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Date added: 01/04/2014 Markus Mobers adds another European Championship Title!

Team Orion and Markus Mobers took a crucial TQ and win at the very competitive EFRA European Championhips 1/12 Stock 10.5T class. Markus, being the reigning 2013 Champion, took in style the TQ and so the perfect position to defend his title.  After two long and tense 8 minute A finals he could add the prestigious European Champion 2014 title to his and Team Orion’s long and succesfull CV.

In Modified Markus showed a blistering pace. In the early qualifiers he led most of the qualifying runs, but an imperfect car setup made him lose some significant time, and so the chance to take the pole position in the early stages. For the last two qualifiers however Markus drastically changed his car setup, and accordingly took the first position in the last qualifying run. This unfortunalty meant he had to start third on the grid, behind ETS champ Alexander Hagberg and Britains 1/12 champ Olly Jefferies.

Stock Top 10:
1. Markus Mobers
2. Hubert Hönigl
3. Alexandre Laurent
4. Chris Kerswell
5. Francesco Martini
6. Mark Stiles
7. Vesa Yli
8. Helge Johannesen
9. Jörg Mikael Tiit
10.Simon Rubet
(Source: redrc.net)

In the mains Markus came really close to winning the Modified class as well, but found himself stuck in traffic and fine sportmanship decisions. Nevertheless he took the European Vice-Championship title for Team Orion in Modified as well, which was a great result for an already fantastic Race weekend.

Young talented Arnaud Lemperiere, who had just switched to Team Orion products, made his first A-main Modified for the Team, and also Helge Johanessen from Norway used Team Orion to power him into the the Stock A-Final.

Modified top 10:
1. Alexander Hagberg
2. Markus Mobers
3. Alexandre Laurent
4. Olly Jefferies
5. Simo Ahoniemi
6. Daniel Sieber
7. Dominic Vogl
8. Hubert Hönigl
9. Massimo Fantini
10.Arnaud Lemperiere
(Source: redrc.net)

After podium results at the recent Snowbird Nationals, taking the German and French 1/12 Modified title, the 2014 European Championship was a superb topping of a great 1/12th season for Team Orion and Markus. Next up are the World Championships 1/12 in October, and with strong support of TC Champ Jilles Groskamp we can lookout for more strong results!

Markus used the following equipment:

  • Team Orion VST 2 3.5T Pro Modified motor (ORI28254)
  • Team Orion VST 2 10.5T Stockspec motor (ORI28250)
  • Team Orion Pro Carbon 1S batteries (ORI14039)
  • Team Orion R10 1-2S speed controller (ORI65101)
  • Team Orion Advantage Touch Pro 12A Charger (ORI30205)

Congratulations, Markus!

Date added: 25/03/2014 Team Orion Wins 4 Modified Classes @ 2014 Cactus Classic!

The 28th Annual Cactus Classic was held at HobbyTown USA SRS from March 12th-16th in Scottsdale, Arizona. Team Orion would roll into this years Cactus Classic with their All Star line up of drivers:
Jared Tebo - Current 2wd Buggy IFMAR World Champion
Ryan Cavalieri - 4-time IFMAR World Champion
Dakotah Phend - Current 2wd Buggy ROAR National Champion
Ty Tessman - Current 4wd Buggy ROAR National Champion
Jorn Neuamnn - 2013 4wd Buggy IFMAR Worlds TQ
Dustin Evans - Former 2wd Buggy ROAR National Champion

This years track surface would once again be sugared by the SRS Track Crew to provide ultra hi-traction and consistent racing throughout the week. The weather was perfect with temperatures in the lower 80's making for a great weekend of racing!

Wednesday, March 12th: Open Practice
Thursday, March 13th: 2 Controlled Rounds of Timed Seeding Practice
Friday, March 14th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, March 15th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, March 16th: Triple A-Main Events

After qualifying was complete, it was Team Orion's Dakotah Phend who would take the TQ honors. Also in the A-Main for Team Orion was: Ryan Cavalieri starting 3rd, Jared Tebo starting 4th, Dustin Evans starting 7th, Ty Tessman starting 10th, and Jorn Neumann winning the B-Main bump-up starting 11th.

Dakotah Phend and AE's Ryan Maifield would battle it out in both A-Main #1 and A-Main #2. Phend wouldn't be phased as Maifield applied the pressure trying to force a mistake. Phend would lead both A-Main Events from wire to wire to take the overall 2wd Modified Buggy Championship!

2wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
6 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Billy Fischer Novak Novak CRC
8 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Thunder Power
9 Travis Amezcua Viper Viper Reedy
10 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning R10 ESC Settings:
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28259VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 90C Saddle Pack Li-Po Battery
ORI30187Advantage Touch Charger
Geared: 20/78
Dakotah Phend's Winning R10 ESC Settings:
V1.09_120324
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 11%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion's Jared Tebo would dominate qualifying by TQ'ing all 4 rounds to take the overall TQ. Also in the A-Main for Team Orion was: Jorn Neumann starting 2nd, Ryan Cavalieri starting 3rd, Mitchel Gardner starting 5th, and Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars starting 9th.

Neumann would put in a great drive and take the Win in A-Main #1
Tebo would then bounce back nicely and take the Win in A-Main #2
Tebo and Neumann would then battle it out early in A-Main #3. Neumann was forced to retire early that allowed Tebo to pull away from the field and take the Win and the Modified Truck Championship!

2wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Thunder Power
3 Billy Fischer Novak Novak CRC
4 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Mitchel Gardner Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Tanner Denney Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy
8 Joe Pillars Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Scott Spear LRP Reedy Reedy
10 Brian Kinwald LRP Reedy Reedy
Winning Equipment Used By Jared Tebo: Jared Tebo's Winning R10 ESC Settings:
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 90C Saddle Pack Li-Po Battery
ORI30187 Advantage Touch Charger
Geared: 18/82
V1.09_120324
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 7%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 5
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would TQ 3 out of 4 rounds of qualifying to guarantee him the TQ spot for the triple A-Mains. Also in the A-Main for Team Orion was: Dustin Evans starting 6th and Cody Turner starting 7th.

AE's Ryan Maifield would just edge out Cavalieri for the Win by only 1 truck length in A-Main #1.

Cavalieri would go onto take the Win in A-Main #2 by over 7-seconds ahead of Durango's Travis Amezcua. Maifield would finish in 3rd.

Cavalieri and Maifield battled it out for the entire A-Main #3. They would swap the lead back and forth several times. On the last lap, Cavalieri made a great pass on Maifield and would hang on to the lead just edging out Maifield at the line.

2wd Modified Short Course Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Chris Wheeler Novak Novak Team Orion
4 Spencer Rivkin LRP Reedy Reedy
5 Travis Amezcua Viper Viper Reedy
6 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Mike Truhe Novak Novak Trak-Power
8 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Cody Turner Team Orion Team Orion Thunder Power
10 Brian Kinwald LRP Reedy Reedy
Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning R10 ESC Settings:

ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14053 WTS Carbon Pro 4000 90C Li-Po Battery
ORI30187 Advantage Touch Charger
Geared: 19/84

V1.09_120324
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 11%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

The battle for the overall TQ was very close between Team Orion's Jorn Neumann and Dakotah Phend. Neumann would just edge out Phend for the overall TQ honors. Also in the A-Main for Team Orion was young David Jenson.

The 7-Minute A-Main Event took place in the heat of the day putting everyone's equipment to the extreme test. Neumann and Phend would start the race pushing the pace. After a few laps in Phend made it around Neumann for the race lead. A few laps later they both were already about to start working their way through lap traffic. Phend was able to work his way through the lap traffic clean while Neumann was still only a few corners behind. When the checkered flag waived, it was Phend crossing the finish line first with his Team Orion Teammate Neuamnn only a few seconds back.

4x4 Modified Short Course Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Thunder Power
3 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
4 Travis Amezcua Viper Viper Reedy
5 David Jenson Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning R10 ESC Settings:

ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28261 Vortex VST2 Pro 4.0 2-Pole 550 Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14045 Carbon Pro 6500mah 90C Li-Po Battery
ORI30187 Advantage Touch Charger
Geared: 11/40

V1.09_120324
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Thanks, Joe, for the great report!

Date added: 28/02/2014 Neumann & Team Orion Win @ 2014 UK Off-Road Wars World Cup!

The 2014 UK Off-Road Wars World Cup was held February 15th-16th at Maritime Raceway in Chatham, United Kingdom. This years event brought in over 200 entries making for a great event. The race organizers did an excellent job preparing a challenging track layout that included many different types of surfaces.

Jörn was on fire in qualifying and was able to TQ every round to secure the TQ position for the finals.

A-Main #1: Neumann was able to get a great jump off the line with his Team Orion powered Durango 4wd and would lead every lap to take a convincing Win unchallenged!

A-Main #2: Neumann once again had a great start and was in control of the race. With 2 laps to go, Neumann had a 10-second lead and the race looked to be over. Just then, Neumann who was going down the main straight unfortunately hit a car that crossed into his lane while going full speed. Jorn's car broke, but he tried to limp it around to finish the race. On the last corner, Ellis Stafford was able to make it by Jorn for the race win.

A-Main #3: The Championship would come down to the 3rd and final A-Main between Neumann and Stafford. Neumann took full advantage of his TQ position and set a very fast pace to open up a gap over 2nd place. Neumann did what he does best and never looked back while checking out on the field. Neumann would cruise his way home safely to take the A3 Win and the overall 4wd Modified Championship for the weekend!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall
  Driver  
1 Jorn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion
2 Ellis Stafford  
3 Richard Lowe  
Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Download Jörn's ESC Setup Sheet:
ORI65102 Team Orion R10 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 Pro 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30205 Touch Pro AC/DC Charger
Geared: 21/87
Date added: 28/02/2014 Ronnefalk & Team Orion Win at 2014 Nitro Challenge!

