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XL Pro Series for 8 - 103 kg UAV

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XL Pro Series for 8 - 103 kg UAV

from 7.00

Skycat XL series offers amazing weight to performance ratio for heavy drones.

  • XL84 for 8-14 kg sUAV

    • Max. weight: 20 kg / 44 lbs

    • 69 J impact energy at 8,1 kg / 17.8 lbs
    • 5 m/s descent velocity at 11,9 kg / 26.2 lbs
  • XL96 for 10-19 kg sUAV

    • Max. weight: 25 kg / 55 lbs
    • 69 J impact energy at 9,2 kg / 20.3 lbs
    • 5 m/s descent velocity at 15,5 kg / 34.2 lbs
  • XL120 for 16-30 kg sUAV

    • Max. weight: 40 kg / 88 lbs
    • 69 J impact energy at 11,5 kg / 25.4 lbs
    • 5 m/s descent velocity at 24,3 kg / 53.6 lbs
  • XL192 for 40-75 kg sUAV

    • Max. weight: 103 kg / 228 lbs
    • 69 J impact energy at 18,5 kg / 40.8 lbs
    • 5 m/s descent velocity at 62 kg / 136 lbs

Included in the package:

  • Main parachute and container (pre-packed)
  • X55-CF launcher and 48" pilot parachute
  • Skycat trigger unit
  • Pro harness lines

About shipping

XL84 and XL96 are shipped within 14 days from order. XL120 and XL192 is shipped within 3-5 weeks from order.

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Exceptional performance

XL systems are designed to offer best possible drag to weight ratio for large UAVs.

The main parachute container unfolds completely flat, releasing the parachute in all orientations, even upside down. The powerful pilot parachute turns the UAV upright and starts to slow down the descent, while main parachute is deploying.

Required for operation:

  • Eject radio(s): You can connect to your aircraft's receiver or use a dedicated radio.
  • Power source: Flight battery or a dedicated battery
  • Launcher mount: Copter-specific or generic mount for X55 pilot parachute launcher. You can also make your own. – see Store for available mounts.

Optional:

  • Extra triggers for each additional radio or eject command source, such as autopilot or camera operator radio.

Specifications

Skycat XL84

  • Impact: 69 J at 8,1 kg / 17.8 lbs
  • Speed: 5 m/s at 11,9 kg / 26.2 lbs
  • Weight: 790 g / 1.7 lbs, total weight
    • 456 g / 1 lbs, XL container and main parachute
  • Container dimensions: 26,5 x 12 x 5 cm / 10.4 x 4.7 x 2 in   
  • Minimum recommended deployment altitude: 20-25 m*
  • Pilot parachute: Fruity Chutes IFC-48-S (Effective deployed diameter: 48 in / 1,22 m)
  • Main parachute: Modified Fruity Chutes IFC-84-S
    • Effective deployed diameter: 84 in / 2,13 m
    • Manufacturer's weight limit (if opened in freefall): 20 kg / 44 lbs

Skycat XL96

  • Impact: 69 J at 9,2 kg / 20.3 lbs
  • Speed: 5 m/s at 15,5 kg / 34.2 lbs
  • Weight: 890 g / 2 lbs, total weight
    • 556 g / 1.2 lbs, XL container and main parachute
  • Container dimensions (packed): 28 x 12 x 5 cm / 11 x 4.7 x 2 in
  • Minimum recommended deployment altitude: 20-25 m*
  • Pilot parachute: Fruity Chutes IFC-48-S (Effective deployed diameter: 48 in / 1,22 m)
  • Main parachute: Modified Fruity Chutes IFC-96-S
    • Effective deployed diameter: 96 in / 2,44 m
    • Manufacturer's weight limit (if opened in freefall): 25,4 kg / 56 lbs

Skycat XL120

  • Impact: 69J at 11,5 kg / 25.4 lbs
  • Speed: 5 m/s at 24,3 kg / 53.6 lbs
  • Weight: 1100 g / 2.4 lbs, total weight
    • 760 g / 1.6 lbs, container and main parachute)
  • Container dimensions (packed): 20 cm x 14 cm x 7 cm / 7.9 x 5.5 x 2.8 in
  • Minimum recommended deployment altitude: 20-25 m*
  • Pilot parachute: Fruity Chutes IFC-48-S (Effective deployed diameter: 48 in / 1,22 m)
  • Main parachute: Modified Fruity Chutes IFC-120-S
    • Effective deployed diameter: 120 in / 3,05 m
    • Manufacturer's weight limit (if opened in freefall): 39,9 kg / 88 lbs

* ) As tested over numerous test cycles in Finland's varying weather. Real-life deploy distances are subject to wind speed, wind direction, quality of chute folding, and other irregularities of the particular situation. Pilot chute starts effective deceleration within 15 meters from launch altitude.

Descent metrics for IFC-84-S parachute

Drone weight, kg Descent speed, m/s Impact energy, joules Freefall equivalent, meters
8 4.1 66.4 0.9
10 4.6 103.8 1.1
12 5.0 149.5 1.3
14 5.4 203.5 1.5
16 5.8 265.7 1.7
17 5.9 300.0 1.8
No parachute, comparison:
10.0 50.0 12 500 ∞ (infinity)

Descent metrics for IFC-96-S parachute

Drone weight, kg Descent speed, m/s Impact energy, joules Freefall equivalent, meters
8 3.6 50.9 0.7
10 4.0 79.5 0.8
12 4.4 114.5 1.0
14 4.7 155.9 1.1
16 5.0 203.6 1.3
18 5.4 257.7 1.5
20 5.6 318.1 1.6
22 5.9 384.9 1.8
23 6.1 420.7 1.9
No parachute, comparison:
10.0 50.0 12 500 ∞ (infinity)

Launcher

  • Model: Skycat X55-CF
  • Weight 157 grams / 5.54 oz
  • Diameter: 55 mm / 2.17 in
  • Length: 200 mm / 7.87 in
  • 4 x M3 mounting threads at bottom
  • Temperature range: -25°C - +50°C / -13°F - +122°F (note: direct sunshine may heat black tube)

Trigger

  • Trigger weight: 26 - 66 grams depending on version and cable length on final installation. 30 cm cables supplied as standard.
  • Launch battery voltage: 3-4S; V2 Trigger
  • Launch battery voltage 3-6S; V3 Pro Trigger
  • Receiver voltage: 4.9V - 6.1V
  • Receiver power supply 5V/0.5A: V3 Pro Trigger

Comparing parachutes of different manufacturers

Different manufacturers declare parachute sizes based on various measurements, for example 60" and 4 sqm. Similar values might not result in similar drag coefficient. A parachute with 60 inch deployed diameter will have a better drag coefficient than a competitor with 60 inch material diameter. We select our parachutes for best available drag-to-weight ratio for best real-life performance.

U.S. Patent No. 9,611,044