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    MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKYov9IodBg[/youtube]
    http://www.micro-flight.com MIA Radio Control Micro Trike. World's first miniature true RC Ultralight weight Microlight Trike. Similar to ultraleves, deltaplanos, powered hang gliders.

    Back in the 80's 90's I had started with a similar design, an 8ft wing trike made from fiberglass tubing, aluminum, wooden shaped battens, and rip-stop nylon wing (Attached photo-green model). It had all the complex cable rigging and even a working control bar linked to an original kung-fu grip GI-Joe pilot. It was powered by an USA made Astro-Flight motor with an, also USA made, Joe Utasi ESC, Futaba servos and receiver and a monster of a Ni-CAD! battery pack. WOW we are so spoiled with today's battery technology! and many people really don't appreciate this.

    I sold the wing back around 2000, to make room for other designs. Photos are on my sites.

    I feel sorry now, that I sold that trike. It would have been great to have retrofit it with a modern day BL motor and Li-Pol battery setup.

    This MIA Micro Trike is nothing new, but a memory that was waiting to be made real in smaller scale. If you have been watching my other videos you can see my other wings have been simpler, and I am for this approach simply because I don't like to put too much time into a model that really doesn't need to be complex. Also, by no means the model trike needs to be heavy to fully effect weight shift control, proof in this model. It is more a matter of careful geometry, aerodynamic design, good mechanics and control setup.

    Most but not all the models I design are relative to the space surrounding me, I don't have a lot of time to spend a whole day at a flying club or field so I design and build them smaller than the average trainer size 40, 60 airplane so that I can SAFELY, and EASILY fly them around the backyard cul-de-sac schoolyard, small park, anytime, and or travel with the model easier.

    Making the model extremely crash-proof, is an art in itself, and it is not necessarily making parts in metal. I eat, breath and sleep with this day in and day out, since I design original kits and aftermarket parts for a living, but most of all, because I am myself, the customer looking for Performance, Durability and Realistic Appearance, trademark characteristics of MIA Micro-FLIGHT.

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    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmARnJ1Z0qk[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    That's excellent! Now all you gotta do is put a speakingMr. Superpilot in your Ultralight seat to freak people out, especially at night!
    P.S.: don't know what petty, anonymousparty-pooper hit this threadwith the one star rating, but in so doing he increased your personal rating up a point.I gave you "five stars" for your entrepreneurial spirit as it's much needed today, my friend! Godspeed in our ventures of free enterprise!
    There are Leaders, followers, and Troublemakers!
    -Capt. J.L.D., U.S.Army (ret.), my dad.

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider


    ORIGINAL: Saburo Sakai

    That's excellent! Now all you gotta do is put a speakingΒ*Mr. Superpilot in your Ultralight seat to freak people out, especially at night! [img][/img]
    P.S.: don't know what petty, anonymousΒ*party-pooper hit this threadΒ*with the one star rating, but in so doing he increased your personal rating up a point.Β*I gave you ''five stars'' for your entrepreneurial spirit as it's much needed today, my friend! Godspeed in our ventures of free enterprise!
    Thanks, I appreciate your comment and the 5 stars. It is intertesting how things turn out when you approach them from an entrepreneurial spirit, even though most of the time I am just sharing the cool things people can do with their models.
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    I couldn't figure out how to order one of these from your website. I got one of these, in stock in the US warehouse
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=16640

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    Allright, Gohmer, but you do know that the Hobby King Ultra-Light "imaginary pilots" speak only Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese, okay) but Mario's Ultra Light imaginary pilots speak both English andItalian. They are bilingual and they fly with elan-style.The Chinese-not so much.
    Maybe try a side-by-side Ultra light shoot-out. My money's on Mario's bird.
    edited 'cause RCU type program does not register two typed "dash" marks, which is the Standard for the "dash" in typing (so, instead of registering even one dash, we get words jammed together like sardines).
    There are Leaders, followers, and Troublemakers!
    -Capt. J.L.D., U.S.Army (ret.), my dad.

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    Hey, anonymous "one star" guy: thanks! You just kicked up my personal score another point.
    There are Leaders, followers, and Troublemakers!
    -Capt. J.L.D., U.S.Army (ret.), my dad.

