Hello, my friend!
I am about to start a project similar to yours and I plan to use the RPLIDAR A2. My goal is to build a hexacopter that can perform object avoidance. I kind of got discouraged reading this discussion and I want to be as cautious as possible before I actually order the RPLIDAR A2 and start assembling the drone.
If you would be generous and share with me some details about your code, assembly, and different aspects you had to deal with will building your drone, I would be very grateful for you!
My email address is: email@example.com
We can also have further discussions in the future and benefit from each other!