R1

  • How does R1 work?

    What does it do? R1 is an autonomous flying camera combining artificial intelligence, computer vision, and advanced robotics. It was built from the ground up for full autonomy based on visual sensing. In a nutshell, R1 has the ability to: Fly itself while intelligently following you Capture amazing, cinematic 4K video Give you as much or as little control as you want through the mobile app Not run into stuff while doing all of the above How does it do it? R1 has been designed around the id...
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  • How do I access and manage my R1 footage?

    You can offload the video footage from your R1 in one of two ways: Clip creation - Instantly create and share a clip within the Skydio app after completing your flight. Offload via USB - Attach your R1 to a computer via the provided USB-C cable. Let’s look at each method: 1. Clip creation using the Skydio app The Skydio app gives you the ability to wirelessly edit and create ready-to-share 1080p clips of your flights right on your phone. See our article How to create & share video clips...
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  • How do I replace and tighten the R1 propellers?

    Here’s a quick video on how to replace the R1 propellers: Here are the replacement steps as outlined in the video: Remove propeller nuts. Two nuts are threaded clockwise, and two threaded counterclockwise. The tightening direction is indicated via the word "TIGHTEN" and an arrow on top of the nut. Loosen and remove by twisting in the direction opposite the arrow with your hand.Grey ring = turn clockwise to loosen. No ring = turn counterclockwise to loosen. Remove and replace prope...
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  • How to hand launch your R1

    Launching R1 from your hand is a quick and convenient way to get it in the air (particularly if you can’t find a clear flat spot to take off) - but it should be done with caution for your safety. Be sure to always follow all of our best practices and guidelines on skydio.com/safety, and check out our article Where can I fly my R1? for more suggestions and usage guidelines. Follow these steps to hand launch safely: Find a clear spot to launch your R1. When hand launching, the area 10 feet ...
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  • How to hand land your R1

    Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to hand land your R1: Be sure to watch the entire video before attempting hand landing. Do not attempt hand landing if: There are high winds present. R1 is not stable in flight for any reason. R1 is emergency landing after an accident or crash. You are in an area where you do not have stable footing. You are on a moving vehicle. Be sure to check out our safety guidelines or related articles for additional tips.
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  • How to erase flights from your R1

    Skydio R1 comes with 64GB of internal onboard storage, which is enough for roughly 1.5 hours of footage when filming in 4K, or 4.5 hours when filming in 1080p30. Here’s how to clear up space on your R1 when needed: To delete individual flights From the Videos tab within the Skydio app, just swipe right-to-left to delete any flight. This will permanently delete videos, so be sure to offload and backup your flights via USB-C to your computer. Notes: You must be connected to your R1 vi...
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  • What is the Skydio Warranty?

    All Skydio products come with a one-year limited warranty. Check out the details here: skydio.com/legal/warranty If you have any other questions or need help, just email us at help@skydio.com, or give us a call.  
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  • Does Skydio offer an SDK?

    Skydio hardware offers the most compute and image-based sensing capability on a flying device of this size, and the Skydio Autonomy Engine allows developers to write software in terms of the application rather than starting at low-level controls. While we don't currently offer an SDK, if you’re interested in building something on top of the capabilities of an autonomous flying robot, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know by filling out the form at this link: Build on R1
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