So I've been looking into companion computers now for a while, and haven't really been able to find what all the hype is.
I just watched a video where you need an intel edison to read code to start, take off, fly somewhere, land then stop the aircraft. Excuse me if im wrong, but can't a pixhawk do all that on it's own anyway?
I know there are other bits of code that can let you find a red baloon, but what's that for?
Im not trying to discount the work anybody is putting into these applications, but I am just lost as to how I can use them.
I've built a number of quads, small and large, so I want to try something new and I know this is where it's all going, Im just trying to figure out why?