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Date added: 01/09/2015 Team Orion Sweeps All 5 Modified 1/10 Classes @ 2015 Surf City Classic!

The 2015 Surf City Classic was held this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in Huntington Beach, California. With the reputation of having one of the best tracks and facilities in the country, this years event once again sold out very quickly...being the go to event of the summer!

Team Orion would be very well represented at this years Surf City Classic consisting of: Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Dakotah Phend, Jake Thayer, & Frank Root.

Friday, August 28th: Open Practice
Saturday, August 29th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, August 30th : 1 Round of Qualifying & 10-minute Single A-Main Events

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would take the TQ honors! Maifield would go onto lead every lap and take the Win in the 10-minute A-Main over his Team Orion teammate Ryan Cavalieri by 4-seconds. AE'S Kody Numedahl would make a great comeback to finish on the podium in 3rd.

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 20/76
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 7%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 5
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off


In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was also Team Orion's Ryan Maifield that would go onto take the overall TQ! Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would go onto dominate the 10-minute A-Main and take the Win by over 15-seconds ahead of 2nd place finisher Spencer Rivkin. AE's Rob Gillespie would better his starting position to round out the podium in 3rd.

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Rob Gillespie Reedy Reedy Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty LiPo Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/81
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the Modified Truck class, Team Orion's Dakotah Phend would dominate qualifying to take the overall TQ.

Dakotah got a great hole-shot from his #1 starting position and went on to lead every lap to take the Win in the 10-minute A-Main! Finishing only 4-seconds behind Phend was his Team Orion teammate Frank Root who put in a great run to finish 2nd overall! AE's Team Manager Brent Thielke put in a solid performance to finish 3rd overall.

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Frank Root Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Brent Thielke Reedy Reedy Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14065 Carbon Pro 5800 100C Block
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/84
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 5
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

 

In the 2wd Modified Short Course class, it was all Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri in qualifying who took the overall TQ! Cavalieri then lead the race from tone to tone to take the Win by almost a full lap in the 10-minute A-Main. Finishing 2nd overall was AE's Kody Numedahl and 3rd overall AE's Kyle Layton.

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Kyle Layton n/a n/a n/a

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty LiPo Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/84
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the 4x4 Modified Short Course class, it was Team Orion's Jake Thayer taking the TQ honors! Jake went onto lay it down during the 10-minute A-Main event to take the Win by 11-seconds over his Team Orion teammate Frank Root. Finishing 3rd overall would be TLR's Ryan Dunford.

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jake Thayer (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Frank Root Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Dunford Tekin Tekin

Winning Equipment Used By Jake Thayer: Jake Thayer's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65102 Vortex R10 Pro ESC
ORI28240 VST 4.0 550 2P Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200 100C LiPo Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger (New)
Geared: 11/40
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 25/08/2015 1/10 Czech Nationals 2015 - Kája Novotný on top

Find here the report of Kája Novotný of the round 3 of the 2015 Czech off-road Nationals: The third round of 1/10 buggy Czech nationals 2015 took place in Svitavy. We arrived to the track on Friday as there was a free practice in the afternoon. From previous two races of the 1/10 Czech nationals I learnt a lot about setting my cars for bumpy astro tracks, but this time we faced something different compared to previous two races – low traction.

After Friday’s practice we have made some bigger changes on both cars, which appeared to be the move to the right way, and I was looking forward for the qualifications. In 2wd qualifications, my buggy was on fire and I TQ’ed all three qualifications and gained overall TQ. The same story happened in 4wd buggy where I dominated all three qualifications and gained overall TQ as well.

In both categories I won the first two finals and gained overall win. I could make the fastest laps of the event as well. Overall it was a great race with a double TQ, double win and double fastest laps. We are one step closer to the title.  Thanks a lot to all my sponsors for their support, Kája Novotný

Date added: 25/08/2015 Team Orion Dominates 6th Annual North-West Invitational!

The 6th Annual North-West Invitational was held this past weekend at Dave's R/C Tracks in Hubbard, Oregon. This is the home track of Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars. JP first started this annual event in 2010 and every year has gained more momentum by attracting top level drivers. Fresh off his ROAR Modified National Sweep a few weeks ago, Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would once again make the trip up to the beautiful Pacific North-West to compete at this great event. This is also the home track of Team Orion's young talent Tanner Day, who also had a great weekend at the ROAR Nationals by taking home 2 Stock National Championships.

Friday, August 21st: Open Practice
Saturday, August 22nd: 5 Rounds of Invitational Racing / 4 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, August 23rd: 3 Rounds of Invitational Racing / Triple A-Main Events

The highly contested Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy class would have its largest entry count in the history of the event with 28 drivers competing. 7 rounds of completely random heads-up racing would be ran in 4 heats of 7 drivers. Then the final round would resort the drivers based on there 5 best finishes to group the heats with the fastest drivers all racing each other in the last race of the day

After the dust had settled on Sunday, Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri & Tanner Day both finished with a perfect score of 6 wins. The tie-breaker would then go to each drivers 2 best combined laps and times where Cavalieri would take the overall Win as he was the only driver to successful make it by for the 15th lap in several races. Tanner Day would finish an impressive 2nd overall for the 2nd year in a row, showing great speed all weekend. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars would finish only 2 points back from the tie for 1st to take 3rd overall also for the 2nd straight year.

Team Orion would DOMINATE the Top 10 Overall in style!

Invitational 2wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Tanner Day Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Joe Pillars Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Jackson Andres Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 CJ Ferrel Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Derek Rasheed Team Orion Team Orion SMC
7 Mikey Brown Maclan Maclan Team Orion
8 Casey Vitale Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Jeff Phelps Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Tom Davies Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty LiPo Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 22/78
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 9%
3. Voltage Protection: None
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's Tanner Day would also compete in the 4wd Modified Buggy class where he would TQ 2 rounds of qualifying and secure the overall TQ! Tanner then went onto Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #3 to take the 4wd Modified Buggy Championship! Team Orion's Roger Seim put in a great drive during the A-Main Events to finish on the podium in 3rd!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Tanner Day (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Mikey Brown Maclan Maclan Team Orion
3 Roger Seim Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Tanner Day: Tanner Day's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty LiPo Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/78
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
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
Date added: 25/08/2015 Wesley van Helmond is Junior Euro Champion with Team Orion

Young Dutch talent Wesley van Helmond stunned once more the competition! With a great drive in the qualifiers the Dutch National Champ reached his second consecutive A final, and a 6th position overall secured him the Junior Euro Champ title of the anual 2015 EFRA 2WD European Championships at the RobinHood Raceway in England.

Being a bit off the pace in the practice, some detailed setup changes with additional correct tyres choices brought him back in the game to challenge for the top 10 A final positions, and with a flawless drive in 2 of the 5 qualifiers a 9th position on the A final grid was the fine result.

In the first A final a higher than 6th position was not for grabs, it being tough to overtake on the tough and challenging surface, but laptimes were consistent and close or on a similar level as the top 5 in front of him.

The second final some more uncalculated driving risks unfortunatly didn't end up in an improved result, so all pressure was on for the last final, and esspecially to keep his head cool, as his car and power package were fast and competitive enough for a top result.

With a very tactical and sublime drive Wesley finished 4th in the last final, completing a great weekend with an impressive 6th place overall in the rankings, automatically reaching his goal of the being Europe’s best Junior in 2WD.

Congratulations to the Wesley and his team, and surely we look forward to the next top results from the young Dutch talent. And a thank you to Joey, Danielle and Dominique for the Team Orion trackside support!

Date added: 13/08/2015 Team Orion & Ryan Cavalieri Complete Perfect Sweep @ 2015 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals in Phoenix, AZ!

The 2015 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals were held this past weekend at SRS/Hobby-Town USA Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. Team Orion would arrive at this years ROAR Nationals with there USA Super Star Team:

  • 4-Time 2wd/4wd Modified Buggy World Champion: Ryan Cavalieri
  • Current 2wd Modified Buggy World Champion: Jared Tebo
  • Defending Back 2 Back 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion: Dakotah Phend
  • Defending Back 2 Back 4wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion: Ty Tessman
  • Current 1/8 Electric Buggy & Truggy ROAR National Champion: Ryan Maifield
  • 2011 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion: Dustin Evans

Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was once again on hand in Phoenix to provide his excellent support for all Team Orion Drivers and Customers. New for this year, Team Orion would debut there brand new line-up of Team Orion Vortex VST2 Light Weight Edition Motors for off-road. These LW Motors would prove key in helping improve the balance of each drivers cars and keep the motor temperatures noticeably lower by the extra cooling design on this extremely hi-traction surface.

