NopeAnyone feel like this ship is taking on water? A lot of people are selling these drones now, and a lot of canceled batch orders it seems. Skydio has has been oddly quiet on social media. I would like to see them pushing out a few updates on this bird. Even some minor ones would make owners feel like there’s some progression. I find myself asking myself if I should be selling now before it’s to late to recoup the investment. I just wanna know Skydio is here for the long haul, and that they will continue supporting this thing unlike the R1. This community is starting to show some tumbleweeds.
Honest question. How much active track sports do you see yourself doing? If your primary use for this drone is to capture creative footage using the controller and with the aid of the fantastic obstacle avoidance, you will be disappointed. The transmission system is a huge problem and not only because of range.Skydio will continue to appeal to any pilot out there that wants to concentrate on getting aerial video without having to worry about obstacles that might be in his flight path.
That's the major concern of any one piloting rc aircraft today.
They've achieved something that no one even comes close to achieving .... a really smart drone that just needs time to get smarter.
I'm not a "parent" yet but I'm going to give that little guy a chance to prove his meddle...
Would be great if this guy would actually participate in the forum instead of just posting his videos and providing nothing else. I get it, it's all about the clicks. But lots of other folks here post their videos and engage with others, answers questions, etc. I suspect they garner a lot more "clicks" than hit and run posts like this.
I concur but since clicks here don't generate cash most of us would do the same thing.Would be great if this guy would actually participate in the forum instead of just posting his videos and providing nothing else. I get it, it's all about the clicks. But lots of other folks here post their videos and engage with others, answers questions, etc. I suspect they garner a lot more "clicks" than hit and run posts like this.
I'm a professional photographer doing mostly real estate. I have about 1100 "missions" and began 3 or 4 years ago with Phantom 4. My go-to up to now has been Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Air. I use the Skydio 2 for those shots (like up a driveway to front door) where I want to concentrate on my photography and not obstacles in the way. I'm impressed with exposure accurance and color balance. I am not happy with lens distortions in still and video. I'm not talk about perspective distortion, I am talking barrel distortion etc. i.e. LENS distortion. As to range, I've never had any issue as I am always in VLOS. As to "stick landing as opposed to button landing, again, I have no problem. I FLY the drone over me and the descend to about 7 or 8 feet (2 feet or so above me), face the drone camera towards me and then, with my hand extended, press the button to land in my hand or land on my landing pad. So far I have not seen gimbal twitch. I've flown about 10 missions with it so far, about 80 minutes of flying. As to battery, I usually get 22 or so minutes of flight from my batteries typically being overhead to me and landing at 15 to 17%. I don't fly at high speed at all. I have "dual charger", 3 batteries and use a 90 volt charger to charge 2 batteries simultaneously. I am happy to answer any questions.