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RC Glossary


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Dead Band ( 1 ) Neutral Width (ESC & SERVO) --

The point in a servo's travel when no movement is actually transferred. This is caused by a slight lag when transitioning across the servo's center point from one direction to the other (such as when transitioning from left to right steering). Digital servos tend to have a narrower dead band due to faster initial reaction. ESC dead band is the distance between minimum drive and minimum brake, with neutral at the center. Most ESCs are programed with a small amount of dead band - usually 2% to 5% of maximum, to prevent 'instabrake syndrome'. Pro drivers may be able to detect dead band, but for the rest of us mortals, it remains a theory.
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