Wednesday, August 5th: Open Practice
Thursday, August 6th: Controlled Practice
Friday, August 7th: 2 Rounds of 6-Minute Qualifying
Saturday, August 8th: 2 Rounds of 6-Minute Qualifying
Sunday, August 9th: 6-Minute Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would win the 3 way tie breaker with Phend & Rivkin to take the overall TQ in the 2wd Modified Buggy class! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Dakotah Phend starting 2nd, Jared Tebo 4th, Ryan Maifield 6th, & Ty Tessman 7th. Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri then went onto dominate A-Main #1 & A-Main #2, leading from tone to tone in each main event to take home his 1st ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Team Associated's young talent Spencer Rivkin would finish an impressive 2nd overall & Team Orion's Jared Tebo would round out the podium in 3rd!

2wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Steven Hartson LRP LRP LRP
6 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Rob Gillespie Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Tanner Denney Reedy Reedy Reedy

TQ & Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28309 VST2 LW 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 22/81
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 9%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0-%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri was on another level during 4wd Modified Buggy qualifying and would secure his 2nd overall TQ! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Dakotah Phend starting 2nd, Ryan Maifield 4th, Ty Tessman 5th, & Jared Tebo 7th. Team Orion's Ryan Cavaleri would win an exciting A-Main #1 after coming back from a small mistake in the early stages of the race. Then in A-Main #2, Cavalieri drove perfect to lead every lap and secure his 2nd ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Team Orion would also sweep the podium with Dakotah Phend finishing 2nd overall and Ty Tessman 3rd overall!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Drew Moller LRP LRP LRP
9 Tanner Stees LRP LRP LRP
10 Rob Gillespie Reedy Reedy Reedy

TQ & Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28307 VST2 LW Pro 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/81
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would take his 3rd overall TQ for the weekend in the Modified Truck class! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Dakotah Phend starting 2nd, Jared Tebo 3rd, & Cody King 6th. Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri made quick work of the competition in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to seal up his impressive 3rd ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Team Orion would also sweep the podium in this class with Dakotah Phend finishing 2nd overall and Jared Tebo 3rd overall!

Modified Truck Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Tanner Denney Reedy Reedy Reedy
6 Steven Hartson LRP LRP LRP
7 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Rob Gillespie Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Cody King Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Tommy Hinz Reedy Reedy Reedy

TQ & Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28308 VST2 LW Pro 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/84
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 9%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would make it a perfect sweep of qualifying by also taking the overall TQ in the 2wd Modified Short Course class! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Jared Tebo starting 3rd, Ryan Maifield 4th, Dustin Evans 7th, & Matt Chambers 8th. Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would not be denied as he took full advantage of his TQ position and went onto take the Wins in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take home his 4th ROAR National Championship of the weekend and completing the PERFECT SWEEP!

Team Associated's Spencer Rivkin would finish 2nd overall & Team Orion's Jared Tebo would again round out the podium to finish 3rd overall! This would be the 3rd time in Ryan Cavalieri's impressive career where he has swept the ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Chad Due Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Chris Wheeler Tekin Tekin Team Orion
7 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Matt Chambers Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
10 Brad Shearer Reedy Reedy Reedy

TQ & Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28309 VST2 LW 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/84
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

A big Congrats also goes out to a young talent from the Pacific North-West. Kyosho's Tanner Day from Portland, Oregon went onto TQ & Win both the highly contested 2wd Stock Buggy & 2wd Stock Short Course ROAR National Championships using Team Orion's R10.1 Pro ESC & Team Orion 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Batteries!

 
Tanner Day's 2wd Stock Buggy TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings: Tanner Day's 2wd Stock Short Course TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake-0
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake-0
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 0
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Date added: 20/07/2015 Team Orion's Maifield & Cavalieri Win at 18th Annual HRH Shootout in California!

The 2015 Hot Rod Hobbies Shootout was held July 16th-19th at Hot Rod Hobbies in Saugus, California. At this years Shootout, the race schedule would go back to a 3-day format and only allow 1 day of practice on Thursday. Team Orion would bring there star studded field of drivers to this years Shootout consisting of: Ryan Maifield, Ryan Cavalieri, Jared Tebo, Ty Tessman, and Dustin Evans.

For the first time at the Shootout, weather would come into play. The threat of rain on Saturday would change up the race program. By only completing 2 rounds of qualifying on Friday and none on Saturday due to rain, each drivers single best point was used out of the 2 runs on Friday to determine the overall qualifying order. The top 8 drivers in each class would go straight into the Triple A-Mains on Sunday afternoon. Lower main bump-ups were ran Sunday morning taking the 2 fastest drivers out of each B-Main to complete the 10 car field in each A-Main.