The 2014 Dirt Nitro Challenge was held February 19th-23rd at The Fear Farm in beautiful Goodyear, Arizona. Team Orion would roll into the Nitro Challenge with one of their strongest Teams to date, consisting of: Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri, Dakotah Phend, David Ronnefalk, Ty Tessman, and Reno Savoya.

Title Schedule

Wednesday, February 19th: 2 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Thursday, February 20th: 3 Rounds of 1/8 Nitro Truggy & 1/8 Electric Buggy Qualifying
Friday, February 21st: 3 Rounds of 1/8 Nitro Buggy Qualifying
Saturday, February 22nd: 1/8 Nitro Truggy and 1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Events
Sunday, February 23rd: 1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main Events

Title Schedule

In the 1/8 Electric Buggy Class, the overall TQ would come down to the 3rd and final round of Qualifying. Mugen's Drew Moller would put in a solid run and take the overall TQ honors. Team Orion would have 5 drivers representing in the A-Main: David Ronnefalk qualified 3rd, Dakotah Phend qualified 4th, Jared Tebo qualified 5th, Ty Tessman qualified 7th, and Cody King qualified 9th.

The 8-Minute A-Main Event grid was set. TQ Drew Moller would lead the field around for the first 2 laps. Team Orion's David Ronnefalk quickly made his way up to 2nd and started putting the pressure on Moller for the lead battle. On lap 3, Ronnefalk made a great pass for the lead on the back straight as Moller hit a rut and lost traction. Ronnefalk then started putting down super fast and consistent laps that couldn't be matched by his competition. David would never look back and extend his lead to an amazing 10-seconds as he crossed the finish line for the Win! Moller and Phend would have a great battle for 2nd that would come down to the final lap. Moller would just edge out Phend as they went by the line by less than 1 second. Phend would round out the podium in 3rd. Cody King put on a great charge at the end of the race to finish 4th. Ty Tessman would finish a respectable 6th. And Jared Tebo would finish 11th after a rough start. All 5 Team Orion Drivers would successfully run every practice, qualifier, and main event with 0 issues!

1/8 Electric Pro Buggy Top 3 Overall
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Drew Moller (TQ) LRP LRP Protek
3 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By
David Ronnefalk
Ronnefalk's Winning
Team Orion R8 X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 Vortex R8 X Brushless ESC
ORI28270 VST2 Pro 690 4P 1900KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po
ORI41444 150mma Sensor Wire
Gearing: 15/46
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 5
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 6%
8. AMTS Timing: 5
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate

A big congrats also goes out to Team Orion's Dakotah Phend who finished top 3 in all the classes he raced! Dakotah TQ'ed & Finshed 2nd in 1/8 Nitro Pro Buggy, and then finished 3rd in 1/8 Nitro Pro Truggy and 1/8 Electric Pro Buggy!

Congrats also goes out to Team Orion's Reno Savoya who finished on the podium in 3rd in the 1/8 Nitro Pro Buggy Class!

Date added: 23/02/2014 Ronnefalk and Team Orion win at prestigious Dirt Nitro Challenge


Today our team driver David Ronnefalk managed to win the prestigious Dirt Nitro Challenge 1/8e race using the full package of Team Orion electronics. Redrc summarized the great achievement of the 17-years old driver as follows:

"Team Kyosho ace David Ronnefalk became the first European winner at the world famous Dirt Nitro Challenge as he took his Orion powered MP9 to a convincing win in the eBuggy A-Main.  Attracting its most competitive field yet since its introduction, the Swedish ace moved to the front on lap 3 when he blasted passed the Mugen of Top Qualifier Drew Moller on the back straight.  Quickly pulling clear at the front of the 15-car field, the 17-year old would take the win by over 10 seconds from fellow teenager Moller who saw off a race long challenge from the TLR of reigning US National Champion Dakotah Phend." redrc.net, 23.2.2014

David used the following products for his victory:
Team Orion VST2 690size Motors: click here
Team Orion Brushless Speed Controller: click here
Team Orion LiPo Batteries: click here
Team Orion Advantage Touch Chargers: click here

Result:
1.(3) David Ronnefalk – Kyosho/Orion – 12/8:18.666
2.(1) Drew Moller – Mugen/LRP – 12/8:29.034
3.(4) Dakotah Phend – TLR/Orion – 12/8:30.366
4.(9) Cody King – Kyosho/Orion – 12/8:33.924
5.(6) Carson Wernimont – Mugen/Reedy – 12/8:35.364
6.(7) Ty Tessmann – HB/Orion – 12/8:38.883
7.(8) Josh Wheeler – Xray/Tekin – 12/8:41.489
8.(14)Martin Bayer – Xray/LRP – 12/8:41.631
9.(13)Austin Blair – Kyosho/Tekin – 12/8:42.926
10.(2)Ryan Lutz – Durango/Tekin – 12/8:43.311
11.(5)Jared Tebo – Kyosho/Orion – 11/8:00.767
12.(10)Billy Fischer – TLR/Novak – 11/8:02.625
13.(15)Barry Pettit – Mugen/Tekin – 11/8:04.777
14.(11)Mike Truhe – Serpent/Novak – 11/8:05.804
15.(12)Adam Drake – TLR/Tekin – 2/1:02.572
Source: redrc.net

Congratulations, David, Pierre, Adrien and Joe for this great succes. Also, congratulations to Dakotah, Cody, Ty and Jared for your good results!
Date added: 02/02/2014 Cavalieri & Team Orion Back 2 Back Reedy Race Champions!

