What does it do? Skydio 2 is our second-generation autonomous drone combining artificial intelligence, computer vision, and advanced robotics. It was built from the ground up for fully autonomous flight based on visual sensing. In a nutshell, Skydio 2 was designed to: Fly itself while intelligently motion tracking a subject (currently, that subject can be a person doing any activity, or a car). Capture amazing, cinematic 4K video at up to 60FPS and beautiful 12-megapixel photos (120FPS slo-m...

We’re excited for you to get started with your Skydio 2. Before you fly, please check out all of the guidance and suggestions at skydio.com/safety, where you’ll find best practices, links to additional content, and regulatory information to enhance safety as well as your overall experience with Skydio 2. Check out our quick tutorial video (or our Skydio Flight School series) to learn more about how easy it is to fly, then dive into the User Guide sections below for greater detail: First Ste...

The Skydio Beacon unlocks a new level of robustness by extending the communication range and providing accurate user positioning while also enabling lightweight controllability. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not done so, we highly recommend that you perform your first Skydio 2 flights without the Beacon to complete the Learn to Fly experience. See the Your First Flight section of the Skydio 2 User Guide for more details. Click to download the full PDF of the Skydio Beacon User Guide Controls O...

Total Control in Your Hands This guide will go over everything you need to get going with the Controller accessory for Skydio 2, the world’s most intelligent drone. Using 45 megapixels of visual sensing from six 200 degree cameras, Skydio 2 creates the highest resolution real-time maps of its environment, unlike any other drone. With the Controller, enjoy a worry-free, high-speed experience with full obstacle avoidance. Click to download the full PDF of the Skydio Controller User Guide In t...

The information collected on this page is meant to help Skydio 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 your drone. To get the most out of your Skydio drone and any Skydio accessories, please read all of the information below before your first flight. Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in injury or damage to you, your Skydio product...

What if I crash my Skydio 2? Skydio 2 is designed to be tough enough for minor bumps, scratches, and collisions that do not result in a crash. If you experience a collision or incident during flight, inspect for damage to the chassis, propeller blades, gimbal, camera, and battery before flying again. Always clean your camera lenses pre-flight. Read What to do if my Skydio 2 crashes? for more detailed information. How many batteries are in the Pro Kit upgrade? The Pro Kit upgrade comes with...

With your Skydio 2 purchase, you'll also receive: One Skydio 2 battery. A set of extra propellers. A USB-C to C data and charging cable. A USB-C Power Adapter. A microfiber cleaning cloth. A gimbal retaining clip (for transport). This all comes in a convenient, custom-fit, durable hardshell carrying case for transport. The case has a detachable shoulder strap so you can easily carry all you need to fly like a pro with Skydio 2. Inside the case, you'll find an additional slot for an extra Sk...

Get the best performance out of your Skydio 2 by following the best practices outlined below. Keep your Skydio 2 up-to-date The first step in maintaining your Skydio 2 is keeping up-to-date with the latest software. Software updates for your drone and accessories are delivered via the Skydio 2 consumer app or the Skydio Enterprise app. NOTE: Skydio recommends users update to the most recent version as soon as possible, however, the Skydio system will not force an update. If flying your Skydi...

Skydio 2 has LED indicators on its wings and fuselage - it has two strips of five RGB LEDs along the leading edge of both front arms and one group of eight RGB LEDs centered on the rear of the drone body. There is also a strip of four RGB LEDs on the Skydio 2 battery. All of these LEDs are used to communicate meaningful information to the user. Skydio 2 LEDs Obstacle Avoidance and Landing Indicators When landing (whether commanded by the user or automatically due to low battery), obstacle av...

If your Skydio 2 has very little space left on its SD card, or if you've just bought a new card, you may wish to follow these steps to troubleshoot or clear up space: To delete all flights and media files (reformat the "Media" SD card) If you’d like to permanently erase all content at once from your Skydio 2: 1. Connect to your Skydio 2 via WiFi, then open the Skydio 2 app and tap on the Info tab. 2. Select your Skydio 2 from the Devices list, then select Manage Data. 3. You’ll see a few ...

Skydio 2 uses WiFi to communicate with your phone and other Skydio accessories. You may find your unique Skydio WiFi network password on a printed, removable sticker attached to the top of your Skydio 2. Be sure to remove this sticker (marked “Remove before flight”) before flying Skydio 2. The same Skydio 2 WiFi information is permanently printed inside the battery tray of your drone. When you connect your Skydio 2 for the first time, you'll be prompted to enter your Skydio 2’s WiFi name and...

Yes, Skydio 2 can take still photos as well as video when in the air. The specs for Skydio 2's photo capabilities are: PHOTO RESOLUTION: Up to 4056x3040 (12 MP) FORMATS: JPEG, DNG (RAW) PHOTO MODES: Single, Interval DYNAMIC RANGE: 13 stops In addition to the dedicated still photo mode, Skydio 2 can also save screenshots directly from the video preview. To access and change your media recording settings, follow the steps below:  Connect to your Skydio 2 via WiFi. Next, in the Skydio 2 app, ...

To install and use the Skydio 2 app, your mobile device must meet the following minimum requirements: iOS Check the App Store for compatibility with your specific device. Device must be running 64-bit iOS 12 (or higher) iPhone 6 (or higher), iPad Air (or higher), iPad Mini 2 (or higher) NOTE: We're investigating an incompatibility between iPad Air (4th gen) and Skydio Controller and will update this list ASAP. Minimum space on device: ~500mb Android Check Google Play for compatibility w...

The Skydio Autonomy Engine is always improving and adding new features to Skydio 2. These improvements are enabled with periodic software updates to both the Skydio app and the drone itself. The same is true for Skydio accessories like Beacon and Controller. Software updates for your drone and any Skydio accessories are delivered via the Skydio 2 and Skydio Enterprise apps. When an update is made available, you'll receive a notification within the app (the app must be connected to the interne...

The red plastic gimbal clip helps keep your Skydio 2 gimbal safe during transport. Note: Always remove the gimbal clip before flying! Have a look at this quick tutorial video on how to properly remove it from the drone, as well as how to replace it: