Ballistic multi-parachute system saves eVTOL in low-altitude fall | eVTOL

Discover things to do and places to see world wide!

What happens when something goes very wrong in an eVTOL aircraft? China’s AeroHT has released video of its innovative low-altitude multi-parachute system turning a catastrophic propulsion system failure into a soft-ish landing from just 50 m (164 ft) up.

For many years, eVTOL aircraft manufacturers have been talking about using ballistic parachutes as a last-resort safety measure, and we’ve been wondering just how practical that kind of thing could possibly be from altitudes below about 100 m (328 ft), where such systems will have precious little time to deploy.

AeroHT has now answered that question, by releasing a video of its own multi-parachute safety system deploying from an X2 manned multicopter prototype at just 50 m off the ground. The chutes start grabbing air within about a second and a half of blasting out of the front of the aircraft, they’re fully deployed by about a second…

 read more

We use income earning auto affiliate links. More on Sponsored links.

> Cheap Flights and Hotels!
Several ways to buy cheap airline tickets.
- Start searching at least 2 months in advance and sign up for email alerts so you'll always be notified when flight prices drop.
- Budget airlines typically offer the cheapest flights.
- Save money by taking your flight early in the morning or late at night.
- Consider flying on a weekday instead of a weekend.
- Use an aggregator site to compare prices across airlines.
- Once you have found the best trip, select it on the aggregator site and move to the airline’s direct website to book your tickets. Some aggregators allow you to book the ticket through their website, but there may be an additional service fee.
  1. Discover amazing things to do on your vacation! with Viator – A Tripadvisor Company
  2. Save up to 50% on advance bookings with Viator – A Tripadvisor Company
  3. Roam the world Viator helps you explore the world, right from home, with our Roam From Home series of tours and activities
Flights, Hotels, Cars.