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Date added: 26/07/2016 Team Orion Sweeps All 5 Modified Classes @ 19th Annual HRH Shootout!

The 2016 HRH Shootout was held this past weekend at Hot Rod Hobbies in Santa Clarita, California. Located just minutes away from World Famous Six Flags Magic Mountain, Hot Rod Hobbies has been hosting the Shootout for now its 19th year! At this years event, Team Orion would show there support as a main sponsor! Team Orion would also bring one of our strongest Teams to date consisting of: Ty Tessmann, Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield, Jared Tebo, Dustin Evans, Matt Chambers, Tanner Denney, & Tanner Day. With temperatures reaching into the mid 90's, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

Thursday, July 14th: Open Practice
Friday, July 15th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, July 16th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, July 17th: Lower Main Bump-Ups / Triple A-Main Events

In the 2wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo would take the overall TQ honors! Starting 3rd on the grid, Team Orion's Ty Tessmann would show great speed and go onto Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 convincingly to take the 2wd Modified Buggy Championship!

Team Orion's Jared Tebo would Win A-Main #3 to take 2nd overall & Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri would finish 3rd overall to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessmann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
Winning Equipment Used By
Ty Tessmann:
Ty Tessmann's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14082 Carbon Pro Ultra XS Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 22/78
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 4
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: 0.4

 

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, it was Team Orion's Ryan Maifield that would take the overall TQ! Maifield then went onto make quick work of his competition and took the Wins in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 and the 4wd Modified Buggy Championship!

Team Orion's Dustin Evans would put in a great drive in A-Main #3 to finish 2nd overall with Ty Tessmann finishing 3rd overall to complete another Team Orion podium sweep!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ty Tessmann 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
ORI28307 VST2 5.5 LW Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14068 Carbon Pro Ultra Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 2%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 2
Turbo Timing: 2
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the Modified Truck class, Team Orion's Jared Tebo TQ'ed the first 3 rounds of qualifying to guarantee himself the overall TQ! Tebo took the Win in A-Main #1! Then Cavalieri took the Win in A-Main #2. Tebo would then Win A-Main #3 to take home the Modified Truck Championship! Cavalieri would finish 2nd & Kyosho's Naoto Matsukura would round out the podium in 3rd.

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jared Tebo (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Naoto Matsukura Much-More    
Winning Equipment Used By
Ryan Jared Tebo:
Jared Tebo's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258 VST2 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14068 Carbon Pro Ultra Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 17/82
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 10%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 4
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: 0%
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 3
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

In the 2wd Modified Short Course class, Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri TQ'ed all 4 rounds of qualifying to take the overall TQ! Cavalieri then went onto dominate A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 and take the 2wd Modified Short Course Championship! Team Orion's Matt Chambers would Win A-Main #3 to finish 2nd overall with Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars finishing 3rd overall to complete another Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Matt Chambers Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Joe Pillars 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
ORI28309 VST2 7.5 LW Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro Shorty
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: 12
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

Title Schedule

In the 1/8 Electric Buggy class, Team Orion's David Jenson would take the overall TQ! Jenson then went onto Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 and take the 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship!

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 David Jenson (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Radcliff Brill Tekin Tekin Reedy
3 Oliver Lindgaard Tekin Team Orion Racers Edge
Winning Equipment Used By
David Jenson:
David Jenson's Winning Team Orion R8 Pro X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 Motor
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S LiPo
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 15/45
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 3
5. Brake Force: 25%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 9%
8. AMTS Timing: 5
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate
11. BEC Voltage: 7.2
Date added: 30/03/2016 Team Orion & David Ronnefalk Win 1/8 Electric Buggy @ Neo16!

This past weekend would see one of the largest International indoor races of the year held at Harper Adams Arena in Shropshire, England. This of course would be Neo16! Every year, many of the top drivers from around the World travel to this event because of its great organization and intense competition. This year would again be no different, as many top drivers would arrive and try to capture one of the prestigious Neo Championships.

Title Schedule

Friday, March 25th: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Saturday, March 26th: 3 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, March 27th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Monday, March 28th: 1/8 Electric Buggy A-Main Event

Title Schedule

After qualifying was complete, it was Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri starting 2nd, David Ronnefalk 3rd, Jorn Neumann 8th, & Riccardo Berton 11th.

