Before launching your drone, make sure that you are launching from a flat and stable surface. If you are on an unstable terrain, you have the option to do a case launch.
There are three ways to launch:
How to Launch
|Step 1 - Find a clear area to launch
|Step 2 - Place your drone on a flat, stable surface
Step 3 - Select Launch
You either select the on-screen Launch button or press and hold the Launch/Land button on the controller.
Step 4 - Acquire a GPS lock
Fly laterally to acquire GPS lock.
This is a critical step that must be taken if you are going to fly your drone over water.
How to Hand Launch
Launching and landing Skydio 2/2+ from your hand is a quick and convenient way to start or end your flight, particularly if you are not in a clear, level area. For your safety, always use caution when hand launching or landing. Both maneuvers are dangerous and should not be attempted in unstable environments, such as during high winds or while standing on a moving vehicle or boat.
[caution]Launching and landing Skydio 2/2+ from your hand is an advanced maneuver for experienced pilots. Obstacle Avoidance is disabled during launch, your drone will climb approximately 5 ft (1.5 m) above your hand and hover. Do not touch the spinning propellers and exercise extreme care to avoid injury.[/caution]
Visit the Skydio Safety and Operating Guide for detailed information.
Step 1 - Identify a clear area to launch
[warning]Do not hand launch on windy days. If there is any wind, for your safety, ensure that it is not blowing towards you. If the wind is gusty or coming from different directions, consider a ground launch.[/warning]
Step 2 - Create a launch pad on your open hand by lightly gripping the battery to stabilize:
Step 3 - Point the camera away from you
Step 4 - Ensure that the rear propellers will not make contact with your arm
Step 5 - Initiate launch using:
Step 6 - Release as the propellers begin to spin up by slowly relaxing your grip. Keep your hand still and level.
How to Quick Launch
|Quick Launch allows you to use the battery power button to hand launch your Skydio 2/2+ so that you do not have to balance the controller in one hand and your drone in the other. To initiate a Quick Launch:
Step 1 - Select the Device settings menu
Step 2 - Select the Drone tab
Step 3 - Scroll down to Quick Launch and toggle ON
Step 4 - Select Fly Now
Step 5 - Follow the steps for a Hand Launch
Step 6 - Press the battery power button four times
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