The automatic power bilge system is designed to replace your stock power bilge system in your Thrasher V3. This system frees up a channel on your controller and allows you to run your Thrasher without needing to be concerned with whether or not the bilge should be turned on our off because it includes an onboard controller that does all of this for you. This is a one of a kind advancement for RC boating. Designed to bolt on and plug into all Thrasher V3 Jet Boats. This bilge pump system utilizes a unique waterproof control module that senses if your RC boat is rightside up or upside down before it will trigger the bilge pump if water is sensed inside the boat. All controls, brackets, and wiring is included. There is no wiring or soldering required. This is a bolt on and plug in system. No additional channel is required. This is a fully automatic system.
The advantage of this system over the stock power bilge is that it is automatic, and it frees up a channel on your controller - everything else about this system is the same as the stock system
The tradeoff of this system is that it adds 56 grams to your Thrasher V3
Check out this demonstration video:
How to install in a Thrasher V3:
The Thrasher V3 Stainless Steel Exokeel option will perform like the stock V3 Exokeel but with a higher wear resistance to damage from shallow rocks and significant impacts with other objects. There is a theoretically a slight handling difference from the added weight and flat intake grate, but few people have mentioned this to be noticeable.
The advantage of the stainless steel exokeel is that it can take very hard hits from higher drops onto pointed rocks with less damage than the standard thermoformed exokeel.
The tradeoffs of the stainless steel exokeel are that it is 144g heavier and the intake grate does not have any formed scoop in the mid length section like the stock intake grate does. Most have said that they do not notice any difference in performance, but these are some notable tradeoffs.
Comes with everything needed to install hull leveling sponsons on your Thrasher V3. Kit includes sponson mounts, sponsons, a drill template, and mounting hardware. Sponsons level your Thrasher's hull in turns. If you like the classic lean of a v-hull, then sponsons are not recommended, however, if attaining the next level of precision control is what you are after, then this sponson kit may be right for you.
The advantage of this hull modification is that your hull will ride more level than without sponson fins. Reducing lean and keeping the hull more consistently level provides more control to the pilot especially when at top speeds on plane.
The tradoff of this hull modification is you will lose the classic lean of a V-hull. Without sponsons, tight power turns can be made into submarines with practice, but the leveling effect of sponsons will make this maneuver difficult. Some also find that a leaning hull is more exciting to pilot as well, so give consideration to these tradeoffs before purchasing and making this hull modification
Take a look at this installation video:
The original V3 ride plate. Designed for river use; this ride plate gives your Thrasher V3 hull a light attitude in the water allowing it to lift up on top of the currents, rapids, and shoots. This ride plate will porpoise on a full speed plane on flat water; a condition that is not of concern in heavy rapids.
The advantage of this ride plate is really one of personal preference and likely only for very niche applications. This ride plate really makes the bow of the boat very light, especially when used with the adjustable trim nozzle. If a very light bow and a hull that is prone to leaping out of the water under a quick "brap" of the throttle is what you are after, then this ride plate will put a smile on your face.
The tradoff of this ride plate is that it will introduce porpoising when on plane. It is not a good ride plate for high speed flat planing on smooth water. It will porpoise in nearly all conditions; this cannot be trimmed out with the adjustable trim nozzle.