[accordion heading="October 6, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 21.0.64
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 21.0.45
Skydio Android app version 21.0.45 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.1 (1)

What's in this release:

Minor fixes and performance improvements

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[accordion heading="September 19, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 21.0.61
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 21.0.42
Skydio Android app version 21.0.38 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.0 (35)

What's in this release:

Minor fixes and performance improvements

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[accordion heading="September 4, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 21.0.53
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 21.0.37
Skydio Android app version 21.0.38 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.0 (35)

What's in this release:

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

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August 31, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 21.0.53
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 21.0.37
Skydio Android app version 21.0.36 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 21.0.0 (35)

[info] This update will be released gradually over the course of one week for iOS users. Automatic updates must be enabled, or you may manually update at any time by visiting the App Store. If you do not see the update in the App Store by September 6, 2022, please contact Skydio Support. [/info]

NEW

Skydio Scout

Introducing Scout, a new Flight Skill that simplifies the flying experience when tracking a moving subject. Scout allows you to follow and track a GPS position at long range without the need to visually lock onto the tracked subject.

  • Track the GPS position of your Enterprise Controller or Beacon
  • Adjust drone position and camera orientation while tracking a subject at a fixed distance
  • Gives the drone operator more freedom to focus on the live video feed to better assess the surrounding environment

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Quick Launch

Quick Launch gives you the ability to use the battery power button to launch your Skydio 2/2+, allowing for better focus on your drone. Quick Launch makes it easier to hand launch so you do not have to balance the controller in one hand and your drone in the other.

  • Enable this in the Drone menu tab located in Device settings
  • Tap four times on the battery power button to initiate a launch

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[note] Launching with the battery requires a Hand Launch. Follow the recommended safety guidelines before performing a Quick Launch. [/note]

Lock Beacon Controls

Prevent button interactions on your Beacon by enabling Lock Beacon Controls. This ensures that unwanted actions, such as an accidental command to stop tracking, are avoided during flight. 

  • Enable this within the Beacon menu tab located in Device settings

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Visual Safety Guide

After updating, you will be prompted to review the new Safety Guide Agreement designed to help you avoid collisions and fly safely. Visual reminders will be accessible anytime by navigating to the INFO tab and selecting Safety Guide located under the Support section.

The updated Safety Guide Agreement provides information that will make your flying experience more enjoyable.

  • How to avoid collisions
  • Best environments for flight
  • How to avoid injury 

ENHANCEMENTS

KeyFrame Improvements

The maximum speed you can set for a KeyFrame is now 33 mph (15 m/s).

Intuitively adjust the speed of your KeyFrame during flight using the roll joystick. In the KeyFrame skill settings menu, choose from three modes:

  • Absolute: Roll joystick input directly maps to drone movements. Skydio will stop when the joystick is centered. 
  • Relative: Roll joystick input increases or decreases speed. Skydio will maintain current speed when the joystick is centered.
  • Off: Roll joystick movement does not affect the speed

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[note] Roll controls the left and right horizontal movements of your drone. Left or right joystick may vary depending on your Flight Mode. A positive speed indicates left to right on the timeline. A negative speed indicates right to left on the timeline. [/note]

Enterprise Controller Updates

Additional Button Mapping

Customize the Left and Right Wheels with the following options: 

  • Left Wheel: Gimbal pitch, No function
  • Right Wheel: Digital Zoom, Physical Zoom, Exposure Compensation, No function 

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Power Level Enhancements

We have increased the Enterprise Controller power level from 23 dBm to 30 dBm on UNII-1 bands. This will improve wireless ranges in congested environments from approximately 0.5 miles (850 m) to 0.83 miles (1,350 m).

Case Landing Improvements

To reduce the chances of canceling a Case Landing due to an accidental nudge, Skydio will require one second of joystick inputs to unlock from the case. Reinitiate a Case Landing by tapping the blue case icon.

[note] If you unlock from the case the drone will continue landing in place. Select the case to revert back to a case landing. [/note]

Other Improvements

  • While charging or resting, the gimbal will switch to a relaxed state

Additional Enterprise Release Notes

Skydio 3D Scan Release Notes

Skydio Cloud Release Notes

[accordion heading="June 29, 2022"]

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.4.18
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 20.1.30
Skydio Android app version 20.1.30 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 20.1.1(0)

What's in this release:

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

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June 16, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.4.15
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 20.1.30
Skydio Android app version 20.1.30 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 20.1.0 (11)

What's in this release:

  • Minor fixes and performance improvements

May 5, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.0.54
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version 19.0.48
Skydio Android app version 19.0.44 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 19.0.0(38)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

April 21, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ Vehicle Software Version 19.0.54
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 19.0.47
Skydio Android app version 19.0.44 (requires Android 9 or higher)
Skydio iOS app version 19.0.0(38)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

April 13, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version: 19.0.50
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 19.0.44
Enterprise App - Android: 19.0.44
Enterprise App - iOS: 19.0.0 (38)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

March 29, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version: 19.0.50
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 19.0.42
Enterprise App - Android: 19.0.42
Enterprise App - iOS: 19.0.0 (38)

 

CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg This update will be released gradually over the course of 1 week. If you do not see the update in the App Store or Google Play by April 5, 2022, please contact Skydio Support.

