Dutch Artist Transforms Dead Cat into Helicopter
AMSTERDAM (Derek Drake) -- Sometimes, it's hard to say goodbye to a pet when it passes away, but one artist in the Netherlands found a way to memorialize his cat.
Orville, named for the infamous Ohio native, pioneer of flight, Orville Wright, was killed when he was run over by a car. His owner, Dutch artist Bart Jansen, decided to get his beloved cat stuffed, but then decided there was more to Orville than just laying around.
So he teamed up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to design a quadcopter to fit Orville on. And thus the Orvillecopter was born.
The working model (as seen in the video player above) is currently on display in Amsterdam at the Kunstrai Art Festival where Orville is flying high!