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  • Skydio X10 drone with Skydio Connect 5G
  • Cloud Remote Pilot or Admin permissions
  • Remote Flight Deck software license
  • Media Sync, Fleet Manager, and Multi-Viewer Live Streaming licenses 
  • For detailed information about browser requirements visit, Skydio Cloud System Requirements

Enable Remote Flight Deck for your drone in Skydio Cloud:

Ensure that your Skydio Cloud user permissions are set to Remote Pilot or Admin. Visit How to add users to Skydio Cloud for detailed instructions. 

Step 1 - Log into Skydio Cloud

Step 2 - Ensure your drone is claimed in Skydio Cloud.

Step 3 - Select the Settings menu and the Devices and Vehicles tab

Step 4 - Select the ellipses icon 

Step 5 - Select Change Settings

Step 6 - Select the Remote Ops tab and toggle on Remote Flight Deck Enabled

Enable 5G flight on your Skydio X10:

Step 1 - Select the Global Settings menu and the Radio tab

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Step 2 - Toggle on Vehicle 5G Cellular

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How to fly using Remote Flight Deck in Skydio Cloud:

Ensure that your Skydio Cloud user permissions are set to Remote Pilot or Admin. Visit How to add users to Skydio Cloud for detailed instructions. 

Step 1 - Power on your Skydio X10 5G Connect drone

Step 2 - Select your drone in Skydio Cloud Fleet Manager

Step 3 - Wait until the X10 drone Pre-flight and the Fly Now button display

Step 4 - Ensure you are Remote ID compliant

  • While flying outdoors with Remote Flight Deck. Remote ID involves sharing your location and approving your flight using the Skydio Enterprise mobile app on your mobile device.

Step 5 -  Download and install the latest version of the Skydio Enterprise app

Step 6 - Enable location on your mobile device

Step 7 - Log into the Skydio Enterprise app using the same email address you use for Skydio Cloud


Step 8 - Select Fly Now in Skydio Cloud

  • A message will display on the fly screen indicating that the pilot location is required.
  • A request to share the operator's location will automatically appear in the Skydio Enterprise mobile app.

Step 9 - Approve the location request in the Skydio Enterprise app to continue

  • Operator Location will change from Enabled to Sharing
  • Skydio will then run a Remote ID system check, after which you will be cleared to fly
  • Leave the Skydio Enterprise app open on your mobile device for the duration of your flight Do not minimize or close the app.



Step 10 - Select Exit and continue to pilot the drone.


Step 11 - Select the Connection Status icon at the top of your screen to view your Remote ID status. Remote ID Broadcasting will display if your location has been successfully shared.


Step 12 - Select Launch

  • Skydio will ascend to 7 ft (2.13 m), rotate 360° and hover


Remote Flight Deck Controls

Remote Flight Deck offers manual flight control using your mouse and keyboard, or game controller. For detailed information, visit How to fly with a gamepad controller.

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Flight controls using keyboard:

Lateral movement

  • W - pitch forward
  • S - pitch backward
  • A - roll left
  • D - roll right

Rotation and camera gimbal pitch

  • Up arrow - pitch camera up
  • Down arrow - pitch camera down
  • Left arrow - yaw/rotate left
  • Right arrow - yaw/rotate right

Flight controls using mouse or trackpad:


Select Enter Pointer Lock or toggle the C key

  • While in this mode, you will not be able to select anything on the screen 
  • The yaw and camera gimbal pitch of the drone will be locked to your mouse or trackpad
  • A white circle will indicate the position and direction of your drone 
  • Select C or Esc to exit the Pointer Lock
  • Arrow keys are disabled when in Pointer Lock
  • Select ~ to hide or display the flight control menu

Disable Sticky Keys

On both Windows and Mac, the Sticky Keys feature can help make it easier to perform keyboard shortcuts. Because many shortcuts use the Shift key, and Skydio Remote Flight Deck uses the Shift key to command the drone to descend, enabling Sticky Keys can activate the Shift key and cause the drone to descend unintentionally. Disable Sticky Keys before flying remotely.

Select the Settings menu to set the drone behaviors 

Return Settings: 

Return Type - GPS or Vision

Return Speed - Between 2 and 22 mph

Low Battery Notification - Set Always Ask or Return without asking

Return Path - Up and Over (default)

Return Height - Absolute or Relative 

Drone will look - Away from the Return or Toward the return 

If Connection is Lost - Wait a specified amount of time before returning or Hover

Once the Drone has Returned - Land in a specified amount of time or Hover


Sensing Settings:

GPS Flight - Toggle on to fly using only GPS.

  • Obstacle Avoidance will be disabled.

Variable Obstacle Avoidance Margins - Toggle on, and obstacle avoidance will dynamically reduce to allow the drone to pass through narrow spaces and then resume obstacle avoidance distance settings.

Preview where Drone Looks - Toggle on for on-screen visualization of where the drone will look when arrow keys are tapped. When adjusting Desired Vehicle Speed with hotkeys ([ and ]), on-screen arrows will expand or contract to indicate how speed affects your viewpoint. Inapplicable in Pointer Lock

Stop At Structure - Toggle on to enable precise movement at a structure. Instead of taking evasive action when encountering an obstacle, your drone will slow down and allow for more precise maneuvering


Lighting Settings:

RGB, Strobe, or Infrared 

Memory Settings:

Reformat the media or log SD memory cards on the drone


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