NEW

Connection Status

You can now view the strength of the signal connection between the controlling device and your Skydio 2/2+. Select the Connection Status icon to display the connected drone status, signal strength, GPS quality, and satellite count.

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Button Mapping for Skydio Enterprise Controller

Skydio Enterprise Controller buttons L2 and R2 are now programmable. Select from: CS_Econt_back_open_ill.png
  • Toggle Map
  • Toggle Camera thermal or color
  • Close Obstacle Avoidance
  • Minimal Obstacle Avoidance
  • Disabled Obstacle Avoidance
  • No Function
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Beacon Menu

When Beacon is connected, you will see a new tab under Device Settings which displays the battery percentage and current software version. You will not see this menu when Beacon is disconnected. CS_BCN_media_UI_beacon-menu.png
CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg NOTE: Android users will not see the Beacon battery percentage.

Enhancements

KeyFrame Improvements

When playing back a KeyFrame sequence, you can now choose to have Skydio prioritize Accuracy or Speed.

  • Accuracy: Skydio may dynamically slow down around sharp turns. Helps to avoid cutting corners to maintain your drone’s position along the KeyFrame path
  • Speed: Your drone may fly off the KeyFrame path to maintain a steady speed

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KeyFrame Settings > Prioritize

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With this update, the maximum KeyFrame speed has increased to 15.6 mph (7 m/s).

[warning] "WARNINGS" [/warning]

Dynamic Channel Selection

When set to auto, your Skydio 2/2+ will automatically monitor signal interference and move to a clearer channel to improve wireless transmission signal quality during flight.

Emergency Flight Termination

When flying with the Skydio Controller or Skydio Enterprise Controller, you will now have the option to terminate your flight in the event of an extreme emergency. Simultaneously press and hold the Land and Return buttons on the controller for three seconds while in flight to immediately stop your drone's motors.

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CS_Warning_callout_icon.jpg WARNING: Terminating a flight will cause your drone to crash. Damage resulting from Flight Termination is not covered under warranty and may result in injury or damage. Use only in extreme situations." 

March 2 & 7, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version: 15.11.35
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 18.0.17
Enterprise App - Android: 15.11.36 (no change)
Enterprise App - iOS: 15.11.1 (2) (no change)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

February 9 & 14, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version: 15.11.33
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 18.0.13
Enterprise App - Android: 15.11.36
Enterprise App - iOS: 15.11.1 (2)

What's in this release:

  • Bug fixes

January 4, 2022

Skydio 2/2+ drone software version: 15.11.29
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 15.11.35
Enterprise App - Android: 15.11.36
Enterprise App - iOS: 15.11.1 (2)

 

CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg This update will be released gradually over the course of 1 week. If you do not see the update in the App Store or Google Play by January 11, 2022, please contact Skydio Support.

New

Introducing Skydio 2+

Available to operate with the Skydio Enterprise app, Skydio 2+ offers autonomous flight with 360-degree obstacle avoidance, extended range, a more robust wireless connection, increased flight time, and the all-new KeyFrame cinematic skill. Skydio 2+ includes a new high-power 5 GHz WiFi radio and two collapsible omnidirectional antennas for an extended range. New Skydio 2+ accessories included in the Skydio 2+ Enterprise Kit include:

  • Skydio 2+ Battery
  • Skydio 2+ Beacon
  • Skydio Care for Enterprise

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Introducing Skydio Care

Skydio Care is a new protection plan that provides comprehensive coverage and rapid replacement for accidental damages from collisions, water damage, and unrecoverable landings. Skydio Care supplements Skydio 2+ Limited Warranty, allowing you to fly with greater peace of mind. Learn more about Skydio Care.

Skydio Care is only valid when purchased within 30 days of your original Skydio 2+ purchase on shop.skydio.com.

KeyFrame Skill

KeyFrame is a new autonomous skill that offers even inexperienced pilots the ability to choreograph professional cinematic aerial shots by capturing continuous, complex video with smooth camera motion. KeyFrame flights can be flown repeatedly, with varying degrees of complexity, subtle camera moves, speed adjustments, and obstacle avoidance. Set up your sequence by adding up to 100 keyframes in a 3D space. Adjust the camera framing at each keyFrame to create dynamic, multi-point flight paths. You can reverse, speed up, slow down or repeat your custom flight path and watch as Skydio 2/2+ smoothly and autonomously flies from point to point.

