I'm looking for some expert direction on what path I should take.
I have the following gear:
I have basic skills and knowledge of electronics and Adruidno however I'm not good with the programming side of things however I can copy/paste sketches and tweak them using advice from the internet.
I want to replace the stock gyro that comes with this quaddy with one of the above options. I want to be able to have position and altitude hold mainly for AP. I do however also like the sound of the ArduPilot however I'm not sure how much 'programming' I'd be required to do to get it working.
I like the DJI Naza because it will just do it. However it is about $400 for the gyro/gps kit. I like the ArduPilot because it means I can start playing with autopilot and waypoints etc but I'm not wanting to delve into the code to achieve it.
If most of what I want to do can be done through GUI with ArduPilot then that's what I'll go with. If that's the case, can someone recommend me exactly what I need as I can see there are cut down version that might not have all the electronics I need etc.
I'm wanting a pre-built ArduPilot kit that I can just wire up configure and go.
Thanks in advance for all your assistance.
You don't have to touch the code with APM--absolutely no programming required! It's a one-click firmware load with the Mission Planner. Totally GUI-driven; perhaps the easiest setup in the UAV market.
Everything you need is here.
Thanks for all your help everyone. I ended up going with the APM from what you've said. I like to tinker and want a little bit of flexibility. I'm fine with configuring and putting it all together it's just the code where I need some guidance but it looks like I won't really need to to much if any of that. If I do, I'll just drop by here for some help.
I bought both since my apm took ages to ship. DJI is a good platform especially with the gps but i am pretty sure apm2 is by far better. I expirience smoother flight characteristics in stabilise mode. The alt Hold is super on the 2.7FW and with a litle throttle mixer on the yaw it's fantastic. You wil enjoy it. My DJI still in the box no interest on using it for now.