Drones from dead animals — a strange startup from the Netherlands
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There are people whose imagination has no boundaries. Sometimes it even crosses the line separating the normal from the unnatural. One of these entertainers is Bart Jansen from the Netherlands. This man creates unique drones from stuffed fauna representatives. What only the craftsman did not use during the years of his creative work. And it all started with the tragic story of Bart the cat.
In 2012, Jansen's cat named Orvil was hit by a car. The man's longing for the pet was so strong that he could not part with it and decided to make a stuffed animal. Yes, not simple, but flying. So the first drone appeared in the form of a cat, whose photos made a lot of noise on the Internet.
Bart was accused of mocking the remains of a pet, of a mental disorder and just a desire to hype. The Dutchman himself claimed that he took such an unusual step only because of his love for the animal. According to him, Orvil loved to watch birds and, perhaps, envied their ability to fly. The loving owner gave the pet the opportunity to climb into the sky, even after death.
Journalists of The Sun, who interviewed the inventor, reported that he simply "raised the grief about the pet to a new height." The drone got its own name — in honor of the cat Jansen named it "Orvillkopter". It seems that he fancied himself, became famous all over the world, and that's enough. But the man liked to launch dead animals into the sky so much that he continued his experiments.
To make unusual copters, Bart Jansen founded the startup Copter Company. His small company has already made drones from hamsters, rats, raccoons, sharks and even ostriches. However, the shark drone is still an underwater device, not a flying one. In an interview with the press , Jansen said:
It's scary to even think what the genius of Jansen's engineering can reach if he decides to go on a flight on a large quadcopter. But for now, he makes devices that look more like creepy toys. The designer says that he first makes a stuffed animal or bird, and then thinks about how to equip it with electric motors, a battery and electronics.
Strangely enough, Jansen's business is booming. He hasn't become a millionaire yet, but there is always work. His Copter Company even has a queue of those who are going to turn a pet into a drone after his death.
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