Overview

There are three sets of skills that are available on the Skydio 2 Enterprise App with the purchase of AEF™ software—Enterprise, Cinematic, and One-Shot. All of the skills are accessed during flight in the Skills menu. Obstacle avoidance settings are maintained in all skills.

Enterprise Skill

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Manual

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Traditional flying experience using Skydio Enterprise App on-screen controls or the Skydio Controller.

 

 

Orbit Point

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Rotate around a user-selected point-of-interest in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, keeping the point in the center of the frame.

To initiate an orbit:

Step 1 - Select Orbit Point from the Skills menu

Step 2 - Select Map View

Step 3 - Fly Skydio 2 to the edge of your orbit

Step 4 - Long press on the map

Step 5 - Select Set Focus Point subject

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Step 6 - Set the direction and speed for the orbit

    • use the on-screen slider to set the direction and speed of the orbit
    • Skydio 2 will continue moving after lifting your finger from the screen
    • the farther you move the slider in either direction, the faster Skydio 2 will orbit

Step 7 - Toggle between the map view and live view

Step 8 - Control camera gimbal pitch and zoom using the controller wheel

Step 9 - Adjust orbit range and altitude

    • drag the orbit on the controller screen to increase or decrease the orbit range
    • manually pilot Skydio 2 and the orbit range will dynamically adjust
    • pause the orbit, manually pilot the drone to a new position, then resume range or altitude will adjust to the drone’s new distance from the Focus Point

Step 10 - Adjust Focus Point

    • tap and hold on the map to Move Focus Point
    • replaces the current focus point and sets the new orbit radius to match the drone's current location

Step 11 - stop or pause orbit

    • select Stop in the top right corner of the screen
    • press the pause hard button on the controller to stop the current autonomous action allowing you to take manual control over your Skydio 2.

Select the Skill Settings Skill_Settings.png to expand or collapse the orbit range

Track in Place

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Hover in a fixed position, as if affixed to a virtual tripod, rotating and tilting the camera to look at the subject as they move.

Select subject

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active tracks will display with subject indicators

    • select the subject indicator to initiate a track
    • stop or pause orbit by selecting Stop in the top right corner of the screen pressing the pause button on the controller. This will stop the current autonomous action and allow you to take manual control over your Skydio 2

Waypoints

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Create and execute multi-waypoint GPS mission. The Waypoints skill allows you to design and execute multi-waypoint GPS missions. Skydio 2 uses AI-enabled path planning algorithms to avoid obstacles. 

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Waypoints are created using GPS coordinates. Skydio 2 must have a good GPS signal prior to executing a waypoint mission.

To set up a mission, select Waypoints from the skills menu, then tap on the map view.

Step 1 - Select Waypoints in the Skills menu

Step 2 - Long press on the map

Step 3 - Select Add Waypoint to set the first waypoint

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The drone’s current pose settings will automatically be applied to the first waypoint. To customize these settings, tap on the newly created waypoint and set the drone’s altitude, heading, and gimbal angle for that waypoint as desired.

Step 4 - Long press on the map again to set your second waypoint. Your drone’s pose settings will match those of the previous waypoint, however, you can always tap on the waypoint to adjust the settings as needed.

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Step 5 - Continue adding waypoints until your mission path is complete. Missions can support up to 256 waypoints. Waypoints that are added while a mission is in progress will be included in the current mission. If a waypoint is added after a mission completes, the flight will restart before including the newly added waypoint.

If you need to delete a waypoint, long press on that point, then select Delete. You can also tap the trash can icon to clear all waypoints.

Waypoint Skill Settings Skill_Settings.png menu to further customize the mission behavior:

    • set speed at which Skydio 2 will move between waypoints
    • set lost connection to the controller during a mission. By default the drone will Return to Home if it loses connection, however, you can set it to Continue the mission instead. If Skydio 2 does not regain connection upon completion of the mission, it will then Return to Home once the mission is complete.
    • set Skydio 2 to take a photo at each waypoint. Toggled on, if the drone is in Video mode, Skydio 2 will automatically switch to Photo mode upon starting or resuming a mission. The drone will switch back into Video mode upon pausing a mission, completing a mission, or exiting the Waypoints skill.

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If you switch to Video mode while a mission is active the drone will automatically switch back to Photo mode at each waypoint, capture the image, then switch back to Video mode. This will result in a separate video file for each flight segment between waypoints.

Step 6 - Select the Play button to start. Skydio 2 will autonomously move through each waypoint in the mission, and then once complete it will hover in place. 

    • only one waypoint mission may be defined at a time – you cannot save and load between multiple missions

 

Cinematic Skills:

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Motion Track

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Skydio 2 will track a subject from a specified angle relative to the subject’s direction of motion, such as from the front, side, or behind. The default skill for subject tracking.