The 2014 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions would see a venue change after being held at West Coast R/C Raceway in La Mirada, California for the past 3 years. OC R/C was chosen to host this prestigious event in beautiful Huntington Beach, California. The OC R/C staff did an amazing job preparing for the event and everything was ran super smooth by World Famous Announcer Scotty Ernst behind the mic!

Title Schedule

Friday, January 24th: 4 Rounds of 2wd Invitational
Saturday, January 25th: 2 Rounds of 2wd Invitational & 2 Rounds of 4wd Invitational
Sunday, January 26th: 4 Rounds of 4wd Invitational

Race Format

Again at this years Reedy Race, the Invitational Heats were set-up completely random. Using numbers 1-30, the heats were then set-up to make sure each number would have at least 2 front row and 2 back row starts to make racing as fair as possible for everyone. Then at the Drivers Meeting, the Invitational Drivers would draw their number to see what their schedule would be. Each driver would compete in 6 heads up 5-Minute races in 2wd and then in 4wd. The best 5 finishes for 2wd and for 4wd would count toward the drivers overall score. Each driver would be allowed 1 throw-out per class that would not be used in any way. In the case of a tie with 2 or more drivers finishing with the same points, the number of 1st place finishes would be used first. Then it would go to 2nd place finishes and on down. If still a tie, then the drivers fastest 2wd and 4wd time that was used would be added together to decide the Champion.

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri successfully defended his 2013 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions title by taking the impressive Invitational Win last weekend. This feat has only been accomplished by 1 other driver out of the 20 years the Reedy Race has been ran. Cliff Lett, who is now Cavalieri's boss at Team Associated did this sometime ago and now Cavalieri is the 2nd to join him. As Cavalieri came off the stand after clinching his 2nd title in a row, Cliff shook his hand and said, "Welcome to the Club".

To Win the Reedy Race, you must have a great driver, great equipment, and some luck on your side. Coming down to the 12th and final race, Cavalieri needed a Win to take the overall Championship. Cavalieri is known as one of the best in the business for handling pressure and he did just that by taking the Win in convincing fashion. Cavalieri's Team Orion products once again performed flawlessly all weekend to help power him to the top!

Cavalieri's Road to Victory!
2wd/Round #1: Started 8th / Finished 3rd
2wd/Round #2: Started 2nd / Finished 1st
2wd/Round #3: Started 6th / Finished 1st
2wd/Round #4: Started 1st / Finished 1st
2wd/Round #5: Started 2nd / Finished 4th - Throwout
2wd/Round #6: Started 9th / Finished 3rd
Total 2wd Points: 9

4wd/Round #1: Started 3rd / Finished 4th - Throwout
4wd/Round #2: Started 8th / Finished 2nd
4wd/Round #3: Started 10th / Finished 3rd
4wd/Round #4: Started 7th / Finished 3rd
4wd/Round #5: Started 5th / Finished 2nd
4wd/Round #6: Started 3rd / Finished 1st
Total 4wd Points: 11

Invitational 2wd/4wd Buggy Overall Top 10:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield LRP Reedy Reedy
3 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Lee Martin Viper Yokomo Protek
7 Marc Rheinard Much More Much More Thunder Power
8 Steven Hartson LRP Reedy Reedy
9 Neil Cragg LRP Reedy Reedy
10 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri - Invitational 2wd Buggy: Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri - Invitational 4wd Buggy:
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41446 110mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 90C Saddle Pack
ORI30209 Advantage Touch 100W AC/DC Charger
Geared: 21/78
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41446 110mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500 90C Saddle Pack
ORI30209 Advantage Touch 100W AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/81

Ryan Cavalieri's Winning 2wd
Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
Ryan Cavalieri's Winning 4wd
Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 7%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 5
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Enable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 0
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 5
5. Brake Force: 62.5%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Enable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 0
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 01/02/2014 2014 New Products

Team Orion's goal is to develop products wich are more attractive, easy to use and have better performance. To achieve this there is only one way to go: to be innovative and constantly improve the product line-up. We think that for this year we have plenty of producs which follow exactly this spirit. Engineered Performance. Race Proven. That is Team Orion - also in 2014!

