I’m looking at getting an f550 ARF kit. I’m comfortable enough with the build, but relatively new to UAV’s. The plan is to use the vehicle for mapping/surveying, so I don’t necessarily want or need to fly the thing manually. I want to get a transmitter/controller that I can use with dronedeploy (or something similar) to set up automated flight lines. This is where my knowledge falls apart. Like I said I’m comfortable enough with the ARF build, and I’ll get a battery for the vehicle. But I’m not sure what controller I’ll need or what additional hardware I may need to automate flights. Anybody have and knowledge they want to share, or resources they could pass on?
Additionally I’m not married to the f550, but would like to keep costs down. So if there’s another ARF kit someone knows that might better suit mapping/surveying needs I’m open to it.