I’ve recently started tinkering with ArduPilot using SITL and I’ve decided to go to the next step and buy a drone to experiment with. The thing is, I have no knowledge of where I should start.
I aim to create a GPS fail-safe system, so that the drone can go back to launch if the GPS signal is lost. I’ve been working on this for a bit on ArduCopter 3.6. I’m currently running the tests on SITL on a Ubuntu 18.04, and I’d like to buy a drone to proceed with testing.
I have read a bit about a few setups, such as using the navio2 and a raspberry pi 3b alongside it, but I don’t know if I really need a companion computer or if I should just get the pixhawk board and keep it that way. I’d also like to know if I can hookup these boards to any drone, since could possibly use a friends drone for testing.
Overall I’m not very knowledgeable about the subject and I don’t have much money to spend on new hardware. (My current budget is 200€)
Does anyone have any suggestions for a newbie?
Thanks in advance!