 

Vortex R10.1 2S

1/10 Competition Speed Controller

As soon as it was released, our Vortex R10 Pro ESC immediately proved that it could compete with and even beat the best ESCs available on the market. Over the years it has been used to win the most prestigious races, World Championships, European championships, US Nationals and a myriad of National events around the world. The Vortex R10 Pro has proven that it can offer ultimate performance in all of the 1/10th scale racing classes. We are well aware that even if our products are successful, we cannot rest and have to keep working hard to improve year after year. Our R&D team, managed by Oscar Jansen with the assistance of Joe Pillars in the USA, uses the input from our world class team drivers to further improve all the aspects of our products. Successful drivers such as, Jilles Grosskamp, Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri, David Ronnefalk and Markus Moebers, just to name a few, help us test and design the best possible products. Thanks to all this hard work we can keep on offering the most competitive and most reliable products to our customers. The Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC is yet another example of this constant search for perfection, we have improved many aspects of the ESC, to ensure that you, the user, can enjoy the best possible performance. It uses a new improved PCB design which reduces resistance and increase maximum available power, combined with a new refined software that offers even better control for the throttle and brakes.

  • World Champion
  • European Champion
  • US National Champion
  • New thicker PCB for lowered resistance
  • New generation FET for improved performance
  • Machined aluminum case with refined cooling system
  • Black Anodizing combined with Carbon look
  • High grade components for unparalleled performance
  • Highly customizable and updatable state of the art software
  • Dual sensor port for optimal sensor wire placement
  • Works with sensor and sensorless motors
  • Forward/brake, forward/brake/reverse and forward/reverse function modes
  • Designed for 2S LiPo
  • Easy setup
  • Status control by LED and audio tone
  • Optional program box and software available (ORI65153)

ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 2S Speed Controller

 

Vortex R8.1 Pro 2-4S

1/8 Competition Speed Controller

The Vortex R8.1 Pro is our new ESC designed specifically for sensor brushless 1/8 scale racing. Until today, 1/8 ESCs have not disposed of all the technologies available in high-end 1/10 ESCs, this is where the R8.1 Pro comes into play. Because it is based on our world championship winning R10 Pro ESC, it features the same ground breaking performance, advanced programmable software, dual sensor port and machined aluminum case design. You can now fit the latest ESC technology into your 1/8 scale car. The R8.1 Pro has been extensively tested by our R&D team to ensure that you get the same kind of performance that R10 Pro users have become accustomed to. Paired with one of our new 690 size VST2 motors, this ESC forms the ultimate 1/8 brushless power combo.

  • Specifically designed for 4S LiPo 1/8 scale racing
  • Adjustable BEC voltage 6V or 7.2V for improved servo response
  • Based on World and National championship winning technology
  • Dual Sensor Port
  • Machined aluminum case
  • Exclusive cooling fan protection and design for improved cooling
  • Ultra low resistance PCB and FET
  • Highly customizable state of the art software
  • Works with sensor and sensorless motors
  • Forward/brake, forward/brake/reverse and forward/reverse (Crawler) function modes
  • Status control by LED and audio tone
  • Equipped with Deans high current connectors
  • Optional DSB-R programming box available (ORI65153)

ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro 2-4S

 

Vortex R8 Pro X 2-6S

1/8 Extreme Speed Controller

The R8 Pro X is our new no limit ESC. It is designed for those who need an extremely powerful ESC which can handle fast motors and up to 6S Lipo batteries. The previous design has been improved with a new aluminum case, a new cooling fan design and a new and improved software that enables further customization of the ESCs performance. This is the perfect choice for those who drive big trucks or cars that are powered by big motors and big batteries. The improved cooling and PCB design allow the ESC to handle the power and the advanced software allows you to fine tune the performance so that you remain in control in any situation. The ESC BEC system can supply up to 7.2V to your steering servo, this way you are sure to have all the power required for the servo to steer even the biggest wheels around the course.

  • Designed for extreme 1/8 scale use
  • Works with up to 6S LiPo
  • Based on the 1/8 Scale Buggy & Truggy US National Champion ESC
  • Adjustable BEC voltage 6V or 7.2V for improved servo response
  • Machined aluminum case and carbon look cover
  • Exclusive cooling fan protection and design for improved cooling
  • Ultra low resistance PCB and FET
  • Highly customizable state of the art software
  • Works with sensor and sensorless motors
  • Forward/brake, forward/brake/reverse and forward/reverse (Crawler) function modes
  • Status control by LED and audio tone
  • Equipped with Deans high current connectors
  • Optional DSB-R programming box available (ORI65153)

ORI65129 Vortex R8 Pro X 2-6S

 

Vortex DSB-R Plus

Digital Program Box

The DSB-R program box is the ultimate tool to setup and update Team Orion ESCs. When using the program box, adjusting your ESC becomes child’s play and when connected to our high end ESCs, it unlocks settings which are otherwise unavailable to the user. The DSB-R Plus unlocks the full potential of your ESC. It is now equipped with a LiPo/LiFe charge status indicator, where the battery and individual cells voltage is conveniently displayed on the backlit LCD display. A must have tool for the serious racer.

  • Easily setup your ESC
  • Unlock extra settings inside the ESC software
  • Update the firmware of your R-series speed controller
  • Check the charge status of your LiPo/LiFe batteries
  • World Champion setup sheets available on teamorion.com

ORI65153 Vortex DSB-R Plus

 

Vortex VST2X Stock

Extreme Power Stock Motor

The stock classes are some of the most popular racing classes worldwide. Most races use the rules established by the ROAR US R/C car and truck association, but there is also a number of races which do not adopt these strict motor rules, this is where the VST2X Stock motors come into play. This new sensor brushless stock motor is built using the World Championship winning VST2 technology but its extreme design increases its power output even further. The result is an extremely powerful 540 size brushless stock motor with outstanding performance. In the very competitive stock class where the motor turns are limited, this motor will give you and edge over your competitors.

