I've made some progress, mostly with mods to the lower hull to clear some space. This boat is tight on space, very narrow.
Have a Novak Xxtra receiver, a mini-speed control and a couple pico servos all roughed in. Going to attempt to use the existing driveline, modified the kit "stuffing box" to allow for regular petro-jelly injections.
I modified the kit bow plane setup to be controllable, and separated the upper hull in this area. Attached the bow section to the lower hull, leaving the rest to be removable.
With some mods to the battery pack, I was actually able to fit the pack from my Albacore (now deceased) into the lower hull. I prefer to find something smaller. Anyone use Li-ion batteries, or am I just asking for trouble??
Do I have pictures? Yes, I've been keeping a rough diary as I go along.
Unfortunately, I will be out of commission for the next month, so the boat will be on hold.