Over a year ago I wrote about my initial experiences building and testing out the open-source Stratux ADS-B In receiver. I’ve gotten more involved with the project since then, testing out some new hardware and trying out some changes to my existing build. I’ve also had the chance to use some competing hardware.
TL;DR: build yourself this $140 Stratux
|$ 37.20||Raspberry Pi 3 to run the whole show|
|$ 14.99||8GB SD card with Stratux installed|
|$ 39.99||Tuned antennas and radios for receiving weather and two traffic channels|
|$ 14.99||GPS receiver for integrated position data|
|$ 14.99||ABS plastic case, designed by /u/helno of Reddit|
|$ 12.99||Anker 24W 12VDC charger can run both an iPad and your Stratux|
|$ 6.99||Anker 10’ USB cable lets you position the Stratux anywhere in the cockpit|
If you’re a pilot without existing access to ADS-B In weather and traffic, build this list. Nearly the exact same results cost me $233 a year ago, and the software has matured while the hardware has improved. For under $150, you can get dual-band ADS-B In traffic and weather with WAAS position data. It’s fantastic.