Getting Started Skydio X2E

Overview Download the complete Skydio X2E guides for reference: Skydio X2E Getting Started Guide Skydio X2E User Guide Skydio X2E Flight Checklist         If you have questions or need additional support—feel free to reach out! Skydio Support      © 2021 Skydio, Inc. All rights reserved A0030

Overview Skydio X2E is designed to be lightweight and foldable so that assembly for flight is quick and simple. Quick Steps Assemble Skydio X2E for flight: Step 1 - Slide the battery into the rails towards the camera until the magnets engage Step 2 - Release the 4 arm clamps Step 3 - Lift the motor arms out and away from the body listen and feel for a click Step 4 - Return the 4 arm clamps to the locked position ensuring that the blue marks align Step 5 - Ve...

Overview Skydio Enterprise Controller enables access to advanced autonomy systems allowing operation of Skydio X2E with minimal cognitive effort. Charge the Skydio Enterprise Controller pre-flight or while X2E is flying. Quick Steps To charge you Enterprise Controller: Step 1 - Connect your Skydio Enterprise Controller using the USB-C charging cable and power adaptor Step 2 - Plug the adaptor into a 100-240 V power source   Step 3 - Flashing lights indicate charging the controll...

Overview Skydio Enterprise Controller enables access to advanced autonomy systems allowing operation of X2E with minimal cognitive effort. The controller is activated using your email address. Quick Steps To activate Skydio Enterprise Controller: Step 1 - Power on the controller   Step 2 - Read and accept Skydio purchase terms Step 3 - Connect to the Internet   Step 4 - Enter your email address for verification Step 5 - Retrieve the activation code from your email   St...

Overview Skydio Enterprise Controller enables access to the advanced autonomy systems allowing operation of Skydio X2E with minimal cognitive effort. The controller needs to be paired with X2E pre-flight and can only be paired with one X2E at a time. Quick Steps To pair Skydio Enterprise Controller with X2E: Step 1 - Power on Skydio Enterprise Controller   Step 2 - Power on X2E   Step 3 - Connect the controller to X2E using the USB-C cable Step 4 - Wait approximately 15 seconds   ...

Overview                                       Skydio X2E batteries are seated using magnets that may potentially attract metallic debris.  Prior to installing your battery, visually inspect the magnets and connector pins, to ensure that they are clean and free of debris or damage. DO NOT use if damage has occurred to magnets or connector pins. Quick Steps Charging your batteries using Skydio Dual Charger The Dual Charger is capable of simultaneously providing current to two batteries. Howeve...

Flying Skydio X2E

Overview GPS Night Flight mode is initiated in low-light conditions and poor visibility. When this mode is engaged, Skydio X2E uses GPS sensors in place of the obstacle avoidance navigation. An alert will prompt you to engage the GPS Night Flight mode when required.   Obstacle avoidance is disabled in GPS Night Flight mode, requiring you to fly with extreme caution.   Quick Steps Step 1 - Enable GPS Night Flight mode select Device Settings gear icon select Drone tab and scr...

Overview Flight Skill - Track Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation (AEF)™ software add-on, offers advanced enterprise-level autonomy features. Select your desired skill and Skydio X2E will intelligently fly itself to get the best shot. Access available skills by selecting the Skill Menu and adjust the height, range, and controls by selecting the Skills Settings. Track You can select a point of interest to track and Skydio X2E will enter autonomous flight mode and track the selected ob...

Overview Flight Skill - Orbit Point Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation (AEF)™ software add-on, offers advanced enterprise-level autonomy features. Select your desired skill and Skydio X2E will intelligently fly itself to get the best shot. Access available skills by selecting the Skill Menu and adjust the height, range, and controls by selecting the Skills Settings. Orbit Point Skydio X2E will rotate around a user-selected point-of-interest in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise ...

Overview Flight Skill - Waypoints Skydio offers a range of autonomous controls called flight skills. Select your desired skill and Skydio X2E will intelligently fly itself to get the best shot. Access available skills by selecting the Skill Menu and adjust the height, range, and controls by selecting the Skills Settings. Waypoints The Waypoints skill allows you to design and execute multi-waypoint GPS missions. Skydio X2E uses AI-enabled path planning algorithms to avoid obstacles. Way...

Post-flight Skydio X2E

Overview Skydio X2E is designed to be lightweight, and foldable so that dismantling for storage and transport is quick and simple. Quick Steps The propeller blades are sharp, handle with care.   Step 1  - Power off  X2E and Skydio Enterprise Controller   Step 2 - Gently push each antenna down and in guide them into the locked position Step 3 - Slide the battery away from the camera until the magnets disengage Step 4 - Release the 4 arm clamps Step 5 - Lift mo...

Overview Your Skydio X2E offers two methods for transferring full-resolution images and video from your X2E to your device or computer: Memory card   USB-C cable Quick Steps Transferring media from the memory card There are two memory cards installed in X2E:  Logs card (do not remove) – flight logs and software support Media card – stores images and video captured by X2E   To access the media stored on your memory card you will need a microSD card adapter.   Step 1 - ...

Maintenance Skydio X2E

Overview                                       Skydio X2E batteries are seated using magnets that may potentially attract metallic debris.  Prior to installing your battery, visually inspect the magnets and connector pins, to ensure that they are clean and free of debris or damage. DO NOT use if damage has occurred to magnets or connector pins. Quick Steps Charging your batteries using Skydio Dual Charger The Dual Charger is capable of simultaneously providing current to two batteries. Howeve...

Overview Skydio will not force an update for your system, however, for optimal performance, we recommend keeping your Skydio system up-to-date. If flying your Skydio X2E as part of a larger fleet or organization, follow your organization’s update guidelines. If an update is available, you will see a red notification icon on the INFO tab.   Quick Steps To update your Skydio X2E: Step 1 - Power on your Skydio X2E and Skydio Enterprise Controller Step 2 - Select INFO Step 3 - Select you...

Overview The four hard stops are located where the motor arms connect to Skydio X2E chassis and are used to lock the arms in place to prevent over-extension during assembly. A routine preflight inspection should include the hard stops to ensure that they are in good working condition.  If the motor arms are not parallel to the chassis when fully extended, this is an indication that the hard stop is damaged and should be replaced.   Quick Steps Replace your X2E hard stops: ...

Overview The Skydio X2E Propeller Kit is an additional add-on available for purchase on Skydio.com. The kit includes everything you will need to replace your propellers. 6 x clockwise (CW) propellers 6 x counter-clockwise (CCW) propellers 12 x replacement propeller screws A routine preflight inspection should include the propellers to ensure that they are in good working condition. For optimal performance, Skydio recommends replacing your propellers after 100 hours of flight time or...

Overview Routine preflight maintenance should include an inspection of the arm clamps as they may loosen over time. This process involves loosening and tightening the tension bolts using the torque driver included with your X2E. Tension Bolt Set Screw Tension Bolt  Torque Driver tool   Quick Steps To loosen and tighten the tension bolts: Step 1 - Release the arm clamp Step 2 - Lift the motor arm out and away from the body until they are fully extended Step 3 - ...

Overview Skydio X2E comes with two memory cards preinstalled, one for storing media and one for recording logs. Each card will occasionally need to be cleared of data and reformatted.  Before reformatting ensure that any data is safely transferred. Quick Steps To clear data and reformat your memory card: Step 1 - Power on your Skydio Enterprise Controller   Step 2 - Wait for X2E to connect   Step 3 - Select INFO   Step 4 - Select your X2E under Paired Devices Step 5 -...