No. In a standard ortho mission, you can check the box so that it flies a circuit of the mission, to face inwards and take a series of oblique images. I use this to help reduce the bowling effect by tying in a wider area.
Unfortunately, and it’s been like this since the perimeter was introduced, it is usually the case that the perimeter flight won’t start from the nearest part of the perimeter, or even the nearest corner of mission, but instead will draw a route to the complete opposite side of the mission. Can sometimes use up 10% of the battery in needlessly treking across the width of the site, only to then pass over where it could have started halfway round.
What makes matters worse, is that if during that lengthy pass it needs a battery change, it doesn’t return to the next waypoint at the end of the pass, but instead returns to precisely where it left off - even when that pass was only commuting.
Keep in mind that I’m still working with V4.2, which still allows me to utilise the Precision Return today. Luck for me. I’m hoping when it does return to the next version, they either fix the map, insofar that it won’t needlessly need to trek across the entire site to start the perimeter from there or if they can’t, the Return will go straight to the next waypoint and ignore the unnecessary commute.
A quick mark-up.
The mission starts at ‘START’ and travels north to Waypont 1. It slowly flies up and down to finish the standard mission at Waypoint 15. From ‘15’, it would be sensible to start the perimeter flight by going to Waypoint 16 in BLUE, making its way around, but instead it needlessly flies across the site to 16 RED. Have no idea why but it has been discussed in the forum previously.
The added problem, is that if a battery change is needed between 15 and 16 RED and I might be stood say at the northern end of the mission, it will fly all the way back to me, have the change and then fly all the way back south to where I interrupted the commute between 15 and 16 RED, before then commuting north again to 16 RED!?
On sizeable sites, this can be a massive chunk of battery consumption.