mz-16 and mz-32 Smartphone Access

The mz-16 and mz-32 radios have a built-in memory card that can be accessed when you set the radio in USB mass storage mode. [System, USB, Mass Storage]

When in Mass Storage mode the radio can connect directly to a computer from where you can access all the SD card information using your file management program like windows explorer or Apple finder.

Now, you can also access the radio using an Android or iOS device like a smartphone or tablet device.

This comes as very handy when you are at the field in case you want to access or share a model with another pilot or if you want to back up your files or access flight logs.

The connection is done with a USB cable connected between your mobile device and radio transmitter.

You should also consider having cloud storage such as iCloud or Google Drive storage where you can backup all of your files like models, images, log files, and custom voices but you can also have them stored on your mobile device.

ANDROID

You will need a good quality Micro USB OTG cable to Micro USB to connect the radio to your mobile device.

Connect the radio USB port to the Micro USB or USB C port on your Android device first.

Set the radio to Mass Storage mode.

Launch the Android file app or any other Android file management app and look for a drive volume named Graupner Mass Storage, mz-16, or mz-32.

Select the volume from where you can access all the folders on your radio.

APPLE iOS

Accessing your radio on an iOS device can be done by connecting an Apple Lightning USB adapter to your iOS device (iPhone or iPad).

Connect the cables first and then set the radio to Mass Storage Mode.

Launch the iOS File app or any other iPhone or iPad file management app and look for a drive volume named Graupner Mass Storage, mz-16, or mz-32.

Select the volume from where you can access all the folders on your radio.

NOTES

Make sure to not leave the devices connected as it may drain your mobile device battery.

Use good quality cables and adapters. If you are in doubt, you can purchase them from our website as they have been thoroughly tested by us.

3 Comments

Ed Willowski

Date 4/10/2021

I am very happy with this capability, especially at the field where I can share my models with other pilots. I tried this with my iPhone using the original Apple lightning camera adapter and it worked flawlessly. I paid over $30 for that adapter and will buy the one from control hobbies as it’s half the price and size. Loving this radio and impressed with what has been recently added to it!

Dmitry

Date 5/11/2021

It's good. If possible - make access to files via Wi-Fi. This is the best option.

Dave

Date 10/5/2021

I think this is an awesome feature. I'm not entirely against a potential wireless option in the future, as long as it can be disabled entirely and disabled is the default. The files in question are all relatively small so the chances for file corruption are small as well, however the chances for file corruption increase when using wireless transfer.

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