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repalmore

Member Since: September 3, 2010

Country: United States

  • Outstanding project and thank you for bringing this to us. Have an idea, not sure a good one but I’ll throw it out there for folks to look at. Slightly larger parachute and a single servo to control the spilling of air, not really steering but could bring it closer. Use the Ardupilot with return home feature turned on. Maybe, just maybe a square parachute for better glide and control but then you would want to delay opening so return wouldn’t take 5 hours or so, or maybe a bit undersized for the payload so it will descend a little faster. That would add a few ounces but maybe worth it? Well, it’s an idea.

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