I am trying to figure out the possibilities of ArduCopter as an autonomous microUAV research platform. Right now we are going to acquire a quadrotor to start working on it. I am having some difficulties in knowing which are the actual performances of ArduCopter and ArduPilotMega:
1. I am pretty sure that autonomous flight has already been achieved (following outdoors GPS waypoints).
How can an additional computer communicate with the ArduPilotMega board (WiFi, ZigBee, wired to an additional onboard computer)?
Can the additional computer send orientation and thrust commands to the ArduPilotMega board in order to close a control loop?
2. Is anybody working in achieving indoors flight stability with ArduCopter?
Thanks for the information.
Congratulations for both projects ArduCopter and ArduPilotMega!