Superman seen flying over Carlsbad in viral video
Radio controlled superhero built by local pilot
Last Updated: 166 days ago
CARLSBAD, Calif. - The Internet is buzzing about a video of Superman seen flying over the coast in Carlsbad.
Turns out it’s a build-your-own radio controlled superhero really taking off.
The video was shot by a local cyclist, and quickly went viral.
10News tracked down the local engineer behind the flying machine.
Designer Otto Dieffenbach, a former U.S. Air Force test pilot, who has built about a dozen R/C controlled figures.
Dieffenbach's fleet also includes a superwoman pin up girl complete with stilettos, and Iago the parrot from Disney's “Aladdin” film.
In a few months, Dieffenbach and his partner said they plan to start selling their figures for under $500 each.
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