4.8 / 5.033 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.9 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.9 / 5Value4.6 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (25)No (1)Durability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat Device & Fantastic Value vs. StratusPicked up a ton of aircraft outside of KORD from the ground. ForeFlight integration is incredibly simple. No complaints.
I’ve played around with Stratus 1S, 2S, & 3, as well as Startux. I would say that Sentry is by far the best value and its incredibly simple to get started, don’t need a bunch of antenna’s or extra connections to make it work. I will be keeping it!December 11, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Small and easyAs advertised. Great for traffic. Love the battery. No more cords.December 10, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoPerformance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSo far it has worked as advertised.ADSB functionality is dependent on towers an have found some sparse coverage west of Las Vegas.December 10, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNot bad. Price still too high.Unit is lightweight and easy to carry. Not as premium feeling as the Stratus. Mount works great!Unit fires up very quickly and battery lasts as advertised. Traffic works very well and is nearly instantaneous. ADS-B weather is fine but the resolution isn’t any better than XM weather. It is nice to see METARS and TAF’s on FF. ForeFlight integration is absolutely seamless. GPS works well. AHRS is just ok. First of all, heading is GPS derived, it is not gyro stabilized like pitch and bank. So not a true AHRS. Pitch and bank information is ok once leveled but anything beyond 20° to 30° of bank and it will not level back out to original setting. I suppose in an emergency it would work, but it’s not as accurate as the onboard AHRS. They could improve on this. Great for smaller gen av aircraft. Still priced too high for what it is. I’d pay maximum $250 for such a device.November 24, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove it!The smallest and easiest ADS-B in receiver I have ever used! Very comprehensive, simple to use and a very reliable backup! Synthetic vision and weather is a great plus!November 21, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesBest ADSB Receiver On The MarketThe ForeFlight Sentry works flawlessly. Does everything exactly as advertised. Provides traffic, weather, built in CO detector and AHRS. Having used a Stratus 2s, I am very pleased with the Sentry. Both products (Sentry and Stratus) are high quality, but the the lower price and smaller form factor of the Sentry make it a clear choice. I highly recommend the Sentry to anyone looking for a high quality ADSB receiver.November 13, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability3 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSmall cheap AHARS ADS-B and CO with 12 hour battery??? No brainer, take my money already!!!Great little unit. I was looking for a backup ADS-B/AHARS unit for the G-345 and I hate those little plastic CO detectors, and this little unit fixes both issues with one small box! Great battery life too, but like the original Stratus2, I hate the color.November 8, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesStop questioning it, just spend the money.Worth every penny, but the instructions included are useless. I put it off for months questioning whether I should spend the money or not well I wish now I would have bought months ago! Love foreflight and this just makes it even better!November 8, 2018Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat ProductPurchased it just before I started my cross country flights. First used it on my night cross country of 150nm. Easy set up, knew right were I was at all times.October 25, 2018Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesAbsolutely Great DeviceI was looking for a device that would provide be with traffic info and better situational awareness. Could not have chosen a better device. Has already alerted me to traffic I would have had great difficulty noticing even with a proper scan. Could not be easier to use. Have not yet seen weather reported on this device but looking forward to seeing that feature. Definitely worth the investmentOctober 25, 2018Purchased
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Browse 32 questions Browse 32 questions and 36 answersWhat’s the difference between this device and stratus 3?BEST ANSWER: The Sentry has no external antenna connections, a longer battery life of 12 hours and a CO detector. The Stratus 3 has flight data recording, external antenna connections, and is capable of working with apps other than ForeFlight.Other than the CO2 monitor, what is the primary difference between this and the scout which costs less than half of what this unit retails for?BEST ANSWER: Scout does not have a built in GPS, battery, or AHRS for backup attitude. It only does ADS-B.Does this support GLONASS or only GPS? Also what about the new GPS frequencies that are coming online L2 and L5?BEST ANSWER: Not sure about the GPS or the new frequencies. Will have to checkAfter 5 hours charging the pwr light is blue not green. This normal?BEST ANSWER: My initial charge took longer than 10-15 minutes. But honestly I don't recall the total time. If you leave it on the charger the unit will shut the lights down when fully charged. Blue light while charging. Disconnect the power and turn the unit on it will display level of charge via light colors.what is the benefit of the stratus 3 having an external antenna port and the Sentry not having one? What exactly does the external antenna do?BEST ANSWER: It just offers more options for mounting - you could mount the Stratus semi-permanently under the panel or in the back of the airplane, and use an external antenna to maintain good reception. The other benefit would be in areas of marginal ADS-B coverage, where that antenna improves reception. However, most of the time it's not a big issue.Is the weather resolution the same as an XM weather unit?BEST ANSWER: For the most part it's the same, except that ADS-B radar only shows good resolution within about 150-250 miles of your airplane. SiriusXM weather is full resolution nationwide. So if you're comparing radar at long distance, the ADS-B will be noticeably blockier.Can I Use this item in Japan?