Obstacle Avoidance is the autonomous task of maneuvering around static objects such as buildings, mountains, and trees. 



Navigate through tight spaces and up-close inspection of detailed assets with obstacle avoidance modes:

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

Obstacle Avoidance speeds:

    • Standard - top airspeed is 36 mph (58 km/h)
    • Close, Minimal, or Disabled - top airspeed is 9 mph (14.5 km/h)

Quick Steps

To set obstacle avoidance mode:

Step 1 - Select Device settings icons8-settings-24.png  
Step 2 - Select Drone settings ceiling_height_screenshot_S2E.png

Step 3 - Select 

    • Standard
    • Close
    • Minimal
    • Disabled



Flying with Close or Minimal obstacle avoidance settings increases the risk of collision and obstacles such as transparent surfaces and thin wires/branches will be more difficult to detect. Take caution when flying in these modes. Disabling obstacle avoidance to slowly and carefully navigate tight spaces with extreme caution. Turning down Controller throttle, roll, and pitch sensitivity to the lowest setting and proceeding at a max speed of 2 mph (1 m/s).



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