  • Special motor for stock classes not sanctioned by ROAR
  • Extreme tuning by Oscar Jansen
  • Based on the World Championship winning VST2 motor design
  • Dual Sensor Wire Port
  • New sensor design improves performance and efficiency
  • Alloy case with improved ventilation system
  • Low resistance solder tabs
  • High quality stator materials
  • Precision balanced rotor

ORI28280 Vortex VST2X Stock 10.5T
ORI80277 Vortex VST2X Stock 13.5T
ORI28282 Vortex VST2X Stock 17.5T
ORI28283 Vortex VST2X Stock 21.5T

 

Neon ONE Combo

1/10 Waterproof Sensorless Brushless System

The Neon ONE sensorless brushless system is our one size fits all solution to drastically improve your RTR car’s performance. The Neon One motor and ESC are both waterproof and have been developed together as to ensure the highest levels of performance and reliability. Our R&D team has focused its efforts on making the Neon One system both easy to use and compatible with as many car types as possible. In typical plug&play fashion, no soldering is required thanks to the ESC and motor being equipped with gold plated low resistance connectors.
The Neon One brushless system is the ideal entry level brushless system featuring the latest technology, outstanding performance and waterproof design.

  • R10 ONE 45A sensorless speed controller
  • Neon ONE 4-pole sensorless motor
  • Waterproof
  • Available with Tamiya or Deans battery connector
  • 2700KV and 2400KV motors available
  • Easy to install and use tuning for 1/10 scale RTR cars
  • Gold plated motor/ESC connectors
  • Adjustable ESC parameters
  • Designed for 2S LiPo batteries

ORI66098 Neon One Brushless Combo 2400KV / 45A Tamiya Plug
ORI66099 Neon One Brushless Combo 2700KV / 45A Deans Plug
ORI65121 Vortex R10 One ESC 45A Tamiya Plug
ORI65122 Vortex R10 One ESC 45A Deans Plug
ORI28191 Neon One BL Motor 2400KV 4P
ORI28192 Neon One BL Motor 2700KV 4P

 

Advantage Touch Duo

AC/DC Dual Output Touch Charger

The Team Orion Advantage Touch charger was another revolution in the R/C world. Thanks to the color touch screen display, easy to use state-of-the-art software and a unique case design we created a new generation of chargers. The new AC/DC Touch Duo charger with its 200W integrated power supply offers the possibility to charge simultaneously two batteries with a charge current of up to 10A. You can simultaneously charge, discharge, store, cycle or balance any combination of LiPo/LiFe/LiIon/NiMH/NiCd/Pb batteries with great ease. Retractable feets allow for the user to incline the charger for ideal screen visibility. The interface is equipped with a top navigation bar that allows you to easily switch between the two channels and a new split view allows you to display simultaneously the data from both channels. As it’s the case with the other Advantage Touch chargers, the duo also features advanced setup possibilites, balancing, discharge and storage functions and a graphic engine to display charge and discharge curves. The charger is also equipped with a USB connector for firmware upgrades and two temperature probe connectors.

  • Touch Screen Dual Channel Multi-Chemistry Charger
  • Large size 4” Color Touch Screen
  • Integrated 200W AC Power Supply
  • 2x 6 memory slots for charge settings
  • 200W (100W/channel) charge power, 2x10A max
  • Charges 1-6S LiPo/LiFe/LiIon, 1-16 cell NiMH/NiCd and 1-20 cell Pb batteries
  • Multi language easy to use interface
  • New Split View Data Display
  • Wide array of adjustable parameters
  • Charge, discharge, cycle, storage and balance functions.
  • Input/output reverse polarity and short circuit protection
  • Two 4-in-1 Balancing Boards included

ORI30235 Touch Duo 2x100W AC/DC EU Plug
ORI30236 Touch Duo 2x100W AC/DC UK Plug
ORI30237 Touch Duo 2x100W AC/DC USA Plug
ORI30238 Touch Duo 2x100W AC/DC CH Plug
ORI30239 Touch Duo 2x100W AC/DC JP Plug
ORI30240 Touch Duo 2x100W AC/DC AU Plug

 

Advantage ONE Duo

AC/DC Dual Output Charger

The new ONE Duo charger is a mid-range, compact size, dual channel AC/DC charger. Thanks to its dual 50W charge output, you can simultaneously and independently fast charge two batteries. The integrated balancer, ensures that you charge your LiPo/LiFe batteries safely and efficiently and the simple yet functional interface allows for ease of use even by inexperienced users. You can power the charger either by connecting it to a mains power outlet thanks to the integrated power supply or via a 12VDC power source. The charger is compatible with the most popular battery types.

