I'm a beginner. By reading this forum, I found that I can teach myself flying manually using very cheap drone (<100$). However, my ultimate goal is to do code the software (I'm from Android dev background) for the drone to fly itself. So I'm considering buying something that allow connecting with an autopilot (apm/pixhawk).
Does Iris+ (http://store.3drobotics.com/products/iris) serve that purpose: controlled by autopilot?
Are there extra tips you guys want to share with me? Regarding what to buy, what to learn?