As Chris and Jason said.
The latest code is too big for the 1280 APM1, but will work ok with the 2560 APM1.
If you have it already, then use it, but take a look, the APM 2.5 is cheaper than the older ones, if you are thinking about…"
"THis is really good point.
I would master the maintenance and proper flying of the copter for short flights of under 10 mins.
Pushing arducopter for long flights or very high-altitude flights is not wise, or I could not do it.
"I do not like CLOUD9 it reminds me of the IDE for the Arduino.
I much rather to open the device drivers for the IP pins, through the open() system call and issue ioctl() with flags on the file-descriptors.
This way you can do fancy IO.
"I am about to faint for the night:
http://www.eclipse.org/ use eclipse see if it works.
The cross compiler for the gdb is great, however I am a bit old fashioned and I makefile on the actual host to kick the tires, so to speak.
"Let me know if we are talking about the same thing:
I use xcode to get most of the compiles done on IMAC, then I actually re-compile on the Beaglebone itself to access the machine dependent devices.
Look into Cloud9.