If you thought things couldn’t possibly get any more ridiculous than the catcopter, you were woefully gloriously wrong. Now, the same disturbed minds that brought you flying cats have an all-new monster. Enter the OstrichCopter.
Willed into being by visual artist Bart Jansen and technical engineer Arjen Beltman, the OstrichCopter is (obviously) a completely custom construction. After some calling around, the pair found a local farm willing to donate an ostrich corpse that could be taxidermied and outfitted with a few new robotic appendages. The result is a total beast, weighing in at a whopping 20kg. But the sucker can fly; take that, live ostriches.
Why would anyone ever do this? Jansen summed it up pretty well to Wired UK: “I thought it was really funny to make fly a bird that can’t [fly].” Haha.
Next up, pigs. [Wired UK]