"I think the easier way to do this is to simply use an ardupilot based flight controller. Seeing as the firmware supports gliders, it's really a no-brainer. Sure, you could do it yourself from scratch, but I'm sure your time is worth much more than…"
"Because the power supply that feeds the APM will not supply sufficient current to both the APM and the servos at the same time. Once the demand from the servos comes on, voltage can drop enough to "brown out" the APM, thereby killing your copter if…"
"Expanding on the idea of using this for a net recovery: I wonder if this could be done using the new Pixhawk 2 in conjustion with the new higher-level controller?
Dan, would you consider making the code, or your clearly considerable talent,…"