1. Meet the man who turned his dead cat into a drone, and now runs an entire company for the same

Meet the man who turned his dead cat into a drone, and now runs an entire company for the same

We all love our pets, and often do crazy(seemingly) things to tribute them. But can you imagine your dead pet flying all over your lawn or living room? It sounds bizarre, but a person in Netherland has actually done this. Bart Jansen, who lost his cat Orville in a road accident, decided to make a drone out of its corpse and was successful in doing so.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 1, 2016 10:21 PM
dead-cat-youtube In the advertisement cum promotional video for his company, Jansen narrates how he got the idea to turn his cat into a drone. He said that to pay a tribute to his cat, he decided to turn it into a drone and name it Orvillecopter. (Image Source: AJ+ Youtube)

We all love our pets, and often do crazy(seemingly) things to tribute them. But can you imagine your dead pet flying all over your lawn or living room? It sounds bizarre, but a person in Netherland has actually done this. Bart Jansen, who lost his cat Orville in a road accident, decided to make a drone out of its corpse and was successful in doing so. Jansen didn’t stop and went ahead to establish a company, called Copter Company, that produces a wide range of taxidermy animal drones.

In the advertisement cum promotional video for his company, Jansen narrates how he got the idea to turn his cat into a drone. He said that to pay a tribute to his cat, he decided to turn it into a drone and name it Orvillecopter.

He says that he knew nothing about drones, so he took help from an engineer. Arjen, the engineer, at first thought the idea was crazy, but then he agreed to work on it.

The two planted the dead Orville’s corpse with motors and installed blades on its four legs to turn it into a drone. At last, it actually worked, and Jansen and Arjen were able to create a fully functional remote-controlled flying dead cat drone. The image shown in the picture seems highly horrifying.

Orville’s corpse or Orvillecopter, whatever you call it was not the only dead-drone they created. The company has so far made an ostrich-copter, a rat-copter, a shark-jet and a badger-submarine.

Jansen believes that “everything is better when they fly,” he says “big trays of salmon salad is better when it flies”.

Arjen says that ‘in principle’ anyone who has an animal can come to them, and they will make them fly.

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