Graupner Back in the USA

Thank you for visiting our blog and new website.

We are glad to announce that Control Hobbies is now the new distributor for Graupner products in the Americas!

We are formerly Graupner employees who have been working with Graupner products for many years and been involved with the development, support, sales and marketing of Graupner products worldwide.

Sharing our wealth of experience, we look forward to serving you in the future with new products that make our hobby more exciting and more fun.

Due to the restructuring of Graupner and the closure of the European and USA offices there was a temporary shortage of Graupner products which has now been resolved.

Graupner also moved its manufacturing facilities from China to Korea where all Graupner products are now being designed, engineered and manufactured. 

The Graupner extensive product line has been revised and is now focused primarily on what they know to do best, which is radios, receivers, speed controllers, servo’s, telemetry modules and chargers. 

Development of new products are on the way and testing of new software for the mz-16 and mz-32 radios is progressing steadily with a select group of pilots.

Control Hobbies will showcase additional products from different brands besides Graupner products. Stay tuned!

As we are ramping up and getting Graupner products to our warehouse we are also reviewing new products from other vendors and making also plans to develop a few of our own products to further enhance your RC experience.

Service and support will be coming back online soon. Initially support will be over email and where needed we will respond by phone with a turnaround of 1-2 business days. 

We are also accepting product repairs as we are now officially the Graupner service center for this region.

There are still challenging times ahead of us, but we are optimistic and look forward to continuing working with our loyal group Graupner customers.

Your sincerely,

Mannie Garmy 


Wilson Roque

Date 9/27/2020

Great news. Welcome back and all the best for the team!

Jack Murphy

Date 9/27/2020

Welcome back Mannie Here in Australia we are really pleased to have a supply and service chain again Will you be providing the MZ24 to MZ24 Pro upgrade online? Is Doug back on the team? All the best with the new venture Regards Jack


Date 9/27/2020

Thank you guys for coming back! Glad I held all my Graupner equipment during restructuring. Looking forward to seeing new Graupner products and service.

Felix M. Rojas

Date 9/27/2020

Hi Mannie, Foremost, this is great news. I wish you and the team best of luck in these uncertain times. I'm a Graupner owner and customer of Graupner USA since switching from Futaba a few years ago. Doug was always very attentive and courteous in several occasions when I had doubts with the MZ 24 Pro. I am extremely concerned about Graupner service if I would ever need it for my radio. Is it possible you'll be servicing these ? My other alternative would be to change radio systems yet once again, something unthinkable given the fleet. Will you please let me know what the status of Graupner service is. Again, best of luck and hope you can re-establish and assists many of us in the United States given that Europe doesn't seem possible. Cordially, Felix M. Rojas

Mannie Garmy

Date 9/27/2020 8:34:58 PM

Hi Felix, Thanks for your response. Yes, we will start servicing the radios again as in the past. Turnaround times may be in the beginning a bit slow but repairs will be made. If you need service use our contact page so that we can give you instructions.

Ken Woodward

Date 9/27/2020

Good news. Very happy with Graupner Radio gear. Ken

Mike Malherbe

Date 9/28/2020

That’s great news! Lots of Graupner fans here in Australia and it will be good to be able to source the equipment once again! Good luck. Mike

Bob Ruff

Date 9/28/2020

Mannie, Welcome back! Love Graupner radios. Good luck. Bob


Date 10/1/2020

I'm glad you're back. Held on to my graupner electronics. I knew it was a matter of time!

Gerhard Kelter Jr

Date 10/1/2020

As a long time Micro Magic sailor a, welcoming you back to the sailing community and market! Let’s catch up and fill the void of boats!

Joseph Pangborn

Date 10/1/2020

So glad your back!

Frank Pulte

Date 10/1/2020

Was wondering if you will be handling Graupner airplane kits, have been looking for one of there large Stalop Starlet kits. Thanks Frank

Richard Naylor

Date 10/1/2020

This is SUCH GOOD NEWS. Best wishes Mannie.

Paul Ayoub

Date 10/1/2020

Thank you Mannie, and Welcome Back !

Jackson Rc Aviation

Date 10/1/2020

This is great to hear, we have a few graupner planes we fly. If we can help you in anyway in the US, we be glad to our channel is Jackson rc aviation channel, it's a father-son team and it's showing the hobby as a family hobby.

Hank Nystrom

Date 10/1/2020

Do you have Graupner folding props?

Camilo Carmona

Date 10/1/2020

Hi Mannie! Interesting news, can you buy something as a dealer with distribution prices and how much are the minimum purchases? stay tuned. Thanks, Regards

Stephen Mamros

Date 10/1/2020

Welcome back. This is very good news. I wish you all the best. Thanks, Steve


Date 10/1/2020

Hi, does my account from the old company (Graupner USA) still exists here for Control Hobbies? I don't want to start all over again. Thanks

Robert Lowney

Date 10/1/2020

Will Graupner rc models be available?

Ted Foster

Date 10/1/2020

I wish you good luck as I like my Graupner radio.

Harry H Strain III

Date 10/26/2020

Welcome back! First and foremost, this is by far the absolute BEST information I've read in 2020! You have no idea the feeling it was to see that Manny and the Crew are back! I've only ever dealt with Manny and Doug over the Phone for Support, however I can say that the attention and Service was ALWAYS first rate and prompt! As well, the level of attention to detail by Manny or Doug when troubleshooting a particular issue was always paid attention to, and the proper questions asked to give an accurate answer, which ALWAYS solved the problem I was encountering. Never have I received this level of Customer Service for anything Radio Control related! I've been in Radio Control since 1972, and started with Kraft, then moved to Futaba. In 2018, I shelved ALL of my old Equipment and made the switch to Graupner. The recent hiccup was a bit scary, but I had faith, and here we are! Again, welcome back Gents! It is great to see you again!

Seha Oh

Date 11/5/2020

I am happy to hear good news! Cheers!

Doug Draper

Date 11/7/2020

Hello gang! Glad to see you are still out there. Some have asked if I am back on the team. The answer is that I am with you in spirit ........ but I have decided to stay retired. I am going to devote more time to flying and less time to working. My best to you all. Be safe and be kind to each other Doug


Date 11/13/2020

Manny - This is great news. So glad you are back and still so close! And, Doug, thanks for all your help in the past. Unselfishly the best.

Mike Munoz

Date 12/27/2020

Welcome back Manny, I still have all my Graupner equipment (32mz) and hoping to do business with you again! Mike from NJ.


Date 2/21/2021

Hi Th'ats really good news. I am from Italy and I 've been using Graupner radios for more than 20 years (/JR and then /SJ) and never had any problem. I am looking forward to seeing new radios ; I would like to add, to my current MC-20 , a new TX. All my best Marco


Date 7/26/2021

When will we see Graupner Radios back in the UK. I

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