Customer Reviews4.7 / 5.039 ReviewsDurability4.9 / 5Reliability4.8 / 5Performance4.8 / 5Ease Of Use4.9 / 5Value4.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (34)No (2)Durability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI bought sentry mini just for that little bit of extra security of wanting to know what’s up there with me and I was amazed to see what I haven’t seen before there were lots of other planes relatively close to me that I had never seen before....love it
Thanks Richard WaltmanJune 24, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove the SentryIt works great! Love how it saves the weather so I don’t have to have my iPad open all the time. It’s a lot faster and works better than my Scout.June 23, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorks amazingly well, I had my iPhone ForeFlight connected from TJSJ to KVNY great GPS and ADSB backup to have.June 11, 2020Purchased
1 month agoWould You Recommend?YesSentry MiniDoes just as advertised and easily mounted out of the way in the cockpit. Highly recommend if you're on a budget!June 4, 2020Purchased
1 month agoReliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesSimple to set up and use. It's perfect for my Cessna 150 and ipad Mini.May 28, 2020Purchased
1 month agoDurability4 / 5Reliability4 / 5Performance4 / 5Ease Of Use4 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesVery goodThe mini works fine, however the full size version has an internal battery and has the carbon monoxide sensor, but aside from that, the results are identical.May 14, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability3 / 5Performance3 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value4 / 5Would You Recommend?YesI don’t recall any documentation stating the Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver was not supported on iPad 1-4.
It does work on newer iOS products but if you don’t have an iPad Pro it will not provide the data needed.May 13, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesLove itGreat for safety. Works well with my ipad on Foreflight. Love being able to see other aircraft on the screen BEFORE I can see them in my scan. A must-have for VFR pilots at this price.May 13, 2020Purchased
9 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesGreat ADS-B ProductAlmost no setup needed. The suction cup mount worked great. Wifi linkup with iPad was instant. Got immediate green GPS and our local tower while on the ground on ADS-B, and got multiple towers just a few hundred feet in the air. Great product at a great price!May 9, 2020Purchased
2 months agoDurability5 / 5Reliability5 / 5Performance5 / 5Ease Of Use5 / 5Value5 / 5Would You Recommend?YesWorks PerfectThis works seamlessly with the Ipad Mini. No issues at all with it's reception or performance. Simple is good. No battery which is one less thing to worry about with one caveat, I have the Flight Gear 20K power pack for backup and found that the Mini powers down if anything is plugged into the Flight Gear power pack other than it. So don't expect to run your Ipad and Sentry off the power pack at the same time. (either or) I don't know if it's a Flight Gear or Fore-flight issue but I suspect it's the Flight Gear as it will supply power to other multiple accessories. I think the USB-C (great connection) is the problem for the power pack while being charged by another source but haven't confirmed it.. Love the Sentry Mini.May 9, 2020Purchased
3 months ago
- Question and Answer
Browse 59 questions Browse 59 questions and 59 answersAre there any feature/function comparisons with the Stratus 2S and 3?ForeFlight Sentry Mini 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.Battery included?BEST ANSWER: The mini does not have an internal battery.Will this support Android and Windows devices?BEST ANSWER: No, it is Foreflight only.does the gps work in europe?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the GPS will work in Europe.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?BEST ANSWER: It needs a clear view of the sky. You can try the instrument panel mount and see if that will work.Max altitude?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?BEST ANSWER: It will work as a GPS 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?BEST ANSWER: The mini has no battery so you have to provide power and it does not provide the AHARS.Does it work with Wifi only IPad 10?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does.Will this unit blue tooth connect to Garmin 796? I'm guessing not from your previous answers. Thanks.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?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?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?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 ?BEST ANSWER: This is an ADS-B "in" device and does not meet the 2020 requirement.Does it satisfy the adsb mandate ?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?BEST ANSWER: The device will connect to up to five devices.Does your iPad or the mini sentry provide the WiFi connection?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?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?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?BEST ANSWER: No, the weather is broadcast via ADS-B towers.Can I use ADS-B receiver in Japan?BEST ANSWER: You can only use it as a GPS. You will not receive weather or traffic.Can it works in Kenya with Skydemon?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?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??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?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 ?BEST ANSWER: No, this unit will only work with ForeflightDo 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,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?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?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work without a data plan on the iPad.How do i subscribe to weather?BEST ANSWER: No subscription required. Weather is broadcast from ground towers.
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