I am new to this forum so hopefully my question has not been answered already - I have looked at the archives but do not find an answer to my specific question:
What I am trying to do is use the ArduPilot Mega hardware to gather position (lat/long/ht) and orientation (pitch/roll/yaw) in a manned fixed wing aircraft, aerial photography application. So there is no need for RC.
So my questions:
1. Will this work? In other words will I be able to capture the position/orientation information at say 10Hz (the GPS max) via USB to my laptop?
2. Can I power the ArduPilot Mega via USB for this application or do I still need an external power supply?