Futaba S.Bus Installation - FlyingGiants Video Tutorial

In this video tutorial, FG editor Matt Gunn takes a look at the Futaba S.Bus system, explains how it works, and installs it in a Flitework Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter.


Demystifying S.Bus Technology

FlyingGiants recently gave you a sneak peek of an upcoming video review where we explained the Futaba S.Bus system and prepped for it's installation in the Flitetwork Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter. Now with the build and full install behind us, it's time to wrap this one up and show all of you how easy it is to work with the S.Bus technology.

Not only is the system a breeze to install, but the single wire output makes branching off to additional servos a neat and painless process. If you're using the Futaba 14SG or other S.Bus capable transmitter, you can quickly and easily program your servos without the need for a computer and USB dongle.

In the video tutorial below, I'll explain a little about Futaba S.Bus technology, program a few servos, and install the system in the Pilatus Turbo Porter.

Video Tutorial

Futaba S.Bus - FlyingGiants Video Tutorial (13 min 52 sec)

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You can learn more about S.Bus on the official Futaba webpage

FlyingGiants Demystifying S.Bus Sneak Peak article

Last edited by Matt Gunn; 06-23-2015 at 09:16 AM..
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Old 06-26-2015, 01:24 PM
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Good video, I watched most of it last night. Lots of work went into it, I can tell. Nice demo too.
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You can also use non-S-Bus servos. These can hook up to another cable called a decoder which in turn can plug into the system. This allows you to use servos of any brand that are not specifically designed for S-Bus. A nice option to use equipment we already have.
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Well done indeed!!
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