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Superman flies in southern California

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:17

July 3 - A start-up company in California creates life-sized remote controlled superheroes that soar through the air. Elly Park reports.

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He is faster than a speeding bullet and is so strong that he is called 'the man of steel'… and now you can see him soar through the skies of southern California. This superman however, is made out of plastic foam and is remote-controlled from the ground. Designer and engineer Otto Dieffenbach is the man controlling the button and runs a start-up company that specializes in making radio-controlled planes that look like everyone's favorite superheroes. While this Ironman will not save lives like Tony Stark in the movie, they do have one thing in common: hordes of young fans. SOUNDBITE: Otto Dieffenbach, saying (English) "Usually the reaction you see, really amongst the little kids with the Superman and Iron Man, they're just coming up and just barraging you like a machine gun with questions because they're so interested and that's actually why I created him was to inspire the next generation to get into the hobby." Right now the custom-built heroes are too expensive for commercial retail, but they are available for a flyby for promotional purposes.

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Superman flies in southern California

Wednesday, July 03, 2013 - 01:17