4.7 / 5.023 ReviewsDurability4.6 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (12)No (1)Durability2 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?NoEh.It’s ok. The suction cup releases in turbulence. It doesn’t mesh as seamlessly with ForeFlight as I expected. I’m happy-ish but not thrilled.April 30, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesOutstanding productI love my stratus. Can’t believe I ever flew without it. Worth the money.April 24, 2018Purchased
1 month agoStratus is for meLove it, worth every penny !!April 17, 2018Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesGood Equipment and probably Must Have.No problems. The Stratus 1S suction cup stays in place on the rear side of the passenger window of by Cessna 120 without any trouble. When someone eventually rides with me I intend to place it in my overhead skylight window. But for now its fine where it is. I’m using a Mini iPad mounted on my control yoke for the graphics and I have to say, its been a little bit getting used to having planes on my iPad screen but not immediately having a visual on them outside. Crazy. I used to think of myself as one who keeps my eyeballs out the window. (I mean a Cessna 120 doesn’t have much inside the cockpit to keep me constantly looking at. But I think it has made me more visually alert to whats going in outside than ever before. And that’s of course a good thing.April 4, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability3 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEveryone should have oneThe Stratus 1S is absolutely incredible! Being able to see live traffic and weather in flight makes me feel so much safer every time I’m in the sky!February 5, 2018Purchased
4 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesOutstandingI would not fly without it. Stratus + foreflight is a winning combination!December 26, 2017Purchased
5 months agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesJust received and used a few times now. Provides good traffic info but haven't yet been in any weather.November 12, 2017Purchased
7 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThis ads-b works and it has saved me from mid air collision. I knew I’d need ads-b to have additional safety net from heavy traffic volume in Phoenix.Stratus 1S saved me from mid air collision today and I will count on it every time I go up.October 19, 2017Purchased
8 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLost my magnetometer and a lot of features on a x-country vfr trip with a G1000 equipped airplane. Because I was using the Stratus as backup I still had weather and terrain. Made ADM much easier. Sporty's even refunded $100 from my purchase price when I found out it was on sale within 30 days after.September 30, 2017Purchased
1 year agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery easy set up. the window mount worked the best for plane.
The real time weather and information is wonderful. It is not "out-going" The traffic is not so helpful - and as more planes are actually broadcasting, the traffic icons will make the map very busy. all traffic at all altitudes show up on the screen. It would be nice to filter out traffic not near my altitude.September 1, 2017Purchased
9 months agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThere is a traffic filter in ForeFlight. From the Maps page, tap the settings button at the top left (gear symbol) then select "Hide distant traffic."September 25, 2017John Zimmerman Staff
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Browse 16 questions Browse 16 questions and 26 answersI usually fly on the weekend so the debate is to get the 1S or spend the extra money for the 2S. Not sure which one i want to purchase?BEST ANSWER: I bought the 1S because I wanted access to METARs and radar while in the air. From what I can tell, the advantage of the 2S is the AHARS (backup attitude indicator) and the dual-band traffic. However, the reviews told me that the traffic is incomplete anyway (I think it will be until everyone has ADS-B out anyway), and the airplanes I usually fly have AHARS and backup vacuum instruments, making the advantages of the 2S not worth the extra money.Do I have to have internet connection to link the s1 to my ipad? Or is it via Bluetooth?BEST ANSWER: No the Stratus will connect as a wifi network.does the weather work in Canada?BEST ANSWER: The weather is obtain via ADS-B which is available only in the US.Single band vs dual band ads b?BEST ANSWER: I bought the Stratus 1S and flew from Florida to Oregon, single pilot, VFR and was very glad to have it. Weather in the cockpit is irreplaceable and helped in my decision making. Traffic was called out and visible but I was sure to keep in mind that it was only traffic that was equipped with ADS-B Out; there was still other traffic that wasn't depicted (important to remember). Did I miss that I didn't have synthetic vision? Nope. I flew day VFR and didn't need it.Is there a android app?BEST ANSWER: This is not and android app for this Software. Foreflight is only available for Apple. Garmin offers a similar app for android, Garmin Pilot. It does not work with the Stratus receiver.Will the 1s receive air to air from 1090 out transponders?BEST ANSWER: The 1s receives 978 MHz only.Is the inflight METAR/TAF Data via the Stratus 1S available in Alaska?BEST ANSWER: It depends on whether you are within the ADS-B coverage area, and at sufficient altitude to receive the signal. Go to: https://www.faa.gov/next gen/programs/ads/ICM/I am planning on purchasing the stratus 1s. My question is do I also need to have a internet/ cell phone subscription on my I pad or does the stratus remove that need while flying?BEST ANSWER: No, you do not need the internet/cell subscription to use Foreflight.ETA when more will be in stock?BEST ANSWER: We expect to have the units late next week.Will this work only on fore flight or can I use it with Wing X pro which is what I use on my iPad?BEST ANSWER: It is exclusively for use with Foreflight.Will this work with an IPAD mini 2?BEST ANSWER: The Stratus unit will work with all iPad. Foreflight is the software that displays the information from the Stratus to the iPad. Foreflight currently is compatible with the iPad Mini.GPS will work outside US ? Even whitout buying the appBEST ANSWER: The GPS will work outside the us but works exclusively with Foreflight.Sratus s1 worksonly in usa ? Or it can be use any where in the worldBEST ANSWER: The Stratus unit(s) will work world wide as a GPS. The ADS-B functions only work within the US.Will the standard RAM ball connection, connect to the mount used on the window mount instead of the suction cup mount?BEST ANSWER: Yes it willmy question is why are these things so hard to get a hold of?BEST ANSWER: Currently production of the unit is behind schedule. We expect to have units to ship on 6.12.17.Is it work in midle east and can i got the picture for weather radar during the program or only work in usa?BEST ANSWER: No, the weather only works in the US.
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