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Old 09-29-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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I am curious who is utilizing SB aka Serial Bus to reduce the wiring, power distribution, and channel management in your projects?

Those about to purchase a new system in these coming winter months...Have you considered the benefits and features provided
by Futaba's SB protocol?

What does the SB bring to your modeling?

Please, if perhaps you do or don't know what the serial bus is...that is OK. Expressing that fact does not make you less than any
other WatterFlyer. Below is an S. Bus presentation showing how individaul channels are programmed to function with much less of
a wiring and power management hassle.

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Originally Posted by Flite-Metal View Post
I am curious who is utilizing SB aka Serial Bus to reduce the wiring, power distribution, and channel management in your projects? Those about to purchase a new system in these coming winter months...Have you considered the benefits and features provided
by Futaba's SB protocol? What does the SB bring to your modeling?
Please, if perhaps you do or don't know what the serial bus is...that is OK. Expressing that fact does not make you less than any
other WatterFlyer. Below is an S. Bus presentation showing how individaul channels are programmed to function with much less of
a wiring and power management hassle.
As on full size aircraft, S-bus should have a duplicate system installed for redundancy.
Refer previous review & comments:
. The new Futaba S.Bus Review - What's The Real Motive Behind This Move?
. Futaba S-Bus Review Thread

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Interesting comparison of a toy radio to an enterprise level system.

There is of course no way this comparison can be made because people refuse to pay
what an enterprise level system would cost.

However everyone focuses on increasing packet 1st read rates and power management
across the individual configuration while reducing plumbing and programming complexity.

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Interesting comparison of a toy radio to an enterprise level system. There is of course no way this comparison can be made because people refuse to pay what an enterprise level system would cost. However everyone focuses on increasing packet 1st read rates and power management across the individual configuration while reducing plumbing and programming complexity.
" a toy radio "?
At the cost of this system and especially the TX used, it is no longer a "Toy System". Would OK use thereof in upto medium size heli but would not put into any large acro models, many of which cost almost as much and can certainly cause as much damage on impact as some full size planes (microlight) that do use similar systems but with redundancy.

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I hardly think $479 for a 14 channel transmitter and receiver is expensive compared to the cost of the typical
enterprise device. Have you had a lot of radio problems since you have been in the hobby? Sounds like it the
way you describe having to use redundant components.

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I hardly think $479 for a 14 channel transmitter and receiver is expensive compared to the cost of the typical
enterprise device. Have you had a lot of radio problems since you have been in the hobby? Sounds like it the way you describe having to use redundant components.
No problem here, but as have been servicing/fixing the problems of others who live in the real world of "models" and commercial items for many years (profile and webpage refer), apart from dual battery systems in large models, the S-bus system is the only one where real time redundancy is considered a must. Independant review post #2 and comments also refer.
As an aside, only a small minority of the global RC system users ever get close to owning a 14ch TX and the associated more expensive receivers and servos (except for a few wannabes and those that use larger RC associated devices).
Perhaps a good comparison is fishing. Majority make do with a 10' to 15' dinghy/runabout but a few "must" be seen in a 25' to 50' launch.
Given your own very good web page, one could think that this discussion is intended to sell or promote the S-bus system, to clear stock?

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Given your own very good web page, one could think that this discussion is intended to sell or promote
the S-bus system, to clear stock? Alan T. Alan's Hobby, Model & RC FAQ Web Links
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Alan, I am afraid you have me confused with someone else. The only radio systems I sell are enterprise level data management
systems. What are you making reference to? Alan the Futaba FG8 Super is a 14 channel system designed for any model where
multiple servos and complex flight control surfaces are required... be they on a jet or slope soarer.

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