Each Mikrokopter must also have a radio receiver. The receiver receives the wireless signal  transmitted from the pilots control transmitter and converts them to electrical signals which in turn are read by the Flight-Control computer. This signal contains data transmitted by pilots transmitter that contains command instruction input when the pilot moves the various transmitter sticks, switches, levers and dials. This signal is processed by the Flight-Control software into separate channels that will be used to control the MikroKopter.

Some Radio systems such as the Graupner MX-20 have receivers capable of transmitting telemetry back to the pilots transmitter for real time viewing.