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

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

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

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

Features

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

Technical Specifications

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

Find our 550size motors by clicking here!

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

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

Spare Parts:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Important notes:

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

Visit the PC-Software Download Page

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

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

Features:

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

Available in November 2014

Click here to see all IQ-4X chargers

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

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

Features:

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

Available in November 2014

Click here to find all VST2 Sport sensor brushless motors

Date added: 30/09/2014 US Super Star Joins Team Orion Nitro Team


Team Orion proudly announces the signing of super star Ryan Maifield to their nitro factory team! The US driver who joined the electric section earlier this year will be using all Team Orion CRF nitro products in his cars from January 1st 2015. CRF team manager Adrien Bertin commented Ryan's decision as follows: "Drivers of the caliber of Ryan Maifield have their choice of engines to run. It is with great satisfaction that we welcome Ryan in our team and admire his decision to run with Team Orion CRF engines. It is another confirmation of our successful product and team strategy."

Ryan Maifield is one more US national champion who will be using full Team Orion equipment in his electric and nitro powered cars. Everyone at Team Orion is very excited about this addition to the nitro factory team!

Swiss based company Team Orion is the manufacturer of World Championship winning electronic speed controllers, brushless motors, batteries, chargers, engines and servos since 1987.

Picture courtesy of neobuggy.net
Date added: 30/09/2014 Foord TQ + Win in SA Neo+ state series round 3!


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

Here is what Andrew had to say: 'In my first big race with Orion engines my CRF 3 Port Buggy Factory Edition motor, 2058 pipe and #5 plug performed flawlessly. I am super Impressed with the Motor, it has a crisp power delivery, fantastic economy and is very conistent and easy to tune, i couldn't be happier with my Orion package! Big thanks to Adrien Bertin, Philippe Neidhart and Denis Johnstone for all the help an the opportunity to be a part of this great company!'
Date added: 23/09/2014 Team Orion Touch V2


With the Advantage Touch 50W AC/DC charger Team Orion has presented an extraordinary charger at the toy fair in Nuremberg 2012. The unique and modern design, the shiny white case with the color touch screen centered on top of the charger were something the R/C world has never seen before. A brand new software has been designed which allowed the user to easily navigate - with just his fingers. Thanks to a charge assistant the charge, discharge, cycle, storage or balancing of a battery has never been easier and more fun than ever before. With the time Team Orion has added more and more chargers to the new Touch charger family: the Touch Pro DC for racers who wanted to discharge with high rates, the Touch Advance 100W AC/DC for every driver who needed some faster charging, keeping the advantages of an integrated power supply. Lately the Touch Duo has been added which is our first AC/DC Touch screen charger with two channels - it became a huge success!

Many magazines and websites have tested our charger - just to mention one statement we picked the one from RC Racer UK magazine: „The Advantage Touch is a re-think about making a charger super easy to use, presenting the extremely sophisticated electronics that work in the background to charge up your battery’s cells.“

Two years have passed since the release of the original Touch and we are proud to present the Touch V2 today. The V2 is a consequent advancement of the original Touch. It has more power (55W, up to 7A), features a new memory function for 6 battery settings and while for the original Touch you had to download a new firmware to change its language, the V2 has all 6 language packs pre-installed!

Of course the Touch V2 comes with all the same accessories and features all the other functions of the original Touch.

Part Numbers:
ORI30256 Advantage Touch Charger 55W 7A (EU)
ORI30257 Advantage Touch Charger 55W 7A (UK)
ORI30258 Advantage Touch Charger 55W 7A (USA)
ORI30259 Advantage Touch Charger 55W 7A (CH)
ORI30260 Advantage Touch Charger 55W 7A (JP)

Find all chargers here!


The new packaging of the Touch V2
Date added: 29/08/2014 Team Orion's Total Domination @ 2014 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals!

The 2014 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals were held August 20th-24th at Space Coast R/C Raceway in Cocoa, Florida.

Team Orion arrived at this years ROAR Nationals with its strongest Team to date that included:

  • 4-Time 2wd/4wd Modified Buggy World Champion: Ryan Cavalieri
  • Current 2wd Modified Buggy World Champion: Jared Tebo
  • Defending 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion: Dakotah Phend
  • Defending 4wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion: Ty Tessman
  • Defending 2wd Modified Short Course 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 at this years ROAR Nationals to provide his excellent support for all Team Orion Drivers and Customers.

