Got this toy grade RC Jet boat, made by a company called NQD, turns out they work really well when upgraded to hobby spec electronics.
It only cost about $50 Australian dollars shipped to my door. The new brushless motor, ESC and 2.4ghz RX cost another $50 and a little time fitting them up. It now runs a small 1/16th scale motor with a water cooling jacket and a water cooled ESC. The RX is a Flysky 2.4ghz job. Battery is a Turnigy Nano tech 2S 2200mah.
speed is ok, it has enough push from the jet to hold it’s own and pull out of a decent current, so I will be looking for rapids to play in.
I repainted it from white, first using undercoat and then a base coat of Tamiya TS-52 Candy lime green.
Then I laid a stencil of a dragon that I hand cut after printing an image from the net.
and shot very lightly around it in black with my airbrush.
Then I tried to make a real fire effect using white, yellow and red in the airbrush, it’s only my second attempt at real fire.
Here is a little video I shot of my first two packs using it.