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Look, up in the air! Radio-controlled Superman takes to the sky

Photos by Mike Blake / Reuters

A radio-controlled Superman plane has a new battery placed inside its head as designer Otto Dieffenbach prepares for a test flight in San Diego, Calif.

A radio-controlled Superman plane is flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach during a test flight in San Diego, Calif., on June 27, 2013.

Otto and business partner Ed Hanley have created a small start-up company that creates radio-controlled planes designed in the form of people, characters and objects for commercial and promotional uses.

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A start-up company in California is making radio-controlled planes that look like favorite comic book characters, mainly for commercial promotion.