Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jul 29, 2012
The Making of MIA"s latest RC Microlight Ultralight Trike Wings
Well I bit the bullet again and dug out the sewing machine and the roll of rip-stop nylon fabric I've had for nearly 10 years. I am so glad I kept the roll of ripstop in a cool place, and in a plastic bag sealed container. Still as good as new, when I first received the roll. I got so much of this stuff I could actually build a real full scale sail from it. LOL
Anyway, this is not the first time I am sewing a sail, and certainly not the first sail I've done with batten pockets, but it is a new sail that I've been wanting to do reminicing the one I did back in the 80's. I miss that sail and trike, I should not have sold it!.
OK, so while building this new sail, I figured I throw in my own tricks, methods and select materials which I have been continuously using on many of MIA Products.
The flying, landing and king post on my RC trikes and even on real ones have always bothered me. They are tedious to build, and really do not offer anything more than moderm easier, more efficient, and "safer" less complex methods do. So I revisited the topless wing again, whcih I had done on many smaller micro rc trikes I had build in previous years. But this time I added a few new patentable innovations which can also be applied to real microlight sails from a higher "safety concious" point of view. And boy oh boy!, how well I know this, having also crashed and learned a lot from such, on many trikes I built, in the years I've been designing them.
The MIA RC Robot Pilot works to my satisfaction and now I have a great looking and performing sail (Wing) to match the Robo pilot and new MIA RC Trike weight requirements.
My previous sail I was testing the MIA RC Trike Robo Pilot with, did the job. But I started to add other types of equipment and this called for a new sail.
So here is a compilation of some of MIA Micro-FLIGHT 's RC Trike Microlight Ultralight wings, sails. It is important to note that the sail has to be designed in line with the desired type of aircraft, weight, performance, so each sail is different. I've done so many, sometimes I loose track. I am only showing a small portion of them in this video.
My inspiriation, as usual, comes from real aircraft, but also as typical of me, I usually find a better way to build it, simpler, more efficient and to my specs and satisfaction.
So this latest MIA RC Trike Wing, although it looks similar to many real trike wings sails out there, it has some very cool innovations which will be seen in the next video when my wing is completely finished and mounted on the Trike and ready for flight. Check it out! http://www.micro-flight.com.