ROSBeagle on USB and PC on radio


I am looking at a possible implementation of an autonomous quadcopter using an onboard Beagleboard xm(with ROS). THe MAVlink can be used as the primary protocol here via a USB connection b/w the beagle and APM2.6.

I do understand that, this renders a radio link useless due to the auto mux feature enabled.

Is it possible that i have 2 different UART links established? One USB to the beagle and one radio to MP on a PC parallely. There is a solder jumper available to do so.

Has anyone done something like this before? If yes, could you please provide me with a link to the same?

And suppose, i DO cut the auto mux jumper, and decide to use 2 different UART links as mentioned above, will the USB work on the PC?

P.S : New to this community and i love it. :D

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