Flying your Skydio X2 outside during summer when the temperature is hot requires extra care and attention. The operating temperature for Skydio X2 should not exceed 109°F (43°C). Here are some tips to ensure you have the best possible flight experience on hot days.
Do not leave your Skydio X2, batteries, or accessories sitting idle in direct sunlight for longer than is necessary. Store equipment in a cool spot whenever possible.
Between flights, power off and allow time before the next flight for Skydio X2 to cool down.
Even if the ambient air temperature is below 43°C (109°F), pay attention to the environment. Surfaces and materials such as concrete, asphalt, metal, and glass can radiate and intensify the heat. When possible, avoid flying too close to anything that radiates high heat.
If you are in an air-conditioned space and move outside to launch, wait for a few minutes to allow your Skydio X2 to acclimate to the ambient temperature. Exposure to rapid temperature shifts can cause condensation in the lenses and electronic components. Repeated exposure to condensation can lead to erratic flight behavior and even component failure.
Ensure that the camera lenses are completely clean and clear before flying.
Do not store batteries in a hot environment, such as your car. Battery storage temperature should not exceed 82°F (28°C).
Do not charge your batteries when the ambient temperature is above 35°C (95°F). Lithium polymer batteries can overheat, melt, release harmful gas, burst, or ignite when exposed to excessive heat.
[warning text="WARNING: If you receive an alert message indicating that it is too hot to fly, safely land as soon as possible and let Skydio X2 cool down. Your Skydio X2 is capable of consecutive flights by switching the battery after each segment or flight. If X2 is in the air and generating airflow on a hot day, you can continue to fly, provided that you are not receiving consistent heat warnings alerts."]
Understanding your Skydio drone’s limits and using common sense can ensure that you have the best possible experience when flying. Don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you have any questions or concerns.