4.1 / 5.016 ReviewsDurability4.7 / 5Reliability4.7 / 5Performance4.7 / 5Ease Of Use4.3 / 5Value3.7 / 5Would You Recommend?Yes (5)No (3)Sat it down and turned it on. That is all I had to do.August 21, 2018Purchased
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2 weeks agoWould You Recommend?YesGreatI love it!! exactly what I wanted!August 20, 2018Purchased
3 weeks agoLove the Stratus 3 as I am in Florida and working as a CFI it was great for the weather and traffic.August 15, 2018Purchased
2 weeks agoWould You Recommend?NoNot a good product for long rangeThe Stratus 3 does not work for what we want. We fly a Citation Sovereign and need to have the ability to look far out ahead on our route. We have given the Stratus 3 ample time to work properly for us and it just doesn’t give us what we need. I would suspect if you are flying short distances the Stratus 3 would work for you. We will be returning it.August 10, 2018Purchased
1 month agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopNote that all ADS-B receivers will display the same information because it all comes from the FAA's ground stations. They send out higher resolution radar within 250 miles of your position; beyond that is lower resolution radar. It's simply an ADS-B system limitation. If you're looking for high resolution radar nationwide, you'll want to consider a SiriusXM receiver (like the GDL 51 or SXAR1).August 13, 2018John ZimmermanWould You Recommend?YesAmazing!Very easy to use and enjoying the quality of information about the traffic.NEXRAD is also a must in the southeast.August 7, 2018Purchased
1 month agoThree red lightsIt does not seem to pick up weather on the ground. I have had three red lights on which according to the booklet that was included in the box can mean total failure. I have only taken it airborne twice so review should be delayed.August 6, 2018Purchased
1 month agoResponse from Sporty's Pilot ShopThank you for the review. Note that ADS-B is an inflight product so you'll likely not see weather when on the ground. For example, here at Sporty's airport we get ADS-B information on departure about 50 AGL.August 7, 2018Doug RWould You Recommend?YesToo Hot to TrotToo early to tell. 2S is great. Had an overheat with the “3” on Bonanza glare shield in the rubber dash holder. It was 90 degrees Fahrenheit. I will run the 2S side by side and see. I used the window mount on the 2S (no issues) prior to buying the “3”.August 5, 2018Purchased
1 month agoNice receptionSo far so good. Performance same as Stratus 2.August 4, 2018Purchased
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Browse 47 questions Browse 47 questions and 56 answersCan you present a side-by-side comparison between my Stratus 2 and a Stratus 3 so I can make an informed decision as to whether I need or want the additional features?Is there a trade in or upgrade program for the Stratus 2 I bought earlier this year?Looks like none of the improvements over the S2 are hardware features. Will there be a software upgrade for the S2 to enable the same features or is this a way to push people to buy a new device? Would really like to see a software upgrade path here for everybody that has the S2.BEST ANSWER: Appareo is working on a firmware update, and some (but not all) of these new features will be available for older Stratus units.What are the improvements over Stratus 2?I bought the S1 early on. I have been hoping that Stratus would at some point give a trade allowance in order to upgrade. Do you think that will ever happen?BEST ANSWER: There is a trade-in program for Stratus 2S but not for Stratus 1 at this time.Will this work with the same connectors on the ESGI?BEST ANSWER: It is mentioned in a later post that the Stratus 2 connector to Stratus ESG uses a different cable than the 3. I have the Stratus 2/ESG setup, I guess I will have to get a new cable if i upgrade.Can you provide a comparison between the Stratus 3 and Foreflights Sentry?BEST ANSWER: The Straus has a smart WiFi (it will not turn off the cellular data when connected), it has flight data recording, auto shut off, remote antenna options, and Open ADS-B data.
Sentry has a CO detector, which Stratus does not. Sentry has a 12-hour battery, Stratus has an 8-hour battery.Any issues of powering off due to over heating?BEST ANSWER: I just flew my first flight and placed the stratus 3 same location as I use to place stratus 2, during flight I noted a comment on my ForeFlight that stratus 3 was about to overheat , never saw this in years with stratus 2.What are the advantages of the Stratus3 over the newly announced Sentry model?BEST ANSWER: Flight data recording, smart WiFi connection, auto shut off, and Open ADS-B so it will work with multiple apps. There are also options for external antennas on the Stratus 3, so it can be remote mounted.Will the new 3 fit in the window mount that came with the 2S?BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Stratus 3 is the same size as the 2S and will work in the suction cup mount.I have a Stratus 2, not 2S installed in my plane and connected to my Stratus ESG using the factory wiring kit. Is the new Stratus 3 connection port exactly the same and comparable with my current set up? I know there was a difference between versions 1 and 2.BEST ANSWER: The ADS-B antenna is the same. The power/GPS cable has a different connection at the Stratus unit.
