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 (default) - 34 in (86 cm) from obstacles top speed is 25 mph (57 km/h)
Close - 11 in (28 cm) from obstacles speed is limited to 18 mph (29 k/m)
Minimal - 4 in (10 cm) from obstacles speed is limited to 18 mph (29 k/m)
Disabled - will not avoid obstacles speed is limited to 18 mph (29 k/m)

[caution text="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 the controller throttle, roll, and pitch sensitivity to the lowest setting and proceeding at a max speed of 2 mph (1 m/s)."]

Quick Steps

To set obstacle avoidance mode:

Step 1 - Select Begin Flight

Step 2 - Select the Device settings menu icons8-settings-24.png
Step 3 - Select the Drone tab ceiling_height_screenshot_S2E.png

Step 4 - Select 

    • Standard
    • Close
    • Minimal
    • Disabled


Use the C1 button on the Enterprise Controller to switch between Standard and Close obstacle avoidance.


Explore More

Explore related articles for additional information

What do the lights on Skydio X2 Enterprise indicate?

Understanding Skydio X2 Enterprise emergency behaviors

Skydio, Inc. A0038

Was this article helpful?