I'm hoping someone here can point me in the right direction. I founded a program that brings RC Aviation to at-risk youth. We're currently in various Boys & Girls Clubs. This year we're experimenting with a couple scratch build programs with the older youth who are a bit more interested in the hobby.
Here's my problem, the person I originally had who was going to help me with this program has to leave suddenly and now I'm the one who will be heading this portion of the program and I've never used or even built a multi-copter or worked with Ardu products.
I have a history flying fixed wing aircraft and have flown muti-copters "a bit" before but never have I done a build.
We're looking to use a platform which was created for us which we can easily replicate. someone we know went through a lot of trial and testing to come up with a great solid platform. it's called the H-Virus (http://flitetest.com/articles/The_H_Virus) We have two of these platforms.
We also have Scorpion and Castle sponsors for the project so we'll be using their motors and esc's.
(4) Scorpion SII-2212-960Kv (11.5 props)
(4) ICE Lite 50A ESC's with CC BEC 10A (running GoPro2 Hero, ardu, and eventually FLIR Tau 320 19mm for crop surveying (UAV)
(Fatshark Goggles to have FPV capability)
We also have (3) APM 1 Kits and Eagle Tree 2D/3D Stabilizer.
Given that we have all this, do you think this is something that is fairly straight forward? Or am I going to have to do a great deal of programing etc? I thought it was a matter of uploading firmware etc...
I don't want to start this program and get over my head if this isn't doable.
Any help would be greatly appreciated