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Posts Tagged ‘Team Orion

Kyosho Fazer VE Lancer ReadysetComing to a hobby shop near you is the Kyosho Lancer EVO Readyset. On the outside it features a detail Mitsubishi Lancer EVO body, on the inside lurks a powerful Orion One 2400kV brushless system. The transmitter is a new KT-231 2.4GHz FHSS unit and it comes with an Orion 1800mAh NiMH battery to get you bashing as quickly as possible.

The Lancer hits the streets sometime in December at $309 with a part number of #30919T1B. Right Here is the link to its official page over on the Kyosho America website.

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Team Orion VST2 Brushless MotorTeam Orion has announced a new 550 sized VST2 4 Turn Brushless Motor for short course trucks. This 2 pole motor is rated at 5100kV and is stated to put out 950 watts of power. Efficiency is stated to be 92% and it comes with a 5mm output shaft. Dual sensor ports make for an easier install, while vents in the can help it to stay cool. Its part number is #ORI28296 and you can get complete details by Clicking Over to the official Team Orion website.

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Team Orion Advantage IQ-4XNew from Team Orion is a four port single cell charger. The IQ-4X charges everything from single cell AAs to your favorite micro quad pack. Some of its features include-

* 6 watts of charge power per port
* Large LCD display
* 5 volt/1 amp USB port
* Charge, discharge, refresh, break-in, and cycle modes
* Charges NiMH, NiCd, LiPo and LiFe
* Comes with Ultra Micro LiPo and Mini-Z LiFe connectors

The part number is #ORI30252 and you can get full details at This Link over on Team Orion’s website.

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Orion Advantage Touch V2 Charger
The folks over at Team Orion have announced a new charger, the Advantage Touch V2. Featuring a touch screen, the Advantage Touch V2 is an AC/DC charger that can charge a wide variety of different cell chemistries.

* Charges NiMH, NiCd, LiPo, LiFe, LiIon and Pb
* Updatable firmware
* Advanced cell balancing w/ 4-in-1 balance board
* Touch sensitive 3” 400 x 240 color TFT-LCD display
* Charge current- .1 to 7 amps
* Includes TRX, Deans, Tamiya, alligator, EC3, BEC and Futaba charge leads

The part number is #ORI30258 and you can hit up This Link for complete details over on Orion’s website.

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Orion Vortex R8 Pro X
If you have a big application (8th scale buggy/truggy, monster truck), you need a big speed controller. Team Orion has just announced their new brushless ESC for 8th scale applications, the Vortex R8 Pro X. The R8 Pro X comes with a new aluminum case and fan to help keep it running cool, while new and improved software makes it easier to drive.

* Maximum cell count 6S
* Adjustable BEC from 6 to 7.2 volts
* Works on both sensored and sensorless motors
* Comes with Deans connectors
* Forward/brake/reverse, forward/brake, and forward/reverse (Crawler) modes

The part number is #ORI65129 and you can get complete details by clicking on This Link.

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Team Orion LED Voltage Control
Team Orion has come up with a nifty way of answering the age old question, “Is that pack charged?”. With Orion’s new LED Voltage Control System all you have to do is press a button on the end of the pack to see if the pack is fully charged, empty, or partially charged. The Orion LED voltage system is fast, easy to use, and can’t get lost in your pit box like other voltage meters can.

Check out the video below to learn more and you can hit up This Link to visit the official Team Orion website.

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Team Orion 100C Lipo batteries
Team Orion has announced the latest additions to their LiPo battery line-up. The new Orion LiPos use all the latest technology to achieve discharge rates of 100C while utilizing up to a 5C charge rate. These packs use a robust hard case to protect the cells inside and a JST-XH connector for balancing. The new packs include-

ORI14058 Carbon Pro 7200 1S (Tubes)
ORI14059 Carbon Pro 6000 2S (Deans Plug)
ORI14060 Carbon Pro 7200 2S (Deans Plug)
ORI14061 Carbon Pro 6000 2S (Tubes)
ORI14062 Carbon Pro 7200 2S (Tubes)
ORI14063 Carbon Pro 5800 Saddle Pack (Tubes)
ORI14064 Carbon Pro 5800 Saddle Pack (Deans Plug)
ORI14065 Carbon Pro 5800 2S Saddle Block (Tubes)
ORI14066 Carbon Pro 4500 2S Shorty Pack

To visit the official Orion website hit up This Link.

