Thanks very much for finding out and reporting what Skydio is doing to improve the range of the S2.
It's important to realize that if the WiFi range increase gets approved (i.e. how far out you can control the S2) the only downside you'll see is the quality of the video you see on your phone will be decreased.
The quality of whats recorded on the S2's memory card is NOT affected.
Actually, it's not BS, it is a reasonable conclusion based upon the FCC filings. I posted the original video that Mike references at the end of his. I go into detail what Skydio filed with the FCC and what it likely means. I am an Electronic Engineer and works for a company that builds wireless products. I know a thing or two about homologation testing (FCC, CE, etc.) as we go through that stuff with our own products.
Yes, my conclusions are a guess, but it is an educated guess based upon my own experience and knowledge of how Wi-Fi works. The only reasonable conclusion about what Skydio is doing with the FCC change request is to address distance issues.
Yes, by their CEO's admission, it's a hardware limitation.
Would have been nice had they taken the months of involuntary manufacturing downtime to redesign the Skydio 2's antennas.
Yes, that would mean an improvement over the products deliveried prior to the closure. But it's been nearly a year since most of those who received units before the closure placed their orders. That is more than enough time to justify an incremental upgrade.