How to control apm using xbee only

hi all, i want to build quadcopter using apm and xbee module without using rc transmitter/receiver. using my laptop as ground station, i want to control the quad over xbee module without rc transmitter/receiver. can any one help me with connecting apm using xbee module??

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I personally don’t believe UA will be permitted to fly commercially without an approved command and control link in place. That would be the traditional RC controller or a second radio link.