How To Get Full Steering Throw with Spektrum AVC

Hello there, fellow-Spektrum user!

I installed the Spektrum system (DX5 Pro and SRS6000 receiver) on my HoBao Hyper VS buggy some months ago, and was puzzled by the severely limited steering throw I got with the Spektrum system, compared to the much cheaper radio system that my HoBao RTR kit came with…

After setting the steering trims so that the buggy would go straight, I found that either my left or right steering was seriously nerfed. No matter what I did, it didn’t solve the problem.

Stuff I tried:

  • Rebinding properly
    • Transmitter set in bind mode
    • Bind plug in receiver before switching buggy on, and then doing the following:
    • Squeeze full throttle, release to neutral
    • Squeeze full brake/reverse, release to neutral
    • Full right turn, release to neutral
    • Full left turn, release to neutral
    • Switching off vehicle and removing bind plug
  • Trying to somehow “game” the system and setting trim to the opposite of where I truly needed to get the buggy to go straight, and then readjusting the servo horn
  • Adjusting the “Travel” of the affected side
  • Fiddling around with Sub-Trim settings

Still didn’t work…

That’s till I tried this below today! I think it’ll work for you too. Also, if you’re new to Spektrum AVC and are installing it on your car, do this first:

How To Get Full Steering Throw with Spektrum AVC

  • Disable AVC by having 2 bind plugs on your receiver, specifically in the Bind and Disable ports
  • Rebinding the transmitter and receiver in the steps mentioned earlier
  • Switch off vehicle and remove both bind plugs
  • Switch on your vehicle (with your transmitter switched on first), and your Spektrum reciever LED should be in slow pulse mode to show that AVC is disabled.
  • Go to the Travel settings in your transmitter, and adjust it to more than 100% to get more or full steering throw in both directions. I adjusted mine to 150% for both left and right

Now you have full throw in both directions, right?

Before:

How To Get Full Steering Throw with Spektrum AVC
100% steering travel

After:

How To Get Full Steering Throw with Spektrum AVC
150% steering travel
Ignore the different settings on the bottom of the screen, as I took photos of two different model setups to save time. If you must know, I’ve 100% on my monster truck, and 150% on the buggy.

All you have to do now is enable AVC again:

  • Transmitter set in bind mode
  • Bind plug in receiver before switching buggy on, and then doing the following:
    • Squeeze full throttle, release to neutral
    • Squeeze full brake/reverse, release to neutral
    • Full right turn, release to neutral
    • Full left turn, release to neutral
    • Switch off vehicle and removing bind plug

Voila, now you have full steering throw with AVC on! I think it previously “didn’t work” compared to the HoBao radio because the “limits” on both systems were different somehow?

Anyway, did the above work for you? Let me know in the comments.

If you’re wondering whether to get the AVC, and asking if it REALLY works… All I can tell you is that it does work, and works wonderfully well.

I have it installed in my HoBao Hyper MT Sport Plus monster truck too, and it works like a dream! I can see the wheels steering mid-jump to correct the vehicle’s heading.

See how Vas from Aussie RC Playground likes it:

Also, a video explaining AVC by Spektrum:

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