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Date added: 24/08/2016 Jorn Neumann & Team Orion Double-Up @ 2016 German Off-Road Nationals!

This past weekend the German Off-Road Nationals for 4wd Modified Buggy & Modified Truck were held in Hurtgenwald, Germany...located just 1 hour from Cologne. On Saturday, Team Orion's Jorn Neumann would dominate qualifying in both classes to secure the overall TQ positions! Then on Sunday, Neumann would go onto drive flawlessly and Win the first 2 A-Mains in both classes to add 2 more German National Championships to his already stacked resume!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jörn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Luca Rau Hacker Hacker Hacker
3 Michael Lepuschitz LRP LRP LRP
TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's TQ & Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14083 Carbon Pro 5000 Ultra Shorty
ORI30237Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 14%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 87.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 12
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Modified Truck Top 3 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jörn Neumann (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Nicolaas Burleigh n/a n/a n/a
3 Paul Soboda n/a n/a n/a
TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's TQ & Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14068 Carbon Pro 4500 Ultra Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 17%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 100%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 19/08/2016 Team Orion's Phend, Maifield, & Cavalieri Sweep All 4 Modified Classes @ 2016 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals in Omaha!

The 2016 ROAR 1/10 Electric Off-Road Nationals were held this past weekend at The HobbyPlex in Omaha, Nebraska. This first class facility would consist of a large fully stocked hobby shop, spacious air conditioned pit area, and huge indoor clay track.

Team Orion rolled into this years ROAR Nationals with the All Star Team consisting of:

  • Defending 2wd Modified Buggy, 4wd Modified Buggy, Modified Truck, & 2wd Modified Short Course ROAR National Champion: Ryan Cavalieri
  • Current 1/8 Electric Buggy & 4x4 Modified Short Course ROAR National Champion: Ryan Maifield
  • Multi-time World Champion & ROAR National Champion: Jared Tebo
  • Multi-time ROAR National Champion: Dakotah Phend
  • Multi-time ROAR National Champion: Ty Tessmann
  • 2011 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion: Dustin Evans

Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was once again in attendance at this years ROAR Nationals to provide top notch support to all Team Orion drivers and customers.

Wednesday, August 10th: Open Practice
Thursday, August 11th: Controlled Practice
Friday, August 12th: 2 Rounds of 6-Minute Qualifying
Saturday, August 13th: 2 Rounds of 6-Minute Qualifying
Sunday, August 14th: 6-Minute Triple A-Main Events

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield would go onto take the TQ in round #1. Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would then take the TQ in round #2. For round #3, it was Team Orion Factory Driver Ty Tessmann taking the TQ. Going into the 4th and final round of qualifying, the over all TQ was up for grabs. Phend would go onto lay down an impressive run to take the round #4 TQ and overall TQ honors!

Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Ty Tessmann starting 2nd, Ryan Maifield 3rd, Ryan Cavalieri 4th, & Dustin Evans 5th. Phend would then go onto dominate both A-Main #1 & A-Main #2, leading each race from tone to tone to take home his 1st ROAR National Championship of the weekend! Team Orion's Ty Tessmann would Win the exciting A-Main #3 to finish 2nd overall & Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would round out the podium in 3rd to complete the Team Orion podium sweep!

2wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ty Tessmann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Dustin Evans Reedy Reedy Reedy
6 Cole Tollard Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 JP Richards Maclan Maclan Team Orion
9 Carson Wernimont Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo
10 Jake Mayo 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
ORI28309 VST2 LW 7.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty LiPo
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 22/78
Version: V2.06_140312
Software: 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: DragBrake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 10
Turbo Timing: 10
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend would TQ the first 3 rounds of qualifying to guarantee himself the pole position! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Ryan Maifield starting 2nd, Ty Tessmann 3rd, Dustin Evans 4th, Jared Tebo 5th, & Ryan Cavalieri 6th. Phend would go onto take the easy Win in A-Main #1! Then Maifield would go onto take the Win in A-Main #2! After an intense battle throughout the entire A-Main #3 between Maifield, Phend, & Tessmann...it was Ryan Maifield taking the Win and the 4wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Championship!

Team Orion would again sweep the podium with Dakotah Phend finishing 2nd overall and Ty Tessmann 3rd overall!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Ty Tessmann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
5 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Cole Tollard Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Alex Kosciuszek Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Rob Gillespie Reedy Reedy Reedy
10 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

Winning Team Orion Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's Winning Team Orion R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28307 VST2 LW Pro 5.5 Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14068 4500 Ultra 100C Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 18/84
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: 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

Team Orion Factory Driver Dakotah Phend went onto TQ all 4 rounds of qualifying to lock up the overall TQ! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Jared Tebo starting 2nd, Dustin Evans 4th, & Max Flurer 9th. Phend would then make quick work of the competition in both A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 to take home the Modified Truck ROAR National Championship!

Dustin Evans and Jared Tebo would finish 2nd & 3rd overall to complete yet another Team Orion podium sweep!

Modified Truck Top 10 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Dakotah Phend (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Dustin Evans Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
3 Jared Tebo Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Spencer Rivkin Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Cole Tollard Reedy Reedy Reedy
6 Max Flurer Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
7 Rob Gillespie Reedy Reedy Reedy
8 Jake Mayo Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Carson Wernimont Yokomo Yokomo Yokomo
10 JR Mitch Tekin Tekin Tekin

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
ORI28308 VST2 LW Pro 6.5 Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 4500 100C Shorty LiPo
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 16/86
Version: V2.06_140312
Sofware: V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 12%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 5
Brake Force: 62.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: DragBrake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 4
Turbo Timing: 6
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would go onto TQ all 4 rounds of qualifying to secure the overall TQ! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was: Ryan Maifield starting 2nd, Chris Jarosz 6th, Matt Chambers 8th, & Aaron Kothman 10th. Cavalieri would then go onto dominate A-Main #1 & A-Main #2 and take home the 2wd Modified Short Course ROAR National Championship! Team Orion's Ryan Maifield would finish 2nd overall & Team Associated's Alex Vanderbeek would round out the podium in 3rd.

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 Alex Vanderbeek Reedy Reedy Reedy
4 Chad Due Reedy Reedy Reedy
5 Chris Jarosz Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
6 Zeke Ballinger Reedy Reedy Reedy
7 Matt Chambers Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
8 Brad Shearer Reedy Reedy Reedy
9 Aaron Kothman Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
10 Michael Twilling 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 LiPo
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

Congratulations, Dakotah Phend, Ryan Cavalieri, Ryan Maifield for the extraordinary achievement.
Congratulations to the full Team Orion team for the great results and Joe for the race report.

Date added: 10/08/2016 Did you know? Learn more about Team Orion!

Every RC Car enthusiast knows that Team Orion is a world leading manufacturer of high power equipment for radio controlled cars. The key competition products are well known by many RC racers world-wide. A lot of interesting facts and products are less known. That's why we thought it's worth publishing some nice goodies and facts in the below article.

So, did you know...

...that Team Orion was the first company to offer Lithium Polymer cells protected by a robust hard plastic case effectively protecting the cells from mechanical damage?

With the LiPo hard case batteries Team Orion has introduced the lipo technology to RC. The readers of the world-renowned RC CAR ACTION magazine have given this new battery line the Readers Choice Award for the best battery back in 2007 - something that we are still proud of! We have found some old ads in our archive that we want to share with you.

Under the lead of R&D manager Oscar Jansen Team Orion is constantly developing new batteries and products. Have a look at the below video to find out how the Worlds winning lithium batteries are produced.

...that Team Orion's world-wide success story started with NiCd batteries in a small garage in Geneva/Switzerland?

In 1987, after returning from the world championships in England, Philippe Neidhart began matching cells using LavCo battery testers. A new era had begun in the RC industry. Team Orion was born and quickly imposed itself as the battery specialist, winning several world championships.

Today, Team Orion is a multinational company located in the high-tech industrial qurter in Geneva and its products are synonym of performance, high quality standards and Swiss technology.

...that Team Orion is one of the few manufacturers that was able to win Worlds Titles in Electric, Nitro, On-Road and Off-Road classes?

Team Orion has won a total of 15 IFMAR World Championships in many different categories. We are very proud to owning titles not only in electric but also in nitro classes using our very own, patented CRF engine technology (Patent EP1787018).

#15 2015 Spencer Rivkin, Japan, 1/10 2wd Buggy: Team Orion Touch Screen Charger*
#14 2013 Jared Tebo, USA, 1/10 2wd Buggy: Team Orion ESC, Motor, Batteries & Chargers
#13 2012 Jilles Groskamp, Netherlands, 1/10 Touring Car: Team Orion ESC, Motor, & Batteries*
#12 2011 Ryan Cavalieri, Finland, 1/10 2wd Buggy: Team Orion Motor & Batteries
#11 2011 Ryan Cavalieri, Finland, 1/10 4wd Buggy: Team Orion Motor & Batteries
#10 2010 Cody King, Thailand, 1/8 Buggy: Team Orion CRF Engine*
#9 2006 Andy Moore, Italy, 1/10 Touring Car: Team Orion V2 Motor & Batteries*
#8 2004 Marc Rheinard, USA, 1/10 Touring Car: Team Orion V2 Motor & Batteries*
#7 2001 Jukka Steenari, South Africa, 1/10 4wd Buggy: Team Orion Motor & Batteries
#6 1999 Jukka Steenari, Finland, 1/10 4wd Buggy: Team Orion Motor & Batteries*
#5 1996 Mike Swauger, USA, 1/10 On-Road: Team Orion Batteries*
#4 1995 Matt Francis, Japan, 1/10 2wd Buggy: Team Orion Batteries*
#3 1995 Mark Pavidis, Japan, 1/10 4wd Buggy: Team Orion Batteries*
#2 1994 Masami Hirosaka, Germany, 1/10 On-Road: Team Orion Receiver Batteries
#1 1994 David Spashett, France, 1/12 On-Road: Team Orion Batteries*

*Team Orion is providing excellent support to their drivers and helping them reach their goals of a World Championship title. Each of the drivers highlighted above with a * have won their 1st World Championship with Team Orion!

...that Team Orion is providing a lower priced "hobby" alternative for almost every of its successful competition products?

Are you a backyard basher or hobby driver using high power products but you don't care about the last tiny bit of hyper power to win World Class races? Team Orion offers an alternative product incorporating the same racing genes, similar features and great power. All this combined with ease of use so that everyone can simply enjoy the hobby.

Click on the photos below to find the competition or hobby line of products.

  High-end Competition Lines

Hobby/Sports Lines

Speed Controllers
Brushless Motors
Chargers
Nitro Engines
LiPo & NiMH Batteries

A very special hobby product has been released with the dDrive 2-in-1 power unit. Learn more about the innovative product by watching the below video.

...that Team Orion is offering a large line of soft case air batteries with many different connectors (Deans, XT60, XT90, EC3, EC5), capacities and cell configurations?

The Team Orion flight battery line comes with the latest LiPo cell chemistry made for high-current applications. The soft case packs are equipped with a charge status control system which allows you to easily check the charge status of the battery. Watch the video to understand it all:

Click here to find all soft case batteries.

...that Team Orion is offering a wide range of accessories like cables, connectors, silicone oils and CA glue?

Our accessories feature the same values as all the other Team Orion products: performance and quality at the highest level. Find the accessories as well as ESC and motor spare parts by clicking on the photos below:

Charge Leads Connectors Silicone Oils CA Glue
Sensor Wires Silicone Wire ESC Spares Motor Spares

...that Team Orion is using a unique, patented technology in their World Championship winning nitro engines?

The crankshaft is accelerating the gases thanks to an angled crankshaft port giving higher power output and outstanding fuel mileage. The CRF technology has been fine tuned over years by 1/8 and 1/10 scale World Champion Adrien Bertin.

...that Team Orion was the first company to introduce color touch screen chargers to the RC market?

Back in 2011 the world of chargers looked like this:

With the new Touch Screen chargers presented at the 2012 Toy Fair in Nuremberg Team Orion has changed the way people charge their batteries. Simply with a fingertip. The World Championship winning chargers also changed the design of the devices drastically:

...that Team Orionis one of the first RC manufacturer which has a professional support portal where user can register their products?

Visit myteamorion.com to register your products, get informed about the latest firmware updates and get in touch with Team Orion's support in case of questions.

Would you like to know more about Team Orion or give a feedback about this article?

Do not hesitate to contacting us! Please note that we will not be able to reply to every mail and cannot help you with customer support on this email address. Thank you!

Date added: 05/08/2016 Team Orion & Jorn Neumann = 2016 4wd Buggy European Champions!

The 2016 1/10 Electric Off-Road European Championships were held this past weekend in Valladolid, Spain. This years track was very challenging which consisted of a dirt surface with the jumps covered by astroturf. Team Orion's Jorn Neumann was in attendance and in search of adding another prestigious European Championship to his already impressive racing resume.

In the 4wd Modified Buggy class, Team Orion's Jorn Neumann would run strong all through qualifying to start 3rd on the grid for the Triple A-Main Events. In A-Main #1, both TQ Coelho & 2nd qualifier Cragg had issues before the start of the race that would allow Jorn to start out front. Jorn would go onto take full advantage of this rare situation to lead every lap and take the convincing Win!

In A-Main #2, Jorn put in a good drive to finish 2nd and secure a podium position. In A-Main #3, Jorn was a man on a mission and quickly passed Cragg after a few corners for 2nd, then a few laps later made another great pass on Coelho for the lead. Jorn would never look back and stretch out his lead to cruise home for the Win and claim the 2016 4wd Buggy European Championship Title!

4wd Modified Buggy Top 3 Overall Finishing Order:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Jorn Neumann Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Bruno Coelho (TQ) EZ Power
3 Lee Martin RC Concept RC Concept RC Concept

Winning Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's Winning R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28257 VST2 5.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14063 5800 100c 7.4v Saddle Pack LiPo
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 20/86
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 12%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 75%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 6
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off

Jorn Neumann would also cap off a great weekend by fighting for the Win and finishing a close 2nd overall in the 2wd Modified Buggy class!

2wd Modified Buggy Equipment Used By Jorn Neumann: Jorn Neumann's 2wd Modified Buggy R10.1 ESC Settings:
ORI65128 Vortex R10.1 Pro ESC
ORI28260 VST2 8.5 Brushless Motor
ORI41445 150mm Sensor Wire
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 100c 7.4v Shorty
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 25/78
V2.06_140312
V3.0_111208_MOD
Running Mode: For/Brake
Drag Brake: 14%
Voltage Protection: None
DRRS Punch: 7
Brake Force: 87.5%
Reverse Force: 25%
Initial Brake: Drag Brake
Neutral Range: 6%
Overheat Protection: Disable
Boost Timing: 0
Turbo Timing: 14
Turbo Slope: 24
Turbo Delay: Off
Date added: 05/08/2016 Team Orion & Ryan Maifield Double Up @ 2016 ROAR Nationals!

The 2016 ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy/Truggy & 1/10 4x4 Modified Short Course Nationals were held July 21st-24th at Stateline Raceway in Fremont, Indiana. Team Orion would arrive at this years ROAR Nationals with defending 1/8 Electric Buggy & Truggy National Champion Ryan Maifield, Defending 4x4 Modified Short Course National Champion Dakotah Phend, & 4-time World Champion Ryan Cavalieri. Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars was once again on hand to provide top level track side support for all Team Orion drivers & customers. This years track layout provided by the Stateline track crew was awesome consisting of many big & difficult jump sections that would challenge even the best drivers. With a record heat wave sweeping through the Midwest all week long, every manufacturers electronics would be put to the ultimate test with the heat index reaching into the 100's!

