Understanding the parachute FAA requirements and how its tested.
Today we received this interesting question from a customer:
"The minimum impact energy you show for the parachute system fitting a DJI M300 is 26.81 ft-lbs at minimum TOW, but the FAA requirement for Category 3 (flying over people) says the impact force can not be greater than 25 ft-lbs of impact force. How can you meet that requirement?"
So, we reached out Josh Ogden of AVSS, the manufacturer to get the low down and here is what we learned:
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