I was told some time ago that if you want to just fly a VTOL aircraft ardupilot is great but if you want to add capabilities (extra sensors and servo's), you should couple it with a pixhawk. I have been browsing forums to find out if this is true and haven't found supporting information. Is this true?
More specifically for a class, we are building a demonstration model of a fire suppression aircraft that needs to transition between VTOL and forward flight, as well as operate at least one servo to control water deployment, possibly a gimble and a couple camera's as well.
I am looking into the controllers to use for this. We likely will be creating a non-conventional model and possible have swarm capabilities to attach more than one aircraft together. Has anyone conquered any of these tasks that would be willing to give me a 101 on controller setups?
Someone here at school recommended a KK2 but I really think we would not be able to control all of our moving parts. Another person recommended a DJI lite but i am fairly certain DJI is so streamline that it would be difficult to use unique hardware setups.
Thanks for any advice/learning resources can give.