Team Orion News

Team Orion unveils ‘ULTRA’ chemistry shorty pack


Team Orion is very proud to announce the brand new ULTRA chemistry shorty racing battery for extreme punch! Because it is very efficient at storing energy, LiPo chemistry allows batteries to be smaller and yet offer outstanding performance. This is the reason why “Shorty” size LiPo batteries have become ever more popular over the past few years. Coupled with a high-performance brushless system, a “Shorty” LiPo battery has enough power and capacity to fulfill the requirements of the most demanding racing classes.

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

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Cavalieri & Phend take Orion to victory at Horizon Champs


Race Report by Team Orion:
The 2015 Horizon Hobby Off-Road Championships were held this past weekend at Trackside Hobbies & Raceway in Milwaukee, WI. Team Orion would show up to this years event with a very strong team of drivers consisting of: 4-Time IFMAR World Champion Ryan Cavalieri, Current 4×4 Modified Short Course ROAR National Champion Dakotah Phend, & former 2wd Modified Buggy ROAR National Champion Dustin Evans.

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Orion R21 Racing Team V2 engine


Team Orion have released a new 3 port offroad motor – The R21 Racing Team V2 is the evolution of the very popular Buggy 3 Ports .21 racing team engine and receives the latest development to ensure the best performance to any kind of racer.

The case is black coated for a better heat dissipation and the head now features a 60mm diameter same as our factory versions for a lower running temp and increased mileage. A new designed piston ensures higher rev. The R21 Racing Team V2 offers the best quality/price ratio from our range of engines.

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Limited Edition Team Orion ‘Worlds Team’ t-shirt

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Want to match your favorite Team Orion driver’s apparel seen at this year’s 1/10 IFMAR World Championship? Now you can! For a limited time, Neidhart SA is offering Team Orion Worlds Team t-shirts available in S-XXL.

CLICK HERE to purchase your own while supplies last!

Ryan Cavalieri wins his 5th 2015 ROAR Nat’l title…this time on asphalt

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While typically onroad racing is not our forte, we found this race report more than suitable for our viewers. It isn’t often that onroad and offroad racers are equally as successful in the opposite genre, unless your Ryan Cavalieri. The offroad sensation added a 5th ROAR National Championship to his resume for 2015, but this time on the asphalt!

Race Report by Team Orion:
“The 2015 ROAR 1/10 Electric On-Road Paved Nationals were held this past weekend at the Tamiya USA track in beautiful Aliso Viejo, California. This has been the famous site of numerous Reedy International Touring Car Race of Champions events. Team Orion Factor Driver’s Ryan Cavalieri & Randy Caster would roll into this years ROAR Nationals with high hopes against the USA’s best. With over 100 entries at this years ROAR Nats, it was going to be a great weekend of racing!

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Team Orion Factory Driver Ryan Cavalieri would secure the overall TQ honors by taking the TQ’s in rounds #3 & #4 of qualifying! Also in the A-Main Event for Team Orion was Randy Caster who would start 5th on the grid!Team Orion’s Ryan Cavalieri took full advantage of his hard earned TQ position and went onto dominate A-Main #1 & A-Main #2, leading each A-Main Event from tone to tone and take home his 1st ever ROAR Modified Touring Car National Championship!

Team Orion’s Randy Caster who also was the lead mechanic behind Ryan Cavalieri’s TQ & Winning Team Associated ride would run strong all weekend and finish 7th overall!”

HB Europe’s D812,Orion combo deal


Team Orion and HB Europe have got all cosy and friendly and are presenting a deal they’re calling an “incredible discovery” to potential customers:

The World Championship winning HB D812 1/8 Off-Road Buggy kit together with Team Orion’s brand new Race V2 2015 engine, the tuned pipe and manifold for only EUR 498.

Available from Hot Bodies’ European racing outpost – and at the best hobby stores all over Europe ! Don’t miss the deal !

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Team Orion dominates the ROAR 1/8 Electric & 4×4 SCT Nats

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


Team Orion teases with ‘revolutionary new product’


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Team Orion has announced they are ‘revolutionizing the RC hobby’ with their latest new project…which is hiding in the blurry background of the picture above. While they have left us hanging with little to no actual details of this new product, after squinting one eye, standing on our head, and scratching our belly…it APPEARS as though the revolutionary new product could be a new motor of some sort. Stay tuned as more details are set to be released soon!

“Team Orion is well known for revolutionary designs in the field of power components for radio controlled cars. With innovations like hard case LiPo batteries, CRF nitro engine technology or color touch screen chargers the Swiss company stroke new paths in order to drastically improve the products and customer experience. We will soon release more information about a new innovating product which will once again revolutionize the RC hobby. The next revolution just started!”

Absolute stock TLR, Orion & Spektrum


Our friends over at Absolute Hobbyz have been in contact, letting us know that the popular internet retailers are now stocking a whole host of Horizon Hobby’s line of product from TLR, Losi, Orion and Spektrum. Its a bit of a new era for the boys at Absolute Hobbyz, having not stocked these products for 8 years!

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Team Orion teams up with HPI China


Team Orion proudly announces the collaboration with HPI Racing, one of the world leading R/C car manufacturers, to strengthen its position in the rapidly growing Chinese market.

“With HPI China we can work with a very strong partner”, says Philippe Neidhart, president of Team Orion, “their experience in China will help us to satisfy the high demand for our products in one of the Worlds most important markets.”

HPI China will distribute the full range of Team Orion products. Dealers are welcome to contact the company directly –