The single 10-minute A-Main Event would be ran on Monday afternoon. With the grid set and the tone sounding, it was Tekno's Ryan Lutz who would lead the field around for lap #1. Team Orion teammates Cavalieri & Ronnefalk would work together and keep pace with Lutz. Ronnefalk was able to make it by Cavalieri in the first couple laps and then quickly caught up to Lutz. Ronnefalk would then make a pass for the lead a few laps later and then begin putting in fast laps to try an pull away from the field. Ronnefalk would go onto take the convincing Win and the Neo16 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship! Cavalieri put in a great late race charge and would finish a close 2nd. Tekno's Ryan Lutz would go onto round out the podium in 3rd.

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Lutz (TQ) Tekin Tekin
4 Davide Ongaro LRP LRP LRP
5 Robert Battle LRP LRP LRP
6 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Elliott Boots Tekin Tekin LRP
8 Lee Martin RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
9 Martin Wollanka LRP LRP LRP
10 Darren Bloomfield Tekin Tekin n/a

Winning Equipment Used By David Ronnefalk: David Ronnefalk's Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28296 550 4P 2100KV Motor
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S LiPo
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI41444 150mm Sensor Wire
Gearing: 20/48
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

Thanks to Neobuggy.net for the photos - and great event organization!

Date added: 30/03/2016 Ty Tessmann & Team Orion Cash In @ 2016 Silver State in Las Vegas!

The 2016 Silver State was held this past weekend at RC Tracks of Las Vegas in Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada. This would be the 2nd straight year the Silver State would be held at this first class off-road racing facility and home of the 2016 IFMAR 1/8 Nitro Buggy Off-Road World Championships later this year. RC Tracks of Las Vegas Owner Chris Tocco did an amazing job with this year’s track by making a very fun & challenging layout, while also continuing to improve the racing surface. A great final touch was bringing in World Famous Race Announcer Jimmy Babcock to keep the program moving silky smooth! With perfect weather conditions in the mid to upper 80’s all weekend long and over 300 race entries, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

Title Schedule

Thursday, March 17th: Controlled Practice
Friday, March 18th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, March 19th: 1 Rounds of Qualifying & Lower Main Bump-Ups
Sunday, March 20th: B-Main Bump-Ups & A-Main Events

Title Schedule

At this year’s Silver State, 1/8 Electric Buggy would all be ran together as one class. This would make an impressive total of 72 entries. Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would go onto TQ Rounds #1 & #3 of qualifying to secure the overall TQ!

On Sunday, the single 10-Minute A-Main Event would be ran during the hottest time of the day. Team Orion’s Ty Tessmann would run a perfect race from tone to tone and take the 2016 Silver State 1/8 Electric Buggy Championship! Team Orion’s Ryan Cavalieri would battle back after a rough start to finish 2nd overall! Team Orion’s Jared Tebo would put in a great drive starting from the 9th spot on the grid to put on a late race charge to finish 3rd overall and on the podium! Team Orion drivers would once again sweep the podium for the 2nd straight event in 1/8 Electric Buggy!

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessmann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
5 Reno Savoya   RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
6 Kyle McBride Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin
9 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Jorn Neumann  Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Equipment Used By Ty Tessmann: Ty Tessmann’s Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
ORI41545 Sensor Wire 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 20/48
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: CW
11. Lipo Cells: Auto
12. BEC Voltage: 6.0V

Date added: 21/03/2016 Team Orion's Cavalieri & Phend Win Big @ 2016 Cactus Classic!

The 2016 Cactus Classic was held this past weekend at Hobbytown USA – SRS in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. This would be the 2nd straight year the Cactus has been held at this amazing facility. Team Orion would arrive at this year’s Cactus with a very strong Team consisting of: Ryan Cavalieri, Dakotah Phend, Jared Tebo, Ryan Maifield, Dustin Evans, Tanner Day, Matt Chambers, and Tanner Denney. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was also on-hand to provide his top level support for all Team Orion drivers and customers.

