NooB Questions Hardware for Rover and Glider

Hi All,
I am brand new to Ardupilot, although I have downloaded the software and read the basic information.

I have experience with quadcopters, RC cars, and gliders, would like to purchase hardware to learn about using Ardupilot and QGroundControl.

I use a MacBook Pro. I would like to purchase the equipment to build a rover and use Ardupilot, QGroundControl, and an NVIDIA Nano to get started.

I want to be able to reuse the same equipment in a glider.

I am interested in the ability to combine optical recognition (follow the lines around a racetrack) and following a mission planner. Does any hardware allow a computer interface with RC ESCs and RC servos?

I appreciate your patience with my lack of knowledge.