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Jun 5, 2012 7:04 PM by CNN

Rant: Dutch artist turns dead pet into "Cat-copter"

Some people say it's harmless and other say it's sick, what do you think?


A dead cat flies. Sounds crazy, right?  But a dead cat is flying into the pages of art history.

For the cat-copter, a remote controlled helicopter made out of a dead cat.  The cat's owner, dutch artist Bart Jansen, considers this a tribute.  "I really love this cat and for me this is a way to actually make him eternal," says Jansen

His name was Orville. He and his brother, Wilbur, were named after the Wright brothers.  So when Orville got hit by a car last year, Jansen turned him into art to be exhibited in a Dutch museum.  "Since he was already named after a famous aviator it became clear he just need to fly," says Jansen.

Jansen had Orville taxidermied and put on an ultralightweight casing. Half cat half machine Jansen calls it, the Orvillecopter.  There's a little flap where gyroscopes and the receiver are and there's a propeller attached to each paw.

Jansen says Orville used to lie on the doormat watching pigeons. Now he's finally flying with the birds.




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