There is a reddit subgroup discussing the open source project called Stratux.

The project combines open source software with commercially off the shelf (COTS) hardware to deliver in-flight weather (and traffic) to tablets and smart phones being used as Aviation navigation sources. The most popular of the apps is called ForeFlight.

I’ll be writing more about the software side in a separate post highlighting the agile methodology and user centered design strategy.

For now, I just wanted to show off my own Stratux box and the web status page telling me it’s working. It’s powered by a 6Ah battery pack and contained in an inexpensive HDD storage case.

Since I’m sitting in my home office, it won’t pick up any FAA towers but I’ve flown with it and it comes alive at 500′ and is receiving data smartly by 1500′ !

basic Stratux receiver and its web UI