How to launch APM without RC Receiver and Transmitter?

I am new to diy drone. My drone does not have Transmitter and Receiver. It has Arducopter v2.8, hexacopter and a GPS module with compass.

I am a mac OS user, I installed APM Planner 2.0 and found a way to upload Python Script which is install “MAVProxy” by using terminal. However, I can’t upload the script to the APM to execute it.

Terminal installation:
sudo pip install mavproxy
sudo pip install dronekit

I tried to have two terminals.
First is with code “ --master=/dev/tty.usbmodem14201 --baudrate=115200” to read the drone.

Second is “cd /Users/name/Desktop” then “sudo python --connect udp:”[]
(Attached results below)

version of lists:
dronekit 2.9.2
dronekit-sitl 3.3.0
pymavlink 2.4.6
MAVProxy 1.8.18

Hope to get the answer (correct coding/steps) to execute the script without the RC receiver and transmitter in APM Planner 2.0.

Thank you in advance!!

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I don’t believe APM Planner has the FTP function to make directories and move files as yet.
You would be better off using Mission Planner in a VM.

Most concerning is a lack of Transmitter and Receiver.
Even if you are going to deploy this build without these it is very inadvisable to try and flight test a new build without a manual backup.
Your first flights should be in Stabilise, followed by Altitude Hold, a log analysis, and an Autotune.
All this after carefully reading the tuning Wiki and making appropriate adjustments for your frame.

To put a new build straight into guided mode is asking for tears.