S.Bus System Revolutionary, cutting-edge technology!
Imagine the possibilities...
Imagine using one cable and one receiver to control up to 16 servos. Imagine being able to plug in battery packs anywhere you want. Imagine a system that simplifies setup, yet gives you more programming power at the same time.
You can stop imagining, because the S.Bus system can do it all – and more. And if you can imagine a system that can do so much, you can also guess which company has already made it a reality: Futaba.
Like digital servos, the GY520 Gyro and FASST™ radio systems, the S.Bus system is more than just a better product. It's a revolution in R/C science that redefines what radios can offer today – while hinting at what tomorrow's systems will become.
What does the S.Bus system do?
The innovative Futaba S.Bus system lets you unleash your flight system's full potential and cut down on cable clutter at the same time. It uses digital serial data communication technology to transmit control signals between your receiver and servos.
A single S.Bus cable can carry signals to as many channels as your transmitter can handle. You no longer have to worry about plugging in the wrong servo to the wrong channel, because each servo knows what channel it is dedicated to in advance.
SBD-1 S.Bus Decoder Cables allow the use of existing analog and digital servos, too. By providing today's pilots with tomorrow's technology, the Futaba S.Bus system is nothing short of revolutionary – and the revolution's only beginning.
Easy programming with the SBC-1 Channel Setting Tool, S.Bus receivers or PCLink software.
No receiver channel limits (except by those on your transmitter).
Plug in battery packs anywhere you wish.
Heavy-duty 20-gauge wire.
SBD-1 decoder cables (sold separately) let you use existing analog and digital servos.
Prevents mismatched servo-channel connections.
S.Bus system accessories make any installation simple.
BB = Ball Bearing • MG = Metal Gear • HG = Hybrid Gear • WP = Water Protected • CM = Coreless Motor
3P = 3-pole Motor • 5P = 5-pole motor • MCC = Metal Center Case
CIU-3 USB Interface
The CIU-3 makes it simpler than ever to program all 35+ S.Bus and S.Bus2 servos. Plug the USB interface into your PC, connect your radio equipment and go — no driver installation required. Use the CIU-3 to update your Futaba gyro and transmitter firmware just as easily.
Stock Number:FUTM0953 Operating Voltage: 5V +/- 0.2V (typical Universal Serial Bus power) Current Draw (At connection idle): 12.3mA, +/- 2mA Dimensions: 0.72 x 2.20 x 0.35 in Weight: 0.26 oz
FUTM4190 SBC-1 S.Bus Channel Setting Tool
Provides additional available channels to your S.Bus system setup!
No more receiver channel limits (except those on your transmitter).
FUTM4195 S.Bus Hub w/Cable – 12 in (300 mm)
FUTM4196 S.Bus Hub w/Cable – 39 in (1000 mm)
Use S.Bus Hubs to connect servos to the S.Bus system.
Hubs also allow you to plug in additional remote battery packs – anywhere!
Two cable length options are available to fit all airplane sizes.
FUTM4200 4-Way Terminal Box
FUTM4199 6-Way Terminal Box
Plug in servos, hubs, batteries and receivers* into the S.Bus system using 4-Way or 6-Way Terminal Boxes!
*Receiver plug-in requires a male-to-male connector. The Futaba GY520 Gyro extensions can be used for this purpose, and are available in the following lengths:
FUTM4668 5.1" (130mm)
FUTM4664 7.9" (200mm)
FUTM4665 13.8" (350mm)
FUTM4191 SBD-1 S.Bus Decoder – 63 in (1600 mm)
FUTM4192 SBD-1 S.Bus Decoder – 43 in (1100 mm)
FUTM4193 SBD-1 S.Bus Decoder – 16 in (400 mm)
Each SBD-1 S.Bus decoder includes 3 outputs.
Each output can be programmed to specific channels.
SBD Link software determines what channel each servo output responds to – preventing mismatched servo-channel connections.
Compatible with standard analog and digital servos – as well as programmable S.Bus system servos.