Customer Reviews4.5 / 5.059 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.5 / 5Performance4.5 / 5Ease Of Use4.8 / 5Value4.5 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (43)No (5)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExcellent product with a much smaller footprint then my stratus and no need for an external antennaMay 21, 2019Purchased
1 month agoNot compatible with my Apple iPadI can’t get it to work, I was informed by your technician that I needed 11.2 operating systems.
I guess I’m in the process of ordering me another iPad to get the system to work.May 9, 2019Purchased
1 month agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopOlder iPads can not run the most recent version of Foreflight. You'll need a newer iPad (within the last three to four years) in order to have the processing speed needed for all the advanced features of modern navigational apps.May 14, 2019Doug RDurability4 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value2 / 5Would You Recommend?NoNot reliable for GPS receptionWhen it works it is very useful. Unfortunately it loses the GPS and/or ADS-B connection frequently so if you are depending on it for navigation and approaches with Foreflight on an iPad (I use an 11" iPad Pro) you should have a backup such as a paper sectional. Other times the AHRS stopped working then began working sometime later.
I use it in a Piper 140/160 placed on the left side window and I would say that it loses functionality about 30% of the time. Clearly its internal antennas cannot compensate for aircrafted mounted external antennas.May 1, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesIt’s like having a bodyguard in the airBest combination in one device for a killer price.
Works like a charm. Sees traffic more than 100 nm away in my case. CO warning + GPS + ADS B In = brilliant. Battery life is really good.April 27, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesThe way to goWorks better than I expected. A friend has one of the other ADV-Bs that cost a lot more, but does not perform as well.April 23, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat productVery easy to setup and start using with foreflight. Only have used it a couple of times but picked up other ads-b traffic when I did
Battery appears to last 12 hrs as advertised. Charged once when I got it and have not touched it since.April 22, 2019Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value1 / 5Would You Recommend?NoConnection Issues, BewareI have had the Sentry for over 6 months now. Although its firmware is updated, it consistently disconnects from the iPad, iPhone, etc. As an instrument student, this becomes annoying when utilizing approach charts and such with gps overlay. I'm there one moment, gone the next. Another CFII that works where I am taking my training is having the same issues as I am and he is on his second Sentry. I would pay a few extra for the Stratus if I could do it all over again. Now, just trying to get someone to get it fixed or send me a fixed one.
I do not recommend this, it is too expensive to be the unreliable.April 20, 2019Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat performance for valueI have had this for two months, and flown IFR in the Houston Class B, DFW Class B, Tulsa and some remote areas in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. It has performed well and accurately paired with my IPAD Mini in my Bonanza. I actually saw potential traffic alerts including military before ATC notified me. I do have ADS-B out installed on the Bonanza.April 12, 2019Would You Recommend?YesDoes everything as advertised. Works great with my iPad mini 4.April 11, 2019Purchased
2 months agoPerformance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesExpensive but worth it.Just got it and only an hour and a half of actual use. Therefore, I can't give a value for durability or reliability. Give me a year.
The unit is dead simple to turn on and use with my iPad Mini 4. The motion sensors it uses for a reference platform work so well, they don't seem to drift at all.April 8, 2019Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 46 questions Browse 46 questions and 53 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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Is it overkill having this if you fly a G1000 equipped aircraft?BEST ANSWER: Not at all, it will provide you with a backup.Does it come with a mounting device like a suction cup?BEST ANSWER: Yes, this included the suction cup.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.
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