ForeFlight Sentry Mini ADS-B Receiver

Sentry Special! Ends 7.15
Made for ForeFlight

$299.00

Sentry special!

Buy a Sentry or Sentry Mini ADS-B receiver AND a tailBeacon or skyBeacon ADS-B Out transmitter and save! $150 Visa gift card with purchase of Sentry and $100 Visa gift card with purchase of Sentry Mini. Details and rebate form here: https://uavionix.com/rebates/beacon-sentry-rebate/



NOTE: valid on purchases between 4/1/20 and 7/15/20.

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Sentry special!
Buy a Sentry or Sentry Mini ADS-B receiver AND a tailBeacon or skyBeacon ADS-B Out transmitter and save! $150 Visa gift card with purchase of Sentry and $100 Visa gift card with purchase of Sentry Mini. Details and rebate form here: https://uavionix.com/rebates/beacon-sentry-rebate/

NOTE: valid on purchases between 4/1/20 and 7/15/20.

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.

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John Zimmerman

Vice President, Catalog Division—Sporty’s Pilot Shop

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Reviews
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4.7 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes (34)
No (2)
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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
I 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 Waltman
June 24, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Yes
Love the Sentry
It 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, 2020
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Works amazingly well, I had my iPhone ForeFlight connected from TJSJ to KVNY great GPS and ADSB backup to have.
June 11, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Sentry Mini
Does just as advertised and easily mounted out of the way in the cockpit. Highly recommend if you're on a budget!
June 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Simple to set up and use. It's perfect for my Cessna 150 and ipad Mini.
May 28, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Durability
4 / 5
Reliability
4 / 5
Performance
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Yes
Very good
The 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, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
3 / 5
Performance
3 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
I 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, 2020
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
Love it
Great 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, 2020
Purchased
8 months ago
Durability
5 / 5
Reliability
5 / 5
Performance
5 / 5
Ease Of Use
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Would You Recommend?
Yes
Great ADS-B Product
Almost 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, 2020
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
Works Perfect
This 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, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Question and Answer
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Are there any feature/function comparisons with the Stratus 2S and 3?
A shopper on Jul 25, 2019
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Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver
Stratus 3 ADS-B Receiver
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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.
Battery included?
A shopper on Jul 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The mini does not have an internal battery.
Will this support Android and Windows devices?
USTEK I on Jul 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it is Foreflight only.
does the gps work in europe?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2019
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?
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.
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.
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.
Does it work with Wifi only IPad 10?
A shopper on May 2, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it does.
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 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.
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