4.6 / 5.079 ReviewsDurability4.5 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (16)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat valueI got this set for my wife. I have a set that I got 3 years ago just like these. They still work great!! Would recommend them to anyone who's looking for great noise reduction on long flights with comfort for all day flyingAugust 15, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSo far it works exactly as advertised.I haven't owned it long enough to know how durable or reliable the Stratus 2 is. So far it has performed perfectly and is very easy to use and set up. The AHARS feature works as advertised and I wouldn't hesitate to trust it in an emergency.August 15, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability3 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus works great out of the boxEasy to setup,works great, good reception. Good quality mount for side window.August 13, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent product.I don't have ADS-B out yet but the receiver works great in my Remos GX. Nice GPS for routes and airport taxi info. I highly recommend this unit.August 11, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability3 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus upgradeI can't comment on durability. I've only used it on four flights.
I purchased this to replace my first generation Stratus. It is a greatly improved unit. It picks up many more adsb stations and seems to show more traffic. The ability to show an artificial horizon on the iPad is one more backup for safety. I would feel more comfortable with that than needle, ball, airspeed.August 10, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSTRATUS 2S reviewWorked right out of the box and integrates in nicely with ForeflightAugust 10, 2017Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThumbs upHaving used a friend's Stratus, I was familiar with this device before I bought my own. Works as advertised.August 4, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWould buy again. Well worth the money.Works as advertised. Easy to use. So far (2 weeks) so good.August 4, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus 2SI give it a four because I'm not yet used to all the capabilities. Sometimes the weather data seems to be in huge pixels with is kind of useless, but I've noticed that is useless distant weather pictures. However, when used in conjunction with airborne weather radar it is a great safety tool.August 2, 2017Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStratus 2S...This Is The OneThe Stratus 2S ADS-B Receiver provides valuable information for all pilots. Synthetic Vision offered on the 2S is a welcome feature, and makes flying safer. Built-in indicator lamps gives the pilot(s) an immediate indication as to the status of the receiver. Stratus 2S...This Is The One.July 28, 2017Purchased
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Browse 73 questions Browse 73 questions and 112 answersWill this work on an original iPad or do I need a newer one?BEST ANSWER: Gen 1 iPad 16 gig mini w/cellular - no problems (cellular not needed or running when connected to Stratus 2There is a note that says " Note: ADS-B traffic is limited unless your aircraft has ADS-B Out installed in the panel." What are these limitations? I'm purchasing to use in rental aircraft that are not likely to have ADS-B OUThow well does it work for IFR flight? also, where does a person go to get an external antenna and will the system charge off of one of those reserve battery backup chargers?BEST ANSWER: You sure can fly IFR. I've litterally flown coast to coast with more than a few hours IMC running on the Stratus with Forelight as my only charting info. Better nav than my certified on-board GPS. Certainly esier to use. I got a little USB power adapter for the cigarrette lighter port for power. One line feeds the Stratus and the other the Ipad. Have flown 9 hour days with no problems. I se no need for an external antenna. As long as the Stratus has a good view of the sky it seems rock solid.Will Stratus work in Canada?BEST ANSWER: The GPS and the AHRS will work in Canada, so you'd have moving map and backup attitude. ADS-B traffic works but is limited in Canada. ADS-B weather does not work in Canada.Can this unit pair and run 2 iPads at the same time?BEST ANSWER: I usually run my mini iPad along with my iPhone on the yoke mount. Great combination, I use the iPad for mainly glass panel nav and the iPhone for airport info and weather info. iPhone info slightly less limited than the iPad, but still works like a charm. I also pack an extra iPad for back up.Are the external antennas for the 2s required? How well does it work without them?BEST ANSWER: I mounted mine behind the panel, so I used the external GPS antenna and hooked the ADS antenna up to an unused belly mounted transponder antenna. It all works excellent. I have many friends that mount their 2s on the on top of the glare shield without external antennas and they say it works perfectly too, although the ADS doesn't pick up as many stations.Will it charge ok from a 28V DC cigarette lighter connection using the usb cable? Or is it only 12 v tolerant?BEST ANSWER: I have never had to charge in flight. The battery is good for at least 6-7 hours. It has a USB charging cord so with a suitable cigarette lighter adapter, it should charge.
My aircraft is 24 volt and I use dual amperage (10 amp/ 21 amp adapter) to charge my I pad if necessary and works well. I found the adapter at Amazon for a couple of dollars but I believe Sportys would have something comporable. To be sure, I would call Stratus and pose the question. Best from the horses mouth.
Good luck. Best device I ever purchased.I use jeppesen don't use forflight, can this app still work?BEST ANSWER: Appareo Stratus and Foreflight are essentially made for each other and only each other....it's a shame that they don't open source it for better flexibility for ADS-B transceiver/Receiver options like other EFB and/or ADS-B manufacturers do....there is another EFB company that states on their website that their product will work with Stratus, but I believe that it is only with certain models of Stratus, and that there are glitches that interfere with smooth operation.How much memory on iipad is needed to run forefight mobile ?BEST ANSWER: AMAP. Depends on how you fly.
If you stay within a couple states...less. On a 16gig foreflight dedicated iPad mini - flying about SoCal, Colorado, Idaho, Wyo, UT, NMex, AZ, there's still plenty room for all that is needed including FARs, approaches, etc..
