Orbit Component

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The orbit component at its simplest flies a circle around a point of interest; although it is possible to configure the orbit component to fly a changing radius spiral from a one altitude to another.

 

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Step 1 - Add a Orbit from the Create Menu, or New Component Menu

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Step 2 - Select the Center Point

You can adjust this later by dragging the component or inputing a specific GPS coordinates.

 

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Step 3 - Configure Basic Settings

Adjust altitude, radius, flight direction, speed, and data to be captured.

 

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Step 4 - Configure Advanced Settings

Expand the advanced settings to access more options.

 

Starting and Final Altitude

Select Add Final Altitude

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Set Starting and Final Altitudes

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Starting and Final Radius

Select Add Final Radius

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Set Starting and Final Radius

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Multiple Rotations

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Gimbal Pitch

Set a different gimbal pitch by selecting Add Gimbal Orientation

 

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For multiple payloads, you can add a second gimbal orientation with a different pitch.

 

Exact Center Coordinates

Input the exact center coordinates to place the orbit in a specific location. Consider using Adaptive Flight Offsets in the field for better mission alignment. 

 

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Example 3D Preview of a Advanced Orbit 

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