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Orion Waterproof ServoSome installs require the use of a space saving low-profile servo, while other installs require the use of a waterproof unit. If you are in need of both, Team Orion has a new servo for you. Their Vortex VDS2-HV XS 1007 is both low-profile and waterproof, making it a good choice for a number of applications. It also has good specifications with 0.07 for speed and a torque rating of 10kg/cm.

It has a part number of #ORI68028 and you can get complete information at This Link over on the official Team Orion website

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Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC
Team Orion has a new ESC for all you hardcore 8th scale drivers out there. Their Vortex R8.1 Pro was made just for 8th scale applications and even comes with a machined aluminum case. Some of its other specifications and features include-

* Works with sensored and sensorless motors
* Includes reverse and crawler mode
* Comes with Deans connector
* Comes with cooling fan
* BEC output of 6 or 7.2V
* Rated for 180amps continuous
* Maximum cell count- 4S Lipo

The Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro has a part number of #ORI65125. For more Orion news check out This Link on BigSquidRC.

Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo Charger
The Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo is the first touch screen two channel charger that you can buy. It is also AC/DC, so you can use wall power at your house or charge off your car battery while at the local bash spot. Some of its other features and specifications include-

* Max charge rate 10 amps per channel
* 4″ color touch screen
* Comes with charger stand for better view angle
* Internal 200 watt power supply
* Charges Li-Po, Li-Fe, Li-Ion, Ni-MH, Ni-Cd, & PB batteries
* Max cell count 6S Lipo on each channel
* Universal balancing boards included

The part number for the Orion Advantage Touch Duo is #ORI30237 and it has a street price of $249.

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Hey cubby, where do you come up with the titles for the cub report?

Max R.

Cubby- Hey Max, your email has “hit the big-time” so shoot your snail mail info to Brian for a free BSRC sticker pack.

So… where do the titles for THE Cub Report come from? When I first started doing the CR about a half decade ago I decided to do a fresh “title” for each edition. Little did I know that the CR would still be kicking for years afterwards, and little did I know how hard it would be to come up with 52 original titles per year. In the early days it was quite easy, but for the last 4 and a half years (LOL) it’s been pretty hard coming up with something new and witty. So… often times the titles are simply an inside joke between me and the BSRC staff (or other industry people), or sometimes they might be related to the music I am listening to while I am writing up the CR (like last weeks “Paint it Black”), or sometimes the title might just be a combination of keywords for an SEO kick. To boil it down, don’t take anything in the CR too seriously, not even the title, it is for entertainment purposes only.

Hi Brian,
I am about to start racing mardave / supastox 1s lipo with a thunderpower 13.5t motor and lrp sxx esc.
I was advised that the Turnigy nano-tech A-SPEC 6000mah 1S 65~130C Hardcase Lipo Pack if worth getting as its only £15 in the UK compared to the Orion 1s Carbon 6800mah which is £50 in the UK.
I saw you have tested the 2s A-spec and it was similar but not as good as the Gens Ace. Have you any idea how much better the Orion or reedy 1s lipos would be compared to the Turnigy? Do you know if the Turnigy last very long, just trying to work out if they do not last if I will need to replace them more often than a £50 lipo.
I use a orion quad 6 ac/dc charger and always store my lipos at 3.8v per cell and charge them on the day I need them and discharge them for storage the same day.
Any advice would be great thank you. I could afford to buy 2 of the Orion packs at a push, but thats 7 packs of the Turnigy!!!!!!
Thank you guys, great tests on lipos too.