The weather at this years ROAR Nationals would be a big part of the headlines. Temperatures were consistently in the mid to upper 90's along with high humidity all week long. These extreme conditions would put every manufacturers: electronics, motors, and batteries to the ultimate test

Wednesday, August 20th: Open Practice
Thursday, August 21st: Controlled Practice
Friday, August 22nd: 2 Rounds of 6-Minute Qualifying
Saturday, August 23rd: 2 Rounds of 6-Minute Qualifying
Sunday, August 24th: 6-Minute Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would go onto take the Overall TQ in the Modified Truck class! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Dakotah Phend starting 2nd, Jared Tebo 3rd, Cody Hollis 9th, and Cody Turner 10th.

Team Orion's Dakotah Phend would go onto convincingly Win A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 in the Modified Truck class and take home his 1st ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Team Orion would also sweep the podium with Ryan Cavalieri finishing 2nd overall and Jared Tebo 3rd overall!

Modified Truck Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend 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 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy
5 Matt Chambers Team Orion Reedy Reedy
6 Tanner Denney Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Billy Fischer Novak Novak Team Orion
8 Michael Schoettler Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Cody Hollis Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Cody Turner Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28258VST2 Pro 6.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14048 Carbon Pro 5500mah 90C Saddle Pack
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 16/82
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 11%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 9%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would go onto take the overall TQ in the 4wd Modified Buggy class! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Ty Tessman starting 2nd, Ryan Cavalieri 3rd, Ryan Maifield 4th, and Jared Tebo 10th.

Team Orion's Ty Tessman would go onto take the Win in A-Main #1. Then in A-Main #2, it was Team Orion's Dakotah Phend taking the Win. The overall Championship would come down to the 3rd and final A-Main between Tessman & Phend. Tessman would then take the Win in A-Main #3 to take home the 4wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Championship for the 2nd year in a row!

Team Orion would also sweep the podium with Dakotah Phend finishing 2nd overall and Ryan Cavalieri 3rd overall!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Drew Moller LRP LRP LRP
6 JR Mitch Tekin Trinity Trinity
7 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin Protek
9 Travis Amezcua Viper SP Reedy
10 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy

Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ty Tessman: Ty Tessman's Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 Pro 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 21/72
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 0%
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 take the overall TQ in the 2wd Modified Short Course class!Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Jared Tebo starting 2nd, Ryan Maifield 3rd, Ty Tessman 4th, and Dustin Evans 6th.

Team Orion's Ryan Cavalieri took full advantage of his TQ position and went onto take the Wins in A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take home the 2wd Modified Short Course ROAR National Championship! Team Orion would also sweep the podium with Ryan Maifield finishing 2nd overall and Jared Tebo 3rd overall!

2wd Modified Short Course Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Cavalieri (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
6 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 JR Mitch Tekin Trinity Trinity
8 Matt Chambers Team Orion Reedy Reedy
9 Max Flurer Tekin Tekin Racers Edge
10 Billy Easton LRP LRP Protek

Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Cavalieri: Ryan Cavalieri's Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14053 WTS Carbon Pro 4000 90C 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

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would take the overall TQ in the 2wd Modified Buggy class! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Ryan Cavalieri starting 2nd, Ryan Maifield 3rd, Dustin Evans 5th, and Ty Tessman 9th.

Team Orion's Dakotah Phend would take an exciting Win in A-Main #1 with a great last lap pass. Then Phend would go onto dominate A-Main #2 and take the 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Championship for the 2nd year in a row!

Team Orion would also sweep the podium with Ryan Cavalieri finishing 2nd overall and Ryan Maifield 3rd overall!

2wd Modified Buggy Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Steven Hartson LRP LRP Reedy
6 Ty Tessman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Chad Due Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Kody Numedahl Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
10 Tanner Denney Reedy Reedy Reedy

Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Dakotah Phend: Dakotah Phend's Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28259 VST2 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14053 WTS Carbon Pro 4000 90C Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 20/78
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 11%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 4
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 9%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 5
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
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