I was hoping someone could clarify for me, if mission planner is required in the field for telemetry from the APM? The reason i ask is i have a lack of a good laptop, and was wondering if i could program the APM using my desktop PC at home, then just take the plane out to the field and flick it on as usual?
Obviously this would mean i wouldn't have live telemetry information coming back to me, such as whether it has GPS lock! :O
Just wondering if the APM requires a MP connection?