One of my greatest accomplishments, in the area of the RC Microlight, has been the development of a robotic pilot figure which can steer the model, just like a real pilot steers a real microlight, via his hands attached to the control bar. Similar to the typical 2 servos on the figurine’s torso, that was used to control the Flexi Flier, for simplicity in servo count, but with additional geometry and components imbedded into the design of the pilot body structure, so to yield a more fluid and realistic form of control, via the pilot figure hands attached to the control bar. I call this “Direct Control”.
I employed this more elaborate form of control on the MIA Robo™ Trike RC microlight kits, as well as other microlight and hang glider designs of various sizes. I offer the full mechanical RC Microlight MIA Robo™ Pilot Figure, “Direct Control”, as part of the MIA Robo™ Trike Kits and as a "custom stand alone option" to match the particular scale of the trikes and wings we offer.
For example, the original MIA Robo™ Trikes use a Pilot with 2 servos with Enhanced Body Geometry, while the most recent "Larger" MIA Robo™ RC Microlights use a Pilot with Multiple servos and much more Complex Body Geometry, although I designed these pilots to look rather simple, especially when they are fully covered with a flight suit.
The following photos show the MIA Robo™ Pilots in their natural form, whcih I think adds a bit of interest and uniqueness to the models they control.