No problem, these guys have been great, got all my stuff in a week and for Alaska that's good. By the way, your props from before won't fit anymore once you go to a 480 because they won't fit the adapter collet. You wouldn't want them to anyway because they aren't stiff enough and would fold under the extra power you'll have. I run a 10x7 slow fly prop from them. The APC style props in my opinion are the best out there. I run them on my nitro planes as well.
I hate to disagree with AK- He really is a good guy and is going to give you tons of great information...
BUT- you can use the stock gearbox to fabricate a motor mount, but really- the customRC mount is the way to go. Only real reason to modify the stock gearbox is if you are a die hard do it yourselfer and wanna show everybody what you did
The customRC mount preserves the down and right angle that makes the stock cub fly so well.
Take pics of your repairs and upgrades and post 'em over on the show off your HZ Suprcub thread!
You know, I hadn't thought about it but I suppose you could use it as a base to fab a new mount. My response was geared more towards it being a bolt in swap in which case a brushless outrunner can't simply be installed in place of the brushed 480. I haven't seen a mount made from the old one, it would be good to post a picture of such a mod here if anyone has one.
I'll see if I can find a pic- I know I've seen it done on the RC Groups Supercub thread.
Basically you dremel or somehow chop of the front piece and the epoxy some ply or breadboard to the front of it...
I have had two 480's, a 300 and a 250 and so far they are all absolutely fantastic motors. They spin up nice without jerking, they run quieter than others I've used and run cooler as well. So far I think they are great motors. I also have good experiences with the Suppo motors my friends and I bought from Altitude Hobbies.
Cell towers and even power lines. Here is a video of wha happened to FWD when I flew to close to powerlines. The lines coming straight from a power station and I can hear their hum from time to time. I originally thought it was my battery not being charged but after going back out some time later I had the exact same problem. Needless to say I have never flown there again. What stinks is this field is right behind my home. Literally right out my back door.