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Skydio 2 Review

Skydio 2 is a new autonomous drone.

skydio 2

It is smaller, faster, and more powerful of a self-flying camera drone than the Skydio R1, but somehow costs less.

Skydio 2 Drone Specifications

  • Camera: 4k60 HDR
  • Autonomous Speed: 36 MPH
  • Battery: 23 minutes
  • Sound: 50% quieter
  • Gimbal: 3 axis
  • Range: 3.5 km
  • 6 x 4K navigation cameras

Control Options:

skydio 2 app

Skydio Dock

Skydio Dock
Skydio Dock

Watch the video

Getting Started

Watch the video for highlights of the available flight modes and what is included in the hard case.

What’s included in the box?

Inside the custom-made hard case is:

  • Skydio 2 aircraft
  • 1 Battery
  • Charging Power Adapter
  • USB C to USB C charging and data cable
  • Microfibre cloth, to keep all of the cameras smudge-free
  • An extra set of propellers
  • NO SD Card is included

How does it communicate?

Skydio 2 uses Wi-Fi to communicate with your phone and other Skydio 2 accessories.

You can control it from the SmartPhone APP.

Want to know more? here is the full Skydio 2 User Guide download:

Autonomous Drone That Never Crashes!

Skydio Inc is so confident that the drone will not crash when flown within their operational guidelines that they offer a warranty:

Skydio 2 with a simple promise: if you’re operating your Skydio 2 within our Safe Flight guidelines, and it crashes, we’ll repair or replace it for free.

You can read the full Warranty here.

Skydio 2 Review

First Flight

First Flight is stressful!

Skydio 2 is claimed to be the most advanced sports tracking drone on the market, surpassing the company’s first drone, the Skydio R1.

Skydio 2 VS Mavic 2

Skydio VS Mavic :

To further compare the Skydio 2 to DJI Drones, check this Drone Quality Report which compares the image quality between this drone and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom, Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Air.

Video Playlist

If you want to watch more videos on Skydio 2, here is a Playlist.

Firmware Update

A new firmware update is available, Version 5.41.77

According to Skydio, this new firmware update addresses flight performance, tracking updates, and critical flight bug fixes.

Applying the firmware update should be quick and easy. Simply open the Skydio app and it will download the update to your Smart-Phone. Once complete, it updates the drone.

skydio2 firmware update
Skydio2Firmware Update

The entire process should take around 5 minutes, depending upon your internet connection speed.

If you have the Beacon, you will need to update that device as well.

More information on how to install the firmware update for the can be found on the Skydio Support site.

Additional footage courtesy of Skydio

SD Card

What SD card does it require?

This aircraft requires a UHS CLASS 3 (or faster) micro SD card.

skydio 2 sd card

If you try with anything less you will get a warning message saying that your SD card is not supported.

Skydio Controller

Skydio 2 Beacon Tutorial

The Skydio 2 Beacon Controller he ultimate way to fly this amazing drone.

Watch this tutorial video on how the beacon works.

Drone Specifications

Skydio 2 combines groundbreaking artificial intelligence with a best-in-class 4k60 HDR camera, 3.5 kilometers of wireless range, and 23 minutes of flight time in a drone that fits anywhere you can carry a 13” laptop.

For experienced pilots, Skydio 2 makes every aspect of flying drones more creative, more fun, more useful, and less stressful. But it’s also capable of flying completely by itself with the skills of an expert pilot, opening up the power and magic of aerial capture to new audiences.

Physical Specifications

Size with Battery 223 x 273 x 74 mm

Size of Hard Case (included) 255 x 297 x 65 mm (l x w x h)

Weight with Battery 775 g

Battery Capacity 4280 mAh

Flight Time 23 minutes

Max Flight Speed (sea level, no wind) 36 mph (manual or autonomous)

Max Wind Speed Resistance 25 mph

Max Service Ceiling (above sea level) 15,000’ density altitude

Storage Removable MicroSD card slot

Autonomy System

Main Processor NVIDIA Tegra X2

6 x Navigation Cameras

  • Sensor Sony 1/3” 4K CMOS
  • Lens f/1.8 200° field of view
  • Combined Field of View 360° 

Obstacle Avoidance Coverage Omnidirectional including above/below

Onboard AI 9 custom deep networks used in flight

3D World Model Update Rate > 1 million points per second

User-Selectable Subjects for Tracking People, motor vehicles

Object Tracking and Identification Up to 10 simultaneous objects of interest.

Primary Camera

Sensor Type Sony 1/2.3” 12.3MP CMOS

Lens f/2.8, 20 mm (at 35 mm equivalent)

Image Signal Processor Qualcomm QCS605

Video Resolution and Framerates 4K at 24, 30, 48, 60 FPS

1080p at 30, 60, 120 FPS

Bitrate 100 Mbps

Formats AVC/H.264, HEVC/H.265

Dynamic Range 13 stops

Still Resolution 4056×3040 (12 MP)

Still Formats JPEG, DNG (RAW)

Control Methods

Skydio App for iOS and Android

Skydio Beacon (sold seperately)

Controller (sold seperately)


Communication Range to Phone 200 m

Communication Range to Beacon 1.5 km

Communication Range to Controller 3.5 km

GPS Satellite Constellations GPS and GLONASS

Skydio Beacon

Size 43 x 129 x 19.5 mm

Weight 91.5 g

Battery Life 3 hr

GPS Satellite Constellations GPS and GLONASS


Size Folded 94 x 153 x 71 mm (l x w x h)

Size Unfolded 153 x 153 x 117 mm (l x w x h)

Weight 386 g

Live Streaming Resolution HD 720p

Supported Mobile Devices iOS and Android screen size up to 6’’ 

Tablet support with optional accessory

Battery Life 5 hr 30 (iOS), 2 hr 30 (Android)

GPS Satellite Constellations GPS and GLONASS

Information source: Skydio 2 specs

All information on Skydio 2 is subject to change at any time.

Acknowledgment: Skydio 2 and it’s associated products and images are © 2019 SKYDIO, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED