Team Orion News

Team Orion Shop joins social media

Orion Shop Social Media

Team Orion is excited to announce the popular Team Orion Shop is now available via social media (Facebook and Twitter). The Team Orion Shop sells the entire Orion product line worldwide, including the world famous RS engine. The Team Orion Shop offers a free combo pipe with any engine purchase, and free shipping on any order over $600!

CLICK HERE to visit the Team Orion Shop!

Aigoin goes electric with Team Orion


1/8 offroad buggy star and and French National Champion, Jerome Aigoin, has announced that he 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 saw Ryan Maifield make the switch to Orion brushless power, and shortly after he made the switch to Orion nitro power as well.

Could this be a sign Jerome Aigoin will also be joining the Team Orion nitro team in the near future? Cast your vote!

Orion announce Maifield nitro deal


8 months since the news of Maifield opting for Novarossi power in 2014, comes the sudden announcement from Team Orion that the TLR star will also be running their nitro line as of 2015, having signed for the electric side back in June.

Orion’s timing of the news is no coincidence, the news coming just a couple of days after Maifield lined up on pole for the IFMAR Worlds final, many tipping him for victory in a tense showdown with nationals rival Tessmann, it wasn’t to be however. The news comes as a slight surprise given Adam Drake’s influence in the TLR team and masterful knowledge when it comes to engine tuning and mileage, Maifield joins the likes of Phend, former team mate Cavalieri & Tebo running the CRF nitro powerplants.

 Adrien Bertin said, “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.”

Is a reshuffle on the way for Team Orion with Maifield going 100% with the Swiss company ? Watch this space.

Orion releases new Touch V2 charger

Orion Touch V2

Two years have passed since the release of the original Team Orion Touch charger, and today they are proud to present the Touch V2 AC/DC charger. 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! More…

Orion CRF RS Review: On the track


After an unpredictable European spring and summer finding the perfect conditions to test an engine has been anything but easy. With much assistance from the iPhone’s weather app we found a perfect day, borrowed an Inferno MP9, and headed to the track. Twenty six degrees celsius and a clear sky: perfect conditions; a cooler temperature would be too kind to our engine, whilst everything above the 24-25° means a fair challenge for any powerplant.

“It’s a powerful mill with Championship-winning pedigree that instantly reacts to skillful inputs.”

After installing the Orion CRF RS ABI engine in the car (thanks to, we started with the break-in by performing a ‘Japanese style’ procedure for the first 5 tanks with our Runner Time fuel.

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Continue the review…

Orion’s Nitrostar at Italian Job Race


As a fair few of our readers will distinctly recall, the team behind created a new concept challenge called, ”Team Orion Nitrostar“.

The aim? Discover the next David Ronnefalk! You always dreamed about racing with the fastest guys in the world like David, Reno Savoya or Jared Tebo? You want Adrian Bertin to break in and tune your engines in the best professional way? Don’t miss this opportunity and register for the Italian Job race hosted in Padova on September 12-14th 2014!

Actually for this World Championships year, the Sport class winner will sign a contract with Team Orion and Sweep to be part of the factory team and get a full sponsorship and support! Already 90 drivers registered, it’s time to hurry up! Be the first to connect and register for one of the most fun and important race of your career! Good luck everyone!

Orion goes soft with new LiPos

Team Orion has just released their new Soft Case LiPo battery packs with LED Voltage Control System. The new Soft Case batteries are equipped with the latest 50C cells and available with many different connectors and configurations. These packs are the first to feature the LED Voltage Control System, which using an integrated PCB allows you to check the status of your battery on the go!

Source: Team Orion

Maifield speaks on his TLR success


Ryan Maifield Interview

After yesterday’s ‘Maifield Mental Game’ article, poll, and viewer opinions, it became quite apparent that the only way to find the TRUE cause of Ryan Maifield’s success is to ask the man himself! Our sister site, RCNews, has caught up with Ryan for a brief interview where he discusses what he believes is the reason he is back winning, smiling, and having fun racing! Read more…

Maifield’s winning wave at Surf City

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When Ryan Maifield made the switch from Team Associated to Team Losi Racing, many questioned how long it would take the superstar to adapt to the new team and vehicles. This past weekend hosted the annual Surf City Classic at OCRC in Huntington Beach, California. With heavy competition including the like of Ryan Cavalieri, Jared Tebo, Mike Truhe, and many others, Ryan Maifield proved that he is already feeling at home with the new team and cars by winning EVERY class that he entered. Maifield surfed his way to the top step of the podium in 2wd Mod Buggy, 4wd Mod Buggy, 1/8 E-Buggy, and 2wd Mod SC!

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Source: Team Orion

‘Superstar’ Ryan Maifield joins Orion


The cat is out of the bag! Team Orion is very excited to announce today their mystery “Superstar” driver. The superstar addition to the team is in fact top US Driver Ryan Maifield! Ryan will be utilizing all of Team Orion’s 1/10 and 1/8 Electric Products including Orion ESC’s, motors, batteries, servos and chargers through 2015.

Team Orion says, “Ryan brings great knowledge & experience to Team Orion. He will have a big part in our Research & Development on all Team Orion Electric Products. Throughout Maifield’s racing career, he has racked up 2 IFMAR Worlds TQ’s in 4wd Buggy, 6 IFMAR Worlds Podiums in 2wd/4wd Buggy, 11 ROAR National Championships, and countless other victories.”

Maifield will complete the, “Strong Six” in the US for Team Orion which also includes: Ryan Cavalieri, Jared Tebo, Dakotah Phend, Dustin Evans, and Ty Tessmann.

Ryan Maifield says, “I have always thought of Team Orion as the “bench mark” of quality and performance in the R/C industry. I told myself if I ever had the opportunity to race for Team Orion, I would do it. I’m extremely excited to start working with everyone at Team Orion and looking forward to showing what I can do with all their amazing equipment.”

“I would like to thank Team Orion President Philippe Neidhart, Team Orion World Team Manager Oscar Jansen, & Team Orion USA Team Manager Joe Pillars for this great opportunity.”

Source: Team Orion