  • Compact mid-range AC/DC dual channel charger
  • Microprocessor controlled advanced digital circuit
  • 2x 10 memory slots for charge settings
  • Charges 2-4S LiPo/LiFe and 1-8 cell NiMH/NiCd batteries
  • Automatic Delt-Peak cut-off
  • Up to 6A of charge current per channel
  • 12-15VDC / 100-240VAC input
  • Easy handling thanks to backlit LCD Display and 4 buttons
  • Integrated Balancer
  • Integrated 100W power supply
  • Input/output reverse polarity protection
  • Team Orion Design

ORI30241 ONE Duo AC/DC EU Plug
ORI30242 ONE Duo AC/DC UK Plug
ORI30243 ONE Duo AC/DC USA Plug
ORI30244 ONE Duo AC/DC CH Plug
ORI30245 ONE Duo AC/DC JP Plug
ORI30246 ONE Duo AC/DC AU Plug

 

Carbon Pro 100C

Racing LiPo Batteries

Over the years, our advanced LiPo technology has won presitigious races around the world. Thanks to the latest developments from our advanced R&D team, we are now able to achieve new levels of power output and capacity. The result is our new 100C Carbon LiPo battery range, available in all the popular sizes and configurations and featuring power outputs and capacities at the peak of current technology. All of our Carbon LiPo are encased into our patented Carbon look battery case.

  • World Championship winning LiPo chemistry
  • Developed by Oscar Jansen, supported by our National,
  • European and World championship winning racing team
  • Extreme power output
  • Enhanced Energy Density
  • Extremely low internal resistance
  • 100C discharge rate
  • 5C charge rate
  • Heavy duty gold tubes or Deans high current connectors
  • High quality silicone wires
  • Robust carbon look hard case
  • JST-XH balance connector
  • Meets ROAR, EFRA, BRCA, IFMAR specs

ORI14060 Carbon Pro 100C 7200 2S 7.4V Deans
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 100C 7200 2S 7.4V Tubes
ORI14059 Carbon Pro 100C 6000 2S 7.4V Deans
ORI14061 Carbon Pro 100C 6000 2S 7.4V Tubes
ORI14058 Carbon Pro 100C 7200 1S 3.7V Tubes
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 100C 4500 2S 7.4V Shorty Tubes
ORI14065 Carbon Pro 100C 5800 2S 7.4V Square Block Tubes
ORI14063 Carbon Pro 100C 5800 2S 7.4V Saddle Pack Tubes
ORI14064 Carbon Pro 100C 5800 2S 7.4V Saddle Pack Deans

 

Led Voltage Control Batteries

Softcase LiPo Batteries

Knowing the charge status of your LiPo batteries is important but it also requires that you have the equipment with you to do it. To make your life easier, we have designed a simple LED voltmeter and integrated it directly into the LiPo battery design. This way you don’t have to worry about carrying extra electronics. To find out the charge status of your battery, simply press the button located on the circuit board and check the LED readout. The LED will indicate if the battery is fully charged, 75% charged, 50% charged (for storage) or empty. The latest lithium polymer battery technology has been used for this new range of softcase batteries. They can handle discharge rates of up to 50C and charge rates of up to 5C, offering outstanding performance for all applications. These batteries are available in variety of capacities, sizes and connectors.

  • Innovative LED Charge Status Control System
  • Up to 50C Discharge Rate
  • Up to 5C Charge Rate
  • Wide range of capacities, configurations and connectors
  • Latest Lithium Polymer technology
  • Improved Cycle Life and Cell stability

We offer a huge range of batteries with different plugs (EC3, Deans, XT60). Please find the complete list with weight and dimensions on page 9 of our catalog!

 

2014 CRF Engines

Competition Off-Road Engines

The CRF engines are in constant evolution, closely following the latest racing trends and making sure that drivers get the power and fuel mileage they need to be successful. Developing a great engine takes a lot of time and is done by building over well-established previous developments. This means that each year, our engines get improved performance and reliability. The 2014 CRF engines, feature refinements developed throughout the 2013 racing season. Early in the season, Team Orion driver David Ronnefalk captured the 2013 European Off-Road Buggy Champion title, followed closely by another Team Orion powered driver, Reno Savoya in 2nd place. Both drivers drove an epic battle and took full advantage of their CRF engines, leaving their competition in the dust. Later in the season, Jared Tebo claimed victory at the Neo race in the Uk for the fourth time, meaning four wins out of four participations, once again affirming the strong and reliable performance of CRF engines. Team Orion’s nitro engine R&D department is managed by engine master and World Champion driver Adrien Bertin. Under his control, our World Championship winning team races and tests the engines around the globe, making sure that they offer peak performance in all conditions. Don’t take chances with nitro engines, make sure you choose race winning, proven technology.

  • World Champion Technology
  • Race proven, track tested performance
  • 2013 Off-Road European Champion
  • 2013 Neo Race Winner
  • All around refinements for improved performance and reliability
  • Off-Road and On-Road versions available
  • Racing and Factory Tuned versions
  • New Design Black Anodized Cooling Head

ORI80690 CRF Buggy 21 3 Ports Racing Team
ORI80691 CRF Buggy 21 3 Ports Factory Tuned
ORI80692 CRF Buggy 21 5+2 Ports Factory Tuned
ORI80695 CRF Buggy 21 RS 3 Ports Factory Tuned
ORI80693 CRF Truggy 22 5 Ports Factory Tuned

Find the detailed specs in our catalog!

