Hey guys! A quick background - I'm an aero engineering student at Purdue University. 4 months ago, I knew nothing about this hobby. However, this last semester, a group of students and I built an rc plane from scratch for senior design and I've become hooked. This is such a great hobby! I just wanted to share some of our work. Enjoy! Comment with questions if you have them.
In this first video, we bring the aircraft down with a parachute. We were interested if a parachute could be used to make an out-of-control aircraft safer to civilians on the ground. We found that with a modestly small chute placed at the right location, it works quite well! The aircraft was unscathed and we flew again the next day.