Thursday, July 16th: Open Practice
Friday, July 17th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, July 18th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, July 19th: Triple A-Main Events

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo would record the fastest TQ time in round #2 of qualifying to claim the overall TQ! Starting 4th on the grid, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield was on another level in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take the Wins in both to take his first Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would finish 2nd overall & Team Orion's Jared Tebo would finish 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 21/76
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 9%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 7
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was Team Orion's Ryan Maifield that recorded the single fastest TQ run in qualifying to take the overall TQ! After a great battle in A-Main #1 between Team Orion teammates Ty Tessman and Ryan Maifield, Tessman would just edge out Maifield for the Win. Then Maifield would answer back in A-Main #2 to take the Win and force the Championship to the 3rd A-Main.

Kyosho's Naoto Matsukura already having finished 2nd in A-Main #2 went onto Win A-Main #3, just in-front of Maifield. Matsukura and Maifield would tie on points for the overall Win and after the tie breaker was calculated, it was Team Orion's Ryan Maifield who would take the overall Win and his 2nd Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Ty Tessman would land on the podium finishing 3rd overall.

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Naoto Matsukura
3 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 5
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the Modified Truck class, Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri TQ'ed both rounds of qualifying to guarantee himself the overall TQ! Cavalieri went onto take the convincing Win in A-Main #1 from tone to tone. Team Associated's Steven Hartson then put in a solid run to take the Win in A-Main #2 with Cavalieri finishing 2nd. Cavalieri doing what he does best went onto dominate A-Main #3 to take the Win and claim his first Championship of the weekend! Team Orion teammates Dustin Evans and Jared Tebo would tie on points for 3rd overall. After the tie breaker was calcuated, Evans would just edge out Tebo for the final podium position.

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Steven Hartson LRP LRP LRP
3 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 9%
Voltage Protection: 3.0/cell
DRRS Punch: 2
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the 2wd Modified Short Course class, Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri again TQ'ed both rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ honors. Cavalieri then went onto make quick work of the competition in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to claim his 2nd Championship of the weekend!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Mike Truhe Novak Novak Trak-Power

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 19/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 3
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 14/07/2015 Team Orion Sweeps 2015 ROAR 1/10 4x4 SC & 1/8 Electric Off-Road US Nationals!

The 2015 ROAR 1/10 4x4 SC & 1/8 Electric Off-Road Nationals were held July 9th-12th at Lost Creek R/C Raceway in Oakland Mills, Pennsylvania. Team Orion would roll into this years US Nationals with a very strong Team consisting of: 2014 3-Time Defending ROAR National Champion; Dakotah Phend, Previous ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy & Truggy National Champion; Jared Tebo, and Team Orion's latest addition; Multi-Time ROAR National Champion; Ryan Maifield. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was also on-hand to provide top notch support to the team and Team Orion customers. This years track at LCRC would put every manufacturers electronics to the extreme test with a very hi-speed layout and hot/humid temperatures. This years US Nationals would record its largest entry count in history reaching an impressive 211!

Thursday, July 9th: Controlled Practice
Friday, July 10th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, July 11th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, July 12: Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver's Dakotah Phend and Ryan Maifield would both TQ 2 rounds of qualifying each! Phend would just edge out Maifield for the overall TQ after the tie-breaker was calculated. The Triple A-Mains for the 4x4 Modified Short Course class would be 6-Minutes each. Phend would go onto Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 after having great battles with Maifield in both. Maifield would then dominate A-Main #3 to secure the 2nd overall position! Congrats also to Team Orion's Anthony Mazzara for finishing 6th overall!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 10 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
4 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
5 Max Flurer Tekin Tekin SMC
6 Anthony Mazzara Tekin Tekin Team Orion
7 Jack Wicker n/a n/a n/a
8 Devin Chesney Tekin Tekin SMC
9 Ryan Scott n/a n/a n/a
10 Frank Deiny Hobbywing Hobbywing Trinity

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28296 VST2 550 4.0 2P Brushless Motor
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200 100C Li-Po
ORI41545 Professional Sensor Wire - 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 11/40
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
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: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 7
11. Turbo Timing: 7
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield would TQ 2 rounds of 1/8 Electric Truggy to secure the overall TQ! The Triple A-Mains for the 1/8 Electric Truggy class would be 8-Minutes each. Team Orion's Phend would lay down a perfect run to take the Win in A-Main #1! Then Team Orion's Maifield would answer back to Win A-Main #2 and force the ROAR National Championship to the 3rd and final A-Main. Maifield and Phend would battle it out for the entire 8-Minutes in A-Main #3, Maifield would cross the finish line 1st just ahead of Phend by only a car length to Win his 1st ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Congrats also to Team Orion Factory Driver Jared Tebo for finishing 4th overall!

