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Dead Cat Turned Into Helicopter By Owner

Submitted by Quartermain at 2012-06-05 17:40:55 EDT
Rating: 0.5 on 7 ratings (20 reviews) (Review this item) (V)


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.

The end result, named the Orvillecopter, is now on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam where visitors can watch Orville flying for themselves.

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.'


Is there a YouTube video? Of course there is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6c4nZJ4ryFE


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Submitted by orphelia at 2012-06-06 15:37:41 EDT (#)

I like the guys boots.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-06 10:22:19 EDT (#)

another fave wit hless dead animal inside

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2012-06-06 10:16:33 EDT (#)

"My puppy died late last fall
He's still rotting in the hall
Dead puppies aren't much fun, no no no"
This and other fun songs helped shape me into the twisted, macabre heathen that I am today.
If Dr. Demento had a song about stuffed heli-kitties, you can bet your sweet ass it would be pure AWESOME.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-06 09:44:10 EDT (#)

"dead Puppies"
wow..Dr.Demento flashback

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2012-06-06 09:39:41 EDT (#)

See? That's the spirit!
The old song says "Dead puppies aren't much fun," but mechanized dead kitties are a blast.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-06 09:30:05 EDT (#)

well Slvr since grandad loved Mr.Wiskers so much we can rig a delivery system on the bottom of helo-cat and sprinkle gramp's cremains over people.

those two..always into mischief

Submitted by S.I. Co. at 2012-06-06 09:26:11 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Saw this on Colbert last night...it's almost more 'merican than America!

*yes, I know it's not.

Submitted by DudeThatsBOSH at 2012-06-06 09:19:38 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Submitted by DudeThatsBOSH at 2012-06-06 09:10:48 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

that fucking rules, you guys are pussies!

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2012-06-06 09:06:58 EDT (#)

What? What could possibly be a better tribute to a beloved pet than knocking over a lamp or face-ramming the drywall with it's mangled, now-mechanical corpse? And who could deny the hilarity of hovering Fluffy's stuffed bunghole over Grandpa's snoring, open maw after Christmas dinner?

You people have no sense of adventure...

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-06 08:46:16 EDT (#)

I think I'm leaning towards MrBobby on this.
I've flown thost toy helos and sooner or later you wind up smashing it into the wall/ground/bystanders. I dont think thats a fitting rememberance to a loved pet

Submitted by allowbot at 2012-06-06 08:41:18 EDT (#)

Let me share my Dutch opinion on this: Disgusting.
If you need the skin for a coat, or the meat to feed, i can live with it, but
this is abuse and without respect to life.
Nowadays 'artist' is quite often another word for asshole.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2012-06-06 08:13:24 EDT (#)

key word there, Dutch.
wacky bastards

its equal parts awesome and weird, I dont know what I feel about this.

Submitted by pen_name at 2012-06-05 20:21:05 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

Submitted by FartSmeller at 2012-06-05 18:11:23 EDT (#)

Nice copypasta you have there.

Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2012-06-05 19:53:27 EDT (#)
Rating: 0

There was a time when turning a dead cat into a kittycopter would be considered grotesque...
...the Dutch apparently consider it art.

Submitted by RoadSong at 2012-06-05 19:49:08 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Auto +2 for a WTF moment.


Took link to see cat-O-copter and found a way cool flashbangbra!


Submitted by Shlongy at 2012-06-05 18:50:38 EDT (#)
Rating: -2


Submitted by Quartermain at 2012-06-05 18:29:36 EDT (#)

Submitted by FartSmeller at 2012-06-05 17:11:23 CDT: Nice copypasta you have there.

You don't like it, then you post something.

Submitted by FartSmeller at 2012-06-05 18:11:23 EDT (#)

Nice copypasta you have there.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2012-06-05 18:06:10 EDT (#)

Hovercat iz hovery.

Next. There's a problem with the reactor -- what do you do?

Homer: There's a problem with the reactor?? We're all going to die!!

I Married Marge