Wednesday, March 9th: Open Practice
Thursday, March 10th: Controlled Practice
Friday, March 11th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, March 12th: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, March 13th: Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would dominate qualifying to take the overall TQ for the Modified Truck class! Cavalieri then went onto made quick work of the competition in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to lock up the overall Win and his 1st Championship of the weekend!

Modified Truck Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Naoto Matsukura
3 Jared Tebo     Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Spencer Rivkin    Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Dakotah Phend   Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Lee Martin       RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
7 Carson Wernimont  Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo
8 Dustin Evans  Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Jorn Neumann  Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 James Rowan   Team Orion Reedy Team Orion

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
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
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 go onto battle it out for the overall TQ, but would just miss out and start 2nd on the grid for the triple A-Main events. Team Orion’s Ryan Maifield started 3rd and would go onto take the impressive Win in A-Main #1.

Team Associated’s Brian Kinwald would take full advantage of his TQ position in A-Main #2 and lead from tone to tone with Cavalieri finishing a close 2nd.

Cavalieri would then put in a perfect drive in A-Main #3 to take the Win and tie Kinwald on points for the overall Win. After the tie-breaker of both drivers laps and times were added together, it was Ryan Cavalieri just edging out Kinwald for the Win by less than 1-second to take home his 2nd Championship of the weekend!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri  Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Brian Kinwald (TQ)  Reedy Reedy Reedy
3 Ryan Maifield  Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Spencer Rivkin   Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Chris Wheeler   Tekin Tekin Team Orion
6 Kyle Davis   Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Matt Chambers Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Jodan Davis  n/a n/a n/a
9 Tanner Day   Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Jeremiah Miller  n/a n/a n/a

Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28309 VST2 LW 7.5 Brushless
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
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: 12
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would go onto take the overall TQ honors in the highly contested 4wd Modified Buggy class! Phend would then go onto Win A-Mains #1 & #3 to take the overall Win and his 1st Championship of the weekend!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo   Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Carson Wernimont   Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo
4 Lee Martin    RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
5 Spencer Rivkin  Reedy Reedy Reedy
6 Naoto Matsukura
7 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Kaito Kodera Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo
9 Hupo Honigl Tekin Tekin DualSky
10 Tommy Hinz Reedy Reedy Reedy

TQ & Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's TQ & Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28307 VST2 LW 5.5 Brushless
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty Li-Po
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 17/84
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 11%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 7
Turbo Timing: 7
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

 

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would go onto TQ every round of qualifying to secure the overall TQ honors in the 4x4 Modified Short Course class! Phend would then go onto Win the single 7-minute A-Main Event with his TLR/Team Orion teammate David Jenson finishing 2nd!  This would give Dakotah his 2nd Championship of the weekend!

Both Phend and Jenson used Team Orion’s R8.1 & 4600kv 550 Motor for the 1st time to power them to a 1st and 2nd overall finish in its debut!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Jared Tebo   Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Carson Wernimont   Tekin Tekin Racers Edge

TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC
ORINEW VST2 Pro 550  4P 4600KV
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200mah 100C
ORI41545 Sensor Wire - 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 15/40
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: 5
5. Brake Force: 50%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0%
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Timing: 15
10. Motor Rotate: CCW
11. Lipe Cells: Auto
12. BEC Voltage: 7.2V

Date added: 25/02/2016 Team Orion's Ryan Maifield Wins 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy @ 2016 Dirt Nitro Challenge!

The 2016 Dirt Nitro Challenge was held February 17th-21st at The Fear Farm in Goodyear, AZ. Team Orion would arrive in Arizona with one of there most stacked Teams to date consisting of: Ryan Maifield, Ty Tessman, Ryan Cavalieri, David Ronnefalk, Jared Tebo, & Dakotah Phend. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was also on-hand to provide Team Orion drivers & customers with great support all week long. All 6 Team Orion drivers in attendance would compete in the extremely competitive 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy class in hopes of bringing home this highly desirable title! This years track layout was very well designed and built with many big jumps on the fast/flowing track. New for this years event, the total number of race entries would be limited to 600 in order to provide all racers with a better experience which proved to be a great success

Title Schedule

Wednesday, February 17th: 2 Rounds of Controlled Practice
Thursday, February 18th: 3 Rounds of 1/8 Electric Buggy & 1/8 Nitro Truggy Qualifying
Friday, February 19th: 3 Rounds of 1/8 Nitro Buggy Qualifying
Saturday, February 20tht: 1/8 Electric Buggy & 1/8 Nitro Truggy A-Main Events
Sunday, February 21st: 1/8 Nitro Buggy A-Main Event

Title Schedule

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield would go onto TQ all 3 rounds of qualifying in the highly contested 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy class to secure the overall TQ!

