Archive for June 5th, 2012

“I am tho coming back to haunt you for thith!”

Well, what else are you going to do when your beloved cat gets killed by a passing car, except turn it into a helicopter:

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.

And here’s the video:

Now, if he would only arm it with Hellfire missiles…

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