Getting Started

  • Getting started with your Skydio R1

      We’re excited for you to get started with R1. Before you fly, please check out all of the guidance and suggestions at skydio.com/safety, as well as the Safety and Operating Guide in your R1 box (the card labeled “READ BEFORE FLIGHT”), where you’ll find best practices, links to additional content, and regulatory information to enhance safety as well as your overall experience with R1. What’s in the box? Here’s what’s included in the box alongside your R1: R1 Safety and Operating Gui...
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  • Skydio R1 flight tips

    For the best performance - and to keep your R1 flying safely - here are some tips, tricks, and guidelines to follow when you’re out and about. Choose the right place and time to fly There are some common-sense guidelines to consider when choosing a time and place to fly. Please check out this article for details: Where can I fly my R1?. Check your R1 before you fly Once you’ve found a safe place to fly, follow these steps before every flight: Make sure your R1 batteries are fully charged (...
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  • Where can I fly my R1?

    R1 is designed to be easy to use, and using a few common sense guidelines should help you to find an appropriate and safe place to launch and fly. When choosing a time and a place to operate your R1, please follow these general guidelines and suggestions, and be sure to check out our related articles for even more detail. Follow the law In the US, it’s illegal to fly drones within 5 miles of an airport. Always follow FAA guidelines for drone piloting and check out helpful resources like knowb...
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  • Skydio R1 safety

    The information collected on this page is meant to help R1 users fly safely and responsibly. Below you'll find best practices, links to additional content, and regulatory information to enhance safety as well as your overall experience with R1. Please note that the content on this page is not a substitute for your judgment and common sense when flying your R1. You are solely responsible for assuring your R1 flights are managed safely and in accordance with all local and federal laws and regul...
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  • How to create & share video clips

    The Skydio app gives you the ability to wirelessly edit and create ready-to-share clips of your flights right from your phone. To create a clip within the Skydio app: Ensure that your R1 is powered on and your mobile device is connected to it via WiFi. Anytime after your flight, go to the Videos tab and select the flight you wish to create a clip for. The full flight is presented in a preview window in the top half of the screen, along with some basic flight statistics. The lower half of the...
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