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    Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for iPad 8217A Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for iPad
    Rated 4.55140186916 /5 based on 107 customer reviews
    899
    Product description: Now Available! - Synthetic Vision ForeFlight's new Synthetic Vision feature rewrites the book on situational awareness. With luminous terrain, night sky view, hands-free declutter, and a brilliant obstacle awareness system, ForeFlight with Synthetic Vision will forever change the way you fly. With Stratus 2, ForeFlight's Synthetic Vision feature really comes alive.The built-in AHRS drives a super responsive pitch and bank instrument in the center of the Synthetic Vision view. In an emergency situation, you’ve got a backup glass cockpit on your iPad that can help you stay aware of your position and surroundings. How to Buy Synthetic VisionSynthetic Vision is available with ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6 as a $25/year add-on to your Basic or Pro subscription, and is available for United States and Canada coverages. purchase Synthetic Vision view Video Demo Subscription-Free Weather, ADS-B Traffic, Moving Map GPS, Backup Attitude - All In One Screen.The award-winning Stratus turns your iPad into the ultimate pilot tool, delivering subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, GPS position and attitude information – all from a wireless receiver that fits in your pocket. But more capability doesn’t mean you have to compromise. Stratus still features over 8 hours of battery life, easy one-button operation and costs 30% less than comparable ADS-B receivers. It simply works the right way. Subscription-free in-flight weather Just like the original Stratus, you can view in-flight weather on your iPad, including NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, NOTAMs and more. It's updated every 5-10 minutes and there are no subscription fees – ever. Stratus Replay allows you to turn off the iPad screen in flight and save battery; when you turn the screen on again, Stratus will automatically send all the weather information you missed. Also includes animated radar, so you can monitor trends in a storm. Just tap the play button. Built-in AHRS for backup attitude Stratus includes a complete Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for backup attitude information in the cockpit. It aligns itself automatically, so you can just turn it on and fly. Now you can view a backup attitude indicator, GPS groundspeed and altitude on your iPad--in a beautiful split screen mode right in ForeFlight. Works in portrait or landscape. (Not to be used for primary reference.)Dual band ADS-B traffic Stratus includes a dual band (978 MHz and 1090 MHz) ADS-B receiver so it can display traffic information right on the ForeFlight Maps page. See relative altitude, climb/descent rate and projected track. Picks up all aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out as well as some aircraft equipped with Mode C transponders. Note: ADS-B traffic is limited unless your aircraft has ADS-B Out installed in the panel. WAAS GPS unlocks track up and terrain With the built-in WAAS GPS receiver, Stratus allows you to view moving maps, track up displays and high resolution terrain maps in ForeFlight Mobile. The smart GPS locks on fast and typically provides 1 meter accuracy. Replaces the need for a separate GPS receiver--Stratus has it all! Automatic flight data recorder Stratus is the first ADS-B receiver to offer a complete flight data recorder system. When this is enabled, Stratus automatically records your flight--complete with GPS position, altitude speed and attitude. Flight logs are saved in ForeFlight, and can be viewed online, in Google Earth or in the CloudAhoy app. Ideal for proficiency flights and CFIs. 8-hour battery means no wires Even with all these features, Stratus remains totally wireless. With its 8-hour battery life, you can fly all day without bringing along a charging cable. Just turn on Stratus and go flying.Built for ForeFlight Stratus is the only ADS-B receiver that works with ForeFlight, aviation’s most popular app. That’s because Stratus was designed from the ground up to integrate with the app, so you can view complete status information right from the moving map page. Stratus simply works the right way.30% Smaller, higher performance caseEven though the new Stratus has more capability, it features a smaller case size, better GPS performance and better ADS-B reception. It's also more heat-resistant, with a built-in fan.Designed, tested and built in the USA Stratus is built by pilots like you, so we know that quality is more than just a tagline. Stratus is engineered, tested and manufactured in the United States, ensuring you receive the best-made, most reliable ADS-B receiver on the market. From the Press"Amazingly reliable and easy." Tom Haines—AOPA"As good as it gets." Robert Goyer—Flying Magazine "Stratus II is the top value." Paul Bertorelli— Aviation Consumer"The responsiveness and accuracy of the Stratus AHRS was nothing short of incredible." Guy Maher—Vertical MagazineNotes:WiFi connection allows multiple iPads and/or iPhones to connect to Stratus simultaneously. ADS-B coverage varies by location and altitude – does not work on the ground in most locations. Coverage not available outside US. Comes with charging cable and 110V wall plug; charging cable works with all 2.1 amp cigarette lighter plugs (sold separately) as well. Also includes dash mount, carrying bag and pilot's guide. Stratus 1 vs. Stratus 2The first and second generation Stratus receivers share a lot in common: both receive subscription-free ADS-B weather, both include a WAAS GPS, both are totally wireless, both feature an 8-hour battery life and both work with ForeFlight Mobile. Stratus 2 adds dual band ADS-B traffic (Stratus 1 is single band, so not as complete a traffic picture) and a built-in AHRS for backup attitude information. Stratus 2 is also 30% smaller, with improved GPS performance and better heat resistance. Stratus 1 is $499 and Stratus 2 is $899 Additional Resources ADS-B Coverage MapRead the Stratus FAQ Read the Stratus™ Pilot’s GuideNew Flight Data Recorder Features Pilot report: an in-depth look at flying with Stratus 2 Watch our webinar on ADS-B receivers and Stratus ADS-B Traffic 101

