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  • 6 June 2012, 10:22

Dead cat turned into helicopter

A Dutch artist has turned his dead cat Orville into a helicopter - which he calls the Orvillecopter.

Bart Jansen had his pet stuffed after he was hit by a car before enlisting the help of radio control helicopter flier Arjen Beltman to build the unique machine.

The Orvillecopter - "half cat, half machine" - is now on show at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam, the Dutch capital.

Mr Jansen said after a period of mourning he decided to pay tribute to Orville, named after the famous aviator Orville Wright, with the art project.

The Orvillecopter does not fly quite right, but Mr Jansen said he will receive more powerful engines and larger propellers for his birthday, allowing for a more "steady flight".

He said Orville will soon be "flying with the birds".

"Oh how he loved birds," he said. "He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday. So this hopping will soon change into steady flight."