FlightAware ADS-B receiver equipment be for sale to buy it?


#1

Wondering if the FlightAware ModeS/ADS-B/MLAT receiver equipment will be available for sale to buy it at some point?

flightaware.com/adsb/

https://flightaware.com/adsb/images/flightaware-gen5.png


#2

That’s something we’re talking about for early 2014. Any features in particular you’d like to see?


#3

Lots of flashing lights and a part that makes it go “PING!”.


#4

I think an alternationg PING, WHIR and GRIND would be wonderful…


#5

It went “Zip” when it moved, and “Bop” when it stopped,
And “Whirrr” when it stood still…
I never knew just what it was, and I guess I never will
(with apologies in advance)


#6

“Ah, I see you have the machine that goes ‘ping!’. This is my favorite. You see, we lease this back from the company we sold it to - that way it comes under the monthly current budget and not the capital account.”

This thread took a turn real quick. Oh well, it is Friday. We can have some fun every once and a while…

Thread hijack over


#7

MLAT if possible?

And will this be available for international buyers?


#8

Flag :slight_smile:


#9

Give me a ping, Vasili. One ping only, please.


#10

+1


#11

We’ll keep everyone posted as we have more info. Our engineers are actively working on this.


#12

http://flightaware.com/adsb/flightfeeder/

Thanks for the info of the new equipment.
My question : is this a new design or are you using a modified commercial receiver ?
(FR24 is using a modified Radarcape, which is prbabaly as good as one can get at the moment but unfortunately also very expensive)

Would very interesting to know in particularly to get a rough idea of its reliabilty and usability.


#13

It’s a FlightAware design, not a re-branded device.

Next week, we will begin shipping ones to the areas without coverage to folks that have applied.

In late January, they’ll be available for sale and immediate shipping.


#14

Thanks for the update!


#15

For sale in the US only or internationally?


#16

Initially, it will be available for shipping to ~60 countries with payment in USD, buyer pays shipping from the US. Later in 2014, we will likely offer a few currencies and shipping from other continents.


#17

Any updates? I just applied for FlightFeeder hardware and is waiting. Keeping my fingers crossed :slight_smile:


#18

I got a notification from UPS yesterday that mine has just been shipped, to the furthest south-eastern point in Europe, so they’re on the move :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:


#19

And it’s here, and installed in a couple of hours. :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:


#20

Is the FlightFeeder available for purchase? The FlightFeeder webpage says it will be sold starting in April 2014, but even when I click the order/request button, there is no price listed and it asks for my coordinates and talks about prioritizing the free ones. I don’t think my location would be a high priority (northeast USA), but if the price is right I might be interested in just buying one outright.