If you're a fan of Spektrum RC electronics, then you've probably heard about Spektrum Active Vehicle Control (AVC). But what is it? How do you use it? And how does it work?
In this blog post, we will answer all of those questions and more. We'll also provide step-by-step instructions on how to enable AVC in your Spektrum receiver and how to adjust it with your Spektrum transmitter. So whether you're a beginner or an experienced driver, this post has something for you!
What is Spektrum Active Vehicle Control (AVC)?
AVC is a vehicle steering control system developed by Spektrum. It uses a combination of sensors and advanced software algorithms to provide drivers with an unprecedented level of performance and stability. AVC constantly monitors your car and can tell when it begins to loose control and traction. AVC will automatically adjust your car's steering when AVC noticies the rear end of the car starts to slide or spin out.
AVC will maximizing traction, stability, and control regardless of the type of surface you are driving on. With AVC-equipped vehicles, drivers have more confidence when driving at maximum speeds on loose surfaces like dirt, gravel, or even ice!
AVC works by monitoring steering input from the driver as well as environmental conditions such as surface irregularities. As soon as it detects any type of instability or loss of traction that could result in a crash, it quickly corrects it. This allows drivers to make more aggressive turns and take on more difficult terrain with a greater degree of confidence. Spektrum AVC allows drivers to customize the AVC gain for each vehicle. By adjusting the AVC gain on your transmitter, you can fine-tune how much AVC adjusts your steering. Some drivers may want little correction while others may want the extra help when driving there cars on wet pavement or gravel roads.
AVC has two main components: Throttle assist and steering assist. Both of these components work together to provide the steady performance and control for your RC car or truck.
Throttle assist uses sensors to monitor driver input, surface conditions, and vehicle speed. Throttle assist basically adjusts the power output to give the driver more control. It then adjusts engine output to reduce wheel spin or skidding; while steering assist monitors wheel angle and applies corrective forces to the front wheels when needed.
In basic words, Spektrum AVC will turn your front wheels automatically when the read end of the car starts to slide.
The biggest benefit of having AVC is when you are navigating around obstacles or hitting jumps at the race track. The AVC will keep adjust the steering while the car is in the air, giving you better control and landing accuracy if you come off the jump face a little bit crooked.
Overall, having Spektrum AVC integrated into any vehicle will make it safer to drive in various environments and improve overall performance.
Benefits of Specktrum AVC
There are several benefits of using Spektrum AVC technology to improve the performance of your RC vehicle, including:
- Increased Stability – With AVC technology, you can expect improved stability and handling in all types of conditions. This means more control and confidence on any terrain.
- Smoother Control – AVC technology offers smoother control, allowing for greater accuracy when navigating tight turns and difficult terrain.
- Better Traction – The adjustable stability settings help increase the traction of your vehicle, allowing for better grip and handling in any environment.
- Less Wheel Spin – AVC technology helps reduce wheel spin, allowing for faster acceleration and improved handling.
- Protects the RC during aggressive Braking – AVC technology can help protect your RC vehicle from damaging wheel lock-up during aggressive braking.
- Increased Durability – With improved stability and handling, you can expect a longer lifespan for your RC vehicle.
How does Spektrum AVC Work?
The AVC system is equipped with a Spektrum SRS4200, SRS4201 or SRS4220 receiver. These 4-channel receivers use sensors and software to make quick steering and power adjustments. The amount of stability the system provides is adjusted using specially equipped Spektrum transmitters.
Enabling Spektrum AVC on your RC
To enable AVC on your RC, you need to get an AVC receiver - SRS4200, SRS4201 or SRS4220. You should then pair it with a compatible transmitter. Once paired, you can configure the AVC settings in your transmitter and activate it.
To gain access to the Spektrum AVC system, use a compatible receiver like SRS4200, SRS4201, or SRS4220 that has been designed specifically for this purpose. Connect the receiver with a compatible transmitter. After pairing(binding) the receiver and transmitter, you will be able to access the AVC feature.
AVC now comes with auto-calibration, so it can be adjusted with the help of a few button presses.
With the latest technology and hardware, there is no longer any need to manually calibrate the steering and throttle endpoints on your AVC receivers. These settings are now communicated from the transmitter’s settings to the receiver, streamlining calibration and getting you started quickly. AVC automatically initializes and calibrates the 3-axis gyro system during start-up.
To auto-calibrate your Spektrum AVC transmitter, you first need to make sure your vehicle is on its wheels and still. Then, bind your transmitter and receiver and wait a few seconds. The orange LED on the receiver will remain solidly lit, indicating that the system is calibrated and connected.
Can you turn off AVC?
Yes, you can turn off the AVC system when needed. To do this, simply go to the AVC knob on your transmitter set the gain to zero. This will disable the gyro stabilization provided by the Spektrum AVC system.
Cost of Spektrum AVC
The cost of a Spektrum AVC system varies depending on the type of receiver you choose and the transmitter that you pair it with. Generally, the system will set you back anywhere from $50 to $100. You can buy the receiver and transmitter separately, but it is always best to get them as a package for the best performance.
Amazon, Horizon Hobby, and Tower Hobbies are all good places to look for RC vehicles with Spektrum AVC technology.
In conclusion, the Spektrum AVC system offers superior performance and control for your remote-controlled vehicles. With adjustable stability settings, improved handling, and less wheel spin, this advanced technology makes it easier than ever to navigate difficult terrain or perform extreme maneuvers with ease. Whether you’re tackling rocks or dunes, the Spektrum AVC will help make it easier. So start exploring new trails, conquering difficult challenges, and taking your RC experience further with Spektrum AVC.