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06-04-12, 01:54 PM #1
Many animal lovers find it hard to part with their pets when they die.
So when cat Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, was run over by a car, his artist owner decided to turn him into a permanent piece of artwork as the ultimate tribute by transforming him into a flying helicopter.
Dutch artist Bart Jansen first stuffed Orville before teaming up with radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltman to build a specially-designed flying mechanism to attach to the cat.
Jansen said the Orvillecopter is
'half cat, half machine', and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his cat Orville.
Jansen, part of the art
cooperative Generaal Pardon, said: 'After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously.'
He added that Orville will soon be 'flying with the birds' stating: 'Oh how he loved birds. He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight.'
More pictures: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti....html?ITO=1490
06-04-12, 02:08 PM #2
I love my cats but I definitely don't think I'll be turning them into RC aircraft after they're dead.
06-04-12, 02:10 PM #3
This is great, I posted this over at another website (a little late).
Sooooo many things i could say but a picture says a thousand words....
06-05-12, 10:18 AM #4
I suppose he should change its name to "Huey" now.....
06-05-12, 12:09 PM #5
this guy need help,, a padded room maybe,,
The Proud, The Few, The Constitutional Marine
06-05-12, 12:51 PM #6
Next he will be attaching smart bombs to FLUFFY and blowing up the neighborhood.
06-05-12, 03:38 PM #7
I can just see how much fun that would be to watch Ocat and the dog.
06-05-12, 03:55 PM #8
Can't wait to see what he does when his wife passes...
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