Scout ADS-B Receiver (With Free Battery Pack)

Holiday special: buy Scout and receive a free USB battery pack!

$199.00
$199.00

Availability: In stock

Product ID: 6599A

The smallest, least expensive way to add weather to ForeFlight

Datalink weather from the FAA’s ADS-B system is changing the way pilots fly, with subscription-free radar, METARS, TAFs, TFRs, and more. Now it’s easier than ever to add this potentially lifesaving technology to your iPad, with Scout. It measures less than 4” tall and weighs less than an ounce, but receives both 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies and connects to ForeFlight via WiFi. At only $199, Scout is a reliable and a...

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The smallest, least expensive way to add weather to ForeFlight

Datalink weather from the FAA’s ADS-B system is changing the way pilots fly, with subscription-free radar, METARS, TAFs, TFRs, and more. Now it’s easier than ever to add this potentially lifesaving technology to your iPad, with Scout. It measures less than 4” tall and weighs less than an ounce, but receives both 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies and connects to ForeFlight via WiFi. At only $199, Scout is a reliable and affordable upgrade to your electronic flight bag.

Features:

  • Subscription-free ADS-B weather, including radar, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, AIRMETs, TFRs and more
  • Dual band receiver (978 MHz and 1090 MHz) delivers traffic to your iPad
  • Built-in WiFi allows for wireless connection to multiple devices in one cockpit
  • Measures only 3.35” x 0.84” x 0.34” and weighs 17 grams
  • Transfer flight plans to your co-pilot's iPad using ForeFlight’s cockpit sharing feature
  • Easy firmware upgrades, delivered through ForeFlight Mobile
  • Comes fully assembled – just plug in and go flying

Includes suction cups for mounting on side window, USB power cable, and carrying case.

 

Notes:

  • Does not include GPS – requires internal iPad GPS or external Bluetooth GPS for position
  • Does not include internal battery – connect to USB charger or external battery for power
  • As with any portable ADS-B receiver, traffic will be limited unless your airplane has ADS-B Out installed in the panel

Learn more about ADS-B traffic in this blog post.

Read these tips to get the most out of ADS-B traffic in ForeFlight.

 

John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Would You Recommend?
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Great product!
The Scout works great. It has already prevented a close traffic conflict. It’s low power drain and small size are perfect for my Aeronca Champ which has no electric system.
December 15, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Love it!
Very reasonably priced and it is super simple to use.
December 11, 2017
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
3 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Trouble Getting to Work
Not so cut and dry. Tried to use on 2 flights with my Fore flight still a no go. Had a Ping Buddy, need to see delete prior WIFI as Scout reloads the old Ping Buddy but will not work. Instructions are weak to say the least! Will try on next flight to see if works as promised.
December 9, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Impressive product
Very nice form factor that is easy to use in the cockpit is a major advantage of the Scout. (No more boxes sliding around on the dash, antennas in your line of vision, etc.) Also great price for full ADDS-B functionality, very easy to set up, and updates that are easy via ForeFlight are all features of this innovative, well thought out product. Unknown at this time how durable and reliable it will prove to be.
December 6, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
First long cross country trip.
First trip for use. Works well if you are near a tower. On a trip from KFLO to M01 had coverage 80% time. Picked up weather updates well. No weather for the trip. Sync was easy. Free battery was great. Only concern is receiver gets hot as a firecracker. Unsure if this is expected. Generally not a good sign for longevity for electronic devices.
December 5, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
3 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Not for Gulfstream with onboard WiFi
We wanted to try this in a GVI cockpit using ForeFlight. Thought it was Bluetooth but it’s WiFi so cannot connect to Scout and aircraft WiFi simultaneously. Therefore, no ownship position on ForeFlight nor use of ships WiFi while using Scout. Will probably work great in my 172 but not in the GVI.
December 5, 2017
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
1 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Wasn’t impressed
Aircrafts seems to disappear from the screen on flight
Aircrafts Also disapear on touch and go
December 1, 2017
Purchased
4 weeks ago
Question and Answer
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How long will the Scout run on the 1500ma Holiday battery pack?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
What battery pack will be included in the Holiday special?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A 1500ma battery pack is included.
What exactly does it mean when it says the scout's "ADS-B traffic will be limited unless your airplane has ADS-B Out installed in the panel"?
Andrew F on Nov 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: ADS-B traffic is limited because of how the information is requested. When equipped with ADS-B out your transponder request traffic. If you are not ADS-B out equipped then traffic is limited by who is close to you and who requested the traffic. We have videos of how ads-b traffic works please go to www.ipadpilotnews.com and search the videos.
Does the Scout (with Limited ADS-B traffic) satisfy the 1-1-2020 requirements, or do I need to buy a Transponder with WAAS?
Donald on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it does not - this is portable ADS-B In only. For 2020 you'll need an installed ADS-B Out system, like the Stratus ESG or the Garmin GTX 335.
Can this be used with FltPlan go app?????????????
A shopper on Dec 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The scout is exclusively used for Foreflight.
Does Scout only work with Foreflight or will it work with other EFBs as well? Specifically Jepp FD-Pro or FlightPlan Go?
Tony C on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Scout device is only compatible with ForeFlight.
Do I need a foreflight subscription to use this or will it work with the free version?
wildflyer on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will work with the free version until the 30-day free trial is up.
Is it true that this would not have an artificial horizon on the Ipad as with the Stratus?
Phil J on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Correct - there is no GPS or AHRS in Scout, so there is no artificial horizon in ForeFlight. The synthetic vision display in ForeFlight will show basic terrain and obstacle information if your iPad has a GPS built in (the LTE models do). If your iPad does not have a GPS built in, you will need to add one since Scout does not provide this information.
What is the website to configure Scout with Foreflight ?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Scout does not need to be configured.
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