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Date added: 18/11/2014 Team Orion's Cavalieri & Phend Win @ 2014 Spektrum Challenge

The 2014 Spektrum Challenge was held November 7th-9th at Trackside Hobbies & Raceway just outside of Milwaukee, WI. Team Orion would arrive at this years event with 3 of their top drivers:

4-Time IFMAR World Champion, Ryan Cavalieri
Current 2wd Mod Buggy, Mod Truck, & 4x4 Mod SC ROAR National Champion, Dakotah Phend
Former 2wd Mod Buggy ROAR National Champion Dustin Evans

Wednesday, November 5th: Open Practice
Thursday, November 6th: Controlled Practice
Friday, November 7th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, November 8th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, November 9th: Main Events Day

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri went onto take the overall TQ in the premier 2wd Modified Buggy class. Cavalieri then went onto Win A-Mains #1 and #2 to take home his 1st Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Dustin Evans would finish 2nd overall and AE's Kody Numedahl would round out the podium in 3rd.

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 Pro 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41446 110mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS Shorty
ORI30237 Advantage Touch Duo
Geared: 21/78
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 8%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 3
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 0
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would secure his 2nd overall TQ by his impressive driving during qualifying in the 4wd Modified Buggy class. Cavalieri would suffer some bad luck in A-Main #1 that would have him finish a disappointing 5th. RC then turned his luck around and took the Wins in A-Main #2 and #3 to take home his 2nd Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Dustin Evans would finish 2nd overall with Team Orion's Dakotah Phend 3rd to make it a Team Orion podium sweep!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 Pro 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41446 110mm Sensor Wire
ORI14055 Carbon Pro XS Shorty
ORI30237 Advantage Touch Duo
Geared: 18/78
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 3
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 0
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would complete the perfect sweep of TQ's by taking the overall TQ in the 2wd Modified Short Course class. The A-Main Event was set for one single 7-Minute race. Cavalieri would lead every lap and take the Win by a considerable margin being the only driver to get by for the 27th lap! This would complete the perfect sweep of TQ'ing & Winning all 3 Modified Classes he raced! Team Orion's Dustin Evans would finish 2nd overall and AE's Chad Due would round out the podium in 3rd.

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Chad Due Reedy Reedy Reedy
TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 Pro 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14053 WTS Carbon Pro 4000 90C
ORI30237 Advantage Touch Duo
Geared: 18/82
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 10%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 3
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 0
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would dominate qualifying to take the overall TQ in the 4x4 Modified Short Course class! This A-Main Event was also set for one single 7-Minute race. Phend would go onto lead every lap and cruise home to a comfortable 13-second lead for the Win! Tekno's Randy Cathcart would finish 2nd and TLR's Matt Sunderlage would round out the podium in 3rd.

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Randy Cathcart Tekin Tekin Track Power
3 Matt Sunderlage n/a n/a n/a
TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28261 Vortex VST2 Pro 4.0 2-Pole 550 Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14045 Carbon Pro 6500mah 90C
ORI30237 Advantage Touch Duo
Geared: 11/40
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
4. DRRS Punch: 3
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0
8. Neutral Range: 9%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 9
11. Turbo Timing: 9
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 28/10/2014 The Team Orion Century

Team Orion was founded in 1987, with the goal to manufacture the worlds highest quality products for R/C vehicles. Performance and racing has always been in the genes of Team Orion products. There are now 14 World Championship titles listed in the history books of the company. One side is the past, but even more important is the present - and that's when Team Orion has been more successful than ever before!

As the 21st Century began, Team Orion would continue their dedication and winning ways as the leader in R/C power products. Over the past 14 years, Team Orion has recorded an amazing 48 ROAR National Championships in the USA & 7 IFMAR World Championships world-wide!

Below is the incredible list of each accomplishment:

Since 2000 Team Orion has won a total of 48 ROAR US National Championships!

2001 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Texas
Dave Montgomery - Modified Truck

2002 ROAR Electric Off-Road Stock Nationals - Utah
Mike Truhe - 2wd Stock Buggy & 4wd Stock Buggy

2003 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Virginia
Greg Hodapp - 4wd Modified Buggy

2003 ROAR Electric Off-Road Stock Nationals - Oregon
Ryan Dawson - 2wd Stock Buggy , Stock Truck, & 4wd Stock Buggy

2004 ROAR Electric On-Road Modified Nationals - Oregon
Atsushi Hara - Touring Car Modified & 1/12 Scale Modified

2005 ROAR Electric On-Road Modified Nationals - Florida
Atsushi Hara - Touring Car Modified

2005 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Conneticut
Greg Hodapp - 4wd Modified Buggy

2006 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Indiana
Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Buggy & Modified Truck

2007 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - New Mexico

Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Buggy, Modified Truck, & 4wd Modified Buggy
Joe Pillars - 2wd 19t Buggy

2008 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - California
Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Buggy & Modified Truck

2009 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Nebraska
Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Buggy & 4wd Modified Buggy

2010 ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nationals - Colorado
Jared Tebo - 1/8 Pro Buggy & 1/8 Pro Truggy

