ForeFlight Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver

Made for ForeFlight

$299.00

Compact, affordable weather receiver for ForeFlight

The easiest and most affordable way to fly with subscription-free weather, Sentry Mini weighs less than 2 ounces but still delivers all the essential features for cross country flying. You’ll see complete FIS-B weather data in ForeFlight, from radar and lightning to METARs and TFRs. Dual-band traffic helps you track nearby aircraft, and the built-in GPS drives moving map navigation with terrain alerts. Available at an incredible price...

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Compact, affordable weather receiver for ForeFlight

The easiest and most affordable way to fly with subscription-free weather, Sentry Mini weighs less than 2 ounces but still delivers all the essential features for cross country flying. You’ll see complete FIS-B weather data in ForeFlight, from radar and lightning to METARs and TFRs. Dual-band traffic helps you track nearby aircraft, and the built-in GPS drives moving map navigation with terrain alerts. Available at an incredible price, Sentry Mini can be plugged into a cigarette lighter charger or a portable battery pack for all-day performance.

Features:

  • Subscription-free weather in flight
  • Dual band ADS-B traffic
  • Built-in GPS
  • Weather replay
  • Connect to ForeFlight via WiFi (up to 5 devices)
  • Easy firmware updates with ForeFlight

Integrated Weather Replay

With onboard memory supporting up to 30 minutes of FIS-B data, Sentry and Sentry Mini save 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; when you turn it back on, you’ll receive a burst of weather data so you’re up to date. 

Fast and 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.

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.

Incredibly small size

Sentry Mini measures just 2.25”w x 3.25”h x 0.25”d and weighs only 1.5 oz. Perfect for any airplane, it can be mounted out of the way and fits in your pocket after you land.
 

Includes:

  • Sentry Mini
  • USB-C charging cable (no plug)
  • Suction cup mount
  • Carrying case
  • Quick start guide
 
NOTE: Sentry Mini does not include an AHRS for backup attitude or a battery. To power Sentry, use a USB plug or a portable battery pack.

Looking for the Manual? Download it here. 

