Overview

AirData UAV offers a REST-based API endpoints integration with Skydio Cloud for seamless management of your fleet. You will need to configure your Skydio Cloud account so that your flight logs and telemetry will sync with the API integration. 

Quick Steps

Step 1 - Log in to cloud.skydio.com

Step 2 - Set up your Skydio Cloud account: Getting Started with Skydio Cloud

Step 3 - Enable Data Capture:

    • Sign in to Skydio Cloud
    • Select Settings
    • Scroll down to Data Capture
    • Toggle Data Capture ON
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Step 4 - Attach the battery to your Skydio drone and power ON

Step 5 - Sign in to the Skydio Enterprise app or Enterprise Controller using your Skydio Cloud organization registered user name and password. 

    • Ensure the mobile device and/or controller is connected to a wireless network

Step 6 - Sync your Skydio Cloud features

    • Select INFO
    • Select your drone
    • Select Cloud Settings
    1. Select Download features from Cloud to sync from Skydio Cloud to your controlling device.
    2. Select Sync Settings to Drone to sync Skydio Cloud settings from your controlling device to your drone.
    3.  
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Step 7 - Post-flight there are 2 ways to sync flight telemetry:

     1. Skydio Enterprise App / Enterprise Controller

    • connect your device to the drone
    • allow the flight telemetry to transfer from the drone to your device
    • this may take up to a few minutes based on the number and lengths of the flights

    2. Media Sync (Media Sync customers only) See How to Use Media Sync for instructions.

Step 8 - View flight telemetry in Skydio Cloud:

    • Select the Reports menu
    • Select Flights 
    • Locate the flight you want to view

View Flight visible - flight telemetry is available and will be listed under More Details 

View Flight not visible - no flight telemetry has been uploaded

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CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg Flight telemetry must be uploaded to Skydio Cloud before it is available for API integration.

Step 9 - Generate a Skydio API token:

    • Select Settings
    • Select API Tokens
    • Select Generate New Token
    • Name your token (AirData)
    • Select Add

Your personal access token is only available during the active login session or until the page is refreshed 

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Step 10 - Copy token  

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Step 11 - Log in to AirData.com

    • Select My Account Skydio Login
    • Select Add a New Skydio API Key (token)
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Step 12 - Select the pilot for this API key in the dropdown.

Step 13 - Paste the newly generated API key (token)

Step 14 - Select Save/Verify

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Uploading Skydio logs to AirData

    • Flights will automatically sync between Skydio Cloud and AirData when you view your AirData flight list from a web browser for the first time that day.
    • If you view your flight list multiple times in a day, select Sync next to the pilot's API token to force a sync between Skydio Cloud and AirData. If you do not view your flight list daily, automatic synchronization will occur weekly.

Troubleshooting

Unable to log in to Skydio Cloud

Go to cloud.skydio.com

    • enter your email address
    • enter the verification code sent to your email address

CS_Note_callout-icon.jpg Ensure that you are logging in to your mobile device with the same email address that has been provisioned on Skydio Cloud.

Have you set up your Skydio Cloud?

You will need to configure your Skydio Cloud account before you can upload flight telemetry. See Getting Started with Skydio Cloud. Any media captured prior to configuring your Skydio Cloud will not sync. 

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Ensure that the flight telemetry that you are trying to upload was captured after the configuration steps were completed—footage from before this point will not upload to the cloud.

Is your device/controller connected to the Internet?

Ensure that you are connected to the Internet or cellular data.

Is the vehicle claimed in Skydio Cloud?

Vehicles are not automatically associated with an organization, you will need to claim the vehicles that you want in your fleet:

Step 1 - Select Settings

Step 2 - Select Devices

Step 3 - Select Claim Device

Step 4 - Enter vehicle WiFi (eg Skydio2: - xxxx)

The vehicle tab displays a list of associated vehicle IDs 

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You cannot claim a vehicle that is associated with another organization. You cannot delete a vehicle. If you receive this error message  or need to delete a vehicle contact Skydio Customer Support

 

Flight recording is not displayed

Uploading the flight recording will not take place unless you have purchased Media Sync, selected the type of media you want to upload, and connected your drone to power. Visit Skydio Cloud Media Sync for more information. 

 

Explore More

Explore related articles for additional information

Getting Started with Skydio Cloud

How to Add a Network to Skydio Cloud

How to Use Media Sync in Skydio Cloud

How to Generate an API Token 

If you have questions or need additional support—feel free to reach out! Skydio Support

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