MavLink "Control Box" APM 2.6

Hi again guys, You may know me from my previous thread http://diydrones.com/forum/topics/hoperf-trp-project-targeting-marcin-krawczyk


This time I'm doing something "Non-Malicious"

I'd like to send commands via Arduino to the USART telemetry port on the APM.

1. I want to be able to have a GPS on me (I am carrying it)
2. I want to have my drone take off, and control it to a fixed altitude
3. I then want my software to read my GPS position, and command the drone to fly to a GPS position relative to me.
4. As I then begin to move I want the drone to constantly stay that relative distance and altitude from me.

So this is a form of "follow me" ... but I want to make the controller that I can mount on my bike, with some very specific controls (joysticks) on the handle bars. These controls would allow me to control several key aspects of the relative flight.

Again ... being new to this ... maybe all of this is already possible and done?

If not, then I'm wanting to understand if I'm researching the right direction in thinking that I could stream a set of "goto GPS position" commands to the drone at a high rate.

Thoughts?

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