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:

September 27, 2021

New RNL Tamar Class lifeboat sound set added bringing our total boat sound sets to 74.

September 05, 2021

Many Battleship/Warship sound sets added bringing our total boat sound sets to 73.

May 14, 2021

New Hercules AC130 gunship sound set now available bringing our total airplane sound sets to 120.

February 17, 2021

New Airbus A380 sound set now available bringing our total airplane sound sets to 119.

January 26, 2021

New 5.1.1 release of ShockWave 3 firmware and Software. Exciting new features - Afterburner light controller + automatic sync. with Afterburner sound and much more.

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 RC sound systems.

Here are our world first breakthroughs.

  1. 2007 - SFX4 sound module.
    First RC sound module to incorporate a 10 Watt audio power amplifier on-board.
    First RC sound module to be fully configurable by a USB Port.
    First RC sound module to provide a GUI based software configuration program.
    First RC 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 RC sound module to incorporate a 40 Watt audio power amplifier on-board, and in a footprint smaller than a credit card.
    First RC sound module to be equally suitable for RC airplanes, helicopters, tanks, boats and garden trains.
    Also adds audio line out signals to feed an external amplifier.

  3. 2010 - SFX6 sound module.
    First RC sound module to provide CD quality playback - 16 bits/44100 samples/second.
    First RC 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 RC sound systems capable of doing this.
    First RC sound system to also have analogue inputs to support static museum displays and electric bikes, wheelchairs and vehicles.
    First RC sound module to have a BootLoader program to allow the consumer to upgrade the firmware himself.

  4. 2012 - ShockWave®/SFX7 sound module.
    First airplane RC sound module to use a removable microSD card giving huge storage capacities and very long sound loops.
    First RC sound module to have extensive configurable control of four switched outputs.
    First RC sound module to provide proportional PWM switched outputs to control smoker unit fans with an engine start-up burst.
    First RC 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 RC sound module to provide extensive range of jet fighter sounds with afterburner sound kicking in at about 3/4 throttle.
    First RC sound module to provide auto-cross-fade of engine sounds.
    First RC 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 RC 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 E-Z-Sync.
    First RC 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.

  8. 2020 - ShockWave 3 Remote Scroll-Through Mode.
    First RC sound module to support the extemely useful Remote Scroll-Through Mode. This enables the operator to scroll through the available sound sets on his/her ShockWave 3 sound module remotely from their radio transmitter.

  9. 2020 - ShockWave 3 DopplerFX®.
    First RC sound module to support the revolutionary DopplerFX feature providing enhanced Doppler shift effect with an external GNSS receiver board.
    This makes the model sound much faster than it is really going.
    Simulated speeds of up to mach 0.5 are possible.