Thursday, July 21st: Controlled Practice
Friday, July 22nd: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Saturday, July 23rd: 2 Rounds of Qualifying
Sunday, July 24th: Triple A-Main Events

With the threat of rain fast approaching for Sunday's finals, ROAR made a great decision to run the first round of A-Mains on Saturday evening after qualifying was finished. This would prove to be a great call as racing would unfortunately be cancelled due to rain on Sunday.

Title Schedule

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield went onto dominate qualifying by TQ'ing the first 3 rounds of the 1/8 Electric Buggy class to lock-up the overall TQ! Maifield would get a great jump off the line with his Team Orion powered TLR and would go onto stretch out his lead. Halfway through the 10-minute A-Main, Maifield made a small bobble that allowed Ryan Lutz into the lead. Maifield would put his head down and begin clicking off super fast laps to catch up and eventually make a pass for the lead as Lutz would traction roll in the switch backs. Maifield would then drive perfect for the rest of the race to take the Win! Team Associated's Spencer Rivkin would put in a great drive after a first lap crash to finish 2nd & Tekno's Ryan Lutz would round out the podium in 3rd.

1/8 Electric Buggy Top 5 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Spencer Rivkin n/a n/a Reedy
3 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin
4 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
5 Ryan Cavalieri Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's TQ & Winning Team Orion R8 Pro X ESC Settings:
ORI65129 Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC
ORI28271 Vortex VST2 Pro 690 4P 2100KV
ORI14050 6400mah 90C 4S Li-Po Battery
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Gearing: 14/45
1. Running Mode: Forward/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: 4
5. Brake Force: 25%
6. Initial Brake: 0%
7. Neutral Range: 6%
8. AMTS Timing: 3
9. Motor Rotate: CCW
10. Lipe Cells: Auto Calculate
11. BEC Voltage: 6.0

Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Maifield was on fire during qualifying and would go onto TQ all 4 rounds in the 4x4 Modified Short Course class to secure the overall TQ! Maifield would then go onto drive a perfect race from tone to tone to take the Win! Tekno's Ryan Lutz would do a great job pacing Maifield early in the race but could never close the gap and would finish 2nd. Team Orion's Dakotah Phend put in a solid drive to finish 3rd and on the podium! Congrats also goes out to Team Orion's David Jenson for finishing in the Top 5!

4x4 Modified Short Course Top 5 Overall:
  Driver ESC Motor Battery
1 Ryan Maifield (TQ) Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
2 Ryan Lutz Tekin Tekin
3 Dakotah Phend Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion
4 Joe Bornhorst Tekin Tekin SMC
5 David Jenson Team Orion Team Orion Team Orion

TQ & Winning Equipment Used By Ryan Maifield: Ryan Maifield's TQ & 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 LiPo Battery
ORI41545 Professional Sensor Wire - 175mm
ORI30237 Touch Duo AC/DC Charger
Geared: 11/40
1. Running Mode: For/Brake
2. Drag Brake: 0%
3. Voltage Protection: None
4. DRRS Punch: Level 5
5. Brake Force: 75%
6. Reverse Force: 25%
7. Initial Brake: 0
8. Neutral Range: 6%
9. Overheat Protection: Disable
10. Boost Timing: 12
11. Turbo Timing: 8
12. Turbo Slope: 12
13. Turbo Delay: Off

Team Orion would like to Congratulate Ryan Maifield on completing the perfect TQ sweep in qualifying for all 3 classes! Ryan also finished a respectable 4th overall in the 1/8 Electric Truggy class after a racing incident in the middle of A-Main #1 took him out of the lead. Team Orion would also like to Congratulate Dakotah Phend on finishing 2nd overall in the 1/8 Electric Truggy class and landing on the podium in 2 of the 3 classes he raced!

Thanks for the great work and report, Joe (Team Orion USA Team Manager)!

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 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: 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: 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!
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