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    Specifications

    ADS-B Weather Yes
    Traffic

    Traffic

    Dual band includes 1090 MHz and 978 MHz; single band includes only 978 MHz

    Dual Band
    AHRS (attitude)

    AHRS (attitude)

    Attitude Heading Reference System

    Yes
    Antenna Internal
    Battery Life 8 hours
    Built in Battery Yes
    Compatible Apps ForeFlight Mobile
    Connection Wifi
    WAAS GPS Yes
    Brand Appareo
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    Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for iPad

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    Accessories

    Quickly add accessories along with your Stratus 2 ADS-B Receiver for iPad purchase by changing the quantity for the accessories you would like to purchase.

    Dual 2.4 USB Cigarette Lighter Charger
    Suction Cup Mount for Stratus 2 (no cradle)

    This suction cup makes it easy to mount Stratus out of the way on a side window. This location enhances the GPS and ADS-B reception of Stratus, and reduces the chance of overheating. Ideal for jets and other airplanes with heated windshields, or for airplanes that frequently park outside. External power and ADS-B cables can still be used in the mount.

    Suction cup attaches to Stratus cradle with included screws (mount requires the cradle that is included with Stratus). 

    External ADS-B Antenna for Stratus Receiver

    Improve ADS-B reception with this suction-cup mounted antenna. The Stratus™ relies on ground based ADS-B transmitters for data. If you intend to mount the Stratus in a location that obstructs its view of ground based towers, simply plug this antenna into the back of the unit and mount to a window. Includes a 5 ft cable, antenna and 2 suction cups for mounting. This antenna is for ADS-B only. It does not replace or supplement the GPS antenna in the Stratus.

    Stratus - Second Generation Case

    Protect your investment with this custom-molded case for the second generation Stratus ADS-B receiver. Features a rigid exterior to protect it from impact and a full length zipper. Interior mesh pocket keeps charging cables organized. Great for storing Stratus – Second Generation in your larger flight bag.

    External GPS Antenna for Stratus (second generation)

    This antenna plugs into the side of Stratus 2. Allows you to mount Stratus 2 out of the way in your airplane yet still see the sky for GPS reception. Magnet keeps antenna from sliding around. Not compatible with Stratus 1. Measures 10 ft. long.

    Dual USB Home Charger for iPad

    This 110V plug provides two powered USB ports. Use your existing cables to charge most USB devices, including iPad, iPad mini, iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, cellular phones and more.

    Input: 100-240 Volts AC

    USB to Micro USB Charging Cable (6 ft.)

    This charging cable was specifically designed for the Stratus ADS-B receiver. Made to the highest specifications, this cable is much thicker than standard phone cables, and features a ferrite bead to reduce/remove interference. Measures 6 ft. long. Works with both first and second generation Stratus. 

