FlightBox ADS-B receiver

For the last year Steven Sokol has been working on creating a new business called Open Flight Systems. His goal was to design a portable, low cost ADS-B receiver that would supplement nearly all of the popular iOS and Android Apps running on tablets found on the panels of many small aircraft.

Steven Sokol with the FlightBox ADS-B receiver .

He has obtained success with his product called FlightBox and is manning a booth at Sun 'n Fun this year with his product ready to sell. FlightBox is an ADS-B receiver based on the popular Stratux open source project. It is built with off-the-shelf hardware and free software which provides a benefit of making it much less costly than proprietary ADS-B receivers. It can be purchased fully assembled or as quick-build kit (pliers and screwdriver needed) for even greater savings. Models start as low as $200 and offer the same features of competing ADS-B models (such as dual band and GPS) costing $1000. FlightBox is compatible with and provides real time weather and traffic to apps including WingX Pro, Foreflight and FlyQ EFB.

More information: www.openflightsolutions.com

Jon Croke

As the founder of HomebuiltHELP.com, Jon Croke has produced instructional videos for Experimental aircraft builders for over 10 years. He has built (and helped others build) over a dozen kit aircraft of all makes and models. Jon is a private pilot and currently owns and flies a Zenith Cruzer.

4 Replies to “FlightBox ADS-B receiver”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *