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The Thunder 500 5-shot remote dummy launcher from Thunder Equipment allows you to get high arcs and distance in your retriever setups. It is perfect for folks training for long-distance retrieves, Hunt Test competitions and Field Trials.
The Thunder 500 is easy to operate and made from the highest quality industrial materials and components. It is designed to withstand the demands of outdoor field use and provide years of maintenance-free service. Unlike previous models, there is no need to prime this system.
The Thunder 500 5-shot training dummy launcher from Thunder Equipment is extremely portable (only 18 lbs.) and economical to use! When not in use, the mounting legs are contained inside the body of the launcher itself, so there are no worries about where to store them or possible damage. The Thunder 500 includes 5 white bumpers with black bands.
Approximate Size: 9" x 9" x 18"
Approximate Weight: 19 pounds
Launcher uses a MAPP gas cylinder and 8 "AA" batteries (not included) to operate
Remote release receiver can be attached to outer housing using Velcro or Receiver Lok (not included)
The Thunder Equipment Thunder 500 dummy launcher is powered by MAPP gas. MAPP Gas 16 oz. cylinders are 3" in diameter by 10" long and are usually yellow. You can generally find them in the plumbing section at Lowes and other home improvement stores.
Thunder Equipment Launcher Bumpers have been designed exclusively for use on the Thunder Equipment Model 100, 200, 500, and 1000 launchers, Etch-Marc Thunder Bird 400, 800, and 1200 launchers, and the Pro Max 7000 and Max 5000 remote dummy launchers.
SportDOG Remote Launcher
In Normal Mode, the Transmitter can be set to control up to four Receivers, and each Receiver can control up to nine devices using SportDOG extension cables for a total of 36 possible devices. In Expanded Mode, the
Transmitter can control up to 36 independent Receivers. To add realism to training situations, the Transmitter can signal the Receiver to emit the sound of a duck quack, pheasant cackle, or shotgun report. By
altering distances between the Transmitter and Receiver(s), and tailoring the sounds to the situation you're training for, the system provides countless options for hunters and trainers who train their dogs for
everything from hunting to hunt tests to field trials.
Waterproof and submersible
Duck, pheasant, and shotgun report sounds available
2 hour quick charge
Up to 80 hours of battery life
Controls up to 9 launchers or wingers in Normal Mode with SportDOG extension cables
Expandable to control 36 receivers in Expanded Mode
Receiver clip for convenient attachment/removal
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Country of Origin: Made in USA.
Download Owner's Manual for Thunder 500 w/ SportDOG Release
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Order online via Secure Server or call 1-800-624-6378 to order! GDS Warehouse, 17645 U.S. Highway 82, Mathiston, Mississippi, 39752 USA.