"camera-mounted drone"?

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 25 04:51:02 UTC 2013

Google Books has instances of "scope-mounted rifle" and
"telescope-mounted rifle". The scope is smaller and is mounted on the
rifle. Perhaps this type of usage facilitated the emergence of
"camera-mounted drone".

The term "scope-mounted rifle" apparently was used in Field and Stream
magazine by the 1940s and "telescope-mounted rifle" apparently was
used in The Game Breeder and Sportsman by the 1930s (unverified
matches in snippet view).

Here is a raw GB match for "camera-mounted rifle" circa 1975:

Title: "They've killed the President!": The search for the ... - Page 49
Author: Robert Sam Anson - 1975 - Snippet view
[Begin extracted text]
After consulting with doctors and staging an elaborate re-creation of
the assassination in Dallas, complete with camera-mounted rifle and
FBI agents as stand-ins for the President and governor, Specter
concluded that one rather than two ...
[End extracted text]

Here is an instance of "camera mounted helicopter":

Maryville photographer uses unmanned aerial vehicle technology ...
[Begin extracted text]
Aug 23, 2012 - A sophisticated radio control remote operates every
aspect of photographer Neil Crosby's camera mounted helicopter. (Saul
Young/News ...
[End extracted text]

Youtube has some nice footage from a "camera-mounted rocket":

Title: Camera-Mounted Rocket Launch in Las Vegas Desert
Uploader: Liz Eisenberger Liz Eisenberger·6 videos
Published on Mar 29, 2013
[Begin excerpt]
Went to visit my brother and his family and we tested this rocket with
2 parachutes attached to see if it would make a better video. Good
scenic views at the top.
[End excerpt]



On Sun, Nov 24, 2013 at 10:21 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
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> A man trying to find the remains of perhaps 500 Marines killed on
> Tarawa in WWII whose bodies are still unrecovered  had "launched a
> camera-mounted drone" to produce an aerial photograph.  NYTimes
> Magazine, today, 32/2.
> Shouldn't that be "drone-mounted camera", the drone being what the
> camera was mounted on?  If one reads "an elephant-mounted mahout",
> surely it's the mahout mounted on the elephant.  I would not expect
> to read about "a mahout-mounted elephant."  I suppose in this case
> the size disparity forces a single visual image.  But if the sizes
> are more nearly equal?  Such as at the circus -- a "lion-mounted
> tiger" vs. a "tiger-mounted lion"?  An "A-mounted B" is a B mounted on an A?
> Joel
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