Quadcopter using gamepad

Hello everyone … am asking for connection and setting up software

i want to build a quadcopter / plane , but the problem is the radio transmitter /receiver is not available in my country or very expensive , so i have read about using a gamepad with Xbee that would do that as an alternative .

but i didn’t find a tutorial of connecting to apm board or setting up controlling in mission planner ?
shall i connect the Esc(s)/servos directly to outputs slots at Apm ? and if so , how to setup mission planner for that :slight_smile: !