2010 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Illinois
Ryan Cavalieri - 4wd Modified Buggy
Jared Tebo - Modified Truck

2011 ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nationals - California
Ryan Cavalieri - 1/8 Pro Buggy

2011 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - California
Dustin Evans - 2wd Modified Buggy
Jared Tebo - Modified Truck & 4wd Modified Buggy
Dakotah Phend - 4x4 Modified Short Course

2011 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Nebraska

Jared Tebo - 1/8E Buggy & 1/8E Truggy

2012 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - California
Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Buggy, 4wd Modified Buggy, Modified Truck, 2wd Modified Short Course

2013 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Pennsylvania
Dakotah Phend - 1/8E Buggy & 4x4 Modified Short Course

2013 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - California
Dakotah Phend - 2wd Modified Buggy
Ty Tessman - 4wd Modified Buggy
Jared Tebo - Modified Truck

2014 ROAR 1/8 Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Texas
Dakotah Phend - 1/8E Buggy, 1/8 E Truggy, 4x4 Modified Short Course

2014 ROAR 1/8 Nitro Off-Road Nationals - Texas
Dakotah Phend - 1/8 Nitro Truggy

2014 ROAR Electric Off-Road Modified Nationals - Florida
Dakotah Phend - 2wd Modified Buggy & Modified Truck
Ty Tessman - 4wd Modified Buggy
Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Short Course

In total Team Orion has won 14 World Championship titles - 7 titles since 2000!

2004 IFMAR ISTC 1/10 On-Road World Championships - Florida
Marc Rheinard - Modified Touring Car World Champion

2006 IFMAR ISTC 1/10 On-Road World Championships - Italy
Andy Moore - Modified Touring Car World Champion

2010 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy World Championships - Thailand

Cody King - 1/8 Nitro Buggy World Champion

2011 IFMAR 1/10 Off-Road World Championships - Finland
Ryan Cavalieri - 2wd Modified Buggy and 4wd Modified Buggy World Champion

2012 IFMAR ISTC 1/10 On-Road World Championships - Netherlands
Jilles Groskamp - Modified Touring Car World Champion

2013 IFMAR 1/10 Off-Road World Championships - California
Jared Tebo - 2wd Modified Buggy World Champion

There are companies who were successful in the past century, Team Orion is winning TODAY! Enjoy your Team Orion products!

Date added: 23/10/2014 Team Orion Professional Sensor Wires

If you drive at the highest level of racing everything needs to be perfect: who wants to lose a race because of a loose screw, a badly glued tire - or a disconnected sensor wire? That's why Team Orion is introducing the new Professional Sensor Wires which are available in many different lengths. Like that they perfectly fit your vehicle. The high quality wires are equiped with high grade sensor connectors for highest reliability.

Find the cables by clicking here!

Date added: 22/10/2014 Vortex VST2 Pro 550 2P 4.0T Motor for Short Course Trucks

Team Orion is introducing a new version of the successful VST2 Pro 550 size motor for Short Course Trucks with 4.0 turns. Check out the choice of 2014 4x4 Short Course ROAR US National Champion Dakotah Phend now!

The new design features the convenient dual sensor port system which allows the motor to be installed in your car in the best possible way. The empty port can be used to easily program your ESC through the motor. A protection cap for the second port is included. The VST2 Pro 550sized motor is equipped with a very robust aluminum case with an improved ventilation system for best cooling at every racing condition.

We used all our experience from our World Champion winning motors to create this brand new design. We use high quality stator materials and precision balanced rotors to give this power plant best power, efficiency and smoothness.

Features

  • World champion technology
  • 2 pole sensor motor
  • New sensor design improves performance and efficiency
  • Dual sensor wire port
  • Alloy case with improved ventilation system
  • Low resistance solder tabs
  • High quality stator materials
  • Precision balanced rotor
  • Rotor installation tool

Technical Specifications

  • Current: 5.2A
  • Diameter w/o fins: 35.8mm
  • Efficiency: 92%
  • Max. Current: 110A
  • Poles: 2
  • Power: 950W
  • RPM @7.4V: 37740
  • RPM-V: 5100kV
  • Shaft Diameter: 5mm
  • Shaft length: 16.5mm
  • Turns: 4T
  • Adjustable Timing

Find our 550size motors by clicking here!

Date added: 22/10/2014 ESC and Motor Spare Parts

No matter if you need new screws, a replacement sensor module or ball bearings for your VST2 Pro motors - or if you want to replace the switch, the cables or the case of your Vortex R-series speed controllers: we keep you covered! Keep your products in best condition and repair your electronics with the wide range of spare parts available at Team Orion!

Spare Parts:

Product Pages:

Date added: 17/10/2014 Aigoin goes Team Orion


1/8 off-road buggy star and and French national champion Jerome Aigoin will be using Team Orion brushless power for 2015. Jerome will be using an R8 ESC, VST2Pro 690 brushless motors, Carbon Pro LiPo batteries and the Touch Duo charger to power his cars.

