MIA Ultralight RC Helicopter





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Published on Jul 29, 2010

http://www.micro-flight.com A rather large, home brewed, simple, yet very realistic and easy to control Ultralight RC helicopter I put together out of boredom with commercially available 500 size helis, which have become cookie cutter in style.

I purposely designed this helicopter for simplicity and so that I could spend more time flying it then setting it up or tweaking it, reason it is just FP.

I am using the famous MIA Micro-Flight Pilot Figure, I have been using in my other Ultralight Planes and Autogyros (see my other videos here in You Tube).

More than 2 decades ago, I started designing my own electric helicopters, a time when the only commercially available RC helis were mainly model fuel powered. In contrast to the products I've been promoting, manufacturing and selling, for the last 10 years, which have been tiny in size, my first experimental RC electric heli designs were rather large helicopters, 600 size, the reason being that technology was not that small, in those years and it was not feasible for making a helicopter that was 20 inch rotor without a considerable compromise on flight time. But eventually my heart was on the really tiny stuff. I think because no one else was making them, which, eventually, led me to making some of the very first tiny RC helicopters, such as the MIA Sport LE, MIA Robin 280, MIA House FLY, MIA Bumble Bee and MIA Mosquito (Mosca) micro, sub micro, and palm size, before any of the big names in RC helis did it.

I've been wanting to put together this particular larger MIA Ultralight RC helicopter for a long time, its design supports itself heavily on some of my early large RC electric helicopter designs which I have rarely shown (however, will be in the MIA Museum) and on similar, real one man carrying designs, for inspiration, but real work responsibilities have been keeping me from finishing this fun helicopter earlier. Still in prototyping stages and it still requires a bit more refinements, mainly in the LG and tail boom guard section. The mechanics and control works beautifully and I am doing something a little different with the controls, than anything I've seen on any other RC or real helicopter design, to provide great control precision.

I cannot describe the joy of flying this particular helicopter, the feel of it is almost as if I am part of the heli itself, almost like flying the real thing, the control is easy and gentle and the helicopter responds accordingly with very precise movements which give you a total sense that you are one with the aircraft.

I may turn this into a Builders' Kit. If interested, send me and E-Mail via my web site contact link.


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