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Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo V-Max

Team Orion Advantage Touch Duo V-Max LiHV Charger

Team Orion has now added LiHV Charging to their very popular Advantage Touch Duo V-Max battery charger. The higher voltage LiHV cells are becoming more popular every day and “normal” LiPo chargers are not capable of charging them to their full capacity. That isn’t an issue with the newest version of the Advantage Touch Duo. It can charge LiHV along [...]


HB Racing

Hot Bodies Officially Becomes HB Racing With New Ownership

We have just received official word that Hot Bodies is now called HB Racing. Recently HB Racing was acquired by a company called Neidhart S.A. who are best known for their Orion and nVision product lines. HB Racing also gets a new website which you can check out Right Here. To get more of the scoop, check out the official press [...]


Orion Vortex VST2 Pro Magnesium Motors

Orion Vortex VST2 Pro Magnesium Case Motors

Shave weight on your race rig with the new Magnesium Case Brushless Motors from Team Orion. While most motor cans are made from aluminum, Orion has a new series that use magnesium instead, which is 33% lighter. The Vortex VST2 Pro Magnesium series will be available in a 540 size for 1/10th scale and a 690 for 8th scalers. * Lightweight [...]


Orion Advantage Touch Duo V-Max

Orion Advantage Touch Duo V-Max Charger

For 2016 Team Orion has announced their updated Advantage Touch Duo V-Max battery charger. The big news on the Duo V-Max is the ability to charge the latest LiHV high voltage batteries. While normal LiPo batteries have a maximum voltage of 4.2 volts per cell, LiHV cells, like the V-Max series batteries from Orion, have a maximum voltage of 4.35, [...]


Orion V-Max Rocket LiPo Battery

Orion V-Max Rocket LiPo Batteries

New from Team Orion is their V-Max Rocket line of LiPo batteries. What’s the scoop with them? Well, they have a couple of neat features. The first is a built in LED Status Checker Button. You can simply press a button to see if the pack is empty, fully charged, or somewhere in between. The second piece of news about [...]


Kyosho 1970 Dodge Charger Review

Kyosho 1970 Dodge Charger Review

Everything we have posted about the Kyosho 1970 Dodge Charger has gotten a lot of hits. In fact, more hits than any on-road car in recent memory. Is that due to its tough muscle car look? Maybe it’s due to the Orion dDrive system that sits under the hood? We have been bashing the daylights out of our Kyosho test unit [...]


Kyosho dDrive Rage VEi Mad Bug VE

Kyosho Add Orion dDrive To Rage VEi & Mad Bug VE

Our friends over at Kyosho have announced that they are adding the Team Orion dDrive 2-1 Brushless System to new editions of the Rage and Mad Bug. The new Kyosho Rage VEi has a part number of #34353 and is expected to start shipping in October, while the new Mad Bug VE has a part number of #34354T3 and should [...]


Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro XLW Brushless

Team Orion Vortex VST2 Pro XLW Brushless Motors

Feel the power with the new Vortex Pro XLW series motors from Team Orion. What sets the XLWs apart? They are a slightly smaller diameter thus allowing them to be mounted lower, giving your car/buggy/truck a lower center of gravity. As the old saying goes, jump for the show, corner for the dough, and a lower center of gravity really [...]


Team Orion dDrive Brushless Power System

Team Orion dDrive 2-N-1 Brushless Power System

What do you get when you put an ESC inside of a brushless motor? The new Team Orion dDrive 2-N-1 Power Unit, that’s what. The dDrive system makes putting a brushless system in your car easy-> bolt in the motor, plug the signal wire into your receiver, plug the pre-soldered Deans connector into your battery, and off you go. * Compact [...]


Team Orion R8.1 Pro ESC

Team Orion Vortex R8.1 Pro ESC

After a year of teasing, Team Orion is about to unleash the R8.1 Pro on the driving public. The R8.1 Pro is Orion’s high-end race controller for 8th scale applications and has features like adjustable BEC voltage, a machined aluminum case, and dual sensor ports. The R8.1 Pro has a maximum cell count of 4S and a maximum motor rating [...]


Kyosho Fazer VE Lancer Readyset

Kyosho Fazer VE Mitsubishi Lancer EVO Readyset

Coming 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 [...]


Team Orion VST2 Brushless Motor

Team Orion VST2 Pro 550 4.0T Brushless Motor for Short Cours…

Team 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 [...]


Team Orion Advantage IQ-4X

Team Orion Advantage IQ-4X Charger

New 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 [...]


Orion Advantage Touch V2 Charger

Orion Advantage Touch V2 AC/DC 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 [...]


Orion Vortex R8 Pro X

Orion Vortex R8 Pro X Brushless ESC

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 [...]