Team Orion News

Ryan Maifield doubles at 2017 IOCC

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The 2017 International Off-Road Carpet Championship was held at the Westgate Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. In 2WD Modified Buggy it was Team Orion’s Ryan Maifield who took the overall TQ and the win by winning the first two A-Mains in front of Team Associated driver Spencer Rivkin in second and AE’s Broc Champlin in third. Kyosho’s Chris Jarosz and Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri rounded out the top 5. In 4WD Modified Buggy Maifield dominated again the qualifying and took the overall TQ and the win after winning in the first and the third A-Mains from Rivkin and Tekno driver Ryan Lutz. Cavalieri and Yokomo’s Carson Wernimont rounded out the top 5.

2wd & 4wd podiums here

Charlie Maiorana doubles at 2017 End of Summer Slam

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Last weekend was held the 2017 End of Summer Slam at the Oak Tree Raceway in Michigan. Team Orion’s Charlie Maiorana would sweep the 2wd and 4wd Modified Buggy classes by TQing and winning both in style. In 2wd Mod Jacob Reth in second and Rich Holtzman in third rounded out the top 3 while in 4wd it was Andy Vetor who came in second and again Rich Holtzman in third.

4wd podium here

Team Orion Vortex VDS-2HV Pro servos

Team Orion have introduced the new Vortex VDS-2HV Pro servos. Both VDS2-HV PRO 1605 HS (16kg, 0.05s) and VDS2-HV PRO 2607 HS (26kg, 0.07s) feature an aluminium case which makes them particularly suitable for nitro buggy and E-buggy classes. Both are also High Voltage compatible to operate at high voltage in an electric vehicle or with 2S LiPo receiver pack.

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Ryan Maifield doubles 10th Annual Surf City Classic

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The 10th Annual Surf City Classic was held at the OCRC Raceway in Huntington Beach, California this past weekend. Team Orion’s Ryan Maifield would sweep the 4wd Modified Buggy and E-buggy classes. In 4wd Modified Buggy Ryan took the overall TQ and the win in the exciting single 10-minute A-Main final from Team Associated’s Ryan Cavalieri in second and XRAY’s Ty Tessmann in third. Also Ryan dominated in E-Buggy by TQ’ing all 4 rounds of qualifying, then by leading every lap in the 10-minute A-Main final in front of Team Orion’s Tanner Denney in second and Team Associated’s Brent Thielke in third.

E-buggy podium here

Under the Hood: David Ronnefalk

David Ronnefalk, 21 – Sweden

  • Chassis: HB Racing D817
  • Engine: Team Orion CRF
  • Fuel: Runnertime
  • Tyres: JConcepts
  • Radio & Servos: AMain Hobbies Sanwa M12 Highest DT1100
  • Body & Wing: JConcepts “Silencer” body painted by BM Design | HB Racing wing
  • Event: Euro 2017, Sweden


HMX firmwares for Modified & Blinky

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Team Orion have released new HMX firmwares 1.04 and 2.04 for modified and blinky. The PC app and Android app have been updated to make them compatible with these changes. Theses firmwares feature changes to the power curve internal settings to improve overall performance and feeling. The main changes are:

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Maifield, Tessmann & Phend win at ROAR 1/8 Electric & 4×4 SCT Nats

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The 2017 ROAR 1/8 Off-road and 4WD SCT Nationals were held at Silver Dollar RC Raceway in Chico, California over the weekend. In E-Buggy Mugen’s Ryan Maifield TQ’ed all 4 rounds of qualifying and won the first two A-Mains. With this win, Maifield takes an impressive 3rd consecutive ROAR 1/8 Electric Buggy National Championship. XRAY’s Ty Tessmann finished in second and Team Associated’s Dreighton Stoub in third. In E-Truggy it was Team Orion’s Ty Tessmann who took the win in front of Ryan Maifield in second after a close battle with the Canadian driver. Team Associated’s Ryan cavalieri rounded out the top 3. TLR’s Dakotah Phend grabbed the win in 4×4 Modified Short Course from his Team Orion’s teammates Tanner Denney aand Ryan Maifield in second and third respectively.

All podiums here

Team Orion Vortex Ultimate Modified brushless motor

Team Orion have introduced the new Vortex Ultimate Modified brushless motor. Developed by Oscar Jansen with the help of Team Orion’s racing team, this sensored brushless modified motor features an “Ultimate” low resistance and high efficiency design combined with an “Ultimate” sensor design for accurate timing adjustment and control. Its precision balanced rotor manufactured uses a new magnetic material to improve brake efficiency and feeling and a new stator design and material improve efficiency and allows cooler running temperatures.

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