ProBoat Shockwave 26 Specifications

ShockWave 26 EP Rally Sport Owners Manual
Electric Deep-V Boat
Specifications
Hull Length..........................................................................................26 in (660mm)
Beam....................................................................................................7.5 in (191mm)
Motor....................................................... Water-cooled hi-performance 550-size
Radio System.......................................................ProBoat AM 27 mHz Pistol-grip
Drive System...........................................................................................Direct Drive
Steering System.................................................................. Steerable Drive System
Speed Control............................................Waterproof Electronic with Reverse
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Introduction
The ShockWave 26 RS comes Ready-To-Run
with the Pro Boat 27MHz AM radio system and
electronic speed controller already installed.
All assembly and building is done at the factory,
allowing you to quickly get your boat running.
Thank you for purchasing the Pro Boat™
ShockWave™ 26 EP Rally Sport Ready-To-Run
boat. Please read these instructions carefully before
attempting to operate your boat.
Table of Contents
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Table of Contents......................................................................................................................................................... 2
General Guidelines....................................................................................................................................................... 3
Warranty Period........................................................................................................................................................... 3
Limited Warranty.......................................................................................................................................................... 4
Damage Limits............................................................................................................................................................... 4
Warranty Inspection and Repairs............................................................................................................................. 6
Non-Warranty Repairs................................................................................................................................................ 6
Safety, Precautions, and Warnings.............................................................................................................................. 7
Additional Required Items.......................................................................................................................................... 8
Inspection........................................................................................................................................................................ 8
Contents......................................................................................................................................................................... 8
Section 1: Installation of the Transmitter Batteries............................................................................................... 9
Section 2: Installation of the 7.2V Ni-Cd Battery Pack....................................................................................... 9
Section 3: Checking the Radio System.................................................................................................................. 10
Section 4: Testing Your Boat in the Water............................................................................................................. 11
Section 5: Handling Adjustment............................................................................................................................... 11
Section 6: Connecting the Battery to the ESC.................................................................................................... 12
Section 7: Adjusting the Transmitter....................................................................................................................... 12
Section 8: Speed Control Programming................................................................................................................ 13
Section 9: Maintenance.............................................................................................................................................. 13
Section 10: Lubricating the Drive Shaft................................................................................................................. 14
Section 11: Replacement Parts................................................................................................................................ 15
Section 12: Identification of Components............................................................................................................. 15
General Guidelines
It is important that you read and follow this
instruction manual, along with the radio system
manual before you run this exciting boat. Failure
to read and understand the manual could result
is personal injury, property damage or permanent
damage to your boat. It is also important to run
your boat responsibly. With proper care and
maintenance, you will be able to proudly enjoy your
ShockWave 26 for many years to come.
Before you operate your model, make sure that
your frequency is clear. If someone is operating
on the same frequency, both models could go out
of control, possibly causing damage to the models
or to others. Check all of the hardware, and the
propeller for damage and loose screws before and
after each run.
If at any time while operating your model you
sense any abnormal function, end your operation
immediately. Do not operate your boat again until
you are certain the problem has been corrected.
Always stay clear of the propeller.
When operating the boat, stay clear of people,
full-scale boats, stationary objects and wildlife. It
is preferable to operate the ShockWave 26 in low
wake, low wind conditions and in areas free of
people, wildlife and objects.
Warranty Period
Horizon Hobby, Inc., (Horizon) warranties that the Products purchased (the “Product”) will be free from
defects in materials and workmanship at the date of purchase by the Purchaser.
Limited Warranty
(a) This warranty is limited to the original Purchaser
("Purchaser") and is not transferable. REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED UNDER THIS
WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF
THE PURCHASER. This warranty covers only those
Products purchased from an authorized Horizon
dealer. Third party transactions are not covered
by this warranty. Proof of purchase is required for
warranty claims. Further, Horizon reserves the
right to change or modify this warranty without
notice and disclaims all other warranties, express or
implied.
(c) Purchaser Remedy- Horizon's sole obligation
hereunder shall be that Horizon will, at its option,
(i) repair or (ii) replace, any Product determined by
Horizon to be defective. In the event of a defect,
these are the Purchaser's exclusive remedies.
Horizon reserves the right to inspect any and all
equipment involved in a warranty claim. Repair or
replacement decisions are at the sole discretion of
Horizon. This warranty does not cover cosmetic
damage or damage due to acts of God, accident,
misuse, abuse, negligence, commercial use, or
modification of or to any part of the Product. This
warranty does not cover damage due to improper
installation, operation, maintenance, or attempted
repair by anyone other than Horizon. Return of any
goods by Purchaser must be approved in writing by
Horizon before shipment.
(b) Limitations- HORIZON MAKES NO
WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, ABOUT NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE PRODUCT.
THE PURCHASER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT
THEY ALONE HAVE DETERMINED THAT
THE PRODUCT WILL SUITABLY MEET THE
REQUIREMENTS OF THE PURCHASER’S
INTENDED USE.
Damage Limits
HORIZON SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL,
INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
LOSS OF PROFITS OR PRODUCTION OR
COMMERCIAL LOSS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED
WITH THE PRODUCT, WHETHER SUCH
CLAIM IS BASED IN CONTRACT, WARRANTY,
NEGLIGENCE, OR STRICT LIABILITY. Further, in
no event shall the liability of Horizon exceed the
individual price of the Product on which liability
is asserted. As Horizon has no control over use,
setup, final assembly, modification or misuse, no
liability shall be assumed nor accepted for any
resulting damage or injury. By the act of use, setup
or assembly, the user accepts all resulting liability.
If you as the Purchaser or user are not prepared to
accept the liability associated with the use of this
Product, you are advised to return this Product
immediately in new and unused condition to the
place of purchase.
Law: These Terms are governed by Illinois law
(without regard to conflict of law principals).
Safety Precautions
This is a sophisticated hobby Product and not a
toy. It must be operated with caution and common
sense and requires some basic mechanical ability.
Failure to operate this Product in a safe and
responsible manner could result in injury or damage
to the Product or other property. This Product
is not intended for use by children without direct
adult supervision.
The Product manual contains instructions for safety,
operation and maintenance. It is essential to read
and follow all the instructions and warnings in the
manual, prior to assembly, setup or use, in order to
operate correctly and avoid damage or injury.
Questions, Assistance, and Repairs
Your local hobby store and/or place of purchase
cannot provide warranty support or repair. Once
assembly, setup or use of the Product has been
started, you must contact Horizon directly. This will
enable Horizon to better answer your questions
and service you in the event that you may need any
assistance.
For questions or assistance, please direct your
email to productsupport@horizonhobby.com, or
call 877.504.0233 toll-free to speak to a service
technician.
Inspection or Repairs
please include a letter with your complete name,
street address, email address and phone number
where you can be reached during business days,
your RMA number, a list of the included items,
method of payment for any non-warranty expenses
and a brief summary of the problem. Your original
sales receipt must also be included for warranty
consideration. Be sure your name, address, and
RMA number are clearly written on the outside of
the shipping carton.
If this Product needs to be inspected or repaired,
please call for a Return Merchandise Authorization
(RMA). Pack the Product securely using a shipping
carton. Please note that original boxes may be
included, but are not designed to withstand the
rigors of shipping without additional protection. Ship
via a carrier that provides tracking and insurance
for lost or damaged parcels, as Horizon is not
responsible for merchandise until it arrives and is
accepted at our facility. A Service Repair Request
is available at www.horizonhobby.com on the
“Support” tab. If you do not have internet access,
Warranty Inspection and Repairs
Repair or replacement decisions are at the sole
discretion of Horizon Hobby.
To receive warranty service, you must include
your original sales receipt verifying the proof-ofpurchase date. Provided warranty conditions have
been met, your Product will be repaired or replaced
free of charge.
Non-Warranty Repairs
Electronics and engines requiring inspection or
repair should be shipped to the following address:
Should your repair not be covered by warranty
the repair will be completed and payment will
be required without notification or estimate of
the expense unless the expense exceeds 50% of
the retail purchase cost. By submitting the item for
repair you are agreeing to payment of the repair
without notification. Repair estimates are available
upon request. You must include this request with
your repair. Non-warranty repair estimates will be
billed a minimum of ½ hour of labor. In addition you
will be billed for return freight. Please advise us of
your preferred method of payment. Horizon accepts
money orders and cashiers checks, as well as Visa,
MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards.
If you choose to pay by credit card, please include
your credit card number and expiration date. Any
repair left unpaid or unclaimed after 90 days will
be considered abandoned and will be disposed of
accordingly. Please note: non-warranty repair is
only available on electronics and model engines.
Horizon Service Center
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822
All other Products requiring warranty inspection or
repair should be shipped to the following address:
Horizon Product Support
4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822
Please call 877-504-0233 with any questions or
concerns regarding this product or warranty.
Safety, Precautions, and Warnings
•A
lways operate your model in an open area away
from people.
As the user of this product, you are solely
responsible for operating it in a manner that does
not endanger yourself and others or result in
damage to the product or the property of others.
•A
void operating your model where injury or
damage can occur.
Carefully follow the directions and warnings for
this and any optional support equipment (chargers,
rechargeable battery packs, etc.) that you use.
•N
ever operate the model out in populated areas
for any reason.
•N
ever operate your model with low transmitter
batteries.
This model is controlled by a radio signal that
is subject to interference from many sources
outside your control. This interference can cause
momentary loss of control so it is necessary to
always keep a safe distance in all directions around
your model, as this margin will help to avoid
collisions or injury.
•C
arefully follow the directions and warnings for
this and any optional support equipment (chargers,
rechargeable battery packs, etc.) that you use.
•K
eep all chemicals, small parts and anything
electrical out of the reach of children.
•M
oisture causes damage to electronics. Avoid
prolonged water exposure to all equipment
not specifically designed and protected for this
purpose.
Additional Required Items
You will need to purchase the following to get your boat on the water:
• 8 “AA” alkaline batteries for the radio transmitter
• 7.2V Ni-Cd Battery Pack with Tamiya Connector (DYN1170)
• Ni-Cd Battery Fast Charger (DYN4056)
Inspection
Carefully remove the boat and radio transmitter
from the box. Inspect the boat to make sure
no damage is present. If you notice damage is
present, please contact the hobby shop where you
purchased it.
Contents
• Assembled ShockWave 26 EP RS RTR
• Pro Boat radio transmitter
• Boat stand
Section 1: Installation of the Transmitter Batteries
Install 8 “AA” alkaline batteries into the
transmitter, following the instructions provided
for your radio system.
Section 2: Installation of the 7.2V Ni-Cd Battery Pack
Install a fully charged 7.2V Ni-Cd battery pack into
the radio box. Follow the instructions included with
your fast charger to ensure a safe charge. Plug the
battery into the female battery connector attached
to the electronic speed controller.
Turn on your transmitter, making sure the radio
is in neutral. Carefully remove the hatch (scale
pilot cockpit).
Section 3: Checking the Radio System
Ensure the antenna tube is properly placed
through the hull. It may be necessary to slightly
pull the antenna tube out to make certain the
radio range is sufficient.
Left Turn
With the propeller free from any objects, give some
throttle input to ensure that the motor is working.
If everything appears to be functioning correctly,
you are ready to run your boat!
Turn the transmitter on and check for correct
operation. The rudder control arm should
move toward the front of the boat when right
input is given. Conversely, when left input is given,
the control arm should move toward the back
of the boat.
Note: If you are transporting your
boat, make sure you disconnect the
battery from the speed controller
and then turn your radio off until
you are ready to run the boat.
Once ready, simply turn the radio
on and plug the battery into the
speed controller, again making sure
that the boat is in neutral.
Left Turn
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Section 4: Testing Your Boat in the Water
Make sure the radio is "ON" and the battery is
plugged into the speed controller. Test the radio
system for proper operation and then carefully
place the boat in the water. Pilot the boat at slow
speeds, staying close to the shoreline to ensure you
have good control and that the boat is functioning
correctly. Be certain to avoid all objects in the
water at all times.
Once you feel comfortable with the control of
your boat, it is safe to go further away from the
shoreline and at faster speeds. When you notice
the boat begin to lose speed, bring the boat
back to shore. It will be necessary to allow the
electronic components to cool down and to replace
or recharge the battery before heading out again.
Section 5: Handling Adjustment
Operate your ShockWave 26 RS in low to medium
wake conditions to avoid having problems with the
boat overturning. If the conditions are questionable,
adjust the prop strut down a bit to reduce the
likelihood of having the boat overturn.
You may also turn the dual rate dial down to
reduce rudder travel in rough water conditions.
Loosen to Adjust
Outdrive
Steering Dual Rate
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Section 6: Connecting the Battery to the ESC
The Pro Boat ESC comes pre-wired with a Tamiyastyle connector compatible with most battery packs.
Use a 6- to 7-cell battery pack.
 1. Make sure the On/Off switch is in the
"OFF" position.
 2. Connect a fully charged battery pack to the
speed control’s battery connector.
Section 7: Adjusting the Transmitter
Note: Refer to the radio
instructions for specific information
on transmitter setup.
Adjust the rudder trim knob so that the
rudder is centered prior to operation. You
may adjust this control to make the boat run
straight during operation.
It may be necessary to adjust the throttle trim knob
to stop the propeller from turning while the throttle
trigger is in the neutral position.
Steering Trim
Throttle Trim
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Section 8: Speed Control Programming
The ESC in your ShockWave 26 RS is preprogrammed from the factory. The following has
been provided if you happen to need to reset the
programming of your ESC.
4. To reset the maximum throttle setting, simply
turn the ESC's power switch off then on and
move the throttle stick to full movements again.
5. When operation is complete, turn off the
receiver, then the transmitter.
1. Turn on the transmitter’s power switch. Be sure
the transmitter batteries are fully charged.
Note: Do not turn off the
transmitter first or the receiver
may pick up stray signals and run
out of control.
2. Place the boat in position to allow the propeller
to move freely or disconnect one of the motor
wires from the motor.
3. Turn on the receiver switch. Move the throttle
trigger (stick) to full throttle, then to full
reverse. The ESC will automatically memorize
the initial movement of the throttle channel each
time the receiver switch is turned on.
Section 9: Maintenance
Before and at the end of each run, make sure
all screws are tight and the propeller is free from
any entanglement.
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Section 10: Lubricating the Drive Shaft
 1. Loosen the 1.5mm setscrew connecting the
drive shaft to the motor coupler.
 4. Move the rudder assembly and slide the drive
shaft out of the stuffing box.
 2. Loosen the 1.5mm setscrew connecting the
universal joint to the drive shaft.
 5. Lubricate the drive shaft with drive shaft with
water-proof grease (see your local hobby shop).
Reinstall the drive shaft in reverse order. Be
sure to reinstall the nylon washer between the
universal and the stuffing box.
 3. Remove the two 3mm screws from the
outdrive to separate the rudder assembly from
the mount. Make sure not to lose the 3mm nuts
when removing the screws.
Apply Lubricant
Note: Running the ShockWave 26
EP RTR in salt water could cause
some parts to corrode. If you
run the boat in salt water, rinse it
thoroughly in fresh water after each
use and lubricate the drive system.
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Section 11: Replacement Parts
If you have any questions concerning the setup or running of your ShockWave 26 EP RS, please call the
Horizon Service Center toll-free at (877) 504-0233.
PRB2507
Drive Dog and Prop Shaft
PRB2314
Electronic Speed Controller
PRB2105
Propeller
PRB3101
Hull Only
PRB2108
Antenna Tube
PRB3102
Driveshaft w/U-joint
PRB2109
Servo Tape
PRB3103
Steering Pushrod
PRB2110
EZ-Connector for Pushrod
PRB3104
Decal
PRB2112
Rubber Boot
PRB3105
Motor
PRB2153
Rudder Pushrod
PRB3106
Cockpit
PRB3107
Motor Cooling Coil
Section 12: Identification of Components
PRB3103
PRB3107
PRB2112
PRB2153
PRB2105
PRB2507
PRB3105
PRB3106
PRB2108
PRB3101
PRB3102
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4105 Fieldstone Road
Champaign, Illinois 61822
(877) 504-0233
www.horizonhobby.com
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