Today’s episode is about ballistic parachutes (parachute for drone) and how they just might make flying drone over people possible. We are joined by Alan Erickson from Indemnis.
The Nexus by Indemnis is a UAV recovery system that is designed to exceed future FAA safety standards. We learn about the origins of Indemnis. What prompted Alan and his co-founders to start Indemnis? What are the various issues that they ran into while designing Nexus? And how did they manage to tackle them? Is this ballistic parachute scalable to larger drones?
This risk mitigation product needs a 100% success rate so that safety of people on ground is not compromised. How is Indemnis ensuring that? Learn about the exhaustive testing and engineering standard that was developed in close collaboration with industry majors. Will this parachute drone make flying drone over people possible? Will you need any other accompanying accessories? We finally wrap up this very interesting episode by discussing pricing and a potential launch date. Tune in to this very special Drone U episode. Fly Safe!
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- [00:25] Paul introduces Alan from Indemnis
- [01:00] Learn what led Alan and his co-founders to start Indemnis
- [01:53] Alan discusses the high failure rate that he experienced with current safety systems
- [02:45] Learn how the construction of Nexus, a ballistic parachute drone leads to a 100% success rate
- [05:28] Is the Nexus scalable to larger drones?
- [05:56] Will a parachute drone like Nexus lead to Part 107 waivers, and make flying drone over people possible?
- [07:40] Learn about the extensive research and development backing Indemnis
- [10:04] Do you need any other accessories to go along with Nexus, the parachute drone?
- [12:46] When can we expect FAA to come out with their new guidelines?
- [13:21] Learn how Indemnis ensures a 100% success rate
- [14:21] Will you need to undergo training in order to obtain a flight over people waiver?
- [15:25] Does the Nexus have a minimum deployable altitude?
- [17:07] How will you integrate Nexus, the parachute drone?
- [18:48] Alan updates listeners on pricing and a potential launch date
- [20:42] Alan shares his contact information