Scout ADS-B Receiver (With Free Battery Pack)

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$199.00
$199.00

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Product ID: 6599A

The smallest, least expensive way to add weather to ForeFlight

Datalink weather from the FAA’s ADS-B system is changing the way pilots fly, with subscription-free radar, METARS, TAFs, TFRs, and more. Now it’s easier than ever to add this potentially lifesaving technology to your iPad, with Scout. It measures less than 4” tall and weighs less than an ounce, but receives both 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies and connects to ForeFlight via WiFi. At only $199, Scout is a reliable and a...

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The smallest, least expensive way to add weather to ForeFlight

Datalink weather from the FAA’s ADS-B system is changing the way pilots fly, with subscription-free radar, METARS, TAFs, TFRs, and more. Now it’s easier than ever to add this potentially lifesaving technology to your iPad, with Scout. It measures less than 4” tall and weighs less than an ounce, but receives both 978 MHz and 1090 MHz frequencies and connects to ForeFlight via WiFi. At only $199, Scout is a reliable and affordable upgrade to your electronic flight bag.

Features:

  • Subscription-free ADS-B weather, including radar, METARs, TAFs, PIREPs, AIRMETs, TFRs and more
  • Dual band receiver (978 MHz and 1090 MHz) delivers traffic to your iPad
  • Built-in WiFi allows for wireless connection to multiple devices in one cockpit
  • Measures only 3.35” x 0.84” x 0.34” and weighs 17 grams
  • Transfer flight plans to your co-pilot's iPad using ForeFlight’s cockpit sharing feature
  • Easy firmware upgrades, delivered through ForeFlight Mobile
  • Comes fully assembled – just plug in and go flying

Includes suction cups for mounting on side window, USB power cable, and carrying case.

 

Notes:

  • Does not include GPS – requires internal iPad GPS or external Bluetooth GPS for position
  • Does not include internal battery – connect to USB charger or external battery for power
  • As with any portable ADS-B receiver, traffic will be limited unless your airplane has ADS-B Out installed in the panel

Learn more about ADS-B traffic in this blog post.

Read these tips to get the most out of ADS-B traffic in ForeFlight.

 

