Power and simplicity are the hallmarks of the Graupner
GR-18. Engineered with an integrated flight controller for multicopters,
flybarless helicopters and an airplane 3-axis stabilization gyro, this is one
of the most advanced 2.4 GHz receiver ever made by Graupner. The GR-18 is
a long-range receiver using the Graupner HoTT protocol to provide real-time
telemetry data of altitude, signal strength receiver voltage and temperature
all to assist you during flight to enhance situational awareness and safety.
Set up a multicopter, airplane or helicopter models,
telemetry thresholds or flight controller settings easily and wirelessly using
any Graupner HoTT radio transmitter: no computers or programming boxes
necessary! Need to make a change to the PID or adjust the gyro? Simply land and
make on-the-spot changes at the field or even in the air during flight! The
GR-18 can be expanded with additional telemetry modules (GPS, OSD, ESC
Telemetry, etc.) for continual improvement of your system’s reliability and
- Airplane Mode: three axes gyro stabilization with remote
- Helicopter Mode: Flybarless controller with remote gain
- Multicopter Mode: Quad X, Quad +, Hexa V, Hexa I, Tri L, Tri
- Ultra-fast gyros and accelerometer sensors for fast and
- Wireless setup of all controller features and functions
- Built-in telemetry for altitude, signal strength,
temperatures and receiver voltage
- Upgradable firmware using Graupner Firmware Update Studio
- GR-18 3XG+3A+VARIO Receiver
I absolutely love this gyro in my G500! It's kind of like a cross between a Vbar and a BeastX. Great feel in the air, perfect lock, but also very simple to set up with my MZ-24. I haven't had a ton of time with it yet so I can't quite give it a 5 star rating but it's extremely close right out of the box. I've used Spartan, Ikon, Skookum, Vbar, BeastX, Bavarian Demon, Robird, end a few other lesser name brands and I'd say this one is almost tied with the BD (which is currently my favorite).
Reviewed by: Tim from USA on 10/29/2016
Installed in my new Goblin 570.
Installed in my new Goblin 570. It was easy to program via the MZ18. Bought 3 more since by trading my old Futaba radios and receivers
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Bradley Branch from Amazon on 3/2/2015
I have been a Graupner fan for 3 years now. I have 3 of these in aircraft, two small electrics and a large warbird, all with the gain adjustable at the transmitter. The small planes fly very smooth in the wind, much like a larger aircraft, however there is little effect on the sticks by the gyro unlike some gyros that try to undo the stick commands.
Reviewed by: Larry Bickel from Colorado on 11/30/2016
First time purchase of telemetry equipment, but I just love these receivers and especially the MZ-24 Pro. I just purchased three weeks ago and I finally finished programming three of my planes. Going into retirement, so I thought I would splurge on the last radio with some of the best products on the market. I was stationed in Germany when I first got into this hobby and purchased Graupner products before so my confidence has always been high, but this is one of the best.
It took some reading, Utube research and one call to Tech support at Graupner USA and I was up and flying.
When updating the V2 firmware, make sure your ready to click install with the proper update then unplug the power to the receiver, click install then as it sits there looking like its down loading, power up the receiver and it down loads like a charm. If you miss that step, the software just waits. That is the call I made to Tech support. Some where I missed it. I'm in business now. Love it!
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Steven Sims from Buckeye, Arizona USA on 12/16/2017
Purchased this receiver in December 2017 . Besides the operator errors on my part and being the first Flight Controller for Synergy N5C FBL unit , it is easy to program and the default settings are rock solid for getting the helicopter off the ground! Any trimming and adjustments can be done via
Graupner transmitter which means no Laptop to take to the field or reconnect to make adjustments at the field. I used regular two side tape for mounting horizontally, it is not picking up any unwanted vibrations that are typical for running a nitro engine . There is also two other receivers two use if needed for Helicopter receiver, the GR 24 and the Falcon. Great tech support also! You will be doing some Happy Flying with Graupner.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Douglas Buethe from Tx on 2/26/2018