    External ADS-B Antenna with 10 ft. Cable for Stratus

    Accessory for Stratus ADS-B weather receiver. Includes antenna, suction cups, and 10' cable. Works with Stratus 1 and 2.

    Stratus 2nd Generation Replacement Dash Mount
    110V USB Power Plug (for Stratus)

    Replacement plug provides 2.1 amps for charging Stratus. This is the same plug that is included in the package when purchasing a Stratus.

    Suction Cups for ADS-B Antenna for Stratus

    Accessory for Stratus ADS-B weather receiver. Includes two suction cups.

    10 ft. Replacement ADS-B cable for Stratus

    Accessory for Stratus ADS-B weather receiver. Measure 10′ long.

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    Now Available! - Synthetic Vision

    ForeFlight's new Synthetic Vision feature rewrites the book on situational awareness. With luminous terrain, night sky view, hands-free declutter, and a brilliant obstacle awareness system, ForeFlight with Synthetic Vision will forever change the way you fly.


    With Stratus 2, ForeFlight's Synthetic Vision feature really comes alive.

    The built-in AHRS drives a super responsive pitch and bank instrument in the center of the Synthetic Vision view. In an emergency situation, you’ve got a backup glass cockpit on your iPad that can help you stay aware of your position and surroundings.

    How to Buy Synthetic Vision
    Synthetic Vision is available with ForeFlight Mobile version 6.6 as a $25/year add-on to your Basic or Pro subscription, and is available for United States and Canada coverages.

    purchase Synthetic Vision
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    Subscription-Free Weather, ADS-B Traffic, Moving Map GPS, Backup Attitude - All In One Screen.

    The award-winning Stratus turns your iPad into the ultimate pilot tool, delivering subscription-free weather, ADS-B traffic, GPS position and attitude information – all from a wireless receiver that fits in your pocket. But more capability doesn’t mean you have to compromise. Stratus still features over 8 hours of battery life, easy one-button operation and costs 30% less than comparable ADS-B receivers. It simply works the right way.

    Subscription-free in-flight weather

    ForeFlight terrain

    Just like the original Stratus, you can view in-flight weather on your iPad, including NEXRAD radar, METARs, TAFs, TFRs, AIRMETs, SIGMETs, NOTAMs and more. It's updated every 5-10 minutes and there are no subscription fees – ever. Stratus Replay allows you to turn off the iPad screen in flight and save battery; when you turn the screen on again, Stratus will automatically send all the weather information you missed. Also includes animated radar, so you can monitor trends in a storm. Just tap the play button.

    Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

    Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

    Stratus includes a complete Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for backup attitude information in the cockpit. It aligns itself automatically, so you can just turn it on and fly. Now you can view a backup attitude indicator, GPS groundspeed and altitude on your iPad--in a beautiful split screen mode right in ForeFlight. Works in portrait or landscape. (Not to be used for primary reference.)

    Dual band ADS-B traffic

    Dual band ADS-B traffic

    Stratus includes a dual band (978 MHz and 1090 MHz) ADS-B receiver so it can display traffic information right on the ForeFlight Maps page. See relative altitude, climb/descent rate and projected track. Picks up all aircraft equipped with ADS-B Out as well as some aircraft equipped with Mode C transponders. Note: ADS-B traffic is limited unless your aircraft has ADS-B Out installed in the panel.

    WAAS GPS unlocks track up and terrain

    8-hour battery life

    With the built-in WAAS GPS receiver, Stratus allows you to view moving maps, track up displays and high resolution terrain maps in ForeFlight Mobile. The smart GPS locks on fast and typically provides 1 meter accuracy. Replaces the need for a separate GPS receiver--Stratus has it all!

    Automatic flight data recorder

    Automatic flight data recorder

    Stratus is the first ADS-B receiver to offer a complete flight data recorder system. When this is enabled, Stratus automatically records your flight--complete with GPS position, altitude speed and attitude. Flight logs are saved in ForeFlight, and can be viewed online, in Google Earth or in the CloudAhoy app. Ideal for proficiency flights and CFIs.

