Skydio 2 drone battles strong winds, rain, and saltwater spray – video

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Check out this video from DC Rainmaker in which he tests the Skydio 2 drone in fierce winds, rain, and salt spray from the waves in IJmuiden, The Netherlands.

Skydio 2 drone battles strong winds, rain, and saltwater spray

DC Rainmakers tests out the high-wind capabilities of the autonomous drones. As you can see in the video the drone does a really good job battling the strong and gusty winds with speeds of over 40 mph.

The drone also has to cope with rain and saltwater spray that hits its lenses and could potentially affect its obstacle avoidance system that is reliant on getting visual information from the six 4K cameras on the aircraft. However, as you can see in the video, the water seems to have little effect on the unmanned aircraft.

The Skydio 2 drone has a max speed of 36 mph and a max wind resistance of 25 mph. During the test, some of the wind gusts topped 40 mph and it is impressive to see the drone battling it out while tracking the subject.

Overall, I would say the 2 drone does a really good job of tracking the subject while dealing with very strong and gusty wind conditions. There are definitely some hairy moments but each time the drone recovers.

The 2 drone provides a high wind speed warning on the app as you can see in the image below.

Skydio 2 Drone Battles Strong Winds, Rain, And Saltwater Spray - Video 1

Skydio 2 Drone Battles Strong Winds, Rain, And Saltwater Spray - Video 2

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