New Features & Releases Skydio X2E

September 28, 2021 Skydio is proud to announce exciting new features in our software release designed for a more safe and intuitive flying experience now available for Skydio X2E. Skydio X2E drone version: 15.10.17 Skydio Enterprise Controller version: 15.10.5   For more information visit: Access Skydio X2E Manuals, Checklists, and Guides Access 3D Scan Software Manuals Getting Started on Skydio Cloud Skydio X2 Color Skydio is proud to announce the availability of Skydio X2 Color, a ...

Getting Started Skydio X2E

Download Skydio X2 reference documents: Skydio Safety and Operating Guide Skydio X2 Color Operator Manual Skydio X2 Color Quick Reference Guide Skydio X2 Color-Thermal Operator Manual Skydio X2 Color-Thermal Quick Reference Guide Skydio X2 Flight Checklist Skydio X2 3D Scan™ Software Manual     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 ...

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 your 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 control...

Overview Skydio Enterprise Controller enables access to the advanced autonomy systems allowing operation of Skydio X2 with minimal cognitive effort. The controller needs to be paired with X2 pre-flight and can only be paired with one X2 at a time. Quick Steps To pair Skydio Enterprise Controller with X2: Step 1 - Power on Skydio Enterprise Controller   Step 2 - Power on your X2   Step 3 - Connect the controller to your drone using the USB-C cable Step 4 - Wait approximately 15 secon...

Overview Skydio Enterprise Controller enables access to advanced autonomy systems allowing operation of X2 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   Ste...

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 The lights provide information about Skydio X2 status, orientation, and heading while on the ground and in flight. The lights are intended to communicate information and are not meant for illumination.   Quick Steps To Enable RGB Navigation lights: Step 1 - Select Device settings   Step 2 - Select Drone settings Step 3 - Select Lights    Step 4 - Toggle RGB              enabled or disabled   Enabled Red - two in front (framing camera)  Green - two in the rear Blue - al...

Overview The settings menu allows for the configuration of in-flight controls of Skydio X2E. The controller must be connected to the drone to access the drone settings. The Height Limits menu provides access to drone settings for Height Floor, Height Ceiling, and Indoor Height Ceiling: Step 1 - Select the device Settings icon  Step 2 - Select the Drone tab Step 3 - Select the Height Limits menu   Height Ceiling: adjust - the maximum altitude between 30 and 1500 feet (10 - ...

Overview Thermal Palette (X2 Color/Thermal Only) Skydio X2 Color/Thermal offers the ability to select thermal palettes for efficient analysis of your environment. The thermal camera assigns each pixel a unique color or shade based on a relative temperature data point. Changing the thermal palette can help highlight specific warm or cold people, objects, or points of interest for better identification confidence and decision-making.  White Hot (default) - displays warmer objects in white an...

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. Fly with extreme caution!   Quick Steps Step 1 - Enable GPS Night Flight mode select Device Settings gear icon select Drone tab and scroll down select G...

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 ...

Post-flight Skydio X2E

Overview You can export your flight logs and upload them so that the support team can troubleshoot any issues or questions you may have. To do so, you may either upload your Skydio X2 logs directly to Customer Support or export them to a flash drive. We recommend uploading to the Skydio Support cloud as the preferred method for exporting flight logs for a quicker assessment of your issue. Skydio will never review your videos or data without your permission. Do not reformat or factory reset yo...

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 - ...

Overview Skydio X2 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 X2 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 motor...

Maintenance Skydio X2E

Overview Your Skydio X2 drone and battery are not considered household waste. Dispose of e-waste and lithium polymer batteries properly in accordance with your local laws and regulations. Visit the EPA or your country's environmental regulatory agency website for more information about disposal and recycling options for batteries. Quick Steps To dispose of your Skydio battery: Lithium batteries must be disposed of at e-waste collection points or battery-recycling drop-off locations. Take care...

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 that you keep 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 X2 Step 2 - Power on your Skydio Enterprise Controller Step 3 - Select the INF...

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 - ...