Skydio 2

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  1. crystal-pete Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Thunderdrones Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like it might be backordered until next year...

    In any case, I usually wait until others have bought new release products and reviewed them.

    It would be so nice if it was a great quality drone, with few bugs.
     
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  3. crystal-pete Moderator Staff Member

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    This guy (see link below) has done a couple of hands-on reviews. It looks perfect for anyone who wants to do a lot of "follow-me" footage and the obstacle avoidance is ground-breaking.



    On another front the Mavic Mini is actually a real thing - the FCC documents have been published.

    https://fccid.io/SS3-MT1SS51905/Test-Report/Test-Report-4470111
     
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    Wouldn't the advanced "follow me" capabilities violate VLOS? If you are riding a bike or something, you wouldn't be watching the drone.
     
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  5. crystal-pete Moderator Staff Member

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    I believe that you are entirely correct - at some point the developers of this drone will need to address the VLOS issue. On the other hand it seems to me that the airspace regulators will need to consider the advances in A.I. and tweak the rules accordingly.
     
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    The skydio 2 looks interesting. It seems like it is targeted at active millennials and younger.

    The VLOS shouldn’t be an issue because users can argue that they can look at it at any time and keep it in sight. This is not much different that drone photographers that alternate between framing the shot and watching the drone.

    I’ll be curious to see how good the obstacle avoidance works in real world conditions.
     
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