In 1985, I
established MIA Designs, a part time company to sell simple lightweight
balsa and paper helicopter kits, which developed from a passion with
No one was
offering anything similar to what I was offering and so the obvious
decision was to move on to the next level.
In 1998, I
established MIA Micro-FLIGHT, a sister company to MIA Designs, to
realize a dream, of making available to the public lightweight ,
miniature Radio Control flying helicopters, that could be purchased in
kit form. These would be inexpensive and could be built easily and be
flown in the comfort of one's home, backyard, or a small park.
I called this
dream, the Micro Heli vision. This dream became a reality
in 1999, when I made available, to the public, The Robin 280, World's
First Ultra-Light RC Electric Micro Helicopter Kit.
Since the Robin, my
quest was to further miniaturize model helicopters and expand the hobby
markets into other categories, which eventually, I did.
smallest full function working helicopter I have been able to produce is,
in the Palm-Size category. However, this has not limited my designs and
ideas into even smaller, Finger Size™
helicopters for personal use.
Micro, Sub-Micro and Palm Size helicopter products
have come out from other companies with similar attributes to MIA
Helicopters since the Robin.