People Grieve In Different Ways…But I Can’t Believe This Guy Turned His Dead Cat Into A Helicopter

What does one do when a beloved pet dies?

Artist Bart Jansen found himself asking this question when his cat Orville (named after the famous aviator Orville Wright) was run over by a car.  Like any good artist, Jansen decided to give him the ultimate tribute by turning the cat into a flying helicopter!

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Paws For Thought…


Cat Orville was was first stuffed before being attached to a specially-designed flying mechanism.


Flying High…


Bart Jensen has dubbed his cat art The Orvillecopter.


Cat Overhead…


Radio control helicopter flyer Arjen Beltmen, pictured back right, controls the cat.


Moving Art…


The Orvillecopter was on display in a gallery during an art festival in Amsterdam.


A Fitting Tribute…


The Orvillecopter was created to pay tribute the beloved pet.

Putting On The Finishing Touches…


The cat contraption was made with with the help of a radio control helicopter flyer.


Orvillecopter’s First Flight…

 Wow!  The Orvillecopter has been dubbed “half cat, half machine and his owner has said he will “soon be flying with the birds.”  He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday!