GRAUPNER MZ-12 PRO
FEATURES YOU NEED AT A COST YOU’LL LIKE
The new Graupner mz-12 PRO is a top-quality product at an affordable price, and there are many features on this radio that every pilot will surely enjoy. First, let’s talk about the way this radio feels in your hands. The ergonomics are outstanding. The new lightweight design makes it easy for pilots to hold onto the radio for a long time, so even during an all-day flying event, your hands and arms will feel good. It looks good, too; there are a number of changeable faceplate and body skins that can easily set your transmitter apart from the rest. As with other Graupner radios, customization is king, and this radio is no exception. Airplanes, multirotors, helicopters, boats, and cars are supported by the mz-12 PRO, and each type has many subsets. And it will never go out of date because updating the mz-12 PRO with new software, user-made voice notifications, or user models can be done with the free firmware update studio, offering the pilot additional flexibility.
Of course, there are a number of transmitter customizations that can change in the programming, and this includes just about everything. The transmitter has a number of switches that can be programmed for your needs. In addition, you can set up voice alerts based on your requirements and the model conditions with flightdependent triggers. You can even add your own voice to the mix. There is a wireless or wired teacher/student link (buddy box) and two programmable flight phases.
Its 250-model memory is another useful feature, and although you may not have that many aircraft, you can easily program different setups for different flying conditions so that one plane
can have a lot of flying options. The 1500mAh battery has enough power to last through even the longest day of flying. In addition, the dual rate and expo are individually adjustable and easily switchable during flight; no more landing and trying to figure out which way and how much you needed to make on that adjustment.
The mz-12 PRO’s real-time telemetry can provide information about battery voltage, battery capacity, flight direction, altitude, and—best of all—speed. All this information is needed during any flight and can be announced by voice, which is terrific because it is difficult to look at the transmitter while flying, especially in a crowded sky. You can have announcements blare out on the transmitter speaker or use a headset to keep your data notifications quiet and personal.
The included Falcon 12 receiver is an airplane stabilizer, flybarless helicopter controller, and multirotor controller all in one package. The built-in gyro has ultra-fast response for a crisp feel, and there is always a clear signal, even at a distance. The programming had a number of preset wing mixes, such as aileron-to-flaps differential, aileron-to-rudder/flap mixer, elevator-to-flap/aileron mix, and flap-toelevator/aileron mix, as well as assignable mixers functions, which include five linear and four curve mixers. There is a multipoint throttle curve in all model modes.
If you are in the market for a feature-rich race radio (this one comes loaded) and one that won’t break the bank (at only $200), well, then, the mz-12 PRO is your ticket to ride.
The speakers in the front provide loud voice commands.
This deep and easy to grip cut out on the side makes it easy to hold the mx-12 Pro all day long.
Up on the right are two programmable switches and a knob. Program what controls you need where you want them.
Three programmable switches on the upper left make it easy to set the location of your functions.