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Superheroes can now be spotted buzzing though the California sky -- radio-controlled superheroes, that is.

Otto Dieffenbach, along with his business partner Ed Hanley, discovered a way to transform radio-controlled planes into life-sized versions of Superman, Iron Man and other comic book characters.

"My interest went up exponentially as I discovered the new materials and new technologies that were available, that weren't available back in the '60s and '70s," said Dieffenbach.

The flying superheroes, which can reach speeds up to 30 miles per hour, are grabbing the attention of a lot of youngsters.

"Usually the reaction you see is really amongst the little kids with the Superman and Iron Man," Dieffenbach said. "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. It was to inspire the next generation to get into the hobby."

The start-up company is not limiting itself to superheroes.

“We envision just about any character you can think of flying, and adding a dimension that's never been used before," Hanley said.

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