Orville the Flying Cat
Artist builds radio-controlled helicopter out of his deceased pet.
Web2Carz Senior Writer
Published: June 4th, 2012
“After a period of mourning he received his propellers.” – Bart Jansen
et taxidermy is big business. Increasingly, bereaved pet owners are having their pets stuffed so that they’ll never have to part with their beloved Spot or Ginger or Mittens. But a Dutch artist has gone one very weird step further by turning his deceased cat Orville into a helicopter.
Yes, that’s Orville as in Orville Wright. The cat was named after the famous aeronautics pioneer, and in death Orville the cat really flies. When Orville died after being hit by a car, Jansen had him stuffed, and then got together with radio-controlled-helicopter-flyer Arjen Beltman, who built a specially designed apparatus to attach to the cat corpse to make it take off.
Jansen says he did this to pay tribute to his favorite feline.
“After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously,” Jansen told the UK’s Daily Mail. “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.”
You can see Orville take wing in the video below.