John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Reviews
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Would You Recommend?
Yes (19)
No (2)
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Would You Recommend?
Yes
Doesn't specify the amp rating but a 10Ah battery lasts quiet a long time from what I can tell. This is a great tool for any pilot who wants situational awareness in any plane.
January 23, 2020
Purchased
2 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Mini works
Works great, but my old I-Pad would not work with the mini. I needed to buy an upgraded I-Pad to connect with the mini. This was my fault, I should have looked at required specifications. Except for that I-Pad problem, it works as advertised. It is great for new pilots starting out on planes without a glass cockpits. I would recommend a good lithium battery with
January 5, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Would You Recommend?
No
Not recommended with current description.
At this time it,s not working and support has been contacted to find out why.
January 3, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Response from Sporty's Pilot Shop
Please contact me directly so that I may assist you. My name is Eric and I can be reached at 513.735.9100 ext 316.
January 3, 2020
Eric C
Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Provides great weather and traffic input!
December 25, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great for Private Pilots flying multiple aircraft!
It was easy to setup and came with a nice RAM suction cup mount. As a Private Pilot I like the consistency of having my own setup since I fly a variety of different aircraft. The Sentry Mini and ForeFlight allows me to have a high degree of situational awareness whether I'm flying a Cessna 152 or a G1000 equipped DA-40. This is a great addition to a Private Pilots flight bag!
December 17, 2019
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1 month ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Durability it looks Good but too son to tell. I just used it once
December 16, 2019
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1 month ago
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Sentry Mini
This thing actually works, money well spent. And smaller than I thought, the ram mount is a very very nice addition. Once it’s mounted, which is too easy, it’s not going anywhere. If it does, start praying because you’re in something you don’t want to be in
December 14, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Great piece of equipment. As a new pilot it helps relieve that added layer of stress.
December 11, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
1 / 5
Value
1 / 5
Would You Recommend?
No
Way to complicated and complex for what I need or want.
Way to much capability for me. Way too many things to learn. I am a VFR flyer only. Primarily from point A to point B. Still trying to figure it out for my use.
December 3, 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
The Sentry Mini is a great little unit.
Very nice bit of technology. Locks on to satellites quickly and doesn’t seem to be affected by placement or things that might be blocking some of the sky. When first unboxing and testing before using in the aircraft it was able to get a GPS lock, traffic and weather while it was stuck on a window in my house. The closest tower is 5+ miles away which is blocked by a hill and the majority of my house. Sentry reported “marginal” in yellow but still showed area weather and an imbedded cell about about a mile away and 1 meter accuracy using ForeFlight. The AOPA (donation promo) battery powers it for hours. Very nice if you don’t need all the extra functions of the big brother. It seemed to fire up and display traffic faster and at the correct height while using ForeFlight. A friends DUAL had an altitude error with ForeFlight. The DUAL app was causing the ADS-B altitude error. Even works stuck to the window in my car. LOL
November 6, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Question and Answer
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Battery included?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The mini does not have an internal battery.
Are there any feature/function comparisons with the Stratus 2S and 3?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2019
ForeFlight Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver
ForeFlight Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver
Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver
Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver
ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B Receiver
ForeFlight Sentry ADS-B Receiver
BEST 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.
does the gps work in europe?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the GPS will work in Europe.
Max altitude?
A shopper on Jul 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No max altitude listed. We have used it up in the flight levels.
Will this device work (weather) in Central America, Guatemala to be more specific?
A shopper on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will work as a GPS only.
Will this support Android and Windows devices?
USTEK I on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it is Foreflight only.
I own the previous Sentry, but like the smaller size of the mini. Are there any disadvantages, like e.g. less battery endurance or less signal reception range?
Cyrill W on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The mini has no battery so you have to provide power and it does not provide the AHARS.
Will this unit blue tooth connect to Garmin 796? I'm guessing not from your previous answers. Thanks.
Howard B on Dec 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No it will not. It makes a WIFI connection to an iPad running Foreflight only.
Being a device with internal GPS, is there any function that this one is lacking compared to Dual Electronics GPS - XGPS150A?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The XGPS150 only provides GPS. The sentry mini provides a WAAS GPS, Weather and Traffic to Foreflight.
Will this receiver work with, FlyQ or WingX?
A shopper on Nov 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will not it is a Foreflight only device. The Stratus 3 will work the FlyQ and Wingx when in open ADS-B mode.
How well does it work in a low wing airplane?
A shopper on Nov 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Very well, the wing does not interfere with the reception.
I have a Light Sport and this may be all I need. Does this device meet the 2020 requirements for ABS- B out ?
A shopper on Nov 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is an ADS-B "in" device and does not meet the 2020 requirement.
Does it satisfy the adsb mandate ?
A shopper on Oct 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, this is ADS-B in. The mandate requires ADS-B out.
How many devices can I connect to the sentry mini at one time?
Thomas D on Oct 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The device will connect to up to five devices.
Does the unit need to be mounted "in clear sight" of the sky? Will it work OK if I keep it mounted to my instrument panel to protect from direct sunlight?
JimmyZ on Oct 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It needs a clear view of the sky. You can try the instrument panel mount and see if that will work.
Does your iPad or the mini sentry provide the WiFi connection?
A shopper on Sep 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Mini Sentry Produces a WiFi connection to the iPad. It does NOT provide internet access.
Does the Sentry mini rely on an ADS-B out unit for any of its functionality?
John E on Sep 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, the Sentry Mini receives information from the ground towers and airborne aircraft.
How close or how far away do the Sentry Mini and ipad with Foreflight need to be? What is the farthest these two units can be from each other?
John E on Sep 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Wifi sign can reach about 30 feet. Watch the wifi signal strength meter on the iPad to determine if the signal is fading.
ADS-B doesn’t work in Canada, will the weather?
Tanner D on Aug 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, the weather is broadcast via ADS-B towers.
Can I use ADS-B receiver in Japan?
Masanori D on Aug 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can only use it as a GPS. You will not receive weather or traffic.
Can it works in Kenya with Skydemon?
North on Aug 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, the Sentry and Sentry Mini only works with Foreflight.
I fly in Australia. I use OZ-Runways EFB. Can I use this ADSB?
A shopper on Aug 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will act as a GPS.
Hello I’m interstate to buy this ads but I’m from Colombia and need to know if it gonna works here in Colombia??
A shopper on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it will not work in Columbia for ADS-B. It will function as a GPS.
Does the sentry comply with ADS-B compliance?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, ADS-B compliance requires an installed ADS-B out unit. This is an ADS-B in receiver.
Will this work with my ifly 720 ?
David on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, this unit will only work with Foreflight
Do the Sentry regular size or Mini have external GPS or ADS-B antenna connections. If not, how well do they work as to reception in areas with a low number of ADS-B antennas or if away from a window to see satellites? Do these Sentry units get hot as do the Stratus 2 and 3 models? Thanks,
F M on Aug 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, there is not an external attachment for either Sentry for an external GPS or ADS-B connections.
Reception is base on altitude and number of towers you are receiving from.
How much power does it draw?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 250 ma per hour.
Would sentry mini work with a WiFi only iPad, or do you need at Data plan enabled iPad?
A shopper on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work without a data plan on the iPad.
How do i subscribe to weather?
Juan M on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No subscription required. Weather is broadcast from ground towers.
Is the mini sentry compatible with the stratus 2S?
Anthony B on Jul 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what you mean by compatible. The Mini Sentry is an ADS-B receiver that provides a WAAS GPS and ADS-B data. The Stratus provides the same information and more.
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