after about 4 hours worth of reading and searching Youtube I found Chris Andersons Still camera image stabilization video witch is this one
This Version as Chris pointed out used a heli head holding gyro and drift was impossible to correct so he came up with this version and bright idea , here and from that came the update to this and video below
However althought this was a brillent easy simple solution too, the problem with it was based on the old IR sensors of previous AP pilot , so i carried on looking and found this thread Here and video here showing Max levine hard work making the same sabilization system work from APM/IMU
Then After reading through 132 pages of that thread 4 cups of coffee later and a large amount of information to grasp I thought id summurize all the information here for people not wanting to read all of that well atleast summurize the progress and updates over the years. wich lead me to the following Questions in witch I initaily tried to answer.
Where are we standing at the moment with this ?
will it work to connect "Y" cables from the APM aileron and elevator to the pan tilt bracket on the belly of the plane to keep still camera pointing down ? is extra code needed ? whats the ups and downs of the system ?
I just want to know becuase with this being a true example of the power of opensource development and progress with target tracking and pan tilt support soon to be added to the APM code, can we summurize all this information latest updates from the community and add it to the Still image wiki page so other members has a simple and cheap solution for mapping and Aerial Photography?
P.S. Chris and other members who works so hard on this community thanks for sharing your hard work and time with things like these ,it keeps people like me out of trouble ;-)