World Firsts

We're proud of our long history of innovation and continuous improvements and have a long list of world first achievements.

What's New:

November 14, 2019

All Sound sets for Airplanes, or Helicopters, or boats, or tanks now included with
ShockWave 3.

June 07, 2019

New Cirrus SR22 sound set now available, bringing our total airplane sounds to 110!

March 27, 2019

New McDonnell Douglas MD-902 helicopter sound set now available, bringing our total helicopter sounds to 40!

February 20, 2019

New 5th generation ShockWave 3 sound module released. Many new features making it our best yet.

January 12, 2019

New Panzer II Luchs Tank sound set now available bringing our total tank sounds to 12.

World Firsts

We're proud of our long history of innovation and continuous improvements and have a long list of world first achievements. We continue to be the world leader in technological achievements in R/C sound systems.

Here are our world first breakthroughs.

  1. 2007 - SFX4 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to incorporate a 10 Watt audio power amplifier on-board.
    First R/C sound module to be fully configurable by a USB Port.
    First R/C sound module to provide a GUI based software configuration program.
    First R/C sound module to provide no less than 8 switched outputs for flashing LEDs in sync. with gunfire or switching external accessories.
    First software program to automatically generate multiple engine speed sounds with variable maximum/idle ratio

  2. 2008 - SFX5 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to incorporate a 40 Watt audio power amplifier on-board, and in a footprint smaller than a credit card.
    First R/C sound module to be equally suitable for R/C airplanes, helicopters, tanks, boats and garden trains.
    Also adds audio line out signals to feed an external amplifier.


  3. 2010 - SFX6 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to provide CD quality playback - 16 bits/44100 samples/second.
    First R/C sound module to provide TWO independent throttle controlled engine sounds and be able to play back gun sounds at the same time.
    To this day, our sound systems are the ONLY R/C sound systems capable of doing this.
    First R/C sound system to also have analogue inputs to support static museum displays and electric bikes, wheelchairs and vehicles.
    First R/C sound module to have a BootLoader program to allow the consumer to upgrade the firmware himself.


  4. 2012 - ShockWave/SFX7 sound module.
    First airplane R/C sound module to use a removable microSD card giving huge storage capacities and very long sound loops.
    First R/C sound module to have extensive configurable control of four switched outputs.
    First R/C sound module to provide proportional PWM switched outputs to control smoker unit fans with an engine start-up burst.
    First R/C sound module to provide auto ramp-up/ramp-down of engine sounds to simulate very large engines which cannot change speed quickly.


  5. 2013 - ShockWave/ShockWave 2 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to provide extensive range of jet fighter sounds with afterburner sound kicking in at about 3/4 throttle.
    First R/C sound module to provide auto-cross-fade of engine sounds.
    First R/C sound module to offer remote volume control, both by radio control and by wired remote control.


  6. 2014 - Integrated Low Battery Voltage Warning Alarms.
    First R/C sound module to provide low battery voltage alarms for both receiver and main batteries. Can play any sound any number of times when the battery voltage is too low.


  7. 2019 - ShockWave 3 sound module.
    First R/C sound module to support the revolutionary DopplerFXTM feature providing enhanced Doppler shift effect with an external GNSS receiver board.
    First R/C sound module to offer the unique E-Z-SyncTM method of achieving easy
    push-button synchronization between propeller rotation start/stop and the engine sound startup/shutdown.
    First R/C sound module to offer the Multi-Engine-Sync. feature to offer true synchronization between up to four engine startup sounds on one sound track to four separate throttle outputs to start turning propellers in sync. with the startup sounds.