Scout ADS-B Receiver (With Free Battery Pack)

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$199.00
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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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Disappointed
While on a basic 100 nm in Northern CA VFR flight the Scout lost connection multiple times - I thought that the device would have been better since we were less then 7500 AGL the entire flight in a very highly congested area called Silicon Valley where we have the best internet systems on the planet !!
July 12, 2018
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2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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2 / 5
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2 / 5
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2 / 5
Would You Recommend?
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Good if you have a gps source
Good little receiver for traffic and weather info, but no internal battery, no gps chip, and no ahrs really limits it’s usefulness. My advice save your money.
June 27, 2018
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7 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
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Good but
ADS-B Weather info is not as good as the cell service radar I get. When connected to Foreflight I get Traffic info & poor weather radar or I have to disconnect it to get good weather radar. Can't disable the poor wx radar from ADS-B. Since I fly a helicopter a relatively low altitudes & in the mountains, traffic from ADS-B isn't that important but the better radar signal is. When in higher traffic areas I'll plug it back in to get the traffic info. Wish there were better directions on how to use this. This OJT (on the job training) in just about everything electronic these days is getting old especially in aviation!
June 26, 2018
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3 months ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Scout is great
One of the most cost effective items that I have ever purchased for flying
June 12, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Yes
Great product
May 30, 2018
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1 month ago
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works well
I decided to buy the Scout after my instructor installed ADS-B Out. We are limited in the Carolina mountains apparently on receiveing weather broadcasts because it’s so far not available at the altitude we fly in the training area (3,500). Scout picks up traffic well, usually commercial flights but also some GA aircraft. Almost all on the 1090 frequency. I received one broadcast from a plane using the 978 frequency, which was a good indication that, even though I’m out of range of the towers, I can receive on the frequency dedicated to weather. It’s a very light piece of equipment, almost fragile, so handle with care. Can’t wait to fly out and pick up some traffic, even those aircraft with the older transponders. And weather...
May 29, 2018
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1 month ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
ForeFlight Scout
Dollar for dollar this is the BEST, ADS-B in you can buy. I have ForeFlight on my IPad, don’t know if it will work with other flight software, but it does everything. I power Scout off my cigarette lighter, works with out fault.
On Saturday the 12th departed X35 for a short flight to KOCF, was talking to tower when Scout let me know another aircraft just departed X35 and where it was in proximity to me. Well worth the money.
May 21, 2018
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great value for the investment in information
Very easy to mount and connect to ForeFlight on iPad, valuable information regarding both traffic and precip, great crosscheck with advisories from ATC.
May 9, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Awesome product! Great service
A true "plug and play." Super easy to start up and go. My first flight did return some not-so-logical targeting. The support from Eric at Sporty's AND Foreflight folks was incredible. Updated the software and now can watch commercial flights from my office.... We shall see if it is durable and reliable! Thanks!!!
April 5, 2018
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Offshorepilot
I fly a large helicopter in the Gulf of Mexico supporting Oil platforms and drilling ships, the scout works great above a couple thousand feet for tower reception. It is nice to be able to pull up current weather through foreflight and with the radar you get the "big picture" very handy, easy to use. Sporty's was fast to ship as always. Thanks guys!!
March 24, 2018
Purchased
4 months 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
BEST ANSWER: Better than battery pack, use or install a cigarette lighter and buy a USB charger. Never run out of power. Scout mounted on the windscreen picks up traffic better than shown in the video mount in the side window.
What battery pack will be included in the Holiday special?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A 1500ma battery pack is included.
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: Absolutely not. The Scout is just a receiver (an ADS-B *IN* device that will show traffic and weather on your Foreflight-equipped iOS device. To comply with the requirement that goes into effect on January 1, 2020, you need an installed ADS-B *OUT* device that works with or replaces your transponder and will cost a lot more than the Scout.
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 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 you ship Scout to Canada?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, this device does not work outside the US.
Bought it! Wow! A true "plug and play!" but... Aircraft targets are referenced to? Relative altitude? Relative to what? I noticed "-284," "-87," "-15," etc... Not exactly sure how to interpret this. I am ADS-B "in" compliant.
Steve A on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The traffic is relative to your aircraft, a -15 would mean the target is 1500 below your altitude.
A +15 would mean the target is 1500 above your altitude.
Will the Scout work w/ ForeFlight on my iPhone?
Steve A on Mar 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Scout will work on your iPhone and ForeFlight.
hello this receiver works with garmin pilot?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is not compatible with the Garmin Pilot app.
Can this be used with FltPlan go app?????????????
A shopper on Dec 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Scout is exclusively used for 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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