The Dutch man responsible for turning his dead cat into a remote-controlled helicopter has invented yet another flying animal machine, this time from a dead ostrich.
Visual artist Bart Jansen, with the help of technical engineer Arjen Beltman, and financial support from RC Technics, has created OstrichCopter from a male ostrich that died of a disease at an ostrich farm.
Jansen told Wired.co.uk that he had first got hold of the ostrich for another installation called Road Kill Big Bird.
When he finally obtained the bird, he decided to use it for another flying machine instead.
According to Wired.co.uk, Jansen said of OstrichCopter: “I thought it was really funny to make fly a bird that can’t [fly]”
OstrichCopter is nine feet long and weighs around 46 pounds, and was completely built from scratch.
“We ordered everything and tried to find out what it was going to weigh in total and…
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