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11-16-2017 05:15 PM  6 months agoPost 1
Mikerobe

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Been looking at this radio for a while but can't decide if I want to stray away from Futaba.
I'm looking at the Futaba 10J but it doesn't have the underside trim levers for hovering pitch etc, a feature I really like on my transmitters.
Graupner offers a lot with the 2 receivers, storage case and nice looking display!
Anyone have this radio and would like to chime in?

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12-16-2017 12:00 AM  5 months agoPost 2
Mikerobe

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Obviously Graupner is not present on RR!

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12-16-2017 11:49 AM  5 months agoPost 3
wjvail

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No. Graupner is not very popular in the US.

There are several things that I believe are keeping them from becoming more common here.
-- They lack an effective importer. Like Airtronics, they lack an entity as effective as Great Planes or Horizon Hobby to sell their product.
-- Traditionally they are very European in form and as such have often been tray radios. That is not as popular here in the US. It is also changing - Graupner is making more handheld radios.
-- Personally, I don't understand who makes Graupner radios. I don't believe Graupner has a design and manufacturing team like Specktrum, Futaba or JR. I believe they are tailoring someone else's product to their specification. I could be totally wrong here but that confusion and uncertainty is at least part the problem.
-- Finally, Graupner made a small lap through bankruptcy not too long ago. That can be a positive thing as it can lead to a leaner and more focused company. It can also cause potential buyers to wonder about the long term value of their potential purchases.

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12-16-2017 01:36 PM  5 months agoPost 4
balsabasher

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Graupner/SJ GmbH is a radio control equipment manufacturing company founded in 1930 by Johannes Graupner in Stuttart-Wangen. Taken over in 1953 by son Hans, the company became the leading designer and producer of aircraft and boat radio-controlled models. Providing the world RC market with cutting edge technology RC radios and on board sensor equipment, it was purchased from receivership in 2013 by South Korean manufacturer SJ Ltd.In 2014, the name of SJ Inc. was changed to Graupner Co.Ltd.,[1] thus the name Graupner referring to a Korean company from that on.
History

Graupner was founded by Johannes Graupner in Stuttgart in 1930 as a scale model manufacturer. Two years later, the company was moved to Kirchheim unter Teck. In 1935, the first glider model was introduced, and in 1938, the first building plans and materials for ship scale modeling were produced. In 1954 the first radio-controlled models were introduced.

After the conclusion of World War II, Johannes Graupner filed permits to reopen the firm. The first products offered after the re-opening were eighteen different toys and crafts plans and kitchen utensils. In 1950, building plans and accessories for model aircraft were offered for sale, along with model train accessories such as scale buildings and landscape materials. In addition to a U.K. developed compression ignition (diesel) model engine, a German developed model diesel named Taifun-Standard (Typhoon) was marketed in 1952. Two years later, the company sold the first German model radio controllers.

Hans Graupner took responsibility for the further development of the company at the death of his father in 1953. In 1954, Graupner GmbH made its first appearance at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair.

The company's success and popularity continued, when in 1962, a new building was constructed for the firm.

Due to increasing competition from Asia, Graupner went bankrupt in 2012 and was taken over by SJ incorporated, which has supplied radio control units to Graupner in the past. The company continues as a sales organisation.

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12-16-2017 01:41 PM  5 months agoPost 5
balsabasher

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Graupner/SJ GmbH is a South Korea company and I believe they recently bought out Thunder Tiger also.

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12-16-2017 01:50 PM  5 months agoPost 6
balsabasher

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I recently got rid of my Spektrum and JR radios and currently concentrating on Futaba and Graupner. Just got a Futaba 16SZ and love it so far. Also recently got a Graupner MZ-24 Pro. Still learning it.
I think that if the US importer of Graupner hangs in there and helps clean up the manuals, software downloads, and software bugs, this is a up and coming RC company.

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12-16-2017 04:18 PM  5 months agoPost 7
Mikerobe

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I just bought an MZ-18 and couldn't believe that the radio doesn't support zero throttle lever trim adjustment(trim for controlling idle speed with glo and gas powered)in helicopter mode!

The lot I got is not a lot, but I thank God a lot for the lot I got!

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