    8-hour battery means no wires

    Built for ForeFlight

    Even with all these features, Stratus remains totally wireless. With its 8-hour battery life, you can fly all day without bringing along a charging cable. Just turn on Stratus and go flying.

    Built for ForeFlight

    Built-in AHRS for backup attitude

    Stratus is the only ADS-B receiver that works with ForeFlight, aviation’s most popular app. That’s because Stratus was designed from the ground up to integrate with the app, so you can view complete status information right from the moving map page. Stratus simply works the right way.

    30% Smaller, higher performance case

    Smaller case

    Even though the new Stratus has more capability, it features a smaller case size, better GPS performance and better ADS-B reception. It's also more heat-resistant, with a built-in fan.

    Designed, tested and built in the USA

    US Flag

    Stratus is built by pilots like you, so we know that quality is more than just a tagline. Stratus is engineered, tested and manufactured in the United States, ensuring you receive the best-made, most reliable ADS-B receiver on the market.

    From the Press

    "Amazingly reliable and easy." Tom Haines—AOPA"As good as it gets." Robert Goyer—Flying Magazine "Stratus II is the top value." Paul Bertorelli— Aviation Consumer"The responsiveness and accuracy of the Stratus AHRS was nothing short of incredible." Guy Maher—Vertical Magazine

    Notes:

    • WiFi connection allows multiple iPads and/or iPhones to connect to Stratus simultaneously.
    • ADS-B coverage varies by location and altitude – does not work on the ground in most locations. Coverage not available outside US.
    • Comes with charging cable and 110V wall plug; charging cable works with all 2.1 amp cigarette lighter plugs (sold separately) as well.
    • Also includes dash mount, carrying bag and pilot's guide.

    Stratus 1 vs. Stratus 2

    The first and second generation Stratus receivers share a lot in common: both receive subscription-free ADS-B weather, both include a WAAS GPS, both are totally wireless, both feature an 8-hour battery life and both work with ForeFlight Mobile. Stratus 2 adds dual band ADS-B traffic (Stratus 1 is single band, so not as complete a traffic picture) and a built-in AHRS for backup attitude information. Stratus 2 is also 30% smaller, with improved GPS performance and better heat resistance. Stratus 1 is $499 and Stratus 2 is $899

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    Reviewer - Lwixom

    Location - Newnan, GA

    Date - 1-26-2015

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Great item
    Pros

    Very, very easy to set up and use. It is basically plug and play.

    Cons

    It seems a bit sensitive. When I first got it I couldn't get it to come on. I have since got it to work. The other issue is the dash mount. It is very difficult to put the mount and the rubber pad together and keep them together. They keep coming apart whenever you touch it. Might have to glue them together. The window mount might be a better option.

    General Comments

    After 3 flights with it I am very satisfied with the unit.

    Reviewer - Patrick

    Date - 1-23-2015

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Packed with capabilities
    Pros

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    General Comments

    Amazing device. 'State of the art'' when coupled to an iPad air 2 with Fore Flight. Easy to use with useful features that enhance situational awareness and safety for all types of flying. Seemless integration and great graphics with Foreflight. I am extremely pleased with my purchase.

    Date - 1-20-2015

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Incredible
    Pros

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    Location - Atlanta, GA

    Date - 1-15-2015

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Should have purchased before now!
    Pros

    Acquired signal within one-hundred feet.
    More traffic targets than the old TIF from my Mode S transponder.

    Cons

    Price is the only one of which I can think.

    General Comments

    This is a very powerful addition to my situational awareness. By the time my airplane had climbed through one-hundred feet a data connection was established. The suction mount is solid and gives no indication of releasing, even after two weeks. There is really nothing to do. Just start it up, select the unique Stratus SSID and it works. I see traffic and weather. I compared the ADS-B weather and traffic to the XM Weather and TIS traffic. Both looked similar to me. As I gain confidence I may cancel the XM Weather.

    I would have purchased earlier, but I was unsure of the cost benefit. After it I saw it work the first time, I am convinced that any other pilot will feel the same as i do.

    Location - , TX

    Date - 1-13-2015

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

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    Reviewer - Luke Vanw

    Location - Richmond, VA

    Date - 1-6-2015

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    5Great
    Pros

    Great GPS reception and the inflight WX and traffic (don't forget to see & avoid!)

