Overview

The Height Limits menu provides access to drone settings for Height Floor, Height Ceiling, and Indoor Height Ceiling:

Step 1 - Select the device Settings icon  S2_drone-settings_icon.png

Step 2 - Select the Drone tab

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Step 3 - Select the Height Limits menu height_limits_menu.jpg

Height Floor:

The Height Floor is enabled by default and maintains at least 8 feet (2.4 meters) of space above a tracked subject while in any autonomous follow skill, creating a buffer between Skydio 2 and any moving objects, such as people, pets, or vehicles.

CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg NOTE: the Height Floor setting only applies while a subject is being tracked. If Skydio 2 is in manual flight mode with no subject selected, you always have full control over the drone’s height. Vertical drift, wind may affect the actual altitude.
  • while following a subject, Skydio 2 may become trapped by obstacles and unable to continue following due to the height restriction, even though the space underneath the drone is clear.
  • you will be unable to lower the Height Floor below 8 feet (2.4 meters) height floor while tracking a subject.
  • disabling the Height Floor setting may increase tracking performance by allowing Skydio 2 to fly under low-lying obstacles, such as tree branches and overhangs, to maintain a visual line of sight.  It also allows users to set the preferred follow height low to the ground, capturing high-energy shots from a unique ground-hugging perspective. 
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CS_Caution_callout_icon.jpg WARNING: The combination of low elevation flight and high-speed tracking presents an increased risk of collision with moving objects. Skydio strongly recommends users only disable the Height Floor setting when operating in wide open, outdoor spaces with no people, animals, or other moving objects nearby.  Pilots maintain full responsibility for the safe operation of their Skydio 2 drone at all times during a flight. Skydio 2 only avoids obstacles that are not in motion. Cars, balls, animals, other drones, other people, or similar moving objects will not be avoided if they are moving faster than walking speed. 

Height Ceiling:

Adjust - the maximum altitude between 30 ft (10 m) and 1500 ft (457 m)


Disable - the maximum allowed flight altitude

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Indoor Height Ceiling:

When flying indoors without GPS, Skydio will prevent you from flying above 66 feet (20 meters). You have the option to disable this Indoor Height Ceiling. 
If you choose to disable your indoor height ceiling, ensure that your drone maintains a distance of 66 feet (20 meters) from any surfaces such as walls or structures to ensure robust visual navigation.  indoor_height_menu.jpg
    • enabled by default
    • disabling the Indoor Height Ceiling setting does not persist across flights or power cycles

Altitude (height) specifications for Skydio 2:

Control Option Maximum Height Maximum Distance
Enterprise app - Tracking a subject 54 ft (16 m) 66 ft (20 m)
Beacon - Tracking a subject 108 ft (32.8 m) 130 ft (40 m)
Not tracking a subject

Up to 427 ft

(130 m) from takeoff

N/A
    • values represent the max height and distance from the subject being tracked, not the maximum operational altitude
    • the maximum height of Skydio 2 when not tracking a subject is 426 feet (130 meters) from the launch point
    • there is no maximum distance, you can fly Skydio 2 as far away as the wireless range will allow
    • a strong GPS signal is required to track beyond 66 feet (20 meters)

Skydio 2 has a maximum operational altitude above sea level of 15,000 feet (4.57 Kilometers)

It is important to follow your local laws when it comes to flying your drone. The height ceilings are compliant with FAA guidelines. As a Skydio pilot, you are solely responsible for monitoring and managing your drone's battery life to ensure enough flight time to return safely. Read the Skydio Safety and Operating Guide for more information. 

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