December 2018 Issue

New ADS-B Portables: Price for Every Purpose

New products from ForeFlight, Dynon and Appareo offer a few new features with improved battery life as a plus.

The Stratus is still out there, but now in its third generation and with open architecture so it works with other apps. ForeFlight's new product is the $499 Sentry, a diminutive box that combines a dual-band ADS-B receiver with a carbon monoxide detector, plus AHRS. uAvionix - they're the guys everyone is waiting on to deliver the wingtip- and tail-mounted ADS-B Out units-designed and builds the Sentry for ForeFlight. Once again, it works only with that app. In concert with its push to establish a market for mid priced panel-mount avionics, Dynon showed up at AirVenture 2018 with the DRX, which clearly aims to anchor the bargain end of the price spectrum. No frills on this one; just the dual-band receiver and a little case for $349 discounted, $395 list.

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