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What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

Old 04-05-2005, 04:41 PM
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Default What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

Newbie question as I do not even have a boat yet. My kids are still scrapping there money together and I have been elected CTO. What would the range of a Shockwave 36 be? What happens when you exceed the range? Anything else along this vein I did not ask?
Old 04-05-2005, 04:50 PM
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Default RE: What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

I do not know the range. But if the baot goes out of range or has interference it can go out of control and run into something you don't want it to. You can purchase what is called a fail safe. This will keep the baot from going out of control. At least that is what I have been told.
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Default RE: What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

OK, where do I get a fail safe and does anyone have experience with a Shockwave 36 to know if in fact I need one? I have visions of a 14 year yelling at a boat running WFO towards shore!
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Default RE: What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

BaddogKY0007,
What you should do with any and all boats/radio systems is a range check. See how far you can get away from the boat and still maintain control. Shorten that distance a little for a 'safety' factor, and just don't let the boat get any further away than that.
A failsafe is a nice thingy, but it doesn't mean you can ignore doing a range test. It's used in conjunction with a range test for greater safety.
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Default RE: What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

Just one more question. If it goes out of range how are you going to retrive it? It'll probably be hard to see, let alone get it back. The range check is the best idea.
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Default RE: What is the range of a Shockwave 36?

Figure a 1/4 mile radius, a lot further than you'd want to take the boat out. You can have a lot of fun with it by not going out any more than 300 feet in any direction. I don't go out any more than what I want to row to get it.
For range checking your radio, have yourself or one of the kids walk about 60 feet away with the transmitter antenna all the way in, not extended and see if you can still operate it, wiggle the rudder or throttle. Keep it in far enough so that you can clearly see what the boat is doing. I learned this the hard way by trying to fly planes. There are several that I never found.
The retrieve question has been answered a lot in here, go back a few pages if you need to or do a search.

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