Some people may remember the "dead cat" copter from a Dutch artist one year ago (and not the conversion kit they sell at hobbyking). The artist thought it was a bit small and could not carry enough payload. To fix this important problem he build his second model the "Ostrich Quadcopter". From the video it looks like it can carry a few kilograms and maybe he plans to upgrade FPV into the head in the future ;)

Maybe taxidermy copters will be the next craze????? The "artist" is Bart Jansen (


This was his original "dead cat copter" project:



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Comment by Brent Quigley on August 2, 2013 at 3:47pm

I kinda think the ostrich would have made a better Y6...

Comment by Marius van Rijnsoever on August 2, 2013 at 4:47pm

It may have been a bit inappropriate as as Y6, as that would split the legs at the back :P

Comment by Taylor Cox on August 2, 2013 at 6:04pm

@Darrell....So what's the difference between these and Taxidermy hanging in a house? You must be a tree huger from Seattle huh?

Comment by Dave Wicks on August 2, 2013 at 8:54pm
Yes, because clearly only tree huggers from Seattle find this creepy.
Comment by Mark on August 2, 2013 at 11:47pm

I am not a tree hugger and I never been to Seattle but I can't watch the video either. Give the dead some respect!

I wonder how this artist would feel to have his beloved cat become one of the flying thing and I'd rather not go further..

There are limits to everything, at least that's the way I feel.

Comment by Overwatch on August 2, 2013 at 11:51pm

There's nothing disrespectful about it. Instead of dumping the animal's corpse into the ground it gets recycled, given a new purpose. It's a big chunk of protein, nothing special about it.

Comment by CliffN on August 3, 2013 at 1:22am

I tell you , Its called the magic chip that makes anything fly. just install it to any object you want to fly

Comment by TIM on August 3, 2013 at 3:40am

This guy has issues!

Comment by CliffN on August 3, 2013 at 4:56am

Oh Oh , Make an Elephant Fly Next

Comment by Greg Fletcher on August 4, 2013 at 11:17am

That's just wrong on so many levels. The ostrich is a flightless bird.


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