    Cons

    Although it works great on my iPad 1, synthetic vision won't work because ipad 1 only goes to ForeFlight 5.5, now I'll need to find out how I can get a refund or credit for ForeFlight with synthetic vision because it doesn't work on my iPhone either, will that be available soon?

    General Comments

    Great product

    Sporty's Response

    We're not sure when/if SV will be added to the iPhone version of Foreflight. For maximum benefit, consider upgrading to a new iPad. iPad 1 has a really slow processor, so it's unable to keep up with all the amazing things Foreflight can do with the Stratus. Check out iPadpilotnews.com for recommendations on which iPad is right for you.

    Reviewer - Loren Jones

    Location - Prior Lake, MN

    Date - 1-5-2015

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Amazing device that could save your life!
    Pros

    Relatively compact
    Excellent Battery Life
    Easy to Use
    Bulletproof so far
    Incredible backup to your panel

    Cons

    Price

    General Comments

    I had borrowed a Stratus 2 from a buddy for several long cross country trips (MN to FL twice, MN to CA) and was impressed with its performance and capability. But I was holding off on purchasing hoping the price might come down. Then ForeFlight announced Synthetic Vision and that was enough to justify making the purchase. The first day I had it I used it to monitor several instrument approaches with a IFR student. The SV was nothing short of amazing! I've put it through enough trials now to know that if the panel went black (God forbid!), I have no doubt that I could get back on the ground safely using only ForeFlight SV and the Stratus 2 in an emergency. Considering the Stratus 2 plus and iPad plus ForeFlight costs much less than the last handheld GPS I bought, it's a pretty good value overall.

    Location - Spruce Creek Fly-In, FL

    Date - 12-30-2014

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Great addition to Foreflight
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - bbrownatp@aol.com

    Location - Ok,

    Date - 12-22-2014

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Location - , MO

    Date - 12-4-2014

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Great IFR Tool & Backup
    Pros

    Weather Information, Back-up Instrumentation Capability, Basic Traffic Information, Battery Life, Ability To Function Well On Non-Level Surface, Functions OK Without External Antennae

    Cons

    Wish It Were Smaller, Supplied Cradle Mount Pad Does Not Fit Well So Unit Pops Out a Lot When Not On A Perfectly Level Surface (PA-32 Saratoga Glare Shield), Power Port Flimsy And Broke During Initial Use

    General Comments

    The product abslutely works great and as advertised, seamless integration with ForeFlight. The only real issue is the power port is not very sturdy, we had to return original unit after one flight as it would not seat correctly and therefore no external power capability (Sporty's promptly provided the exchange). On a good note, it only used 50% battery after 6 hours of flying.

    Location - wa,

    Date - 12-2-2014

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Easy to Use
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    I have not had this unit long enough to know how well it will hold up, or how good the battery performs. It is very easy to use.

    Reviewer - mcole73

    Location - Gillespie, IL

    Date - 12-1-2014

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Easy to use. Has been reliable. Usually have signal at about 500 feet AGL. battery lasts all day.

    Cons

    None.

    General Comments

    Works great. Only time I have had any temperature issues was summer time and I did not realize the defroster was on. Defroster off...stratus ok. I fly a lot in the midwest and typically have at least one tower at 5 or 6000'.

    Date - 11-18-2014

    Pilot Rating - ATP

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Date - 11-5-2014

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - Jetman1946

    Location - , TN

    Date - 11-4-2014

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Pros

    Fantastic addition to FlightSoft Pro.

    Cons

    Finding a good location

    General Comments

    Great way to get WX Inflight.

    Location - Texas,

    Date - 10-27-2014

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Subscription free weather
    Pros

    The small form factor is good for tight spaces.The white case and cooling fan help keep the operating temperature in check.The device is readily picked up by the mobile device's WiFi network.

    Cons

    The LED status lights can be a bit bright for night flying.This can be easily fixed by moving the Stratus to another location.

    General Comments

    The Stratus is an excellent complement to Foreflight.It seamlessly works with the application and is reliable.The weather information can be detected at least at pattern altitude in my area.Sometimes on the ground if there is a tower close by.

