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Frank Otero

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Miss the usefulness of the RMI.  Anyway to add the default FSX RMI (King Air or Baron) to replace the ADF gauge.  I experimented, but my prior experience is just swaping radio stacks.

 

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Ok, information here leads me to believe that this 3D panel is not friendly to gauge adding.  However, can we change the way an original gauge behaves - where it gets its input from?

I would like to have the ADF gauge to behave like a RMI and therefore draw its input from one of the NAV radio.  It would be cool if both functionalities (RMI and ADF) could somehow be kept.

I have looked around the Panel folder and some Cab files, but I am coming up empty.

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Frank,  I do not believe you can easily edit the 3d gauges... they are part of the 3d model.

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Hi Bert, 

 

Where is the code/command that controls where the gauge gets its input?  I understand that changing the gauge to another one is difficult, but how about making the ADF needle point to a VOR on NAV I or NAV II?  Thanks for your reply.

 

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Frank,

 

The code is imbedded in the model.

 

If you go looking with a hex editor, you can find the code

and possibly modify it, but you better be accurate to the

character level, or it will not work...

 

Try it!   Just make a backup first!

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Here a little test, making the ADF needle point to the NAV2 source... you still need to

turn the card by hand (unlike an RMI)

 

Two pieces:

 

An XML gauge running that calculates the NAV direction:

 

(A:NAV Radial:2, degree) 180 + (>L:NAV Radial 2, degree)

 

An edit in the model code to change the ADF source to the new L:variable:

 

 

 

 

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Most excellent, Bert.  And although this is a complete new language - Hex editor and all, I see there is hope.  Many thanks

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Frank,  If you want to pursue this, send me an email (bpieke at gmail dot com)

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