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Old Jun 04, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Dutch artist turns dead cat into remote-controlled helicopter

Bet you won't see this coming out of China anytime soon.

Dutch artist turns dead cat into remote-controlled helicopter, dubbed ‘Orvillecopter’

‘Half cat, half machine’ made into art project after pet was hit by car

Sky News
12:13pm UK, Monday June 04, 2012

An artist has turned his cat into a flying helicopter after it was killed by a car.

Dutchman Bart Jansen stuffed Orville before teaming up with a radio control helicopter expert to attach propellers to each of its four paws.

The cat - named after pioneering aviator Orville Wright - is now a piece of artwork. The "Orvillecopter" is on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam.

Jansen said his creation is "half cat, half machine", and part of a visual art project to pay tribute to his pet.

"After a period of mourning he received his propellers posthumously," he said.

The Orvillecopter currently struggles to fly steadily, a problem Jansen has promised to fix.

"He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight."

http://news.sky.com/home/strange-news/article/16240998
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Utterly revolting. A guy makes a decorative toy out of his dead friend.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:01 AM
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OMFG HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!?!?!

A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors (1 min 43 sec)
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Art? Not really.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:23 AM
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OMFG HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?!?!?!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQIMGV5vtd4
Yes but can they do this when not in a room loaded with cameras and IR position sensors, and computers to control them remotely
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 08:42 AM
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I had never been too impressed with quadcopters, until now.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 09:05 AM
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Its better to see one more DJI thread than this CAT.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 09:14 AM
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I hope he does the same thing with the rest of his family when the time comes.
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Old Jun 05, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Its better to see one more DJI thread than this CAT.
Whoa whoa, lets not get hasty now.
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Old Jun 09, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Are you kidding its the Perrrrrfect quad...

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Old Jun 10, 2012, 05:52 AM
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Utterly revolting. A guy makes a decorative toy out of his dead friend.
Nice to meet a fellow human being.
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