You should find all these items in the package.

  • Stratux Unit
  • Fused Cigarette Lighter Power Cord
  • Portable Antenna
  • 4 Rubber feet
  • Micro-SD Card Adaptor
  • 10' RG58U antenna cable with BNC connectors on each end.
  • ADS-B Antenna for mounting on the belly of the aircraft.
Stratux Unit
The Stratux unit contains the Raspberry Pi computer, the SDR (Software Defined Radio), a small noise free switching power supply to convert from the 14 vdc aircraft power to 5vdc, power jack, BNC case mount adaptor cable and a fan to keep it all cool. The two end caps for the case are 3D Printed, along with the fan mount and the platform for the Raspberry Pi.

Cigarette Lighter Power Cord
The cigarette lighter plug end contains a fuse and the other end plugs into the Stratux unit. It has a coiled cord to keep the wiring mess to a minimum in the cockpit.

Remote Antenna
As an option you can open the case and plug the portable antenna into the SDR and run the wire through a hole in the front next to the power socket.

Rubber Feet
Rubber feet are supplied with the case should you want to set it on something that could scratch.

Micro-SD card Adaptor
The Raspberry Pi uses a micro SD card as it's "hard Drive" that's already programmed and loaded into the unit. You will need the adaptor to connect the Micro-SD card to your computer. You would use this should you ever want to update the Stratux software on your own. In the meantime just set it aside, it does not go anywhere inside or outside of the unit.

10' RG58U antenna cable with BNC connectors on each end.
This length should suffice for most aircraft installations. If running the cable through a bulkhead or floor support you'll need at least a 1/2" hole to accommodate the BNC connector.

ADS-B Antenna.
This is the latest ADS-B antenna produced by TED. It is a little shorter then the standard transponder antenna for better reception.

Installation

The unit is very easy to install with just a power cord and antenna connections, because it uses Wi-Fi to communicate with your navigation tablet, so it can be placed conveniently anywhere in the cabin.

Mounting the ADS-B Antenna

Step 1. Using the best practises for your airplane, install the ADS-B supplied antenna on the underneath side of the aircraft, keeping it as far away as possible from your existing transponder antenna. It only requires a 1/2" hole. If mounting to a fiber glass airplane be sure to use a ground plane of aluminum about 6" square.
The rubber washer goes on the outside of the aricraft, the lockwasher and nut on the inside of the airplane.
Step 2. Route the cable from the antenna to where you are going to mount the Stratux unit. You'll need a least a 1/2" hole to allow the BNC connector to fit through.
Step 3. Plug the power cord into an available cigarette lighter socket in the airplane, and plug the other end into the power jack on the unit.
Note: The power would best be applied to the unit when you turn on the avionics bus. If this is not convenient then wait until all your radios and navigation tablet is ready to go, then plug it in.

Portable Antenna Use

Step 1. Remove the 4 screws that attach the two halves of the case together, and take the case apart.
Step 2. Locate the cable connection from the BNC jack to the NooElec SDR receiver.
Step 3. Remove the cable connection from the SDR receiver.
Step 4. Locate the small hole next to the power connector and push the antenna connector through the hole.
Step 5. Route the wire so it does not do a sharp bend and plug it into the SDR receiver.
Step 6. ** Important ** Tape off the unused connector from the BNC jack to prevent it from shorting anything on the inside.
Step 7. Using the 4 screws previously removed, secure the 2 halves of the unit back together.
Step 8. Plug the power cord into an available cigarette lighter socket in the airplane, and plug the other end into the power jack on the unit.
Note: The power would best be applied to the unit when you turn on the avionics bus. If this is not convenient then wait until all your radios and the navigation tablet is ready to go, then plug it in.

Testing with Navigation Software

Power up the Stratux, fire up your tablet, go to your Wi-Fi settings, and select Stratux.
Once it connects, using to your browser on the tablet type in 192.168.10.1 in the address bar.
You should see the Stratux web site appear on screen.
From here you can config and view the Stratux status.

Now save it to the home screen, and the Stratux app icon will appear on the device.
Now run your Navigation software app. Follow the manufactures' instructions on how to receive the ADS-B signal. ForeFlight will automatically find the Stratux unit.
Disclaimer: I am only providing this unit as a service to assemble and test the Stratux units for fellow EAA members and this is not a commercial product and you use it at your own risk. Use of this device means you are in agreement with this disclaimer.