green machine 3 motor

green machine 3 motor

Post by Tim Schaubroe » Tue, 03 Jul 2001 22:35:33



Hello,
        I have a tc3 with a p2k geared at 30/72.  It gets extremely
hot when running.  I run on a track that is large (we have 1/8 scale
nitro cars running on it).  I do not want to gear it any higher for
fear of melting the motor parts.
        Trinity sells the Green Machine 3 motor.  They advertise this
motor as a high rpm motor for higher speeds than the p2k.
        I have heard that this motor produces more heat than the p2k
and thus melts.

        Has anybody run this motor and have they had any problems with
it?

thanks,
tim schaubroeck

 
 
 

green machine 3 motor

Post by M.. » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 01:02:39


Hi Tim,
     I'm having the same problem as you only I have an HPI Sport 2 and I
am running a green machine 3 with an 87 spur and 28 pinion. I am going
to try a 90 spur this week and see what happens. Most of the people I
race with have TC3s and run ether the P2K or green machine so I'll talk
to them and see what I can find out.
                                          Dan.

 
 
 

green machine 3 motor

Post by Bob Sea » Wed, 04 Jul 2001 08:10:12



Quote:
> Hello,
> I have a tc3 with a p2k geared at 30/72.  It gets extremely
> hot when running.  I run on a track that is large (we have 1/8 scale
> nitro cars running on it).  I do not want to gear it any higher for
> fear of melting the motor parts.
> Trinity sells the Green Machine 3 motor.  They advertise this
> motor as a high rpm motor for higher speeds than the p2k.
> I have heard that this motor produces more heat than the p2k
> and thus melts.

> Has anybody run this motor and have they had any problems with
> it?

> thanks,
> tim schaubroeck

I'e run most of the stock motors available(except for ones based on the TOP
design that Orion & Peak sell), & I do like the Green Machine 3, but you do
have to be more careful running it. It is a better top speed motor than the
P2K, & in high speed corners it can carry speed better, but it is much more
sensitive to how you gear it. If you overgear it, it can get really hot &
possibly burn up(though that is becoming more common in all stock motors
today), but if you find a good one(with lots of power & rpm), you can get
the same or more top speed with a more conservative gearing than you're
getting now, which may serve you best, & with the right gearing the motor
should hold up just fine. I'd say go ahead & try one, but start gearing it
very conservatively at first, & just go up a tooth at a time until you get
the speed you want(I would at least try something like a 72/24 to start, &
slowly work your way up to the right gearing, just check the motor's
temperature after each run)......:)
Bob