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    This a bit larger than my micro Microlights Trikes and employs "Real Weight-Shift" via
    a robotic pilot, an MIA Innovation.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX93VvFYBPE[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    MIA Dual Seater Robotic Real Weight-Shift Controlled RC Microlight (Trike)


    This model is the result of a natural progression of models that were developed from the very fist MIA RC trike RC microlight RC ultralight that appeared on the internet more than 10 years ago.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT-o66oLoqg[/youtube]
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0D6e24U2f4[/youtube]
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ratvDV2nCQ&list=PL4B40E15383E9FD43&index=2&feature=plpp_video[/youtube]

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...3&feature=plcp
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    MIA RC Trike RC Microlight RC ultralight

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2KwqczQhz8[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    MIA Micro-FLIGHT's Mini RC Microlight (Trike) Ultralight. The Kit! Prewiew Flight Video


    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StXGzZQqsK0[/youtube]
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    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pIMzwZg8CI[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    Fantastic Flights of MIA Mini RC Trikes, Microlight Ultralight Radio Controlled Models
    with True and Precise Weight Shift Control via MIA Robotic Pilot, Mario I. Arguello's Invention, as a need to
    provide a more realistic, precise and appealing control system. MIA RC Robo Trikes, also incorporate other unique
    features never before utilized on any RC Trike Microlight model. In fact, no similar RC Trike or RC Microlight
    has been produced by a manufacturer or individual, ever before with these unique features a trademark also of MIA Micro-FLIGHT products.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inaf0Dgaxno[/youtube]

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mq7g39vZTE[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    One of many videos done to showcase MIA's Mini Robo RC Trike Kit in action!.
    Check out MIA's web site for kit coming! Mid October 2012.
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydU-xCX2VVg[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    Small Area Flying Low and Slow MIA EEE-ZEE (TM) RC TRIKE MICROLIGHT ULTRALIGHT



    As the years go by, living here in AZ, USA seems that winters get colder and colder, but eventually some days are actually calm enough to enjoy an evening's RC Trike Flight with a micro version of what I am calling, the MIA EEE-ZEE Trike.

    This is not the MIA Robo Trike, but a simple version based highly on MIA's 2009, Roto-Trike but without the tail fins and a different sail.

    GOD, my family and people that work with me directly, only know the countless sail designs Ive done in search of various performance characteristics. It is my passion and my job as leading RC Trike Kit manufacturer to understand and know well.

    As real Trikes have to be done, the sail is probably the most important part of a Trike, in real or model form, and so my work in designing these models is no different than the work of real Trike manufacturers. In some cases, I believe, more involved, because as we get things in smaller order, they get a bit more laborious and tedious to work with. Nevertheless, my job as an RC Trike Kit manufacturer is to make things simple for the end user. Ahh, but I prefer to be a hobbiest first and foremost as without this fun there is no fun!.

    Here is a change of pace video, done with a keychain camera modified with my own lens and held in my mouth to get the front shots without much fuzz. Late evening light does not help with the keychain cameras, but it was one way to get a quick video in the spur of the moment. I am puting together another video done with a higher end camera.

    These models are more fun in real form than in videos, and I honestly think you have to have an acquired taste for RC Trikes to honestly enjoy them to the fullest, like one acquires a taste for a fine wine.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3ET6vZldG0[/youtube]
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    Some variations of the MIA Eee-Zee (TM) Trike built from Kit, I've been flying around for a while.
    The Pilot is a full 3D gifure now but sometimes I like fying it wih the profile one, keeps the microlight model very lightweight.
    I've been hesistant to put too many details into it because a heavy metal frame trike, especially, does not fly with the easy and crash-resistance
    as a lighter one the MIA EZ types, w/o all the bells and whistles. Still the MIA EZ Trikes fly very realistic as can be seen rhough the countless videos I[ve done with it
    on my you tube channel.
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    RE: MIA RC Micro Trike-Ultralight-Microlight-Powered Hang Glider

    This is the latest video I did with the MIA EZ 2.0 Trike. The largest one so far after the original green ripstop nylon sail one I built back in the 80's.

    I don't like to complicate designs unnecessarily and so this is as simple as it gets without compromising realistic performance and aesthetics. The Pilot head
    is simply connected to the left-right directional via mixing on the transmitter so to do away with a separate channel, works to my satisfaction.

    Last edited by PalmSizeHeliMan; 08-10-2013 at 01:57 PM.
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com

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    MIA EZ Trike 2.0 RC MIcrolight Ultralight with MIA Orange Slow FLY wing.



    An early 2013 MIA RC Microlight 1/4 scale wing designed to provide ultra slow flying performance to the MIA EZ Trike 2.0 Radio Control Microlights.

    This is one is fully ribbed. A number of MIA tricks learned from experience were employed in the construction of the wing to provide the doscile and super slow flying capabilities while allowing the wing also to perform in tight and steep turms.
    Mario I. Arguello
    MIA Micro-FLIGHT
    www.micro-flight.com


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