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Another S2 range test

Lifeisfun

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All I can say in order not to upset local groupies is that I couldn't do any better neither....

 
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It sure looks like Skydio's S2 "updated" range is no where near the advertised 3.5km range.

Considering that the antenna in the S2 is ideal only in one direction of flight and the that the antenna in the remote is not improved from the old Parrot Anafi design its a real mystery how Skydio can claim such a range.

Antenna orientations are EVERYTHING and Skydio misses the boat in both areas.
 

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Coincidentally another video posted today. Disconnected after 450m in fairly normal environment, on top of everything the app crashed twice (iPhone 11 Pro Max)

 
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Watching the video gives hints to why the S2 may be disconnecting and the app crashing.

Am beginning more and more to think that "both" problems are both heat related and antenna related problems.

Given the amount of processing power that's called upon for this drone to do everything properly it must be pretty close to exceeding its safe operating temperature.

Flying multiple flights (especially in warm climates) and not allowing the drone to adequately cool down seems to be asking for problems.

P.S. It'll be interesting to hear the outcome of his report to Skydio.
 
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^ No reason for the app to crash even if the drone overheated.
Quite opposite it should take control even more, and report unsafe vehicle flying temperature.
Doubt this was heat related.
 
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There's a reason that heat dissipation is crucial in all newer high processing electronic circuits ... feel free to believe what you want.

Skydio knew the drawbacks of excess heat but elected to release the S2 anyway.

We'll see if disconnect/app problems increase or decrease during the upcoming colder winter months.
 

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There's a reason that heat dissipation is crucial in all newer high processing electronic circuits ... feel free to believe what you want.

Skydio knew the drawbacks of excess heat but elected to release the S2 anyway.

We'll see if disconnect/app problems increase or decrease during the upcoming colder winter months.
Obviously
So, app crashes on the phone to cool down vehicle in the air ....OK then 🤣
 

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