The Cable is available for $37.50, item 7098A.Will the stratus 3 work with the Jeppesen FD on the Microsoft Windows platform?BEST ANSWER: Stratus 3 will work with most other apps using the GDL 90 format.Regarding your Stratus-3 ADSB receiver, What is the price for the map display software, and what is it being displayed on? Thanks, Bob KBEST ANSWER: The software in the screenshots above is ForeFlight and it is displayed on an iPad. Subscriptions start at $99.99/year.Why does the Stratus 3 not come with the suction cup mount any longer? The “In the Box” section doesn’t appear to have the suction cup mount listed as an included item as it did on the 2S. Is this correct or is it a typo in the description?BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer went back to the dash mount based on customer feedback. The suction cup is available for purchase and fits the Stratus 3.Does the stratus 3 have ADSB out or just ADSB in ?BEST ANSWER: Should be ADS-B in since it is a receiver vice transmitter (no out signal except wifi).I'm a Stratus 2 owner and am looking to upgrade to a pressure-altitude solution. Am I correct that the main differences between the Sentry and Stratus 3 are 12 hr vs. 8 hr battery life, and closed vs. open architecture? A trade-in program would definitely help bridge the gap.BEST ANSWER: One other difference: Stratus 3 has external antenna options so it can be remote mounted.
Here are the Stratus 2S upgrade program details: Yes, there is a $200 credit for Stratus 2S. Here are the details: http://www.sportys.com/media/pdf/stratusupgrade.pdfDoes it come with a USB cord?BEST ANSWER: It includes a usb charging cable.Does the WiFi icon not show up in the top left corner anymore when you are connected to Stratus?BEST ANSWER: That's correct. The Smart WiFi in Stratus 3 is telling the iPad that WiFI is only for short range data transfer, not internet connection, so the iPad will not show a WiFi symbol up there. You can still check in ForeFlight to verify Stratus is connected.When is Appareo going to get Foreflight to remove the blocking pop-up over the AHRS screen? Stratus 3 is supposed to have AHRS WITHOUT use of Foreflight to enhance it. Since Foreflight charges extra to use this feature they have blocked it when using Foreflight and a pop up covers the screen making the Appareo version of the AHRS useless.BEST ANSWER: If you use the Stratus Horizon Pro app. It will provide the AHRS.I use the FltPlan Go app on my iPad. Would the Stratus 3 save the track over the ground when the iPad gets disconnected and update the “breadcrumbs” in my app with that data instead of just drawing a straight line from the last time it was connected to the receiver?BEST ANSWER: The recording feature is only available in Foreflight.Can the stratus 3 act as a supplement to the stratus 2?BEST ANSWER: No, You can only connect to one wifi device at a time. The stratus 3 has all of the capabilities of the stratus 2. It also has smart WIFI and an auto shutoff and is capable of open ADS-B.Does the Stratus 3 come with a case?BEST ANSWER: Yes, it includes a case.ADS wx and LTE connection ForeFlight: Connected to LTE and the Stratus 3 the map shows no radar data unless the Stratus is disconnected. Does LTE connected mean that LTE is operational in other apps ?BEST ANSWER: When Stratus is connected to your iPad, ForeFlight will attempt to display ADS-B weather, not internet weather received over LTE. ForeFlight is working on this so that more functions will be available over LTE while connected to Stratus. In the meantime, other apps will work over LTE.Are there any actual Hardware upgrades over the Stratus 2S? Or is the Stratus 3 just a Software update not available for the other units? Thanks.BEST ANSWER: Mostly software updates.How is the dash mount secured to the dash? Adhesive? Would this be suitable for rental aircraft, or should I invest in the suction cup mount?BEST ANSWER: The dash mount is made of rubber and just sits on the dash. It is suitable for rental aircraft.Is there a comparison for the Stratus 1 vs Stratus 3?BEST ANSWER: We do not have a comparison for the Stratus 1 (black box) and he Stratus 3.
Between the Stratus 3 and the Stratus 2S, The Stratus 3 adds smart wifi, auto shut off and open ads-b.Will this work with the Garmin Aera 796?BEST ANSWER: No, it will not work with the area 796.Dumb question, but the ability to connect to my Ipad's LTE assumes there is coverage. The ability to connect is the ability to connect to both and not a guarantee of coverage while in the air?BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is correct.Will this continue to support FlyQ in the future or will and update lock it out like has happened in the past?BEST ANSWER: It will continue to support the Open ADS-B in the future.I have a Stratus 2 (NOT 2S) and have purchased the Stratus 3. Is there a rebate program for Stratus 2 (NOT 2s)?BEST ANSWER: Yes, but for the Stratus 2 the trade in is $100.00 off of a overhauled Stratus 2S.
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