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Parachute Kit for DJI Inspire 1 by Opale Paramodels - Brand New and UNPACKAGED

May 22, 2015
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London, UK
Parachute Kit for DJI Inspire 1

***Completely brand new and unpackaged. Original box has only been opened to slip in the paper User's Manual.***

Kit contains:
  • Parachute Kit for DJI Inspire 1
  • Remote for Parachute Systems
  • Lipo Dualsky Battery for Parachute Systems
  • LiPo Battery Charger

RRP: £376.41 (original purchase cost)

An invaluable piece of safety equipment for commercial DJI Inspire 1 operators wishing to mitigate risk to people and property during hazardous remote flight operations.

To be used at the Remote Pilot’s discretion especially in Congested Areas to mitigate risk, particularly where there is a large concentration of people, vehicles, vessels or structures in or nearby to the Area of Operations, or where there are other risk factors such as local turbulence, a high K-index reading or high levels of Wi-Fi interference.

The application of this vital safety system is invaluable to anyone seeking to extend exemptions to their PfaW issued by the UK CAA, such as flying at night or close to people, buildings or structures in Congested Areas.

Assembles onto the DJI Inspire 1 in 10 minutes - full easy to follow installation guide:

Comes with User's Manual in both paper and PDF format (once I have your email).

Parachute vs No Parachute Comparison
Assuming a 3.5kg RPA:
  • With no parachute fitted the sink rate is 50.0 m/s and the Impact Energy is 12,500 J *
  • With this parachute fitted the sink rate is 5.6 m/s and the Impact Energy is 54.9 J *
(*Source: X55 Pro Series for 3 - 12 kg sUAV and Opale's User Manual (PDF available)).

  • Name: Opale Paramodels Parachute Kit for Inspire 1
  • Manufactured and Sold by: Opale Aero System SARL - 23 rue de la Motte 62250 MARQUISE – France [email protected] +33(0)981 144 387
  • Regulatory Approval: This kit permits homologation by DGAC (Direction Generale de l’Aviation Civile, French body allowing homologation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
Ejection System
  • Weight: 150g
  • Servomotor: 6.4kg/cm2 under 6.0V
  • Material Epoxy: G10 FR4
  • Size: 1.8m2
  • Weight: 80g
  • Fabric: Silicon Nylon 20D 32g/m2
  • Bridles: Dynema & Aramid (Kevlar)
  • Tensile Strength: 600N (equivalent to 60kg)
Battery for Parachute Ejection System:
  • Name: Dualsky Lipo 2S 800mAh 20C
  • Manufactured by: Shanghai Dualsky Models Co., Ltd, Room 1016, No. 201 XinJinQiao Road, Shanghai, China
  • Sold by: Opale Aero System SARL - 23 Rue de la Motte 62250 Marquise – France
  • Voltage: 7.4V
  • Capacity: 800mHa
  • Mass: 43g
  • Dimensions: 66x25x12mm
  • Discharge Outlet: JST connector
  • Connector Balancing: JST-XH

Remote for Parachute System:
  • Name: Remote for Parachute System
  • Manufactured and Sold by: Opale Aero System SARL - 23 rue de la Motte 62250 MARQUISE – France [email protected] +33(0)981 144 387
  • Regulatory Approval: Manufactured in accordance with French homologation
  • Range: 2.5km
  • Frequency: 433mHz
  • Dimensions: 30x14mm
  • Mass: 2g
  • Output Signal: PPM Compatible JR / Futaba
  • Power Supply: 5 to 12V (dependant on the power of the servomotor)
  • Programming: By USB plug
  • Customisable: Yes
  • Features: Unique release button

Arguably the most important safety and emergency recovery system available for a DJI Inspire 1, is the Opale Paramodels Parachute, specifically designed and built for the DJI Inspire 1. While there are a number of single points of failure in the DJI Inspire 1 (for instance battery, motor or other avionics-related failure), the parachute is an entirely independent system capable of reducing the Inspire 1’s sink rate and impact energy to a level at which risk to damage to people or property are as low as reasonably possible. For comparison, a 3.5kg drone falling out of the sky with no parachute fitted will have a sink rate of 50m/s and impact energy of 12,500 Joules; for a 3.5kg drone fitted with this particular parachute, the sink rate is reduced to 5.6m/s and the impact energy is reduced to only 54.9 Joules.

These figures imply a 9x decrease in sink rate and a 228x decrease in impact energy if the parachute is deployed.

Due to the parachute ejection system’s optimised aerodynamics and low mass (which keeps the aircraft below its maximum take off weight), it does not change the flight characteristics of the Inspire 1. The parachute ejection system is powered by its own battery which enables the parachute to deploy even in the event of complete aircraft flight battery failure, and the maximum effective transmission range from the parachute’s remote controller is 2.5km. As the total mass of the DJI Inspire 1 with parachute ejection system fitted is less than 4kg, this system is able to be homologated for S3 (French Civil Aviation Authority UAV regulation). For safety reasons the parachute ejection system does not use any pyrotechnical elements or gas; instead a compressed spring is used.
Included in Order:
  • Parachute Kit for DJI Inspire 1
  • Remote for Parachute Systems
  • Lip Dualsky Battery for Parachute Systems
  • Lipo Battery Charger
  • User Manual

Total Packaged Weight & Dimensions:
  • Height: 11.7cm
  • Length: 20.2cm
  • Width: 20.2cm
  • Weight: 775g
To buy:
This item is being auctioned on eBay, with a start time of 20:00 on Monday 27th November 2017. The listing will end at 20:00 on Thursday 7th December 2017. To find this auction, once the listing is live, go to eBay and search for "Parachute Kit for DJI Inspire 1 by Opale Paramodels - Brand New and UNPACKAGED"

Collection available in central London. Alternatively free postage to anywhere within UK. International bids accepted, but please note if you are outside of the UK you will have to pay the cost of postage. Ebay should be able to help you calculate what that cost would be.

Good luck!


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