The autonomous Orbit flight function of the X‑Star drone allows you to capture smooth, circling video footage of a point of interest of your choosing.
By default, the X‑Star will point towards the POI, but by using the left stick we can rotate the aircraft in any direction and adjust our altitude up or down. Now, swipe at the top of the screen to see the control options for the right stick. Pushing up on the right stick will increase the radius of the orbit, and pulling down will decrease the radius. If the X‑Star is flying clockwise, pushing right on the right command stick will increase the speed. The wider the radius, the faster the top speed can be.
If you’re flying clockwise and push left on the right command stick, the X‑Star will slow down. If you keep pushing left, the X‑Star will then start to head in a counterclockwise orbit. Remember these settings are based off the default mode 2 command stick settings.
At any point during the auto piloted orbit, you can tap the “Hide” button at the top of the menu to close this menu and access other features of your X‑Star, like camera settings. To get back to the Orbit menu, just tap on the “Fly” icon again.