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'Orvillecopter,' a dead cat turned into a helicopter by its artist owner, on display in Amsterdam (VIDEO)

The "Orvillecopter" is part helicopter, part cat, all art installation. 

The project, by Dutch artist Bart Jensen, is an honoring of his cat Orville, who died after being hit by a car, Sky News reported Monday. The pet was named after famed American aviator Orville Wright, New York Daily News reported

After having a taxidermist stuff the cat, Jensen teamed up with radio controlled helicopter expert Arjen Beltman to give him the ability to fly, the Daily Mail reported

“After a period of mourning, he received his propellers posthumously,” Jansen said, according to the Daily News. 

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Jansen, who is part of Dutch artist collective Generaal Pardon, is currently showing the "Orvillecopter" at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam. 

While the cat-copter has taken off (see the video below for proof) it does so unsteadily, a problem Jansen plans to fix in time, according to Sky News. 

"He will receive more powerful engines and larger props for his birthday," the artist said. "So this hopping will soon change into steady flight."