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Skydio Enterprise Controller

Your Skydio Enterprise Controller can now be used to control Skydio 2 and Skydio 2+.

Enhancements

Disable Return when Disconnected

You now have the option to toggle off the Return when Disconnected setting and the corresponding Lost Connection settings below it. When toggled off, Skydio 2/2+ will not return if it loses connection—it will hover until it reaches low battery and land

Improved video feed at long ranges

Video throughput has been improved when flying at long ranges, resulting in smoother, clearer video streaming.

Radio channel selection

You now have the ability to manually select your radio frequency channel to avoid congestion from other signals.

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Dronie trajectory

Skydio 2/2+ will now fly out and away from a subject along a trajectory line defined by the camera gimbal angle. Distance and Height Limits now act as boundaries within which the drone will fly while performing a Dronie. The boundary of the Dronie is defined when the drone reaches the height limit or the distance limit, whichever is first.

Fixes

Zoom support for photos

Your photos will now be saved at the zoom level at which they were captured.

For additional information visit: Skydio 2/2+ Enterprise Manuals and Guides


September 28, 2021

Skydio 2 drone software version: 15.10.17
Skydio Enterprise Controller software version: 15.10.5
Enterprise App - Android: 15.10.5
Enterprise App - iOS: 15.10.6

 

For additional information visit:

Access Skydio 2 Enterprise Manuals and Guides

Access 3D Scan Manuals

Getting Started on Skydio Cloud

Skydio Autonomy

New (Core features for enterprise)

Indoor Height Ceiling

When flying indoors without GPS, Skydio will prevent you from flying above 66 feet (20 meters). With this update, we’ve added the option to disable this Indoor Height Ceiling. If you choose to disable your indoor height ceiling, make sure your drone stays within 66 ft of surfaces to ensure robust visual navigation.

By default the Indoor Height Ceiling is enabled; disabling the Indoor Height Ceiling setting does not persist across flights or power cycles.

Memory Card Overwrite

Skydio has made it easier for you to manage your media storage space by automatically deleting old media to ensure that you can always start a new flight without waiting. Toggle this setting on to automatically delete the oldest media stored on the SD memory card. This setting will persist across flights and power cycles.

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View Last Flights

The View Last Flights feature is designed to assist you with locating your drone in the event of a crash, emergency landing, or low battery landing in an unintended location. Review video of the 10 most recent flights even if your phone or controller is not connected to your drone.

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Map Coordinates

When viewing your maps, creating waypoint missions, or orbiting a point of interest, you now have the option to view latitude and longitude coordinates. The position of Skydio 2, the Controller, Home Point, and Fly Here Now will display coordinates on the map in real-time. Disable this setting if you do not want coordinates displayed. Your selection will persist across flights and power cycles.

Find Drone

  • If the Map Coordinate setting is enabled, the coordinates of the current or last known location are displayed, making it easier for you to locate your lost drone.

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Anti-flicker

You now have the ability to adjust anti-flicker settings if you experience flickering in your video. This setting is for users located outside of North America, in countries where the frequency of the alternating current in household electrical outlets is 50 Hz.

  • 60 Hz (default) - North America
  • 50 Hz - Australia and New Zealand

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Lost Connection Return Behaviors

Choose how your want your drone to behave if the signal to your controlling device is lost:

  • Wait Before Return - Specify the amount of time that you want Skydio 2 to wait before it initiates a return flight, allowing time to reconnect.
  • Land Once Returned - ****When enabled, Skydio 2 will return, hover for a specified amount of time, and then land.
  • Wait Before Land - Specify the amount of time between 0 to 300 seconds (the default is ****240 seconds) that you want Skydio 2 to wait before landing. This setting is only enabled when Land Once Return is toggled on.

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Enable Narrow Band

Enable Narrow Band to provide an additional wireless range

  • extends controller range in open environments
  • when enabled, the drone will switch to narrow band whenever applicable
  • the video quality may suffer slightly
CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg NOTE: This setting is only available while connected to the controller or Beacon

Enhancements (Core features for enterprise)

Lights

Toggle the RGB navigation lights off and they will now stay off from the moment you power on your Skydio 2 and throughout your flight. The setting will persist through flights and power cycles.

NOTE: Battery lights will stay on until flight, at which point they will turn off.

Fixes (Core features for enterprise)

  • Improved zoom tracking for better case landings
  • Media will display immediately after landing
  • Return to Home joystick issues solved

Skydio 3D Scan (Requires license purchase)

Skydio 3D Scan™, adaptive scanning software available for purchase to use with the Skydio 2 Enterprise app, is now available on Android 9.0 or higher. 2D GPS Capture, a new 3D Scan capture mode, offers you the ability to preplan your flight using a top-down map view. 