Step 1 - Perform a hand launch of your Skydio 2 and Skydio 2 will fly up, orient the camera towards you, and initiate a track 

Step 2 - Select Fixed Track in the Skills menu

Step 3 - Select a subject to track

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • change orientation to front, back, left, and right using the compass icon
    • set height use up/down arrows
    • set tracking distance use the +/-
    • you have the ability to disable the floor and ceiling heights fly with caution and avoid areas with people, animals, and moving objects. 

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Fixed Track

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Skydio 2 will track a subject from a fixed angle regardless of which direction the subject is facing or moving.

Step 1 - Select Fixed Track from the Skills menu

Step 2 - Select a subject to track and Skydio 2 will initiate a track

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • change orientation using the compass icon
    • set height use up/down arrows
    • set tracking distance use the +/- Skydio 2 will move up and away

 

Orbit Subject

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Skydio 2 will rotate around the selected subject in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction, keeping the subject in the center of the frame.

Step 1 - Select the Orbit Subject from the Skills menu

Step 2 - Select a subject to track and Skydio 2 will start orbiting the subject

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: orbit_subject_settings.png

    • height using the Up/Down arrows
    • distance adjust the range using the -/+ 
    • direction and speed of the orbit using the slider
    • the further the slider is from the center the faster it will orbit

 

Cable

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Skydio 2 will fly a preset fixed path between defined points while avoiding obstacles generating smooth stable footage. 

Step 1 - Select a subject to track (optional)

Step 2 - Pilot to the starting position and select Set Acable_set_A.png

Step 3 - Pilot to the finishing position and select Set B

    • edits points anytime by selecting the edit button
    • initiate skill by selecting either the A or B
    • use slider to adjust the speed

Select the settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust the 3 styles of cable: 

    • Manual (default)
    • Loop - continuously fly between the two defined points
    • Tether - requires a subject to track

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Hover

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Skydio 2 will hover in a fixed position, as if affixed to a virtual tripod, rotating and tilting the camera will follow the subject as they move.

Select a subject to track

    • height using the Up/Down arrows
    • distance adjust the range using the -/+ 

note_icon.pnganytime Skydio 2 is not performing a skill it will hover in place or loiter this should not be confused with the hover

 

One-Shot Skills:

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Dronie

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Skydio 2 flies up and away from a tracked subject or location to reveal the landscape.

Step 1 - Select a subject to track

Step 2 - Select Start Dronie to initiate a 3-second countdown

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • autostart
    • speed
    • distance
    • height

 

Rocket

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Skydio 2 will fly straight up to a specified height capture a bird’s eye overhead view of the subject and return to its starting point.

Step 1 - Select a subject to track

Step 2 - Select Start Rocket to initiate a 3-second countdown

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • autostart
    • speed
    • distance
    • height

 

Boomerang

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Skydio 2 rotates once around the subject, beginning close, flying outward, and finally returning close to the subject.

Step 1 - Select a subject to track

Step 2 - Select Start Boomerang to initiate a 3-second countdown

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

    • autostart
    • speed
    • distance
    • height
    • direction: clockwise or counterclockwise

 

 

 

Vortex

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Skydio 2 will fly up and outward while rotating around a location or tracked subject and return.

Step 1 - Select a subject to track

Step 2 - Select Start Vortex to initiate a 3-second countdown

Select settings menu Skill_Settings.png to adjust: 

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shape: 3 Vortex shapes to choose from

    • Disc - circle around at a constant height increasing distance from the subject
    • Corkscrew - maintains lateral distance from the subject while increasing height as it rotates around
    • Tornado - circles around subject increasing height and distance simultaneously

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    • Mild
    • Extreme (travel faster and farther away)

direction: clockwise and counterclockwise

 

Skydio 2 Enterprise Features

FEATURE

DESCRIPTION

KEY BENEFITS

Close Proximity Obstacle Avoidance

    • 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

Allows closer flight for indoor navigation e.g. through large doorways, and up-close inspection of detailed assets

Precision Mode

Tunes the system for ultra-precise positioning of the drone-based on joystick (Skydio 2 Controller) inputs.

Allows for up-close photography and effortless capture of critical components

Visual Return-to-Home

Ability to Return-to-Home purely using visual way-finding when flying in GPS-denied environments

Provides robust and safe Return-to-Home in high-RF or GPS-denied environments (e.g., below bridges)

Offline Maps

Download maps ahead of time to use map-based features without a cellular LTE connection

Use map-based functionality even for jobs in remote, off-the-grid areas

Superzoom

Blends the six 4K navigation cameras to create an omnidirectional view. Allows the user to zoom digitally with algorithmic image stabilization

See farther, and in all directions without moving the drone - thus reducing the pilot cognitive load

Point-of-Interest Orbit

The drone will navigate itself while revolving around a user-defined point on a map

Enables surveillance and overwatch of any structure or locale

Track In Place

Ability to visually track a car or person from a fixed position from farther away

Enables covert surveillance from farther standoff distances

Vertical View

Gimbal can look straight up overhead of the drone

Allows for overhung inspections such as ceilings, bridges, and canopies

 

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