XPS does water!
radio system was tested on the waters of Lake Havasu City,
Arizona (a popular boating community). The radio performed flawlessly at
any range, any angle, and with any number of other boats in the water at the
same time. The boat pictured is a common 58" Apache hull, off-shore replica,
powered by a Zenoah G-26 gasoline engine. At no time were any lock outs or
The only incident occurred when 8 year old
Carter Bahde was driving and tumbled the boat while turning a bit too tightly in a
hairpin. The engine was killed remotely (moving the throttle from idle to
the brake/kill position). The boat partially sank, filling the entire hull
and the supposedly water-tight radio box, full of water. To everyone's
surprise, the radio still worked! The entire radio box was flooded.
One servo was twitchy and the other was working perfectly along with the
receiver's conformal coating prevents water from entering components on the
circuit board, allowing it to work in high humidity environments.
Click on any picture to see an 8 mega-pixel
Driver Carter Bahde with a Futaba 3PK equipped with the
Futaba 3PK XtremeLink® system. Note the antenna