Altus Ballistic Emergency Parachute System
The Patented Altus Ballistic Emergency Parachute system is unique in many ways. There are numerous inferior parachutes on the market, but none can rival the Altus system for speed of deployment, safe recovery regardless of aircraft attitude, and incredible performance from extremely low altitudes.
Rather than spring or pyrotechnic deployment the Altus system uses charged carbon dioxide (CO2) cylinders that can be purchased over the counter anywhere in the world (bicycle stores are a great source).
The Altus parachute system is also triggered automatically under a range of failure scenarios as sensed by our autopilot system. While manual triggering is an option, automated triggering is much faster than the reaction time of a human pilot.
Significantly, the parachute system is also fitted to our ORC helicopter vehicles to mitigate any risk of harm to people or property, while also preventing damage to expensive sensor payloads and the vehicle itself.