What exactly is the Skippy Scout App?

We built Skippy Scout as a way to make field walking/crop scouting more efficient through the use of affordable drone systems, which many farmers and agronomists already own.

Think of it as a much faster, more detailed way to scout crops/quadrat sample. It’s like the the field scouting apps you get on your phone, but your phone can fly around the field…

How do I pay for the app? Can I pay seasonally?

Skippy Scout is a subscription based service, with pricing starting at £30 per month. You have to pay for each month you intend to use the app.

However, while we don’t offer ‘seasonal’ price plans, you can pause your subscription anytime via the website. While paused, you can’t use the app, but you won’t pay anything either, then simply resume you subscription when you want to start using Skippy again.

What drones can Skippy fly?

We’re focused on DJI drone systems, for now.

Skippy currently supports the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Zoom, and Phantom 4 drone series. Soon, we will add the Mavic Pro v1, Mavic Air and Mavic Mini to the list.

We may support other manufacturers down the line so if you make drones, feel free to get in touch!

Can Skippy use my mobile device?

Skippy is iOS only at the moment, use your iPhone 6S and beyond. Of course it will work a little better with more modern devices. iPads are ok too.

Really want to use Skippy and don’t have an iPhone? You don’t need a new one, in fact we recommend something like an iphone 7. Try Music Magpie for some good deals

Android coming soon… well, at some point!

How fast is it, is it really better than field-walking?

Much faster. Skippy can cover about 2 hectares per minute with your drone, capturing high resolution images at 2 points per hectare.

These are all downloaded to your phone as your drone flies, so you can look at them as soon as they are taken and analyse for GAI etc, much in the same way you would use your phone camera to take a pic with a standard scouting app. Think of your drone as a flying phone camera!

Is it available in my country?

Yes/kind of, we have testers all over the world! Skippy in general should work anywhere in the world, however we are testing and developing it in the UK market first.

Our field boundaries system currently works in Europe and the USA. More areas will be available soon, and we are also adding a manual field boundary entry system, that will mean it will work anywhere!

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How far can Skippy fly my drone?

In most cases the answer is: far enough. Not very specific we know, but there are a lot of factors to consider. Legislation in most countries means you cannot let a drone go beyond where you can see it, or about 500m, enough to cover a average field in the UK.

Of course terrain and field size do vary. Hills can block signal, and other countries have much larger fields. If Skippy looses a connection to your drone, it will return to its take-off location.

So where a longer range is needed, we recommend installing a longer range antenna on your drone controller, which will increase the range/penetration through hills etc. Contact us for more info