Establishing a return location and return behaviors for your Skydio 2/2+ will ensure a safe return flight and landing. When a return is triggered, either manually or autonomously, Skydio will first ascend to a specified height to ensure that no obstacles, people, or animals will be in your drone’s return pathway. You can also adjust the speed and orientation of your Skydio 2/2+ during the return trip and set lost connection behaviors. Skydio will retain its current obstacle avoidance setting while returning.
Set Return Behaviors
Step 1 - Select the Settings icon
Step 2 - Select the Drone tab
Step 3 - Select Return Behavior
The Return Behavior menu allows you to set:
Allows you to set the height to which Skydio should ascend before returning. By default, the Return Height is set to 32 ft (9.7 m). Skydio 2/2+ will ascend to that height before returning.
Choose between Absolute and Relative:
Absolute means your drone will ascend to the specified Return Height above the launch point before returning.
Relative means your drone will ascend to the specified Return Height above the current position before returning.
Skydio will either look toward or away from the return destination while returning.
Adjust the speed at which Skydio should fly when returning.
You have two options when selecting a Low Battery Return Behavior:
Enabling or disabling this feature persists across flights and power cycles.
See Low Battery Auto Return below for more information.
[note] You must have a Home Point set to use Low Battery Auto Return [/note]
[caution] Low Battery Auto Return requires a GPS connection. [/caution]
Lets you choose how you want your drone to behave if the signal to your controlling device is lost
Low Battery Behavior
When your battery is low, there will be a series of notifications and actions to ensure a safe landing:
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