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Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)

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This is the Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro 2-3S Brushless ESC. With the Vortex R-Series product family Team Orion presents brushless speed control technology at its best. Developed by World Champions the new ESC's are unifying unbeatable performance with outstanding drivability and robustness.

Outstanding Drivability
Brushless motors deliver incredible power. Combined with the latest LiPo battery technology, the drivability has become an issue. Not with the Vortex R-Series speed controls; they are optimized to handle the power and give maximum control to the driver.

Ultimate Power
The Vortex R-Series speed controls deliver maximum power whenever you need it. Unique software, integrated power capacitors and high quality FET's have been developed to get what R/C drivers want; power, robustness and drivabilty!

For High Power Batteries
The R-Series speed controls have been specifically developed to get maximum power out of standard batteries as well as new generation batteries with a C-Rate of 70C or more. With the Vortex R speed controls you get the best device for your motors and batteries.

Developed by World Champions
You can have the best engineers if you don't understand what is needed at the racing track. Team Orion has an international racing team including World Champions. Only with their input was it possible to develp the best Orion Electronic Speed Controls ever.

Super Push Brake Technology
Orion was not only working on the power output of the speed controls, but also on the best feel of the brake. The new super push brake technology gives maximum of braking power. The brakes are always under your control and give outstanding feedback and feeling.

Easy Setup
Some products deliver outstanding performance but are just too complicated to be used at the track on a hectic racing day. The Team Orion speed controls can be easily set-up and are highly programmable. You can find a setting for every track condition.


  • Sensor and Sensorless Technology With Ultimate Throttle Control
  • Available For Sensor And Sensorless 2/4-Pole Motors
  • Super Push Brake Technology For Improved Braking Power And Feeling
  • Adjustable Forward/Reverse Or Forward/Brake Function
  • Many Adjustable Software Parameters
  • High Flow Cooling Fan And Large Size Heatsink For Improved Cooling
  • Large Size Integrated Capacitors
  • Compact And Robust Carbon Look ABS Case
  • Heavy Duty 10G Silicone Wire
  • High Power Connectors
  • Updgradeable Software
  • Latest Brushless Technology With Improved Function And Efficiency
  • Great Throttle/Brake Feeling And Control
  • Easy Setup Using The Switch Setup Button
  • Software With Many Adjustable Parameters For Fine Tuning
  • LED And Audio Tone For Status Control High Grade Components With Low Resistance Automatic Battery Cut-Off System
  • High Power Connectors
  • Highly Customizable Software
  • Easy To Use

Type: Sensor/Sensorless
Constant/Peak Amps: 160A/760A
Resistance: 0.0003 ohm
Function: Forward/Brake, Forward/Brake/Reverse, Forward/Reverse (for rock crawlers)
Car Type: 1/12 on road, 1/10 on road & off road, rock crawler
Motor Type: 2S up to 2.5T, 3S up to 5.5T up to 16,000kV
Battery Type: 5-9 Cells NiMH-NiCd, 2-3 Cells LiPo-LiFe
BEC: 5.75V/3A Linear Mode
Size: 41.5x30.5x20.2mm w/o fan
Weight: 44g

This product was added to our catalog on August 25, 2011

Derek Lombardi
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Sunday, Dec 11 2011 (about 7 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
Best ESC I have used to date.. Especially when coupled to an Orion VST motor.. Blows the LRP SXX V2 out of the water
Bob B.
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Friday, Oct 25 2013 (about 5 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
Wow, best 10th scale ESC I have ever used! Sorry Tekin, throttle and brakes are amazing. Onboard programming is super easy.
Robot Racer
Average Rating: 5
Wednesday, May 2 2012 (about 6 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
Replaced the my Tekin system with an Orion system... set the local track fast lap record a few days later. Smooth, powerful, easy... and no issues after 3 months. Highly recommend.
mike kelly
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 2 2014 (about 5 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
I can`t tell you how much I like this ESC. With a lot of years of racing and trying different ESC`s this one is absolutely the best. You might hear someone tell you that it is smooth accelerating but more importantly is that the brakes are just as smooth. I know I`m putting in faster lap times with this ESC.
jon ruiz
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jul 7 2013 (about 5 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
can't belive it runs great in my scte 2.0 and doesnt over heat the fan may stop working so keep some extras on hand but it controlled my tekin 4300kv hd with out problems, i loved my old version 1 rx8, but this is so much smoother and breaking it sweet
Matthew Motsinger
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Monday, Nov 28 2011 (about 7 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
WOW, off the chain power! Easy Install, easy setup and fast to the track experience.
Eric Sypherd
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 1 2016 (about 3 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
Ive had this ESC for 1 year, ran at track for hours once a weeks all year. Fast , reliable , and great looking. Never let me down. Ive had others and with in few months gotta send in for repairs. Good thing they had a 1 year warranty but still pain in azz to send in.
Brandon Conkling
Average Rating: 5
Friday, Apr 24 2015 (about 3 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
This is the best speed control I own. I have used most of the major brands out there and this is my top pick. It is super smooth and after a two years not a single problem.
Todd Stevenson
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Sunday, Jun 9 2013 (about 5 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
this is an awesome ESC!!! I have it paired with a Team Trinity D 3.5 6.5 turn sensored motor in my Blitz flux. It is every bit as good if not better then the Tekin RS Pro I have in my Blitz ESE. I even out ran a Mamba Max pro 6900 kV motor combo in a slash, I got him by 5 or 6 truck links in a straight line. This is one fast ESC and motor setups. I did buy the DSBR (Digital setting box) with the ESC, it's a little expensive but worth the money.
Elvijus Bisikirskas
Average Rating: 5
Monday, Feb 11 2013 (about 6 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
Awesome esc, running in my lazer sp with SP 7.5t, super smooth start and acceleration. Too bad that program box is so expensive...
Erric Irvin
Average Rating: 5
Verified Owner
Saturday, Jul 28 2012 (about 6 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R10 Pro Brushless ESC (160A)
Very smooth and reliable wonderful I enjoy this speed control for all of my needs.