    The AHRS feature can be useful but can take up too much space on the tablet's screen(especially if it's a small device).The ADSB traffic is a nice bonus for now but would be more useful when more aircraft are equipped for it.

    The enhanced GPS reception and the subscription free weather are the bright spots of this little white box!

    Sporty's Response

    The LED status lights can also be dimmed inside of foreflight. Check out the device settings page.

    Reviewer - GREG

    Location - FORT MYERS, FL

    Date - 10-25-2014

    Pilot Rating - Instrument

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    Recommended Yes
    FANTASTIC
    Pros

    ( No Pros Listed From Reviewer )

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    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    VERY SATISFIED. EXTREMELY EASY TO USE. ALSO LIKE THE ABILITY THAT OTHERS IN MY PLANE CAN CONNECT TO STRATUS VIA WIFI. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

    Date - 10-24-2014

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended Yes
    Amazing!
    Pros

    One of the most amazing advancements in human flight since the VOR and GPS. Many accidents would have been and will be avoided because of devices like these.

    Cons

    ( No Cons Listed From Reviewer )

    General Comments

    ( No General Comments Listed From Reviewer )

    Reviewer - Andy

    Location - Auburn, CA

    Date - 10-14-2014

    Pilot Rating - Commercial

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    Recommended Yes
    Great product - may need external ADS-B antenna in certain aircraft
    Pros

    Compact, easy to use, works out of the box. Just had to select the 'Stratus_xxx' SSID in the WiFi settings of the iPad and worked great.

    Cons

    The ADS-B reception using the built-in antenna is good, but not great for the ground stations. I just flew from northern California to Las Vegas and had intermittent ground station reception - even when I was within line-of-sight and relatively close (say 30nm). Moving the device around the plane, for example trying both sides of the glare shield, and then using a suction cup to mount in the rear windows of my Cherokee Six gave different results. On the whole the unit works well - but I think I am going to invest in an external antenna for optimal ground station reception.

    The included plastic mount's clip is slightly too short to snuggly grip the device - however, this does not seem to affect how well it holds the device.

    If you have two devices connected, for example I had two iPads running ForeFlight, and one selects a dim LED brightness, and the other selects full LED brightness, the brighter of the two settings will prevail.

    General Comments

    Great product.
    The traffic reception, even when flying in a non-ADS-B out plane, is still beneficial.

    The weather is great - and is now replacing my XmWx subscription that I had used with a Garmin 496. It's taking a bit of getting used to finding a reporting station with the winds aloft - but I think that is more a user adaptation than a product issue!

    Reviewer - Songbird1

    Location - , FL

    Date - 10-9-2014

    Pilot Rating - Private

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    Recommended No
    still in process of evaluating
    Pros

    Hoping it will work

    Cons

    Not displaying traffic and still using

    General Comments

    From everything I read on it should be good but not working up to its hype.

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    Sporty’s guarantees competitive pricing on everything we sell. If you find a competitor offering an identical item at a lower advertised price, just mail or fax us the ad, and Sporty’s will match that price.

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    We offer the fastest shipping in the business, so you won’t have to wait for your important charts or a last-minute gift. Since we stock almost everything we sell, we offer same day shipping: in-stock orders placed by 5pm Eastern (weekdays), will be shipped that same day, often within minutes of ordering.

    Plus, all orders arrive in just 2 business days with standard shipping.

    Overnight shipping is also available on most items.

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    Return Policy

    For over 50 years, in addition to same day shipping, Sporty’s has offered same day returns and same day exchanges. Each day, we process all returns and exchanges before new orders go out. We know of no other company who does this!

    Sporty’s Shops
    ATTN: Returns Dept
    Clermont County/Sporty’s Airport
    2001 Sporty’s Drive
    Batavia, OH 45103
    Customer Service
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    A timely basis would allow enough time for you to try the product once or twice. We feel 30 days allows ample time to do this. After 30 days, we will continue to support the product for a full year, but refunds and exchanges are not accepted.

    Contact Us

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    1.800.776.7897
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    1.513.735.9000
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    1.800.543.8633

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