Drone regulation 101 states that one cannot fly a recreational drone over busy areas. These include parades, concerts, and any gathering with a large crowd. In the past, several drone owners received penalties for flying their personal drones over these areas. These incidents resulted in fines being given to the drone owners. Some of the drones got confiscated, while threats of imprisonment were even thrown around. Alas, the idea of flying drones above crowds can really risk everyone involved.
A crashing drone can injure people in the impact zone. The spinning rotors can cut anything in its path, while the circuitry itself can start fires during a crash. When there are plenty of risks and minimal gain, it can be easier simply to leave the drone at home.
The company Indemnis may have the solution to this problem. With their project, civilian drones can now fly their drones above crowds without fear of repercussion from the law. Their newest tech, the Nexus Parachute System received approval, and any drone equipped with it can fly over crowds safely. Still, safety is the key, and avoiding crashes is the main concern when it comes to these events. A parachute system that deploys in the event of drone failure can minimize injury and damage.
The parachute system itself works extremely fast. Time is of the essence, and it can be the main difference between a safe emergency landing and catastrophe. The parachute can deploy within an estimated 30 milliseconds upon triggering. The parachute design makes it possible for the strings of the chute itself to avoid any spinning rotors. This gives a very useful tool to a drone without any risk of failure on deployment. If there ever comes a time when a drone needs to safely land, a parachute is a rather cheap way to do it.