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Stratux, Low cost ADS-B in

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I started another post on this last month, but some of my fellow cheap B's might have missed it.

 

You can have a stratus-like ADS-B in receiver for about 0.1 amu's thanks to a few talented programmers who went out of their way. I'm always appreciative of any way to make this hobby a little safer without spending a lot of cash.

 

The EAA just did a nice write-up on how you can make your own.

 

Since it's an ongoing project, there is a forum with updates and comments at https://www.reddit.com/r/stratux/

 

I just used mine this weekend to avoid a few thunderstorms.

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Thanks for the info.  We just ordered the components, along with a rechargeable power supply, all for under $110 on Amazon.  I plan on having this up and running in time for an evaluation enroute to Mooney Summit III

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can I do this too?

 

I'm a cheap -B, but also a technical moron.

carl

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Carl,

As long as you don't depend on it as a safety of flight item, you'll be good.

If $200 in wasted parts is OK with you, you'll be good.

There is a lot of upside, and very little downside, from what I see here.

It won't be replacing any panel mounted hardware.

If you aren't affording the full price of a portable unit, this is a good alternative.

Check the price of used portables. gsengle reported he is selling a skyradar earlier today for $100. He just mounted another touchscreen device in his IP....

It looks like a fun project to say "I'm not a technical moron anymore!" With...

Best regards,

-a-

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Just order the parts

raspberry kit  $ 71.99 vilos

antenna tuner $ 24 noo elec.

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I have put in a l3 Lynx box so I have a skyradar ads-b box for sale cheap :)

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so this ADS-B in is a traffic awareness system?

Traffic and weather on your ipad or android. ADS-B "in" sans the "out" has some limitations.

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PTG,

 

check the the age of your data in the red flag...

 

you may not have been getting updates.  See?

 

best regards,

 

-a-

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the red flag is internet weather. see at the bottom where it says ADSB-OK? Also the METARS say they were received from ADSB

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Has there been a firmware update in the past month?  I understood just weather was working with current firmware 

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kind of watching to see if they get a little more robust AHRS going. I had the stuff on order and then figured I had other things to spend $100 on so I'll wait a bit.

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Thanks. I'll get the updated firmware.  

I knew it wouldn't be long before updates were made since there was so much interest.   

 

I bet before too long, they will find the addon hardware and get ahrs working.  

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I know there are lot of guys who are excited about the AHRS/GPS addition.  I think they've got the GPS part working, AHRS is taking a little longer.  But I'm a little ambivalent about that because I don't use Foreflight and my Ipad is a cellular model with GPS already built in.

Dual band traffic + weather is the sweet spot for me...

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Fixed by downloading a different piece of software to load the SD card - new app worked first time. Guess the PiFiller app had a conflict with something running in the background, even on a fresh reboot.

for the record...

So for all you pros - can't get my wife's Macbook to load that pi filler app - just keeps "quitting unexpectedly" on me when I go to run it. OS x 10.7.5

any successful Mac users on here?

thanks,

Moron

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added solution to question presented

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What is the IP address for the Pi2?

i remember seeing the browser based configuration panel address, but can't find it now. 

 

 

Found it.  http://192.168.10.1

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I finished mine this weekend. I was able to source all the parts from a local electronics store so I ended up with a different SDR and wifi adaptor. $85 all in, although I'm using a battery pack that I already owned. 

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Loaded up the version 2 and had some time to play with in the car.   Was able to pick up two planes with both Avare and DroidEFB.  For DroidEFB I was using ilevel with stratux changed SID in the options menu.   Pretty cool.

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My Mooney partner just reported excellent reception using the "stock" Stratus with the latest download on a flight from KAWM to KHOT.  Don't think we will give up XM on our GNS430, but after we get some time behind ADS-B weather on the iPad we may reconsider.  Any idea if there will eventually be a way to add GPS to the Stratux package, or does that already exist?

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GPS and ahrs already exist, it's a 40 dollar part. 

 

The nice thing about xm is the ability to get destination weather further out than I can on adsb

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