I'm Dela, a DIY drone newbie with intermediate electronics knowledge and I'm designing an autonomous VTOL Fixed Wing drone. I want to design my own budget Flight controller using basic sensors such as IMU, barometer, GPS and compass.
I would like to know if I can run the Ardupilot firmware on my flight controller because I don't want to code the software. Also could you suggest some sensors and concepts I could implement in this build.
Again, Is it possible to implement a beyond line of sight control in this drone? If possible how can it be done. I've been thinking about finding a way to use a GSM module for the telemetry as well as beyond line of sight control. Is this feasible? Or an LTE dongle connected to a raspberry pi?
As it stands now, cost of materials is a problem because of where I am come from (Ghana) so I'm avoiding the purchase of a pixhawk and sticking to using simple budget friendly systems.
Thank you very much.