The XGPS 170D features a WAAS GPS and dual band (978/1090 MHz) ADS–B receiver for weather & traffic information. The receiver works with many EFB apps. It connects to up to 2 devices via Bluetooth, and is compatible with iPad, Android and Windows tablets. The internal battery lasts up to 5 hours of continuous operation, and the receiver can be charged with the included 12–30V adapter and wall charger. A non–slip pad is also included for convenience.
FAA’s ADS–B Weather and Traffic Information in the Cockpit
Introduced more than a decade ago by the FAA, ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) provides weather and traffic information to all aircraft equipped with an ADS-B receiver, such as the XGPS170D, subscription–free. The ADS-B weather & traffic data is displayed on a compatible EFB app (sold separately) on an iPad, Android or Windows tablet.
Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity to Two Devices:
The XGPS170D wirelessly sends GPS and ADS-B data via Bluetooth to up to two devices simultaneously. The XGPS170D can be positioned up to 30ft. away from the connected tablet or a smartphone.
Bluetooth Advantage over Wi–Fi:
Because the XGPS170D uses Bluetooth, the Wi-Fi connection on your device is left free for other uses, such as connecting to the Internet (for weather services, flight plan updates, etc.) or to another accessory. There are no hassles with switching between networks and no service interruptions when using Bluetooth connection.
Set Up is a Breeze:
It takes less than a minute to pair your mobile device with the XGPS170D, and the receiver will remember your device and reconnect automatically the next time you turn it on.
Built–In Rechargeable Battery
The XGPS170D has a built-in rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 5 hours of continuous use. The included 12-30VDC cigarette lighter adapter charges the receiver in a car or in an aircraft. The XGPS170D can also be charged using the included wall charger.
The unit was very easy to set up and integrated immediately with Avplan EFB. Firmware upgrade was straightforward as well.
ADSB feature works good. The issue I had with it was that the GPS position was easily 2-3 miles off. Flying VFR over very obvious checkpoints the device was lagging pretty badly. Not something id trust as a backup gps.
This will be using standard Bluetooth which has a range of 10 meters or 33 feet.
This is designed for portable applications such as android, windows, and apple tablets. Please see the GDL 50 for a ADS-B In receiver compatible with the aera 660.
Yes, as long as it is plugged in, this item will charge in-flight.
No, this is an ADS-B In receiver only. For the 2020 mandate, you will need an approved ADS-B Out source.
No, part # 11-15135 does not work with Foreflight per the approved apps listing.
No, ADS-B out is a separate requirement. You will need an approved GPS source and approve transponder or dedicated ADS-B out unit.