i all. i am a newbie name is cooper. and i just recieved everything in the mail today but after looking at the instructions to the ArduStation, i really didn't see why it was recommended over using the Xbee usb adaptor w/ the GROUND CONTROL STATION software. The display on the ArduStation is just numerical values, and the data on ground control station is graphically illustrated. so i dont get it. i need to know the plane's orientation at all times, and it would seem alot more cumbersome to be constantly trying to decipher numerical values. beside that, it needs it own power supply. and the laptop already has it.
it it preferred because you can connect it up to other hardwire (i saw some made a tracking antenna with it). or is it recommended because it can be used alone, as well as also connecting to the GROUND CONTROL STATION on my laptop.
if anyone can shed some light on this for me, i would greatly appreciate it.
and good luck with all of your projects.