 

2014 On-Road Engines

On-Road Competition Engines

Adrien Bertin is a on-road world champion in both the 1/10 and 1/8 scale classes. He knows that on-road engines are subject to extreme loads, therefore it is an important platform for testing and developing the CRF engines. During the 2013 racing season, the on-road CRF engines have also evolved while participating to the technological development of our engines. The 2014 on-road engines are the result of extensive testing validated by the participation to the most important races like the European and World Championships. Put your trust in the world champion CRF technology, developed by the two times world champion Adrien Bertin.

ORI80688 CRF R21 1/8 Scale 3.5cc engine
ORI80689 CRF R12 1/10 Scale 2.11cc engine

 

Vortex VDS2-HV XS 1007

7.4V Digital Low Profile Servo

The VDS2-HV XS 1007 is the latest addition to our waterproof high-voltage servo range. It is a short profile servo for electric vehicles with outstanding specifications: with a speed of 0.07s /60° and torque of 10kg/cm this high-quality device impressed our team drivers. But maybe even more important for them was the fact that the servo has an incredibly good response time, gives a perfect handling feel to the driver and precisely goes back to zero position at any time. The great robustness of the XS 1007 could be achieved thanks to high quality metal gears and a precise case made out of high-grade plastic and aluminum.

  • Waterproof
  • High Voltage (7.4V)
  • Dual Ball Bearings
  • Coreless Motor
  • Full Metal Gears
  • Programmable

ORI68028 Vortex VDS2-HV XS 1007 (10kg/139oz-in/0.07s)

 

More Information needed?

Check out our catalog to find the technical specifications of all our new products.

Do you like to easily understand the key features of our new products? We made a video for each product which you can find on our Youtube Channel!

Date added: 30/01/2014 2014 Team Orion News Catalog


At the 2014 Toy Fair in Nuremberg we presented our new catalog! Check out our 2014 Team Orion News here!
Date added: 30/01/2014 2014 Nuremberg Toy Fair - News Videos
Yesterday the doors of the 2014 International Toy Fair in Nuremberg/Germany opened. Team Orion is presenting many great and new products. On our YouTube Channel you can find product videos about the most important news for 2014. Have fun!



Click here to visit the 2014 Toy Fair News Video Playlist
Date added: 22/01/2014 Neumann & Team Orion Dominate EOS Round #2!

Round #2 of the European Off-Road Series were held this past weekend in Berlin, Germany. At this stop, there was an impressive 243 total entries! This star studded line-up of the Worlds best would prove to see some intense racing: Jorn Neumann, Naoto Matsukura, Martin Bayer, Lee Martin, Hupo Honigl, Christopher Krapp, David Ronnefalk, Renaud Savoya, Robert Battle, & Ronald Volker.

In the 4wd Modified Buggy Class, it was Team Orion's Jorn Neumann who would take the TQ honors with his Team Orion powered Durango 4wd Buggy!

Jorn then went onto Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 after very close races with X-Ray's Martin Bayer. This would continue Jorn's unbeaten streak in the 4wd Modified Buggy Class to an unbelievable 9 races in a row!

Also in the A-Main for Team Orion was Christopher Krapp who finished 7th overall and Renaud Savoya who finished 8th overall!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion
2 Martin Bayer    
3 Naoto Matsukura    


Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann:
ORI65102 Team Orion R10 Pro ESC
ORI28258 Team Orion VST2 Pro 5.5T Brushless Motor
ORI41445 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30210 Team Orion Advantage Touch Advance AC/DC Charger
Geared: 87/21

Jorn Neumann's Winning Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 14%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 5
5. Brake Force: 100%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Enable
10. Boost Timing: 0
11. Turbo Timing: 5
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Title Schedule

Jorn would also take the TQ honors in the 4x4 Modified Short Course Class with his Team Orion powered Durango 4x4!

Jorn proved he was the man to beat by taking convincing Wins in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take home his 2nd overall Win of the weekend!

4x4 Short Course Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor
1 Jorn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion
2 Hupo Honigl    
3 Torben Højfeldt    

Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann:
ORI65102 Team Orion R10 Pro ESC
ORI28262 Team Orion VST2 Pro 550 2P 4.5T
ORI41445 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30210 Team Orion Advantage Touch Advance AC/DC Charger
Geared: 56/11

Jorn Neumann's Winning Team Orion R10 Pro ESC Settings:
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 10%
3. Voltage Protection: 3.0V/Cell
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
5. Brake Force: 100%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: Drag Brake
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Enable
10. Boost Timing: 6
11. Turbo Timing: 12
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Jorn would cap off a great weekend by finishing 2nd overall in the 2wd Modified Buggy Class after a three way battle for the overall Win!

Pictures and videos courtesy of redrc.net