The Orvillecopter: Artist Turns Dead Cat Into A Helicopter [Video]
Are you ready for your “what the hell did I just see?” moment of the day? Dutch artist Bart Jansen created a helicopter out of his dead car Orville, called the “Orvillecopter.
According to the NY Daily News, the “half cat, half machine” was created by Jansen with the help of radio control helicopter expert Arjen Beltman and a taxidermist.
The now deceased cat was named after aviator Orville Wright, and the helicopter, well, it was named after the dead cat.
“After a period of mourning, he received his propellers posthumously.”
Sky News reports that the Orvillecopter was unveiled at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam over the weekend.
The flying feline turned a lot of heads at the festival but Jansen said he still isn’t satisfied with the helicopter’s performance.
Apparently, felines aren’t as aerodynamic as you might think.
“He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. (Hopefully that will give Orville) a steady flight.”
What do you think of the Orvillecopter? Is this cute or cruel? Art or animal cruelty?
Here’s a video of Bart Jansen flying his dead cat.