We are very happy to have him onboard and wish him a lot of success for 2015!
Date added: 16/10/2014 New PC Software and Setups for Vortex R-Series ESCs

Team Orion is proud to release a new USB LINK-PC software that allows you to program, update and increase the functionalities of your Team Orion ESC. This new release features an improved user interface along with the ability to import/export/print your ESC settings. As always each new release contains all the previously released ESC firmware updates.

New stock motor firmware
With this big release a new stock motor firmware for the R10Pro and R10.1Pro is included. This firmware further increases performance when using stock motors.

Update of the ORI65150 Program Box
Also included is a new firmware for the older ORI65150 DSB-R program box. Thanks to this update the program box is now compatible with the ORI65129 R8X ESC.

ESC Setups of the stars
We have added new ESC setup sheets from our star drivers. You can now try out their race winning setups and improve your own racing performance. Settings from US stars Ty Tessman, Dakota Phend, Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Mayfield, Frank Root and European Champion Jorn Neumann are available!

Important notes:

  • A new USB Link software release does not automatically mean that there is a new software for your ESC!
  • Some ESC might have never had any update and will never have any updates
  • Different ESC types use different connection systems to connect to the program box, check your user manuals
  • The newer ORI65153 program box is not compatible with the entry level and boat RTR ESC (only compatible with ORI65101-102-103-104-105-107-108-109-115-116-119-120-125-128-129)
  • The older (now discontinued) ORI65150 program box can be made compatible with most ESC thanks to various firmware contained inside the USB Link software (not compatible with ORI65106-110-111-121-122-123-126).

Visit the PC-Software Download Page

Date added: 15/10/2014 VST2 Sport Motors - Fixed Timing Sensor Brushless Motor

The VST2 Sport is a brand new design, based on the World Championship winning VST2 motor technology. Our goal was to reduce costs while maintaining the most important aspects of our brushless motor technology. We have achieved it, using a simpler two-piece milled aluminum can design along with a simpler sensor design. The VST2 Sport is the ideal choice for those who want to benefit from a high-performance sensor brushless motor technology but have to do so on a limited budget. Thanks to its fixed timing design, the VST2 Sport motor is also an ideal choice for race organizers; it offers more equal performance and facilitates technical inspection.

Features:

  • World Champion Technology
  • Sensor Brushless Motor
  • Fixed timing
  • Machined aluminum motor can
  • Highly efficient cooling
  • High performance 2-pole rotor
  • Simple and highly reliable design
  • Developed by Oscar Jansen
  • Plug&Play: equipped with cables and 4mm gold connectors

Available in November 2014

Click here to find all VST2 Sport sensor brushless motors

Date added: 15/10/2014 New 4 Channel AC/DC Multi Chemistry Charger

The Advantage IQ-4X is a new high-tech battery management system for AA/AAA NIMH/NICD batteries and LiPo/LiFe micro batteries. This compact charger can charge, discharge, cycle, refresh and break-in your batteries. This helps you to keep them working optimally and allows you to evaluate their performance. The IQ-4X features four independent channels, which means that different functions and different types of cells can be used simultaneously; such as charging LiPo and NiMH cells at the same time. A large size LCD screen and bright LED, display data and provide function status monitoring. Extra charge settings (LiPo/Life charge end voltage, delta-peak, maximum charge temperature) are available, allowing the user to fine tune the charge characteristics. The charger is also equipped with a 5V/1A USB port to recharge mobile devices. The Team Orion design and a wide range of functionalities make this charger a unique product on the market.

Features:

  • 4 fully independent charge channels
  • Charge/discharge/cycle different types of batteries simultaneously
  • Charge, discharge, refresh, break-in, cycle mode
  • LCD screen displays charged/discharged capacity, internal resistance, average voltage, charge time, temperature (NIMH only), charge/discharge/cycle history
  • Compatible with NiMH/NiCd AAA/AA batteries and single cell 3.7/3.3V LiPo/LiFe batteries
  • Equipped with Mini-Z LiFe and Ultra Micro LiPo connectors
  • Adjustable Delta Peak Auto Cut-Off for NiMH/NiCd batteries
  • Adjustable charge end voltage
  • USB 5.0V/1A port for charging mobile devices
  • Adapter cables for JST, flat micro and square micro connectors available separately

Available in November 2014

Click here to see all IQ-4X chargers

Date added: 30/09/2014 Foord TQ + Win in SA Neo+ state series round 3!


Australian Orion team driver Andrew Foord took a Dominating win at round #3 of the South Australian Neo+ state series this past weekend. In his first big race with Orion engines Andrew managed to dominate Proceedings and TQ 4 from 6 rounds of qualifying and then covert his TQ into victory in the 2 x 20 minute Amains!

Here is what Andrew had to say: 'In my first big race with Orion engines my CRF 3 Port Buggy Factory Edition motor, 2058 pipe and #5 plug performed flawlessly. I am super Impressed with the Motor, it has a crisp power delivery, fantastic economy and is very conistent and easy to tune, i couldn't be happier with my Orion package! Big thanks to Adrien Bertin, Philippe Neidhart and Denis Johnstone for all the help an the opportunity to be a part of this great company!'
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