NYDN – Cats may get nine lives, but not quite like this. A Dutch artist, upset over losing his beloved pet, Orville, had the animal stuffed and transformed its body into a remote-controlled helicopter, Sky News reported Monday. The “half cat, half machine” piece of art was dubbed the “Orvillecopter.” The cat, who was killed when it was hit by a car, was named after famed American aviator Orville Wright. “After a period of mourning, he received his propellers posthumously,” Jansen said. A video posted to YouTube shows the flying feline slowly hover several feet in the air in a park, it’s body permanantely spread eagle with propellors on its front paws. Artist Bart Jansen teamed up with radio control helicopter expert Arjen Beltman after having a taxidermist preserve the pussy cat, Reuters reported. The bizarre creation was then unveiled at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam on Saturday. The Orvillecopter doesn’t fly quite right, however, a glitch Jansen hopes to fix. “He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday,” Jansen said, adding that he hoped the upgrades will allow for a more “steady flight.”
This is legitimately the only cat I’ve ever liked. Like unless a cat is dead, stuffed, has propellers for paws and is flying through the air under the direction of a remote control, I want nothing to do with it. If I had known this was a possibility I would have absolutely turned my dog into a remote control car. Strap some wheels to his paws and whip him around a race track like I was playing RC Pro-Am or some shit. Have him shooting missiles and dropping bombs on other remote control cars and living dogs. Or better yet maybe I would have turned him into one of those hovercraft remote control cars. Remember the Typhoon?
This thing actually fucking sucked but it was awesome in theory. It was supposed to hover over the ground, water, sand, whatever. You name it and the Typhoon could float over it. In reality it only barely worked on like a perfectly clean, flat hardwood floor. But fuck it! If I could turn my dead dog into a hovercraft I’d do it in a fucking heartbeat.