All swapped over, gone from 480 can motors with 9.6v Ni-mh to E-MAX 1500Kv brushless with 11.1v 5500mAh Li-po battery. The Li-po battery is about 2/3rds the weight of the Ni-mh and the motors less than 1/2 the weight of the old can motors. Power should be 300watts. Just need some wind/snow/hail/rain free hours over the weekend to test.
I was going to just swap the motor mount plate to the rear position in the engine bay but the new motor wouldn’t centre on the plate.
So mounted to the front and trimmed the back part of the mount down to sit the props as far back as I could go
Final position, shortened the mounts by about 15mm