So I will preface my question by stating that I am brand new to quad/multicopters, but want very badly to learn more and build my own in the process. I have a long way to go, but I found this site and it looks like it will help me immensely.
My question is this: What are the most compelling reasons to go with Arduino over Parallax? I can see the advantage with a board like the Mega, and the shield option in the kits is nice, but on a technology level is one better suited for this than the other?
I own an Arduino Uno and a couple Parallax boards (Badges from DEF CON 20), so I am wondering which gets to be used in my experiments. (Or do I bite the bullet and buy an Arduino Mega 2560?) :-) This site seems to lean towards the Arduino, but I also can't ignore the ELEV-8 and its kin.
I don't want to start any flame wars, I really am looking for insightful information on going one way or the other.
Thanks in advance!