Weather and traffic on the cheap

EdL

Comm Rotor Gyro, ASEL
Joined
Feb 11, 2018
Messages
144
Location
Lakeway, TX
Aircraft
Magni M-16, Piper Warrior
Total Flight Time
1300
Good stuff!

I have In/Out on my Piper Warrior via a FreeFlight Rangr and use a Samsung 7” tablet as my primary display of FIS-B (and my IFR charts, plates, etc.) via Avare, a free Android app.

I also picked up a $20 pay-as-you-go LG smart phone from WalMart and don’t pay at all for phone service; I use Avare via WiFi to get traffic and Velcro the phone in my scan area. In a gyro it could easily be Velcro’d to the dash. An old smart phone you no longer use can do the same thing, coupled to your Stratux.

For 2020-compliant ADS-B Out, check out the Trig TN72 coupled with a Trig TT22. That’s the route I’m going with my Magni M-16, though I’m trying a generic $20 GPS antenna instead of the $300 Trig one. The Stratux you showed is prob how I’ll do “in”.

/Ed
 

Cammie Patch

Junior Member
Joined
Nov 7, 2013
Messages
372
Location
Boise, Idaho
Aircraft
Calidus, Cirrus, Columbia, Archer, 172, Cirrus, Seneca, Arrow, Citation Mustang
Total Flight Time
7000+
I have built a couple with parts from Amazon. Here are the instructions and parts list.
http://stratux.me
Cost about $120 I think. I added the ADHARS so I would have an attitude indicator.
 
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