Erle-HexaCopter is a Linux-based copter that uses the Erle-Brain 3 hardware autopilot and the award winning APM:Copter software project. It's capable of different flight modes and ideal for outdoor operations. In a nutshell, it's a Linux flying robot kit whose behavior can be extended in the same way you'll code something in your Desktop machine.
It has been designed for an extended flight time and it can carry a payload of about 2 kilograms. It includes official ROS support and an alpha version of ROS 2.0.
– Telemetry, although not included is recommended. – It is advisable to install some fiberglass legs if you use a gimbal. – If you use a 2-axis gimbal, you will need a 9 channels RC to control both axis. With the 6 channel RC you only can control one of the axis.