John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
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3.9 / 5
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3.9 / 5
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4.6 / 5
Value
4.3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (25)
No (2)
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Inexpensive ADS-B Receiver
The Scout is one of those rare products that does what was advertised. Perfect if you are looking for a low cost way to get ADS-B In information.
June 19, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Foreflight Scout
Works very well with my gen 4 iPad. I actually got targets in my office at work.
Sportys supplied a very nice battery.
Pretty much plug and play. Make sure it is turned on in Foreflight and your ready to go.
June 17, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Scout review
I recently bought the scout. Very nice and small. Unfortunately I had only a few occasions to use it because most of the airplanes I fly have ADS-B. When used, it has work amazingly so far.
The only problem I see in the future is that I fly 6 or different airplanes and connecting and disconnecting the cable to relocate between a/c will become an issue or it will eventually damage the connectors.
Time
Will tell.
May 20, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Works well, even when it says poor coverage it gives me targets. Simple to use and priced right.
May 13, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Handy, small, easy to connect.
Easy to use. Get hot to the touch though. Battery pack included was enough for about three hours of flight.
May 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Would You Recommend?
No
Instructions were relatively easy, my Ipad Mini (4) wifi'd to unit easily, but it never worked when airborne. I will be returning this.
Also, it would be nice if it gave you some indication on the ground that it was working or not.
May 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Durability
2 / 5
Reliability
2 / 5
Performance
2 / 5
Ease Of Use
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
1st one already broke but replaced under warranty
The scout has a very specific function that fills in a "niche" if you dont need a Sentry or Stratus. When it works its pretty good, not impressive range but it does start picking up towers on climbout. The jury is still out on whether to stay with the Scout or try the Sentry. The Stratus 3 is cool but cost too much IMHO.
November 15, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
It rocks.
August 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
1 / 5
Reliability
1 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I WILL give it a second chance
Used for one flight, 2 hours and the unit disconnected from Foreflight. Next was lights out....all of them. Just got a return tag to send back for a replacement. I will judge after I give #2 unit a run. I like the size, the price and it did a great job for the 2 hours. No real big deal...it is electronics and they are fragile.
August 17, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Packs a good punch
No major complaints with the Scout thus far. Sometimes it takes a restart of ForeFlight to get the thing to show traffic on the maps page but then it's usually good from that point on. Still plenty of aircraft out there lacking ADS-B so it's still eyes outside! The included "free" battery lasts 1.5 days of full flying which is pretty good but it would be nice if there was a way to secure it to the window along with the Scout.
July 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Question and Answer
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How long will the Scout run on the 1500ma Holiday battery pack?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had my scout set up to the 1500ma battery in my home and had it connected to my i pad and it lasted for about 7.5 hours. it will probably vary when you actually fly with it and its recieving ADS-B information.
Does Scout only work with Foreflight or will it work with other EFBs as well? Specifically Jepp FD-Pro or FlightPlan Go?
Tony C on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Scout device is only compatible with ForeFlight.
What battery pack will be included in the Holiday special?
A shopper on Nov 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: A 1500ma battery pack is included.
Does the Scout (with Limited ADS-B traffic) satisfy the 1-1-2020 requirements, or do I need to buy a Transponder with WAAS?
Donald on Nov 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it does not - this is portable ADS-B In only. For 2020 you'll need an installed ADS-B Out system, like the Stratus ESG or the Garmin GTX 335.
What exactly does it mean when it says the scout's "ADS-B traffic will be limited unless your airplane has ADS-B Out installed in the panel"?
Andrew F on Nov 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: ADS-B traffic is limited because of how the information is requested. When equipped with ADS-B out your transponder request traffic. If you are not ADS-B out equipped then traffic is limited by who is close to you and who requested the traffic. We have videos of how ads-b traffic works please go to www.ipadpilotnews.com and search the videos.
I have a iPad mini, with foreflight and scout will I see my position?
Larry Z on Jul 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If the iPad is an LTE model you will see your position. Otherwise, you will need a GPS source to see your position. The Scout does not have a built-in GSP.
Will it work with any tablet, or do you have to have an ipad?
Brandon on May 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will only work with ForeFlight, and right now that app only works on iPad/iPhone.
I ordered it but it says on back order. Any idea how long and why everywhere this device is "on back order"?
MattyCFI on Dec 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: We expect to ship on December 11th, 2018. This date is supplied to us from the manufacturer and is subject to change.
Do you ship Scout to Canada?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but this device does not work outside the US.
Bought it! Wow! A true "plug and play!" but... Aircraft targets are referenced to? Relative altitude? Relative to what? I noticed "-284," "-87," "-15," etc... Not exactly sure how to interpret this. I am ADS-B "in" compliant.
Steve A on Apr 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The traffic is relative to your aircraft, a -15 would mean the target is 1500 below your altitude.
A +15 would mean the target is 1500 above your altitude.
Will the Scout work w/ ForeFlight on my iPhone?
Steve A on Mar 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Scout will work on your iPhone and ForeFlight.
hello this receiver works with garmin pilot?
A shopper on Mar 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is not compatible with the Garmin Pilot app.
Can this be used with FltPlan go app?????????????
A shopper on Dec 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Scout is exclusively used for ForeFlight.
Do I need a foreflight subscription to use this or will it work with the free version?
wildflyer on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will work with the free version until the 30-day free trial is up.
Is it true that this would not have an artificial horizon on the Ipad as with the Stratus?
Phil J on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Correct - there is no GPS or AHRS in Scout, so there is no artificial horizon in ForeFlight. The synthetic vision display in ForeFlight will show basic terrain and obstacle information if your iPad has a GPS built in (the LTE models do). If your iPad does not have a GPS built in, you will need to add one since Scout does not provide this information.
What is the website to configure Scout with Foreflight ?
A shopper on Nov 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Scout does not need to be configured.
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