I'm trying to determine feasability fo making a decent reliable camera rig for a small single engine fixed wing like a Cessna 172
I would like to use a full frame high quality camera, gimbal wouldn't be necessary.
I'm thinking there could be a way to utilize pixhawk to trigger the camera, record gps info, and relay positional information to a screen for the pilot in order to hand fly the flight lines on some larger surveys.
I haven't been able to find any information of people who have already done something similar, and buying Applanix IMU and camera system isn't in the cards.
I do know the legalities of airframe modifications, so please don't comment on that aspect.