4.0 / 5.032 ReviewsDurability3.9 / 5Reliability3.9 / 5Performance4.2 / 5Ease Of Use4.6 / 5Value4.3 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (23)No (2)Durability4 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesScout reviewI 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.
Will tell.May 20, 2019Purchased
2 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Works well, even when it says poor coverage it gives me targets. Simple to use and priced right.May 13, 2019Purchased
3 weeks agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Handy, 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, 2019Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?NoInstructions 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, 2019Purchased
1 month agoDurability2 / 5Reliability2 / 5Performance2 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value3 / 5Would You Recommend?No1st one already broke but replaced under warrantyThe 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, 2018Purchased
1 year agoAugust 24, 2018Purchased
9 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI WILL give it a second chanceUsed 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, 2018Purchased
9 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesPacks a good punchNo 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, 2018Purchased
10 months agoNo help from ForeFlightI was unable to get the Scout to connect with my iPad Air. The Scout showed up in my “Choose a Network “ queue, but when I selected it and it moved to the top field on the WiFi page it said “ Unsecured Network” in an amber color and “No Supported Devices Connected” in the “More-Devices” section of ForeFlight. I sent an email to to Customer Support at ForeFlight and received a reply that said “registration was not required to use Scout on the iPad”. This answer had nothing at all to do with the problem I was having. It took four days via email to to ForeFlight’s customer service department to get no help at all ( I’m still a big fan of ForeFlight, but their customer service is horrible. This is the second time I’ve had zero help from that department). I called Sporty’s and got to talk with a real person. He determined in ten minutes that the unit was defective and should be returned.July 23, 2018Purchased
10 months agoDurability1 / 5Reliability1 / 5Performance1 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value1 / 5DisappointedWhile on a basic 100 nm in Northern CA VFR flight the Scout lost connection multiple times - I thought that the device would have been better since we were less then 7500 AGL the entire flight in a very highly congested area called Silicon Valley where we have the best internet systems on the planet !!July 12, 2018Purchased
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- Question and Answer
Browse 15 questions Browse 15 questions and 19 answersHow long will the Scout run on the 1500ma Holiday battery pack?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.What battery pack will be included in the Holiday special?BEST ANSWER: A 1500ma battery pack is included.Does Scout only work with Foreflight or will it work with other EFBs as well? Specifically Jepp FD-Pro or FlightPlan Go?BEST ANSWER: The Scout device is only compatible with ForeFlight.Does the Scout (with Limited ADS-B traffic) satisfy the 1-1-2020 requirements, or do I need to buy a Transponder with WAAS?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"?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.Will it work with any tablet, or do you have to have an ipad?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"?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?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.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?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Scout will work on your iPhone and ForeFlight.hello this receiver works with garmin pilot?BEST ANSWER: This is not compatible with the Garmin Pilot app.Can this be used with FltPlan go app?????????????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?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?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 ?BEST ANSWER: The Scout does not need to be configured.
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