ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B Receiver

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ADS-B receiver with CO detector

Sentry is a compact, affordable ADS-B receiver specifically made for ForeFlight. In addition to popular features like ADS-B weather and traffic, Sentry also includes a carbon monoxide detector to warn of dangerous conditions in the cockpit. No larger than a deck of cards, Sentry packs long list of features into a small size, but still offers 12 hours of battery life.

Features:

  • Subscription-free weather in flight
  • Dual band ADS-B t...
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ADS-B receiver with CO detector

Sentry is a compact, affordable ADS-B receiver specifically made for ForeFlight. In addition to popular features like ADS-B weather and traffic, Sentry also includes a carbon monoxide detector to warn of dangerous conditions in the cockpit. No larger than a deck of cards, Sentry packs long list of features into a small size, but still offers 12 hours of battery life.

Features:

  • Subscription-free weather in flight
  • Dual band ADS-B traffic
  • Built-in GPS
  • Backup attitude information (AHRS)
  • Carbon monoxide alarm
  • Pressure altitude sensor
  • Weather replay
  • 12-hour battery
  • Connect to ForeFlight via WiFi (5 devices)

Integrated Weather Replay

With onboard memory supporting up to 30 minutes of FIS-B data, Sentry saves animated radar and other weather so data is available as soon as you connect. Turn off your iPad screen and save battery when not in use.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

A first for portable ADS-B receivers, Sentry provides a built-in carbon monoxide sensor and alerting system, with an audio and in-app alert when CO concentration reaches hazardous levels. The LED indicator also provides a visual indication of CO levels.

Synthetic Vision

ForeFlight Synthetic Vision provides a backup glass cockpit on your iPad that can help you stay aware of your position and surroundings in normal and emergency operations. Combined with Sentry, Synthetic Vision provides super responsive pitch and bank in addition to terrain and obstacle depictions. Simple calibration supports mounting Sentry on the left window, dash, or right window.

12 Hour Battery Life

Sentry’s efficient power usage allows 12 hours of continuous operation on a single charge, providing non-stop situational awareness for the long haul. Recharges using included USB-C cable.

Fast & Reliable Mounting with Quick Release

Sentry’s quick release mechanism means you can attach and remove it in under a second. The popular RAM® suction cup mount ensures a long-lasting seal and high heat tolerance so you can leave it in the plane between flights.

Compact Form Factor

If you’ve got room for a deck of cards in your aircraft, you’ve got room for Sentry. Large enough to not get lost under the seat, yet small enough that it doesn’t block your view, and the internal battery makes charging simple and straightforward. Measures 2.25”w x 3.25”l x 1.25”d.

Easy Firmware Updates Through ForeFlight

Updating Sentry’s firmware is a non-issue thanks to fast over-the-air updates through ForeFlight. When an update is available, ForeFlight provides one-tap installation that finishes in seconds.

In the box:

  • Sentry
  • Charging cable (no plug)
  • Suction cup mount
  • Rugged carrying case
  • Quick start guide
 
Note: Requires ForeFlight version 10.2 or higher.
 

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Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Would You Recommend?
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Highly Recommended
Runs cooler than Stratus, faster GPS fix, much better ADS-B reception, smoother AHRS, battery life is as-advertised. Unit is significantly lighter weight than Stratus 2.Seems like documentation is lacking somewhat. A nice manual similar to what is included with the Stratus units seems in order. It doesn't seem like the light sensor does anything relating to the intensity of the LEDs... perhaps this will be fixed/improved in a future firmware update.Included case is of good quality but is obnoxiously large.Seems like the interface between ForeFlight and the unit has been modified (my previous experience is with a Stratus 2). I no longer see the WiFi symbol in the upper left of the iPad display, and I notice significantly better iPad battery life when compared to using the Stratus 2. The data replay feature is also significantly faster than I have previously experienced. Overall, I strongly recommend this product. Money well spent.
August 16, 2018
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Like it a lot !
Smaller compared to the Stratus, but works as well and has the added bonus of CO detection. The ADSB reception was the same if not better compared to the Stratus 2s and the GPS lock was fast. Unit does not get hot and is very easy to mount given the small size. I did not use the suction coup, but a RAM mount claw. Works well and it is easy to mount the RAM "ball" to the Sentry quick release mount.
August 13, 2018
So far so good. Selling my Ststus and Scout
August 10, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works well
Works well right out of the box . Easy setup.
August 9, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
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What’s the difference between this device and stratus 3?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2018
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?
Scott E on Jul 23, 2018
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?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not sure about the GPS or the new frequencies. Will have to check
Can I Use this item in Japan?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2018
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.
Does anyone know if this unit also receives and shows air traffic as part of its presentation?
Richard V on Aug 16, 2018
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.
Martin K on Aug 15, 2018
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.
Is the weather resolution the same as an XM weather unit?
A shopper on Aug 14, 2018
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/will you ship the Foreflight Sentry (with lithium battery) to Alaska?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2018
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?
A shopper on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, the Stratus app will not work with this device.
Can this unit be operated while being charged in the cock pit?
Todd L on Jul 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can be charged in the cockpit.
Do you have a payment plan?
Gautam B on Jul 29, 2018
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"
Russell F on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: "Smart Wi-Fi" feature will available in the future app update.
Who makes the unit?
Ralph H on Jul 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: uAvionix makes it for ForeFlight.
What's the difference between Sentry and Stratus 3? Which is better?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2018
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?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2018
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 ?
Jon H on Jul 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sentry can sit flat on the dash or suction cupped to a side window.
DOES THIS PRODUCT COMES WITH A MOUNT ?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a suction cup mount.
Does this only work with fore flight?
Evert O on Jul 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it only works with ForeFlight.
After 5 hours charging the pwr light is blue not green. This normal?
Neil T on Aug 16, 2018
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