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Default De Havilland Beaver--No Heading Bug

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Flying the Default De Havilland Beaver, I don't see a heading bug on the bearing indicator, so how do I set the direction for the autopilot? Also, there are 2 Nav coms, but only 1 VOR dial. Is the second Navcom tuned to the ADF below the VOR? Any help would be appreciated.

 

RDS

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The heading knob in the VC is not animated. You will need to use the 2d panel to select the HDG.

 

There is no control head for Nav2 radio. The ADF radio provides the signal for the ADF indicator.

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Thank you, but I went into the 2D panel and I still don't see a heading bug on the direction indicator, or a knob to adjust it (only a knob to tune the direction indicator, but nothing for the autopilot direction), so how do I set the autopilot direction in the 2D panel?

 

RDS

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so how do I set the autopilot direction in the 2D panel?

 

It's been quite some time since this came up (I too thought the 2d Hdg Ind had a hdg bug). You can either build/download a sub panel or the following will work:

 

First make a backup of you DHC2 panel.cfg

 

Substitute another gauge for the DHC2 Hdg Ind in the 2d panel. I have in mine the C172 Hdg Ind.

 

//gauge07=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!dg, 329,640

gauge07=Cessna!Heading_Indicator, 332,637,118,116

 

The // will rem out (remark) the DHC2 gauge... and shows what was there for future reference. So that section of the panel.cfg will look like this:

 

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[Window00]

file_1024=beaver_small_background.bmp

file_1024_night=beaver_small_background_night.bmp

size_mm=1024

position=7

visible=1

ident=MAIN_PANEL

 

gauge00=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!suction, 124,548

gauge01=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!asi, 214,505

gauge02=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!attitude, 341,504

gauge03=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!altimeter, 464,504

gauge04=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!glideslope_vor, 584,504

gauge05=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!clock, 123,662

gauge06=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!turn_bank, 216,640

//gauge07=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!dg, 329,640

gauge07=Cessna!Heading_Indicator, 332,637,118,116

gauge08=DeHavilland_Beaver_DHC2!vsi, 462,640

 

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That will give you a Heading Bug in the 2d panel.

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Wow! That worked. Thanks Ozzie, your help is much appreciated. Yes, I am sure that it has been a long time since this came up. I am getting into Flight Simulator rather late, and only learned that MS stopped supporting it after I bought it (2 months ago), but the sim community has been great, and I have invested many hours installing freeware addons and configuring the program, so I don't intend to switch to Prepare 3D for a long time.

 

Thanks again for taking the time. I love flying the beaver, and this sure makes it easier on a long flight.

 

RDS

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