamics X8 /w Z boom. Photo: Jani Piispa / www.aeria.fi

 LET'S TALK

If you are a DIY person, manufacturer, run a show, or are just an enthusiast, you are welcome to publicize, license, co-op or co-develop UAV technology with us. We are eager to talk, so please write to our HQ.

Read more about the technology, FAQ, or buy your own Skycat now from our online store.

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