Some music, photos etc too.Does it come with a mount?BEST ANSWER: Yes it does - it includes a suction cup mount for use on a side window.Does this provide real time weather to Foreflight while in flight?BEST ANSWER: The short answer is "no". I bought mine to use as a strategtic tool for a VFR flight from Connecticut to Alabama and back. At times it seemed real time but this was due to the nature of the pop up thunderstorms which "popped up" as the term implies, but then just stayed in one place as opposed to moving rapidly as they do in the northeast. That said, it was a great tool to have to help decide when it was time to get on the ground as every afternoon it definitely got tricky. For real time tactical information you would need weather radar or a Stormscope as the info on the Stratus could be many minutes old by the time it is displayed for the first time.Let me get this straight. Stratus II will give me pitch, bank, air speed, altitude, an HSI, synthetic vision, weather, and traffic (in) on my IPad as long as the batteries last for $900?BEST ANSWER: Yeah, you got that right. It's good for about 7 hours of flight time on battery power alone. If you plug in to a USB cigarrette lighter adapter it's good indefinitely. You may lose the weather and traffic links on occasion if there are no towers availble within line of sight but it works well in general. I'm running with 2 Ipads with Foreflight and get solid nav data. Have even flown several practice approaches stricly using the Stratus GPS data and it will put you right over the runway. The attitude data can be a little flaky. Not rock solid, but good enough to save your bacon in a no gyro situation.Will this work with iPhone 6?BEST ANSWER: It works with my IPhone 6, my IPad and my instructors droid cell which runs a different software. I haven't had any problems.Is the update rate slow? If I am using this for GPS guidance with Foreflight and will it be slow to update on my iPad Pro. I have used a cellular signal and that is too slow.BEST ANSWER: Brett, the Stratus 2S receiver is excellent for VFR use and it is extremely accurate and fast. I've never noticed any lag time as far as GPS position goes. Also, the backup AHRS system and synthetic vision is excellent and extremely responsive. I'd highly recommend buying it. I also use it with iPad pro... Good luck...pedroWill stratus work with iPad mini without any problems if I also have Garmin gdl39 in use in same aircraft?BEST ANSWER: I would think that as long as you have Wi-Fi on your i-Pad mini and you get the Foreflight app / subscription, then it should work. I use a regular i-Pad and absolutely love the Stratus . I had the stratus 1 for 3-4 years, but it got to where it would not pick up any of the ground antennas and thus would not give me weather/storm radar on the i-Pad. The Stratus 2 is working great. Hope this helpsDoes the G Force Suction Mount work with Stratus? RAM mount fell off the side window twice on my last trip. RAM mount seems weaker than when we first got it 2 years ago.BEST ANSWER: it has worked great for me so far. I have mounted in several places and it has stayed stuck on every bumpy cross country flight on my cessna 150Does the stratu have synthetic vision?BEST ANSWER: The Stratus 2 does not in itself offer synthetic vision. It provides the necessary feed to ForeFlight Pro that gives you synthetic vision. You have to have ForeFlight pro and not the lesser version to get synthetic vision. The Stratus provides ADS/B reception on both channels as well as GPS WAAS,attitude output to ForeFlight pro, and a number of other items to Fore Flight, but only ForeFlight pro gives you synthetic vision when using the Stratus 2 as the feed.Will this work in Hawaii?BEST ANSWER: Yes. It was recently purchased, and the Stratus 2S is being used in a Beechcraft BE-58, Honolulu International Airport. Very accurate. Excellent display. Good supplement to any aircraft.will this unit work with the latest Ipad mini 4 ?BEST ANSWER: It does,How to update firmware stratus2???BEST ANSWER: The stratus firmware is update via the foreflight software. Please refer to the Foreflight pilots for instructions on how to update.Will the stratus 2s work in canada ?BEST ANSWER: The Unit will not work to obtain weather or traffic if you are out of range of the ADS-B towers located in the US. It will function as a GPS unit.Are there geographic limitations to the weather information?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is limited to the United States.Where and how to mount?BEST ANSWER: The unit includes a suction cup mount.Does it works full properties in Italy?BEST ANSWER: No, the Stratus will only work as a WAAS GPS outside of the US.My battery will only hold a charge for 2-3 hours. Can the battery be replaced?BEST ANSWER: Yes the battery can be replaced. There are no user serviceable parts.
Please try a factory reset by pushing and holding the power button for approximately 30 seconds, then release. The stratus unit lights will flash and the unit will reset. Then attempt to charge the battery. If this does not resolve the problem, Please return the stratus to Sportys for service.Does the Stratus™ 2S ADS-B Receiver for iPad cover the 2020 FAA mandate for ADS-Out?BEST ANSWER: The Stratus 2S does not meet the mandate for 2020.Do you need iPad with cellular?BEST ANSWER: You do not need an iPad with cellular service.Does stratus 2 provide cellular service for purchase price?BEST ANSWER: The stratus 2S does not provide cellular service or and internet connections. It uses the wifi connect to connect to the iPad to provide data for the Foreflight aap.How to attach cradle to window mount?BEST ANSWER: The mount is connected by two screws.Can you make wifi phone texts?BEST ANSWER: No, the WiFi just sends data from the Stratus to your iPad. There is no internet connection.
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