We recommend using the high-quality USB-C cables that came with your R1 (USB-A to C and USB-C to C) for downloading video from R1 to your computer. While other USB-C cables may work, please note that not all USB-C cables share the same build quality or data transfer specification, and thus are unsupported for use with R1. Be sure to check out our related articles for more info and tips.  

R1 uses rechargeable lithium polymer batteries (often abbreviated as LiPo), which are used commonly throughout many consumer electronics products. Best Practices and Safety Guidelines Charge your R1 batteries using only the Skydio supplied charging dock and power adapter. We recommend using the provided power adapter; however, most USB-C power adapters that are rated from 40W up to 100W should be compatible as well (charge time may be affected when using non-Skydio chargers). Connecting your...

A yellow LED on the R1 battery means that it has entered a power-saving mode. It will return to normal (blue, pulsing to indicate that it is charging) as soon as you place it on the charger. Check out our related articles for more information.