The single 10-Minute A-Main Event held on Saturday afternoon would prove to put all manufacturers products to the ultimate test on this big track! Team Orion's Ryan Maifield & Ty Tessman would have an epic battle for most of the 10-Minute A-Main. On the last lap, Maifield would make it by Tessman to take home the 1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Championship. Tessman would finish a very close 2nd and Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri finished in 3rd to completed the Team Orion podium sweep! Team Orion would also have all 6 of there drivers finish in the top 7 overall, showcasing there dominance in this class!

1/8 Pro Electric Buggy Top 10 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 David Ronnefalk Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
6 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Adam Drake Tekin Tekin SP
9 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin
10 Kody Numedahl LRP LRP Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65125 R8.1 Pro ESC
ORI28271 VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po
ORI41545 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

A BIG Congrats also goes out to:

Team Orion's Jake Thayer who went onto TQ and Win the single 8-Minute A-Main Event in the 4x4 Modified Short Course class with his Team Orion powered TLR ride! Privateer Ofir Komerian for taking the Win in the single 10-Minute A-Main Event in the 40+ Electric Buggy class with his Team Orion powered Kyosho ride!
Date added: 14/02/2016 Team Orion's Riccardo Berton Wins 2016 Montpellier GP!

The 2016 Montpellier GP held this past weekend in France. Team Orion Factory Driver Riccardo Berton made the trip out to battle again some of Europe's best drivers.

After qualifying was complete, it was Team Orion's young gun Riccardo Berton who was on-fire during qualifying where he would go onto take the overall TQ honors with his Team Orion CRF powered Kyosho MP9 TKI3! Riccardo would then go onto dominate the 1-hour A-Main Event and take the Win by a comfortable 15-second margin over 2nd place!

1/8 Nitro Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC
1 Riccardo Berton (TQ) Team Orion
2 Yannick Aigoin Ultimate
3 Rayan Medjoubi Reds Logo

TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Riccardo Berton:
ORI80703 CRF 7-Port Factory Tuned
ORI88860 #4 Glow Plug
ORI88240 CRF 2058 Pipe Set
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
ORI122592500 Li-Po Receiver Pack
Gearing: 13/46

*Thank you to www.neobuggy.net for the photos!

Date added: 12/02/2016 Top On-Road ace drivers Daniele Ielasi and Dario Balestri join Team Orion

The two world class and multiple European champions have decided to get more involved into electric racing. Daniele and Dario have already raced electric cars before but never at 100%, from this year on they have decided to dedicate more of their time to electric racing. Racers of that caliber know that they need the best power available to be competitive, Team Orion is a natural choice for them. They want to make sure that they are getting the most competitive electric equipment available.

Daniele and Dario will be using our R10.1 ESC, Carbon LiPo batteries, VST2 brushless motors and Advantage Touch chargers. They can also count on the support of Stefano Colombini, the Italian Team Orion competition distributor. Welcome to the team!

Date added: 26/01/2016 Team Orion's Dakotah Phend Wins Prestigous 2016 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions Invitational Title!

The 2016 Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions was held this past weekend at OC R/C Raceway in beautiful Huntington Beach, California for its 3rd consecutive year. Team Orion would arrive at this years Reedy Race with a super stacked Team consisting of: Defending Champion Ryan Maifield, Previous Champions Ryan Cavalieri & Dustin Evans, 2015 Runner-Up Jared Tebo, & 2015 4th Place Finisher Ty Tessman.

Thursday, January 21st: 3 Rounds of Controlled Practice for Invitational 2wd & 4wd Buggy
Friday, January 22nd: 4 Rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy
Saturday, January 23rd: 2 Rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy & 2 Rounds of Invitational 4wd Buggy
Sunday, January 24th: 4 Rounds of Invitational 4wd Buggy

The Invitational class would again be limited to the 30 best qualified drivers from around the World. 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.

