This is a typical Kit Contents checklist we include with every MIA Kit. All MIA Trike RC Microlight kits come with similar contents. They may vary slightly depending on the kit category and size. Be sure to read the short description to see what is included.
Assembly and Tools
Bolt-On assembly with a small Phillips screwdriver. Build time depends on user. If you are familiar assembling rc models, this super easy bolt-on kit should take you no more than a couple of evenings, following the clear CAD-Illustrated, Step by Step Instructions, we provide with the kits. The assembly follows this sequence: Frame, LG, Seat, Wing Structure, Wing, Servos, Setup.
Technical Product Support
Should you have any questions, during the assembly and setup, Mario I. Arguello (MIA) the designer is available for technical support via E-Mail.
The MIA Robo™ Trike, 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. The main feature of this particular kit is the MIA Robo™ Pilot figure designed for “Direct Control” via the pilot hands to the wing’s control bar, just like a real microlight pilot controls a full-scale version, including front-wheel steering.
This is a great! 52″ 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 to windy 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 rectangular 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.
There is no aluminum on the main parts of the wing structure, but carbon, and nylon, 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.
We have also included a matching robotic pilot figure, with animatronics servo operated limbs via included servos, to provide the model with total control realism. The pilot figure is very light-weight, made from CNC machined G10 plate. Typically on an RC Microlight, the pilot hands are attached to the control bar and this model and pilot mimics that function, mechanically . The pilot figure also comes with servo operated legs, which are attached to the steering column, for precise steering and added realism. Be sure to check out the attached video.
In order to fly this model, a programmable 4-6 channel transmitter with elevon mixing and a 2S to 3S 800-1000 mAh Li-Pol battery and charger is required. This is typically supplied by the user.
A great step-up model from our MIA EZ™ Trike 1.0. We highly recommend this model kit, before getting into our “custom” and larger versions. If you are an RC pilot, familiar with traditional RC models, wanting to try something new or explore this exciting area of “weight-shift” RC control, with a unique pilot figure, that while, robotic-looking, gives added realism, this is a great! kit.
The attached video shows our latest MIA Robo™ Trike RC Microlight, which has been “enhanced and simplified” from the original version, in order to allow a model, easier to build, set up, maintain and operate. Otherwise, the complete model, power and robotic pilot control is the same as we offer with our original MIA Robo™ Trike RC Microlight Kits.