4.6 / 5.076 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.6 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (58)No (5)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yesgreat buywe fly a piper meridian. unit works great and just as good as the stratus if you only use foreflight. plus a couple hundred dollars cheaper and longer battery life. I have had it for a few weeks now, and i find it is a great addition to our advanced avionics suite. We were flying in the northwest around the Rockies and having the synthetic vision as a back up for terrain avoidance was a great peace of mind. The only trouble i have had was the units ahrs disconnected a couple of times but only for a few seconds the map/gps has been rock solid. other than that everything is great. I would recommend this to anyone especially someone operating older avionics at lower altitudes.November 18, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNovember 17, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?YesEgregiously expensive, but a great devicePaying $500.00 for an $85 dollar device is incredibly annoying, BUT it is a great device and over priced toys are the name of the aviation industry game. The Sentry adds a layer of safety to your flight and makes navigation much easier. The AHRS could use some work as it tends to not be the most accurate thing in the world, but if you're buying this device solely to be a backup instrument you may want to reevaluate some priorities anyway.November 12, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGood productHave used it a couple of times now. I fly corporate jets most of the time with older avionics. The iPad and ForeFlight have always been a great asset to the trips. The additional information provided to ForeFlight by the Sentry ADS-B adds to the usefulness. Upgrading to Performance Plus and the Sentry gives me beyond excellent situational awareness. With the suction cup mount, it is attached out of the way and stays put regardless of turbulence.
I highly recommend this product. I chose it over the cheaper “DIY” ADS-B units as it does not have antennas which can be forgotten, lost or broken, same fore the battery. It is cheaper than the Stratus I have seen and wanted for years, and it performs just as well, along with being out of the way, more secure and longer battery life.November 10, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesNovember 3, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5It works perfectly with my iPad Mini and uAvionix tailbeacon.October 26, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesA great step up according to my CFI.I'm a student pilot and my CFI was using a Scout for his ADS-B. We began using my Sentry and he immediately noticed how it got better reception. He could see planes on the ground taxiing his Scout wasn't always picking up. I can't attest to this but I took his word for it. He's now in the market to sell his Scout and order up a Sentry.October 23, 2019Purchased
1 month agoEase Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesInitial impression: excellent!It worked perfectly, right out of the box! My initial impression is that it is an excellent product.October 18, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat unit, but IPad hard to readThe only negative thing I can say really has nothing to do with the Sentry unit. It works very well with Foreflight. The only thing negative to say has to do with the difficulty in reading an iPad in bright sunlight. It would seem that someone could develop a screen that is readable in bright sunlight and at a reasonable price.September 10, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat option for ADS-BFantastic device for the price, does everything I need it to with ForeflightSeptember 2, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 53 questions Browse 53 questions and 60 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: Yes it does both GPS (WAAS) and GLONASS.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.After 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.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 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.Are there any feature/function comparisons with the Stratus 2S and 3?ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: Stratus 3, 8-hour battery, GPS, ADS-B in and AHARS
Sentry 12-hour battery, GPS, ADS-B in and AHARS
Sentry mini must provide a power source, Provides GPS and ADS-B in.Are there any altitude or line of sight limitations for using Sentry?BEST ANSWER: Like all ADS-B receivers, you'll need to be in flight to get reception most of the time. Coverage is quite good above about 1500 ft. AGL, but like VOR the reception does depend on line of sight.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.DOES THIS PRODUCT COMES WITH A MOUNT ?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it has a suction cup mount.Does this only work with fore flight?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it only works with ForeFlight.Does it have flight recording capability as with the Stratus?BEST ANSWER: It is possible but I have not heard of any mention of that either. Please watch our website.Does Sentry auto connect to IOS WIFI and ForeFlight?BEST ANSWER: Yes, After you connect it the first time the iPad will remember the device and connect.Will this unit work with the WingX program ?BEST ANSWER: Sentry does not work with WingX. The Stratus 3 is open ADS-B mode works with the WingX program.This have a temperature limitation?BEST ANSWER: We are currently out of stock of this product so I can not check the manual. I believe it is about 150 degrees that it will shut down. At approximately 115 degrees it will not charge.I lose wifi all the time when I fly? Does anyone else lose wifi when crossing borders or going past 10500BEST ANSWER: I was having the same problem with my Sentry. I called the manufacturer directly and spoke with their technical support. I was advised that my device required a firmware update to resolve the issue. That seems to have corrected the problem. Good luck!Had an issue with a new Sentry. Received it and connected to iPad and all good. Worked fine and saw SW flight flying overhead. Plugged in iPad charger overnight and blue light was on and then off in the morning so fully charged. Took it to the aircraft and problems. First, I pressed the power button to turn on and all good, but it would not shut down. Pushed and pushed and nothing. Also, while it connected to the same iPad yesterday, today nothing. I contacted FF and one of the techs suggested that I could have overcharged and messed up the BMS...battery management system. I used my normal Apple iPad usb charging block. Does this sound possible or did I just get a bad unit? Anyone know what the specific charging voltage should be. I thought USB C’s were 3 volts, but not sure. ThanksBEST ANSWER: Sounds as if the unit is defective. Please return it to us.Have heard with multiple reports that the Sentry reception is not as good as the Stratus. Has that improved over the last year or is the Stratus still better?BEST ANSWER: The reception is about the same for the units. Stratus may pick up and additional tower or two but that does not affect the information that is being received. ADS-B requires only one tower.Trying to find a Father’s Day/Birthday gift. My husband has an iPad with weather info and airport info and maps. Is this the same thing? What is an ADS B Receiver? ThanksBEST ANSWER: This is a receiver that when airborne will provide free weather and traffic information to the iPad's software. This unit works exclusively with Foreflight.How can I get a duplicate ram mount for Sentry. I have misplaced mine?BEST ANSWER: Which part do you need to replace?Can I Use this item in Europe : France and Switzerland ?BEST ANSWER: The Sentry will perform ONLY as a GPS, AHRS and CO detector. ADS-B weather is not available outside the US.I own a Stratux, is it worth it to upgrade to this or is it an upgrade at all. I find the Stratux software does everything fine, what does this do better?ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B ReceiverBEST ANSWER: The items provide the same ADS-B input.Will the ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B receiver work on a iPad Air 2?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will.Will it fully function in the USVI and/or Puerto Rico?BEST ANSWER: I would be fully functional in Puerto Rico. There is no coverage in the USVI.Can i see traffic’s detail such as, groundspeed, callsign or another with sentry?BEST ANSWER: Yes, you will see track, altitude and N number if the traffic is ADS-B Out equipped.Does Sentry require WiFi to operate.?BEST ANSWER: Sentry will create a WiFi signal to the iPad/iPhone. It does not provide internet access.I use foreflight on my IPad Pro. What will my screen look like when I am receiving surrounding traffic ?BEST ANSWER: It will have a blue triangle that represents an aircraft.What Bluetooth code should be used to pair with ipad?BEST ANSWER: Sentry does not connect to the iPad via Bluetooth. The Sentry use a wifi signalIs the GPS WAAS or GLONASS?BEST ANSWER: It is a WAAS GPS and also GLONASS.
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