Parachute dropping!

Earlier this year I was testing some parachute designs to drop payloads.


Feel free to ask any questions!


As always, happy Droning!



The building Log (sorry for the bad photos)


First I chopped off a little from my servo horn (be careful, to much gone won't hold the rubber band and to much wont relese it!) then glue your servo some where on you flying thing so that the horn is pointing away from where you will attach the rubber band. (I mounted mine where my finger is in the pic below)


Then I made a Weird knot with a rubber band onto my batter strap close to the frame.


I got a Garbage bag and cut it about 2/3 from the bottom (if you have a real, small parachute go ahead and use it) then tape 4ft of thread in all 4 corners of the bag


Then tigh all the 4 corvers and make sure they are all the same length and then tigh them to a paper clip (two knots)


Then I got something that would carry my payload and took the top off and glued a bent paper clip onto it with some hot glue

Now that your finished you have a parachute and a payload that can clip onto each other.

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  • I used to put a little foam glider on the bottom of a helicopter with a servo on a spare channel and take it way up and drop it and my son would try to catch the glider as it game down. Lots of fun. 

  • @Graham Dyer Very cool, Nice work!!!     @johnkowalsky @Pablo Escobar Glade you guys approve :)

  • I approve
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    If you're interested I documented my attempt at full auto mission including auto parachute drop here:

  • Pablo Escobar approves

  • Someone wanna fix the title of this blog to "dropping"
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