After all 6 rounds of Invitational 2wd Buggy were raced, it was Team Orion's Dustin Evans leading the way with 7 points. Team Orion's Dakotah Phend was just 1 point behind with 8 points. Team Orion's Ryan Maifield, Ryan Cavalieri, & Jared Tebo all were just 3 points out of the lead and in the hunt with 10 points.

The Championship would come down to the 6th and final round of 4wd Buggy between Team Orion's Phend & Maifield, along with Team Associated's Spencer Rivkin. Phend would be up first in the 2nd Invitational Heat. If Phend would Win this heat, he would secure the overall Championship. If he would finish 2nd, it would then allow Maifield & Rivkin the chance for the overall Championship. With all the pressure, Dakotah would go onto drive a completely flawless race to take the heat Win and secure his 1st Reedy Race Invitational Championship! Maifield would then go onto dominate heat #3 to take the Win and secure the 2nd position on the podium!

Team Orion would dominate the Overall Top 10 in the Invitational class with 5 drivers using Team Orion power! This would mark the 4th year in a row that Team Orion has Won the Reedy International Off-Road Race of Champions Invitational Class!

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

Invitational 2wd/4wd Buggy Overall Top 10:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
4 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Steven Hartson LRP LRP LRP
6 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Rob Gillespie Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
9 Lee Martin RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept
10 Kyle McBride Reedy Reedy Reedy

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend - Invitational 2wd Buggy: Dakotah Phend's Winning 2wd Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
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: 11%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
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: 3
11. Turbo Timing: 5
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Winning Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend - Invitational 4wd Buggy: Dakotah Phend's Winning 4wd Team Orion R10.1 Pro ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41527 120mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 17/84
Version: V1.09_120324
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 11%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 7
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: 10
11. Turbo Timing: 10
12. Turbo Slope: 24
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Date added: 26/01/2016 Mobers Wins Inaugural Reedy 1/12 Race of Champions

The inaugural Reedy 1/12 Race of Champions took place in Milton Keynes, UK last weekend. The event was hosted by the British Radio Car Association and was the centrepiece attraction for members of the general public at one of the largest shopping centres in the UK. In addition to the Reedy Race, a Model Motorsport Exhibition was hosted and UK-based RC manufacturers and retailers were present to display, demonstrate and sell their products. The BRCA also set up a small track with GT12 cars to enable the public to sample RC for the first time.

A standard format Reedy Invitational modified class featuring more than 20 of the world’s top 1/12 drivers was complimented by an open entry stock class using 10.5 motors and blinky speed controllers. The open class of 70 drivers was split into two groups based on practice times, and each group then had its own Reedy format event for the remainder of the weekend.

Each driver had 10 races with random heat and grid allocations each time, with each competitors 7 best finishes counting towards the overall placings.

In the LMP1 invitational modified category, Japanese driver Toto Ebukuro was the class of the field in the early stages, driving his Reedy powered Yokomo to multiple race victories. Reigning European Champion Alex Hagberg had a sedate start to the weekend, but steadily gathered pace as he adjusted to the technical track layout and style of driving required for 1/12 scale racing. New CRC recruit Markus Mobers was also fast throughout the weekend with is Orion powered chassis, while British Champion Olly Jefferies was a regular front runner too driving for Xray and LRP.

As the rounds progressed, Ebukuro was racking up victories and it seemed as if the title would be heading to Japan. However, in the penultimate round Markus Mobers pulled out an electrifying drive to win his heat and set the fastest race time of the weekend. This meant that a further win in the very last race of the weekend would be enough to give Markus the overall win on countback. Markus did not disappoint, and a solid drive in the 10th and final round gave him the 7th win he needed to deny the Japanese youngster a major title on European soil. The Xray duo of Hagberg and Jefferies finished 3rd and 4th respectively, with Britain’s Mark Stiles an impressive 5th following a solid set of drives with his Reedy powered Yokomo.

