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Parachute Recovery System

Adding a Parachute Recovery Systems (PRS) to a drone can help ensure safety in the event when technical failure or other critical problem during fight (extreme weatherconditions, radio transmission failure, technical failure ofthe propulsion system, loss of GPS signal, etc)The parachute recovery systems (PRS) can help cush on the impact and minimise damage to the drone and its environment during an emergency landing. lt can also help protect people nearby in the event of a flight problem.

Take the Flyfire owl-M350 parachute as an example. It has a new APS 3.0 intelligent parachute opening algorithm, which deeply integrates flight control data from the DJI flight platform, provides all-round three-dimensional situational awareness, and obtains aircraft attitude sensor information through the DJI PSDK interface. The parachute has a built-in sensor, and the parachute aircraft data is collected to comprehensively judge the flight attitude.

The APS 3.0 parachute deployment scoring algorithm has been optimized to increase parachute deployment speed by 20%, add paddle-free attitude calculations, and integrate attitude sensor data to quickly determine the timing of parachute deployment. When a crisis occurs: millisecond power outage 1-stop propeller-open parachute.

The safety system developed by Flyfire not only has CE, FCC, IC, REACH and other product certifications for drone parachutes, but through continuous experiments and research, the flyfire parachute system complies with ASTM F3322-18 standards in flight safety data testing.

Through the combination of parachute system and flight termination system (fts), your drone can comply with EASA’s C5 certification and DGAC’s S1/S2/S3 standards

1 This specification covers the design and manufacture requirements for deployable parachutes of small unmanned aircraft (sUA). This specification defines the design, fabrication, and test requirements of installable, deployable parachute recovery systems (PRS) that are designed to be integrated into an sUA to lessen the impact energy of the system should the sUA fail to sustain normal, stable safe flight.

1.1.1 Compliance with this specification is intended to support an applicant in obtaining permission from a civil aviation authority (CAA) to fly an sUA over people.

1.1.2 Parachute recovery systems that do not include all the minimum requirements of Section 5 and Section 6 of this specification shall not be referred to as meeting this specification.

1.2 This specification is applicable to the design, construction, and test of deployable parachute recovery systems that may be incorporated into the system or structure, or both, of sUA seeking civil aviation authority (CAA) approval in the form of technical standard orders (TSO), flight certificates, flight waivers, flight permits, or other like documentation.

1.3 Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

From 1 January 2024, a new class of drone, Class C5 (forSTS-01 flights) will come into force throughout Europe
The STS-01 scenario concerns direct-line-of-sight flights atan altitude of 120 metres, whether in a populated orunpopulated environment. This flight scenario is virtuallythe same as the DGAC's current S3 scenario.
To be able to fly in this scenario in Europe, you need toobtain a C5 marking for your drone. There are two ways ofdoing this: either the manufacturer develops his drone tomeet the requirements of this class, or the drone operatorinstalls an accessories kit on his C3 class drone (DJl Matrice 350 / 300), enabling his drone to becertified as C5 class

To obtain the C5 mark for the DJL Matrice 350/300 drone, you can install the parachute system and flight termination system (FTS) provided by flyfire.

Drone safety buoy system

When a drone crashes into water, it rapidly sinks. Depending on your gear, thousands of Euros are lost, together with valuable data and a highly toxic Li-po battery. Before take-off, you should be well aware of effective recovery procedures and precautions. At least, professional drone pilots are – not only to avoid the pollution but also to get back their drones with their data media. A drone insurance mitigates the risk of a broken drone, but usually only makes up for the damage if the broken drone can be recovered.

Flyfire drone buoy uses metal probes to detect whether it has fallen into the water. When the probes on both sides of the motherboard are all connected, it will consume power and activate. This product does not have an on/off button, just turn on the airbag. When the probe connects, causing a circuit to form a loop, the air bag will activate.

When flying over water, the risk of a critical drone crash is a lot higher than when flying over land. However, with a suitable buoy for the drone, you can minimize the possible damage. Because a buoy can prevent the drone from sinking after falling into the water and makes it possible for you to find the drone again.

1. When flying over water, reflections caused by the water surface can interfere with the Vision Positioning System
2. Winds tend to be gusty over water
3. The drone may run out of battery faster
4. The boat might have moved from the take-off-point when the drone returns
5. Birds are potential hazards for the drone
6. Waves can be underestimated
7. Lighthouses and container vessels are disturbing the GPS signals

1. Insurance covers only a broken drone which can be physically presented
2. Data media must be preserved
3. The battery is polluting the environment

Flight Termination System (FTS)

Adding a Flight Termination System to a drone can help to ensure safety in the event of a technical failure or othercritical problems during fight (extreme weather conditions,transmission failure,technical failureradioof thepropulsion system, loss of GPS signal, etc).
Flyfire's flight termination systems (FTS) can cut yourdrone's power supply in the event of a problem, preventingthe drone from leaving its regulatory fight envelope orcrashing

Flyfire’s autonomous Flight Termination System (FTS) module complies with EASA’s Level C5 standards

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