Establishing a return location and return behaviors for your Skydio 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 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 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.
For example, if the Return Height is 32 ft and the drone is at 20 ft at the time the return is commanded, Skydio will ascend to 12 ft before returning.
Relative means your drone will ascend to the specified Return Height above the current position before returning.
For example, if the Return Height is 32 ft and the drone is at 20 ft at the time the return is commanded, Skydio will ascend 32 ft and then return at a height of 52 ft.
Skydio will either look toward or away from the return destination while returning.
Adjust the speed at which Skydio should fly when returning.
Lets you choose how you want your drone to behave if the signal to your controlling device is lost
Wait Before Return - Specify the amount of time that you want Skydio to wait before it initiates a return flight, allowing time to reconnect.
Land Once Returned - When enabled, Skydio will return, hover for a specified amount of time, then land.
Wait Before Land - Specify the amount of time between 0 to 300 seconds (the default is 240 seconds) that you want Skydio to wait before landing. This setting is only enabled when Land Once Return is toggled on.
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