1/8 Electric Truggy Top 10 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
4 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Max Flurer Tekin Tekin SMC
6 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
7 Barry Pettit LRP LRP LRP
8 Jason Schreffler Team Orion Tekin SMC
9 Dylan Gerard Tekin Tekin SMC
10 Will Cushing Tekin Tekin Trak-Power

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI41545 Professional Sensor Wire - 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 14/45
Version: V2.07_150119
Software: B1.1.0_150116
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CCW
11. Lipo Cells: Auto
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0V

 

Title Schedule

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield would also TQ 2 rounds in the 1/8 Electric Buggy class to lock-up the overall TQ! The Triple A-Mains for the 1/8 Electric Buggy class would be 10-Minutes each. Team Orion's Maifield was a man on a mission showing tremendous speed in both A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 by taking the Wins in each to take the overall Win & his 2nd ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Phend would go onto Win A-Main #3 in style to secure 2nd overall!

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
4 Steven Hartson LRP LRP LRP
5 Barry Pettit LRP LRP LRP
6 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
7 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Max Flurer Tekin Tekin SMC
9 Gunnar Rieck Tekin Reedy Reedy
10 Jason Schreffler Team Orion Team Orion SMC

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI41545 Professional Sensor Wire - 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 14/45
Version: V2.07_150119
Software: B1.1.0_150116
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CCW
11. Lipe Cells: Auto
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0V

Date added: 10/07/2015 Team Orion Vortex dDrive 2-in-1 Power Unit

Team Orion is proud to present the next evolution in RC brushless technology: the Vortex dDrive 2-in-1 power unit for 1/10 scale cars. It is the perfect fusion of Team Orion's proven 4-pole sensorless brushless motor technology with the company's state-of-the-art speed controllers.

Find more information about the dDrive on our dedicated product page:

Date added: 18/06/2015 Redefining RC Technology

Team Orion is well known for revolutionary designs in the field of power components for radio controlled cars. With innovations like hard case LiPo batteries, CRF nitro engine technology or color touch screen chargers the Swiss company stroke new paths in order to drastically improve the products and customer experience.

We will soon release more information about a new innovating product which will once again revolutionize the RC hobby. The next revolution just started!

Date added: 03/06/2015 Maifield & Phend Sweep 2015 Alabama Manufacturer's Shootout 6.0

The 2015 Alabama Manufacturer's Shootout 6.0 was held this past weekend in Cullman, Alabama. Team Orion's Ryan Maifield & Dakotah Phend would both make there way down south to attend this years AM6 6.0! With close to 500 total race entries, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

Thursday, May 28th: Open / Controlled Practice
Friday, May 29th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, May 30th: A-Main Events

In the 1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy class, it was Team Orion's Dakotah Phend that would take the overall TQ! At the start of the 45-Minute A-Main Event, Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would make a first lap pass on his teammate Dakotah Phend. Maifield would then go onto lead every lap and would be the only driver to make it by for the 95th lap to record his 1st Championship of the weekend! Dakotah would go onto finish 2nd overall to secure Team Orion on the top 2 steps of the podium!

1/8 Pro Nitro Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver  
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion
3 Cole Ogden Reds Engines
Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield:
ORI80703 Team Orion CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine Version 2015
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88240 Team Orion 2058 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 13/48

In the 1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy class, it was again Team Orion's Dakotah Phend that would take the overall TQ! In the 45-Minute A-Main Event, Phend and Maifield would break away from the field early and have a great battle. Maifield would end up pulling away from Phend during the last half of the race and would be the only driver to go 97 laps to wrap up his 2nd Championship of the weekend! Phend would finish 2nd and again Team Orion would finish on the top 2 steps of the podium!

1/8 Pro Nitro Truggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver  
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion
3 Carson Wernimont
Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield:
ORI80703 Team Orion CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned Engine Version 2015
ORI88860 Team Orion #4 Glow Plug
ORI88240 Team Orion 2058 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 12/50

Title Schedule

In the 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy class, Team Orion's Dakotah Phend would record his impressive 3rd overall TQ at this years AMS 6.0! Phend would then go onto dominate the 10-Minute Double A-Main Events by taking convincing Wins in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 and lock-up the overall Championship!

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Carson Wernimont Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Griffin Hanna Tekin Tekin n/a
Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14050 Team Orion 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 Team Orion 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 14/45
1. Running Mode: F/N/B Sensor
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: 0
4. DRRS Punch: Level 4
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 11.25
10. Motor Rotate: CW
11. Li-Po Cells: AutoCalculate
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0v
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