I am looking into building a custom drone that can take of vertically. I would like to use a camera to land in a specific point, for which I though on using ROS. My idea is to use Ardu-copter code to plan a mission and fly, and then use some script working in ros to give commands to the actuators. I know it is not going to be a plug and play project, but I would like to know if Erle-brain is the right platform for this.
So, my questions are:
1.- can I control 12 actuators with this board? 3 actuators would be the motors with the propellers, and the control surfaces will be controlled with servos. What would be the best configuration for this? maybe using the I2C port?
2.- How easy will it be to interact with the ardupilot code and get the drone landing on a point? (let's say in a light or a chess board) I mean, while still using the flight controller, give it commands to descend in a controlled manner.
Hope you can help me