I've got a setup PXFMini + Pi pair, with Mission Planner confirming everything is A-OK. I'd like to move on to direct copter control through code, specifically with sensor input and channel overrides for directional adjustments (wall evasion), all without radio control.
I cannot find a succinct "getting started" on Erle about setting up ROS and a hello world example from which I could continue.
I started at:docsDOTerleroboticsDOTcom/robot_operating_system/ros/basic_concepts/examples, (New user, can't link more than 3 links) then learned that that tutorial is outdated, from these instructions: http://forum.erlerobotics.com/t/missing-catkin-ws-folder/2998. From there I went to: https://github.com/erlerobot/robot_blockly and successfully setup Blockly, though that isn't quite what I wanted. Further, Blockly doesn't support copters, only rovers.
Important edit: I'd love to work with Dronekit instead of ROS, due to the extremely simple code, and the following link implies that this is possible and planned for: ardupilotDOTorg/copter/docs/common-erle-brain-linux-autopilot.html, but I saw a more recent reply to a post on this forum from Erle officials saying that Dronekit is not supported, and ROS is the appropriate alternative.
So, I'm pretty much back at square one. An ELI5 would be great, but a general direction would also be very appreciated.