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Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (220A, 2-6S)

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This is the Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC. The R8 Pro X is the no limit ESC. It is designed for those who need an extremely powerful ESC which can handle fast motors and up to 6S Lipo batteries. The previous design has been improved with an aluminum case, a updated cooling fan design and an improved software that enables further customization of the ESCs performance. This is the perfect choice for those who drive big trucks or cars that are powered by big motors and big batteries. The improved cooling and PCB design allow the ESC to handle the power and the advanced software allows you to fine tune the performance so that you remain in control in any situation. The ESC BEC system can supply up to 7.2V to your steering servo, this way you are sure to have all the power required for the servo to steer even the biggest wheels around the course.


  • Designed for extreme 1/8 scale use
  • Works with up to 6S LiPo
  • Based on the 1/8 Scale Buggy & Truggy US National Champion ESC
  • Adjustable BEC voltage 6V or 7.2V for improved servo response
  • Machined aluminum case and carbon look cover
  • 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

: Yes
Reverse: Yes
Brake: Yes
Continuous Maximum Current: 220A
Input Voltage: 7.4V – 22.2V 2S-6S LiPo/LiFe
Momentary Peak Current: 1050A
BEC Voltage: Adjustable 6V or 7.2V 5A max
Full On Resistance: 0.00026mohm
Function Modes: Forward/Brake, Forward/Brake/Reverse, Forward/Reverse (Crawler)
Programmable: Yes

This product was added to our catalog on July 21, 2014

Tuesday, Apr 4 2017 (about 2 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (220A, 2-6S)
The ESC works as expected: smooth, good punch, can handle any load up to 6s. The downside is Team Orion. The firmware HW437_V7.1_150A sets the ESC at 150A not the touted 220A which is just a flat out lie. As for Team Orion Support: there is no support; zero, zilch, zippo. It's been 4 months and their website still doesn't work for any more software updates or much else. I and others have emailed them, no reply. Facebook posts, no reply. I've called the local distributor, he couldn't help, tried my LHS he couldn't help. I wouldn't recommend this product or any Team Orion product to anyone. They have the worst customer service of any product or service I have ever encountered. They just don't seem to care. Do yourself a favour, before purchasing, try the website first. Beware: surfing that site may cause severe headaches and fits of rage...
NOTE: HobbyWing XeRun XR8 Plus is identical, don't be conned by the higher amp rating on the Team Orion. That's a shovel load of horse ...
Saturday, Apr 4 2015 (about 4 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (220A, 2-6S)
I run all Orion ESC's in my cars from 1/10th to 8th scale. I recently installed the R8 Pro in my new TLR 8ight-E 3.0 and the ESC is hands down crazy strong and paired with a strong battery it has loads of power and punch. The only issue I have noticed is the ESC under certain rare conditions it will bog down power for a split second (tried different lipos and software reflash) and keeps me from clearing a quad jump thats needed to keep lap times low. for that I cant give a 5/5 but other than that great esc!
Tuesday, Aug 26 2014 (about 5 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (220A, 2-6S)
A Brilliant ESC with loads of Power and an impressive 7.4V BEC that really comes in handy with some of the Steering Servos I use.

Extremely reliable and highly recommended.
Verified Owner
Thursday, May 7 2015 (about 4 years ago)
Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (220A, 2-6S)
At first I had trouble programming this speed controller but once I got past that this speed control is impressive. I have it mounted in a Serpent 747e and the car has explosive acceleration. It can handle a 6s so for me running a 2s or 3s lipo I know I'm not stressing this speed control. If you're looking for a bad ass 1/8 scale speed controller this is it.
Sunday, Jun 3 2018 (about a year ago)
Team Orion Vortex R8 ProX Extreme 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (220A, 2-6S)
Mine lasted one race, then lights out. Never again. How can this esc be worth $100 more than the Hobbywing? In my 20-plus years as an RC racer this was the worst investment I've made. It's trash.