Lifelike Superman RC Plane Takes Flight (VIDEO)

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane!

Until now, those were pretty much the only two options (freaky UFOs aside).

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Now, however, the object you see streaking across the sky might actually be Superman. Or a life-size model of the fictional superhero that can reach speeds of 30 miles per hour and be piloted using a remote control on the ground.

The new remote-controlled Superman is the work of California designer and engineer Otto Dieffenbach. He makes flying crafts in the shape of famous characters (Iron Man is another popular one) using lightweight Styrofoam, some paint and RC internals that are easily available.

Ed Hanley, Dieffenbach’s business partner, says he envisions seeing these flying crafts delight audiences at stadiums and public events.

“There are banners and there’s planes that fly pulling a big banner — but to actually see a character, a life-size character fly in the stadium or at an event, down the beach, wherever, is just brand new.”

“No-one’s ever seen that, it just blows everybody’s mind”

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