For more information about what's new with 3D Scan, visit our Skydio 3D Scan Release Notes.

June 2, 2021

Skydio is proud to announce exciting new features in our software release Version 14.3 including advanced autonomy and AI processes optimized for increased situational awareness and detailed industrial asset inspection now available for Skydio 2 Enterprise with the purchase of Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation and 3D Scan software. Skydio 2 Enterprise Application offers seamless operation of new and enhanced autonomous flight skills, automated workflows, and robust imaging.

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Skydio 2 Consumer Application no longer supports enterprise-level accounts.

Skydio Enterprise App version: 

14.3.x (iOS)

14.3.x (Android)

Skydio 2 drone software version: 

14.3.x

New

Skydio 3D Scan

Skydio 3D Scan™ is unprecedented adaptive scanning software that is now available for purchase to use with Skydio 2 Enterprise App for iOS.* 3D Scan builds a model of the scene, using automated data capture processes to generate 3D models that include comprehensive coverage and ultra-high resolution. Operators can perform higher quality inspections in less time, with minimal pilot training. The precise, visually geotagged imagery generated by Skydio 3D Scan is easily exported to any mainstream photogrammetry software, generating high-quality, higher-resolution models without the mountains of extra data required by traditional capture methods. 

Features include:

    • Adaptive Mapping
    • 2D Capture
    • 3D Capture
    • Visual Geofencing
    • Edge Model Viewer
    • Data Export to 3rd party photogrammetry software, including DroneDeploy, Pix4D, Bentley ContextCapture, and Reality Capture. 
    • Multi-Battery Scan
    • Real-time AR Coverage
    • AR Observer
CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg Available for purchase to use on your Skydio 2 Enterprise App running AEF™

Ceiling Height

Customize the height ceiling: adjust the maximum allowed flight ceiling height to between 30 and 1500 feet using the Enterprise App.

Disable the height ceiling: disable the maximum allowed flight altitude using the Disable Height Ceiling now available on the Enterprise App.

Navigation Lights

You now have the ability to disable the navigation lights on Skydio 2 while inflight. The RGB navigation lights will be on during the initial boot sequence and will turn off when the drone is ready to fly.

Enabled RGB navigation lights will now display red when the drone is facing you and green when facing away to help you quickly understand the orientation of your drone.

Customizable WiFi Credentials

Change the Skydio 2 WiFi password or reset a changed password back to the factory-generated credentials.

Enhanced

Additional Obstacle Avoidance Modes

Your Skydio 2 allows closer flight for navigation through tight spaces and up-close inspection of detailed assets with two additional obstacle avoidance modes:

    • Standard: 34 inches (86 cm) between your Skydio 2 and any obstacle
    • Close: 11 inches (28 cm) between your Skydio 2 and any obstacle
    • Minimal: 4 inches (10 cm) between your Skydio 2 and any obstacle
    • Disabled: obstacles avoidance is disabled

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Standard, close, minimal the top airspeed is 25 mph (11.5 m/s).

Disabled the top airspeed is limited to 18 mph (8 m/s).

Battery Level Messaging

Have a better sense of how much time you have left to fly, how much time it takes to return, and how much time is required to land with the enhanced inflight battery indicator.

Percentage - displays battery charge remaining becomes a two-minute countdown when the drone has less than two minutes of time before a required landing.

    • Green - indicates how much time the user has of nominal flight before they hit the time limit required to safely return and land
    • Yellow - indicates how much time is required to safely return
    • Red - indicates how much battery is required to land and when the drone will begin a non-cancellable landing

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Cinematic Skills

Available on the consumer app and now available on the enterprise app.

    • Motion track: tracks a subject from a specified angle (front, side, or behind) relative to the direction the subject is moving. 
    • Fixed track: tracks a subject from a fixed angle regardless of which direction the subject is facing or moving.
    • Dronie: flies up and outward, increasing in range, while continuing to track a subject
    • Hover: designate a fixed position to hover allowing the camera to track a moving subject
    • Rocket: flies straight up for a birds-eye view while tracking a subject
    • Boomerang: flies around a tracked subject expanding and then contracting back to the original rotation
    • Vortex: flies up and outward, circling a tracked subject

Increased Maximum ISO

    • Increased camera light sensitivity ISO to 6400 for improved freeze motion photography and low-light flying conditions

Smoother Zoom Controls

    • Dynamic camera tilt control sensitivity while digitally zoomed-in offering smoother cinematic footage

Increased Ceiling Height In GPS-denied environments

    • Skydio 2 can now ascend up to 20 m above takeoff when indoors

Fixes

    • Improved flight sensitivity and performance when initiating a case landing
    • Ability to Remove a Home Point

 

 

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