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Old 03-11-2009, 04:58 PM
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Hello guys. Just starting a thread to include all the Alpha ABI (Adrien Bertien Influenced) engines soon to be available from Team Orion. We were very happy at Nitro Challenge with the .24 five port in truggy, and the .21 three port in buggy. The .24 is a nice blend of power, driveability, and fuel mileage. Anyhow, we'll post in here about experiences with the engines. The 3 port we used at Nitro Challenge has been the club engine now, and I tell you, it just gets better every day we run it. These engines are going to have some serious durability, I can assure you. Just keep your air cleaner fresh, and they'll run a LONG time. Next stop Silver State with the same two engines.

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:44 PM
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Paul, are the internals the same as the Picco based Orion CRF.21?? Could you post some pictures of the internals????
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:59 PM
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Paul, are the internals the same as the Picco based Orion CRF.21?? Could you post some pictures of the internals????
i wouldn't think so Mario, it's a sirio based mill, but i could be wrong. I saw Dunbar running one, it looked great.
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What style pipe have you tried on it?? low, med, high ?? I run the crf rite now, but am looking forward to this engine..
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I have been running the .21 Alpha engine since the CRCRC event. It has great bottom and top along with incredible fuel mileage. Highly recommended.
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When is the release date?
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Hey Pitpop I'm currently running a Sirio Evo III, and was wanting to know if the power and reponse with the alpha .21 will be similar. I run a 2013 pipe and would probably do the same. Love the Sirio power and fuel mileage and that's just after running one race after break in and the new alpha looks good.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:00 PM
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Hi guys.

The EVO III is a cousin to the Alpha, but different. The EVO III is a bit of a beast, especially for a buggy. Probably too much motor for a buggy, but just about right for a truggy. The Alpha 3 port is what I think is the perfect match for the new generation of buggys. Smooth power band, good mileage, and good top end.

We tried the OS 2050, and we thought is was good on the 3 port, but since we tested the 2013 again, we like the 2013 better.

The internals are very different than CRF. The break-in is very much like the Sirio. You need to be patient and really put some time on the engine.
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pitpop do you know when the orion alapha engines will be realced and how much will they cost? let me know. thanks
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Joe Pillars told me they should be available the middle of April. Not sure on pricing yet.
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I'm not sure on price, but I know the aim is to be very competitive. The rumor is it will be the most affordable pro level engine with ceramic bearings, but we will see.
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I'm not sure on price, but I know the aim is to be very competitive. The rumor is it will be the most affordable pro level engine with ceramic bearings, but we will see.
Can't wait to see them. I saw Cody running a "beater" Alpha and it was bad fast.
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...we only have one he's been running, it's got some fuel through it
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horizon has stock Alphas listed for $224 thats a sweet deal.... CRF US spec $469

but if the ABI Alpha's are are arround $300 that would be awesome

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Old 12-20-2009, 09:49 PM
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Hey guys. Just wanted to revive this thread. It's really the only Team Orion "Alpha" thread that is labeled as such, and covers the whole spectrum of engines, parts, pipes, and plugs available.

As most people already know, Horizon Hobby is distributing the products. The link to some of the engines is here:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=ORI80647

Any and all topics about these engines can be covered here. The MTE (Truhe Edition), tuning, plugs, pipes, performance, fuel mileage... whatever. This is a Worlds year, so I think you will see some extra testing and lots of information coming from the team guys, including Truhe, Tebo, Cody, Ronnefalk, Pudge, Adrien and all the other team drivers. That's a lot of experience to get the engines in the winners circle. We feel that we have the package and support to win world class level races, and won't hesitate sharing that information.

Hope to see you here on the thread... - PK
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