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Sentry can be used world wide. The FIS-B functionality will only work in the US and UK but all other functionality will be supported world wide. You'll still have GPS, CO monitor, ADS-B Traffic reception, and AHRS regardless of location.Can the unit be mounted upside down? Foreflight appears to have three mounting settings for it, and the one that's not on a side window appears to be right-side-up on the glare shield. Suction cup upside down from the center of the windshield between the sun shades would be an ideal, out of the way location in my plane. But curious if Foreflight will accommodate this orientation.BEST ANSWER: Yes, I connected my iPad to the sentry with the unit upside down. Make sure to mount the unit then turn it on so that the Sentry can calibrate.I love the integrated CO monitor, but electronic CO monitors usually have a life of 5-7 years. Does this have an EOF for the CO monitor?BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer does not list an end of life for this unit.Will it work on an Iphone instead of an iPad?BEST ANSWER: Yes, Foreflight will work on an iPhone and the Sentry will provide data.Can I use this item in Slovenia ( Europa )?BEST ANSWER: It would be used only as a GPS. You would notWill the sentry pick up lightning and echo tops?BEST ANSWER: It will when products are broadcast over the ads-b system.Do I need the foreflight synthetic vision for backup-attitude, or is (pure) attitude provided in the basic foreflight package?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you should be able to use the AHRS without the Synthetic vision.Do I need wifi plus cellular on my iPad for full functionality?BEST ANSWER: No, just the WiFi is required.Can it be connected to Android devices?BEST ANSWER: No, the Sentry is an IOS exclusive product.Does it work with other EFB's besides Foreflight?BEST ANSWER: No it does not.Will this unit function normally in flight while charging? Such as forgetting to charge before a flight and don’t have time to charge prior to departure.BEST ANSWER: It will fully function and operate while being charged, just tested this out in flight recently.Can I used with my iPad?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it works with the iPad and ForeFlight.Will the Stratus 3 or Sentry work with heated windows on corporate aircraft?ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: The heated windows present a problem for the reception with both units, although in most cases they will work. For particularly thick windsheilds (Learjets, for example) an external antenna may be required. The Stratus includes ports for an external GPS and ADS-B antenna, while Sentry does not. I would recommend the Stratus if you're concerned about it.Does anyone know if this unit also receives and shows air traffic as part of its presentation?BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a dual band (1090 and 978 MHz) receiver, so it will receive ADS-B traffic. Note that this can be limited unless your airplane has ADS-B Out. Details in this article: https://ipadpilotnews.com/2016/01/ads-b-traffic-101-2/Hi. I am not sure if I understood it correctly. Is it portable datalink or does it only store the weather information downloaded on the ground? Than it would be useless... Maybe the stupid question from me. However, if it is a portable datalink, which downloads the weather information dirung the flight and than shares with your iPad, does it work also in Europe? How old can be the frames maximum? Ive heart that sometime datalink shares even 20 minutes old weather information which makes it pretty useless in changing weather. How is downloading of the data charged? Thank you for answers.BEST ANSWER: This receiver is an ADS-B receiver. The weather information is broadcast from ground stations here in the US. The weather received is between 5-7 minutes old. The data is not downloaded. When received by the receiver it is sent via a WiFi signal to the iPad to be displayed on Foreflight.Can/will you ship the Foreflight Sentry (with lithium battery) to Alaska?BEST ANSWER: Yes, we can send it via UPS. We can not send it via the Postal system.Will the AHRS in this device work with the AHRS app for an iPhone 6s without Foreflight?BEST ANSWER: No, the Stratus app will not work with this device.Can this unit be operated while being charged in the cock pit?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be charged in the cockpit.Do you have a payment plan?BEST ANSWER: You can choose a payment plan when paying with PayPal at checkout.Does the Sentry have the "Smart Wi-Fi" feature like the Status 3? "Smart WiFi - use your iPad’s LTE connection while connected to Stratus 3"BEST ANSWER: "Smart Wi-Fi" feature will available in the future app update.Who makes the unit?BEST ANSWER: uAvionix makes it for ForeFlight.What's the difference between Sentry and Stratus 3? Which is better?BEST ANSWER: Reply | Flag for CS | Optout | Go to Answer | Edit | Attach itemsThe Sentry has no external antenna connections, a longer battery life of 12 hours and a CO detector. The Stratus 3 has flight data recording, external antenna connections, and is capable of working with apps other than Foreflight.Does it have flight recording capability as with the Stratus?BEST ANSWER: No, it does not.Does the unit have to be upright for proper operation..or can it be placed on the glare shield ?BEST ANSWER: Sentry can sit flat on the dash or suction cupped to a side window.
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