LMP1 Invitational – Overall Result
  Driver Electronics
1 Markus Mobers Team Orion
2 Toto Ebukuro Reedy
3 Alexander Hagberg
4 Olly Jefferies LRP
5 Mark Stiles Reedy
6 Keven Hebert Reedy
7 Juho Levanen Reedy
8 Daniel Sieber LRP
9 David Spashett Zen-Racing
10 Alex Laurent Black Art

The LMP2 Open class was won by Zen-Racing youngster Ollie Payne. He was locked in battle with Yokomo designer Naoya Kitagawa and came good when it mattered to beat the Japanese ace on the track and take his maiden international race victory. Tim Wood finished 3rd driving a Reedy powered Serpent.

The LMP3 Open category saw a clean sweep for Daniel Bancroft; he won all 10 of his races in a dominant performance to take victory ahead of fellow Brit John Zottl and German Mathias Herntrich.

The event was a huge success and drivers are already asking whether there will be a repeat next year. Watch this space!

Date added: 21/01/2016 2016 Team Orion Product News

We are pleased to present to you the new 2016 Product Guide with the latest Team Orion products. On this page we highlight the greatest news - you'll find more in the catalog. Have fun!

We present new 540 and 690 size motors based on a brand new magnesium case. Magnesium is 33% lighter than aluminum with similar or superior mechanical characteristics, it widely used in automotive racing, aircraft and spacecraft manufacturing, a true space age material. Reducing weight is beneficial to the car’s handling and the motor makes up a good part of the car’s total weight. Find more information on page 5 of the catalog. Open catalog...

Team Orion has been producing racing batteries for over 25 years. In the 90’s we developed the V-Max process to enhance NiMH battery performance and achieve outstanding results at competitions. Now, V-Max battery enhancement technology is back for LiPo batteries. The new Carbon Pro V-Max LiPo batteries have a higher nominal voltage (3.8V vs 3.7V) and can be charged up to 4.35V/Cell. Find the batteries on page 22 of the catalog. Open catalog…


To make the LiPo HV technology available and affordable for everyone, we are introducing the V-Max LiPo rocket packs. LiPo V-Max batteries have a nominal cell voltage of 3.8V/cell (instead of 3.7V/cell) and can be charged up to 4.35V/cell. Thanks to the increased voltage, V-Max LiPo batteries offer more performance and capacity for the same battery size.

We are also introducing a new LED charge status check feature into the V-Max Rocket Packs, this system gives you a visual indication of the battery current charge status. Thanks to this you can easily know which battery is ready for use or not and if they are in a proper state to ensure a safe storage. Find more information on page 23 of the catalog. Open catalog…


The Duo Touch version with dual charge outputs instantly became a bestseller, it has everything that the serious RC hobbyist needs. For 2016 we have updated the Touch Duo by adding a LiPo HV charge mode. LiPo HV batteries, like our LiPo V-Max batteries, require a charge end voltage of 4.35V/cell (vs 4.2V/cell for regular LiPo). Find it on page 36 of the catalog. Open catalog…


The new Carbon Pro Ultra 110C represent a further development of our world championship winning Carbon Pro LiPo battery technology. The “Shorty” battery format has become extremely popular and today it’s used in most of the racing classes. For this reason, we have developed a variety of shorty packs in different capacity/weight configuration that allow fine tuning of the car’s handling. Find all packs and applications on page 21. Open catalog...


We added batteries with XT90 and EC5 connectors to the range of soft case batteries with LED voltage control system. Find all batteries and configurations on page 28. Open catalog...


The new Racing Drone LiPo batteries are designed for high-performance drones. They use the latest LiPo technology and we have selected their format so that they perfectly t racing drones allowing for the best weight/performance ratio possible. Open catalog...

The dDrive 2-in-1 Power Unit will be presented for the first time at a toy fair. Find all details on page 4. Open catalog...


The brand new CRF R21 V2 On-Road and CRF 21 3 Port Racing Team V2 Off-Road Engines have won dozens of races in 2015. Find more information about our 2016 engines line-up on pages 40 and 41. Open catalog...


Customers were asking for a new charging cable for our racing batteries with 4mm and 5mm gold tubes as well as flat gold tube connectors - we added them to our line up of charge leads and connectors. Find them on page 35. Open catalog...


Three new viscosities have been added to the range : 300‘000, 500‘000 and 1‘000‘000. Very high viscosity oils are used for example to lock-up differentials and simulate a solid shaft. Open catalog...

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