The MIA EZ™ Trike 1.0, is a very sophisticated RC model electric-powered microlight, or powered hang-glider, designed based on modern-day “Strut-Braced” full scale microlight architecture. Therefore, it is assembled, set up and flown, very much like the real thing, but in scale, simpler and also much quicker.
This is an awesome! 48″ size model, suitable for flying outdoor, preferably in calm-weather. While the model can also be flown in indoor hangers or arenas, it will perform much better in an open un-obstructed area where you can explore the control with ample room to correct any mistake, while learning to fly “weight-shift”. We have flown this model in mild wind conditions, but we do not recommend this, until you are good with the control and have gotten to know the model very well.
It has exceptional performance due to its light-weight design, construction and little power required to get going. The model will easily loop by re-locating the center of mass with respect to the wing center of pressure. It will perform tight turns and recover from stalls and pull-out from hard dives, with ease and precision, even at low altitude, provided the model is set up properly and according to the supplied step by step instructions.
We have included, as part of this Kit, a matched high-efficiency Electronics Package, which includes all the components required to power and control the model, so that it performs just as in all our videos. Be sure to check out the attached video.
A great deal of thought has gone into the overall design of MIA RC Microlights, and products, in general. As such these come with unmatched durability, as part of the design. The bolt-on (no gluing whatsoever) main frame, is made from square wood stock, with composite and plastic parts designed, in concert, with MIA Flex™ press-fit connectors and MIA TUFF™ Select light-weight metal and nylon hardware, for ease of assembly and durability. This combination, along with a spring wire landing gear, yields a highly durable and crash-proof frame, which is highly important, especially during the first flights, while getting use to the “weight-shift” control.
The wing is fabricated from a combination of polyfoam with color ripstop with a wing structure composed of carbon and nylon parts, to keep the wing light-weight and crash-proof, on impact. We have also done away with all the poly cables on our earlier designs, and as seen in some of our videos, and have replaced them with carbon rods for easier assembly and set up. MIA RC Microlights, by nature of design survive, what the typical rc model does not. Be sure to checkout the attached video.
This model is pretty realistic considering its micro-size. For simplicy, as an entry level RC Microlight, this one does not come with a pilot figure as our larger kits do.
In order to fly this model, a programmable transmitter with elevon mixing and a 2S to 3S 500-800 mAh Li-Pol battery and charger is required. This is typically supplied by the user.
If you are a new RC pilot wanting to explore this exciting area of “weight-shift” RC control. We highly recommend this easy to fly RC Microlight, entry level kit, before getting into our larger versions. This will alow you to get familiar with the control and you can fly it almost anywhere.
The attached video is one of many videos on our You Tube Channel of the MIA RC Microlight EZ™ Trike 1.o. We included, this particular one, to provide a good idea of the perfomance . Note that the one in the video, has been “customized”, with optional wheel covers and a front simulated control panel, to give it a more “custom” look, but is not required to fly it. Otherwise, the complete model, power and control is the same as we offer with our standard MIA EZ™ 1.0 Trike RC Microlight Kits.