First let me say that I have read a LOT on the ArduPilot pages, as well as other pages that it has linked to. I’ve learned a lot of new words this past week, but have a few I’m sure basic questions.
What does APM stand for? I’m assuming “auto pilot” something? Multiplatform? I know what it IS, just not sure what the letters stand for.
Also, what does PWM stand for regarding ESC?
And sorry if I’m missing the obvious, but just hadn’t seen it (and I must be not Googling correctly either…)
As far as flight controllers go, looks like the Pixhawk is what I should be looking at right? Sounds like things started with the APM, went to PX4, and now Pixhawk is the latest and greatest? That being said, what is the Hobbyking KK2.0 lacking (for $30) that the Pixhawk ($200) doesn’t do? You can add optional GPS and datalinks on both of them correct?
And ARF means “Almost Ready to Fly”, right? (didn’t see it spelled out but figured that’s what it was)
I was thinking I should get the Flamewheel 450 ARF, but they recommend the Naza autopilot system (that’s their flight controller right?), but can I use the Pixhawk on it instead?
Also, the Mission software looks amazing!
Really hope I didn’t ask too many questions for this first post, and hope they’re not too obvious of questions but still learning a lot and lots of new lingo to get through my skull.