Team Orion Vortex R8 Pro 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (180A, 2-6S)
[ORI65105]

Team Orion Vortex R8 Pro 1/8 Scale Brushless ESC (180A, 2-6S)
So Cal 1/8 Electric Racer - Rating: 2 of 5 Stars! Monday, May 07, 2012
We have been using the 1/10 scale Orion ESC and love it (really smooth, and temps are very low after a full 4s battery pack), so we wanted to try this 1/8 scale ESC. The first day we used it (indoor racing on clay), we were amazed by how smooth this R8 was, and that the temps were around 150 degrees after running thru a number of 10 minute runs with 4s battery packs. A couple of fan blades broke on the second day using this ESC (indoor racing on clay), and the fan quit working all together. Temps went from 150 degrees (when fan was working) up to 190 degrees (based on about 7 minutes of runtime using a 4s battery pack). Cannot find a replacement fan ANYWHERE, and even if I could, I don't see any way to get at the broken fan (case does not seem to be removable). If this is true, then it sure is a bad design. Waiting for a reply from Horizon Hobbies (tech support for Orion on this ESC), and will update this review when/if I hear anything back from them. Update: Never received the promised callback from Horizon Hobby about my issue with the fan.
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