Just got off the phone with "Enterprise Sales" who confirmed that Skydio is getting out of the consumer market. They will continue in the enterprise market. I use it for my real estate business, so they'll sell me one under the enterprise label.
It's crazy expensive heyI have a meeting set up for next with with their sales person to find out how much it's going to cost me to continue as an enterprise. I assume that my Skydio Care is still good for another year and a half. I guess I'll be the proud new owner of a $4,000 controller.
The feeling is mutual ( I have the Mavic 3 Cine, it is awesome ).All this has me even more disappointed now. I got a chance to test out the Mini 3 Pro out on my MC yesterday, it's a nice drone and there's allot to like about it; surprisingly good at handling wind and it's got a nice camera and long flight times. Takes great scenery pictures and views of tree tops. I kinda knew that but wanted to try out the drone anyway.
It's useless for how I typically use a drone which is following me for miles in the desert. Tracking relies on visual so it's got a very limited tracking distance from a subject like a motorcycle, it does better with a larger vehicle but it's still limited IMO. If I want to film from the side it's venerable to hitting something since there's no side OA on the mini, That doesn't really matter since the tracking will give you fits above 16 mph in anything but a wide open area.
The Skydio filmed my rides, with the mini I can ride to a nice place and stop and film that but it's not filming my rides, it's filming places along the ride and when it is, I'm not riding. Disappointing for my use but it's not unexpected. Like I said it's still a very nice drone but it's not a replacement for the SD2.
I'm way out there filming some cliff lines and a large hawk was very curious about the drone and kept circling it closely, I thought I got it all on video but I forget that you have to tell it to record and I missed the shot. That was the second situation that I missed some nice video for that reason, it's a painful lesson.
Happy to hear this! With all this DJI uncertainty in the air, they’d be silly to drop out of the consumer market.Just spoke to Skydio, they are not getting out of the consumer market. They are currently sold out of Skydio 2+ drones. They have a "email alert" list for their next generation Skydio drone and you can get on it by simply asking them.
I am working with support on a fly away now. I got the generic response of weak GPS. Weak GPS would not explain the violent way the camera shook before it took off. When I normally have weak GPS it just limits the range and height until I fly around a bit. It has never decided (until now) to turn away from me and zoom off.This sure explains why their customer service is complete garbage and they blame the end user for obvious bugs.
We (day-one purchasers) were the beta testers, treated like crap, stepped on, and now they've entered into the big-boy market and will cut off the little guy.
In a way, I'm lucky that they had poor programming to result in a random flyaway, and the horrible customer service to follow. It got me away from this toxic company. Such a shame too, as they were the only name in the game when it came to US dronemakers. I was really rooting for them despite the relatively high cost of entry for my SD2 Pro kit version.
Yeah, mine had GPS lock, and was maybe 800ft away, and I was watching it on the map... When all the sudden it just took off in the opposite direction.I am working with support on a fly away now. I got the generic response of weak GPS. Weak GPS would not explain the violent way the camera shook before it took off. When I normally have weak GPS it just limits the range and height until I fly around a bit. It has never decided (until now) to turn away from me and zoom off.