Getting started with your Skydio X2 requires some reading, instruction, and setup.

Step 1 - Read before your first flight for detailed safety and regulatory information.

Step 2 - Charge the Skydio batteries

Skydio Dual Charger is capable of simultaneously providing current to two batteries. However, it will prioritize fully charging the battery with the highest charge level. Allow approximately two hours to fully charge batteries.

    • flashing lights indicate charging
    • no light indicates that the charge is complete

Step 3 - Charge your Skydio Enterprise Controller

Connect your Skydio Enterprise Controller to the USB-C charging cable and 65 W adapter. The lights on the front of the controller will begin to flash blue when the unit is charging, as well as a single light next to the USB-C charging port. 

    • When charging is complete the lights will be solid blue for 1 minute and then turn off.
    • Plug the adaptor into a 100-240 V power source

Step 4 - Activate your Skydio Enterprise controller


Step 5 - Deploy the Skydio X2

Step 6 - Verify microSD memory cards are installed


Step 7 - Insert battery insert_battery_2_antenna.png

Step 8 - Power on Skydio X2 and the Enterprise Controller

Step 9 - Pair the devices R21-UG-charging-X2-41.png
[info]Read the complete Skydio X2E Operator Manual or Skydio X2D Operator Manual for more detailed information.[/info]

Step 10 - perform a pre-flight inspection:

    • Inspect chassis - inspect the vehicle chassis to ensure it is free of damage.
    • Inspect motor arms - verify that they are free of damage and assembled properly. When assembled and viewing the drone head-on, the arms should be parallel to the chassis.
    • Inspect battery - Skydio X2 uses magnets to seat the battery that may attract metallic debris. Visually inspect the battery and connector pins to ensure they are free of debris and damage. Verify the battery is fully seated in the vehicle prior to takeoff.
    • Inspect propellers - Ensure that propellers are firmly attached and free of nicks, cracks, and damage. Do not fly with damaged propellers. Fan propellers out so that the blades are separated.
    • Clean camera lenses - use a clean microfiber cloth to ensure that all cameras are dust and smudge-free before every flight.
    • Inspect motor hubs - ensure that they are free of damage and debris.
    • Inspect the gimbal - ensure that it moves freely.


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