Since 2003 Bart Remes is project manager for the micro aerial vehicle lab at the aerospace faculty of the TuDelft. When it began, 11 years ago, nobody believed in the future of this small devices. Now the micro aerial vehicle lab of the TuDelft has a central spot in the activities of the aerospace faculty. The prestigious research done at the lab is unique in the world. It ranges from flapping wing vehicles, to hybrids aerial vehicles as well as the smallest open source autopilot in the world, a 2 by 2 cm device.