Some Guy Turned an Ostrich Into a Terrifying Quadcopter
It’s 2013, so obviously taxidermy and helicoptery (I think I just made that word up) are one and the same. What better idea than to take the world’s largest flightless bird and let him fulfill his wildest drean… AND OUR GREATEST NIGHTMARE. ::cue horror-movie music::
How did this ostrich quadcopter come about? I’ll let Geekosystem explain:
Last year, artist Bart Jansen teamed with engineer Arjen Beltman to memorialize his dead cat, Orville, by stuffing and preserving the deceased animal and turning its remains into a quadcopter. This summer, the pair used the same principles to create the horror you see here — behold, ostrich copter, a flying machine that is also a stuffed ostrich. If anyone needed any further proof that ostriches were never meant to fly, this monstrosity should thoroughly close the case.
The ostrich copter follows the same basic design of Jansen’s Orvillecopter, with the animal first taxidermied into a shape suitable for a quadcopter body. The larger ostrich then looks to have good-sized frame attached to it which sports four rotors, which, spinning together, provide enough lift for the macabre flying machine take to the air and fly directly into your worst nightmares.
Read more about this Ostrich Drone, here.