I am undertaking the task of scratch building my own quadcopter based on the Arduino and am at the stage of researching the best way to achieve this and designing it on paper.
I have looked at a number of flight controllers and am leaning towards the ArduPilot APM 2.0 APM 2.5 Flight Control OSD Board Support MEGA but looking at the documentation and reviews, it seems far too complex for my current level of abilities which is a rookie to get going.
My current plan is to have the quadcopter not carry a payload of any kind. Once I get it flying, then I will further develop it to carry some kind of payload.
I was wondering if anyone has used this board and has any advice or any recommendations for an alternative.
Thanks in advance.