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Real life flying 'Superman' soars over California

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Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Foamie Flyguy! 

Check out this video of 'Superman' flying over the Southern California coast. It's actually a custom-made, radio-controlled, model of the man-of-steel.

The double-take inducing machine was made by Otto Dieffenbach, a former Air Force test pilot who has actually made several of them, including a 'Green Lantern' and a 'Supergirl' with, um, anatomically correct "landing gear."

He calls the design "Foamie Flyguy" (because the body is made mostly out of stuff called Depron foam), and plans to start a business selling kits that people can make to build their own flying super hero.


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