Cubby- Hey what’s up Robert? Those Mardave cars are something else eh? We should post more of their cars up. Ya, I know they are pretty much a Euro only brand, but they certainly make some interesting “bare bones” racing equipment.

So… your question is- how much better is an Orion or Reedy Lipo compared to a Turnigy.

First off, we’ve never tested or driven a Reedy Lipo, so I have no idea if they are junk or the cats meow. Personally I’d skip’em for the fact that they won’t give us the time of day. I mean, if they won’t even talk to the guys at your favorite website why should you spend any money with them?

So… how much better is an Orion than a Turnigy? A big part of my answer depends on the context of what you race. You race a 1S 13.5 class. In that class even a tiny amount more voltage is quite beneficial on track. Therefore- I am going to recommend you pop the extra cash for the Orion’s. They put out more voltage under load, plus, they simply feel faster on track than the Turnigy. You won’t be able to buy as many packs, but the extra voltage of the Orion’s is well worth it.

However… if you were racing 2wd mod off-road on a slick outdoor track my answer would have been different. On slick tracks the power difference between the two brands would become much harder to feel (if not impossible). I’d still probably recommend the Orion’s (because ours have lasted a long time), but the Turnigy’s would be a decent option if you were looking to save some cash.

That’s it for this week, shoot me your questions, answers, and subliminal messages to Cubby at BigSquidRC dot com. If you make the big-time you get free stickers, if I proclaim yours as “letter of the month” we ship ya a free BSRC t-shirt (even in the size you want!).

YOUR Cub Reporter

Orion Advantage Touch Screen Charger
The team over at Orion have been announcing all kinds of new products lately and their latest is a touch screen charger named the Advantage Touch Advance. This is an AC/DC unit (built in 100 watt PS), so you don’t have to pack around a separate power supply, and can charge at up to a 10 Amp rate. The Advantage Touch can charge up to 6S Lipo or 15 cell NiMH. Some of its other features and specs include-

* Microprocessor controlled advanced digital circuit
* Input Voltage: 11-18VDC and 100-240VAC
* Screen: Spectra TFT 400×240 color touch screen
* Functions: charge, discharge, storage, cycle, balance
* Cells supported: LiPo/LiFe/LiIon 1-6S, NiMH/NiCd 1-15, Pb 2-20V
* Charge Current: adjustable 0.1-10A
* Discharge Current: adjustable 0.1-5A (10W max)
* Charge and discharge curve graphic engine
* ATTS Advanced Touch Technology Software
* HPC High Precision Charging System
* Cycle modes: C->D, D->C, D->C->D
* Unique 4-in-1 Balancing Board included (XH, TP/FP, EH, HP/PQ)
* Balancing: adjustable on/off
* Advanced Stand Alone Balancing
* Discharge Cut-off voltage: adjustable
* Charge and discharge data storage for later review
* Adjustable automatic delta-peak charge cutoff
* Temperature monitoring and cut-off (optional)
* TRX-, Deans-, EC3-, Tamiya-, Crocodile Clips, BEC- and Futaba- charging cables
* Dimensions: L 170mm x W 158mm x H 45mm
* Weight: 744g
* American part #ORI30209

No word on a street price or a release date yet, but hit up the official Team Orion Website for the scoop on their other products.

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Team Orion Carbon Pro 8000 90C
The guys over at Team Orion have a new Lipo that is quite interesting- you can get it with two pairs of 12 gauge wire that terminates in a Dean’s, or you can get it with four 4mm bullet outputs. Orion states that this helps lower resistance, thus giving you more power. Another interesting feature of their latest pack is its capacity- 8000 mah from a standard ROAR form factor (138mm x 46mm x 24mm), to give you more run-time. Part numbers for the Orion Carbon Pro 2S 8000 mah 90C Lipo packs are #ORI14056 for bullets and #ORI14057 for Deans.

No word on a street price or release date yet, but you can hit up the official Orion Website for more information. For more Orion news on BigSquidRC, HERE is the link you want.