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12-30-2013 10:27 PM  4 years agoPost 1
Agilefalcon

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Just picked up a Graupner SJ MZ-24.

Much nicer in feel and build than I was expecting! Very solid, high quality.

Color touch screen, MP3 player, voice alerts, full integral frequency hopping, buss output, USB up-dateable, micro SD card support, telemetry display in color and with an inexpensive attachable display, supplied with a 12 and 6 channel receivers.

I'm very impressed - and with JR going to DMSS and not having a real replacement for my 12X, it was the right time for me to jump to something up to date.

It also comes in a really sturdy, high quality case and a well done manual (both print and on the included SD card).

The options for telemetry, receivers that include 3 axis gyro, 3 axis accelerometers, vario etc are terrific. And there are numerous sensors available.

All this and more! Actually, the MZ-18 looks to be especially good value if you don't need 12 channels and it has the same software and display as the MZ-24. The only difference being no MP3 player and fewer channels.

Pilots have already used the SUMD output (Graupner's buss system like JR XBus or Futaba SBus) to connect to VBar and Ikon flybarless controllers. - Graupner have this well figured out!

Take a look at OpenHobby who is the US distributor. Definitely worth investigation by anyone looking for the next bit of tech.

Once I get through the manual and set up a helicopter, I'll get some more details posted. Perhaps we could even get a Graupner SJ forum set up.

Chris.

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12-31-2013 12:23 AM  4 years agoPost 2
Four Stroker

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Will Futaba HD servo connectors plug into the Graupner SJ receiver ? If you cut off the tabs ?

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12-31-2013 02:03 AM  4 years agoPost 3
Eury

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I bought one too. Nice radio, but the extremely tight switch spacing (tighter than an 8FG) and extremely quiet speaker killed it for me. The programming has some issues, but they are very receptive to suggestions and quick with updates so that should be dealt with quickly.

Yes, standard servos plug in, just trim the tab on Futaba servos.

When setting up your helis, the first thing you are going to want to do is go in and kill the DV1 from controlling CH 12. It acts as a throttle limiter and won't let your throttle work properly. Other than that, setup is very straightforward.

Nice radio. I specked out my glider with it and signal strength never got below 85%. The telemetry is fantastic, and being able to replay the entire flight on a computer is great as well.

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12-31-2013 02:24 AM  4 years agoPost 4
Agilefalcon

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Switches are close, bit by no means impossible. I bought some nice switch covers from Superstition hobbies that eliminate that minor problem for me.

My speaker volume is on 4 and is certainly loud enough for me. The throttle limiting is noted in the first couple of pages in the manual - and a nicely done manual it is too.

Like anything, it's taking me a while to get used to the "methodology. " even so, the value for money and comprehensiveness of the equipment, it's worth some investigation.

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01-26-2014 01:11 PM  4 years agoPost 5
MarkH

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The Graupner guys were at a fly-in we had the weekend and I got a chance to look over their products. I was really liked the MZ-24. Tons of features, good price and excellent feel in my hands. Has anybody had any issues as far as reliability or signal loss with Graupner radios?

I am very tempted to try one.

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01-26-2014 10:31 PM  4 years agoPost 6
Eury

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My MZ24 had great range, and fast link times. According to the vario and some math, I had my glider 1.2 km away from me, and the signal never went below 85%. It's a nice system, a nice plus is receivers and telemetry sensors are very reasonably priced.

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02-03-2014 05:15 PM  4 years agoPost 7
huckinlow077

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Just purchased mine friday. Programming was easy, after a few hrs of figuring it out. I am currently using single line to vbar similar to futaba s bus works well but graupner setting on vbar would not work witb receiver so I switched vbar to universal then clicked hott at bottom and it worked perfect. Seems to work well as no sub trim was needed to zero vbar centers and both 100 sides were perfect. Only other issue is the mp3 speaker, it is not loud enough if flying a nitro I'm sure with electric it would be fine. I have seen small glitches in my throttle hold as I move cyclic small movement in throttle servo is apparent. This could be my programming I will try to add more points to throttle curve, if that won't help ill try new firmware update.

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06-06-2014 06:30 PM  4 years agoPost 8
R Gotiear

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Has anyone got the graupner mz 24 to work with futaba cgy750?

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06-09-2014 12:20 AM  4 years agoPost 9
Eury

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CGY750 requires sBus. Graupner does not use that protocol, so it will not work without an adapter. Futaba has one called the SBE-1, with it you can use the 750 with any radio.

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06-12-2014 02:36 AM  4 years agoPost 10
huckinlow077

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It should work just use like a single line. Plug the single line in the last channel of the receiver, some graupner recievers are different look at manual. Then go to telemetry and change to sumd, this is single line. Then u need to go to channel assignment and change what I believe is channel 12 to disable, this will let your throttle work, I forget what it's set to but it's the only channel that that is not programmed to itself (channel 1 to channel 1 a so forth) then it should work. I use vbar with graupner single line and set vbar to universal single line as graupner single line won't work for some reason. If u need any additional help pm me and I can go through my radio and try to help u out. I am just going by memory on how I did it.

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06-12-2014 02:39 AM  4 years agoPost 11
Eury

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It will not work. Futaba designed it to ONLY work with sBus, Graupner does not support it.

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