"Freely available tools is really important, that's why Labview is a problem. Another consideration is rather subjective but still very important. What is the life cycle of the tools, will it be around for free or at all in the future? Is development…"
"ArduMega Ground station Schematics were completed, hardware was received last week so the mock up for board layout has started. We hope to finish this in the next week or 2, work pressure permitting. We have a good idea of where the components need…"
"Please have a look at this for consideration: UAVTalk
From the link "UAVTalk is a completely open binary protocol designed specifically for communication with UAVs and is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA license so it can be implemented in…"