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What's with these FSX ADF gauges?

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I'm trying to find some FSX-compatible ADF gauges (XML), which I want to customize by modifying the bitmaps. They need to be analog, and can either have an automatically rotating compass card or manually rotated (actually, I need one of each). All the ones I've found in FSX don't seem to work - I tune in a nearby frequency, rotate the aircraft around, and the needle doesn't respond. The aircraft I've tried so far are the Beech Baron, DeHavilland Beaver, and DC-3. I tried slewing up in the air to make sure the signal wasn't being blocked, but no such luck. Am I missing a trick here, or don't ADF gauges work in FSX? (I had no problem getting them to work in FS9).-Mick

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If you are going to do the artwork anyway (the hardest part), why not just learn XML and do your own?

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Actually, the art part isn't the hardest thing for me, since I'm an artist by trade. The code-wrangling is what makes me cringe. And since I haven't been able to get ANY ADF gauges to work in FSX, I doubt that I could come up with one that does. There must be something else going on here...I mean, people ARE successfully using ADF in those planes I mentioned, aren't they?

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I can assure you that the needle on the ADF gauge works fine for me, at least.I don't suppose you have a failure set on your ADF? (Aircraft-> Failures-> Radios-> ADF1).As long as you're near an NDB and tuned to its frequency, it should work! Which NDB are you using?

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I just got it working.All the tests I had been doing were at Missoula Airport, Montana, with 0240 tuned in. In FS9 this test always made the needle point to a nearby NDB, but in FSX there's no response. But I tried loading the default flight and switching to the Beech Baron, and the needle is working fine.

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You have to be off the ground in the mountains, and at minimum reception altitude.

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