Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/06/cat_quadcopter/

Flying Dutchman creates dead cat quadcopter

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By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 6th June 2012 09:43 GMT

Dutch artist Bart Jansen has taken the aviation world by storm by rolling out the world's first dead cat quadcopter – a remote-controlled flying feline dubbed the "Orvillecopter" in honour of Orville Wright.

The pioneering stuffed caticopter was apparently Jansen's own pet, who popped his paws after being run over by a car. "After that he received his propellers posthumously," the artist explains.

As you can see, the Orvillecopter isn't yet ready for sustained flight, but "will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday".

Jansen promises: "So this hopping will soon change into steady flight." ®