> 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
> 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)......:)