The R8.1 Pro is Team Orion's competition speed controller for 1/8 scale racing vehicles. It is the bigger brother of the R10.1 World Champion speed controller and incorporates the same, great features - adapted to the bigger scale!
The R8.1 Pro has been developed with the help of the worlds best 1/8 electric drivers. Names like Jared Tebo, Ryan Cavalieri, Ty Tessman, Joe Pillars, Cody King, Renaud Savoya, Dakotah Phend or David Ronnefalk stand on the test drivers list of R&D manager Oscar Jansen. The drivers optimized the firmware of the ESC until it was perfect!
Already in the development stage of the product the R8.1 Pro has won first races in the hands of 1/8 buggy World Champion Ty Tessman! On this picture you can see the podium of the 2014 Lonestar Challenge.
As well as the R10.1 the R8.1 Pro features dual sensor ports. The ESC can be programmed with the optional program box ORI65153 through the front sensor port.
Specifically designed for 4S LiPo 1/8 scale racing Adjustable BEC voltage 6V or 7.2V for improved servo response Based on World and National championship winning technology Dual Sensor Port Machined aluminum case Exclusive cooling fan protection and design for improved cooling Ultra low resistance PCB and FET Highly customizable state of the art software Works with sensor and sensorless motors Forward/brake, forward/brake/reverse and forward/reverse (Crawler) function modes Status control by LED and audio tone Equipped with Deans high current connectors Optional DSB-R programming box available (ORI65153)
The Vortex R8.1 speed controller is fully programmable with the optional ORI65153 DSB-R+ program box with which you can also measure the status of your lipo batteries!