In a message dated 13/11/2006 09:02:04 GMT Standard Time, gwinsk@xxxxxxx writes: The fact that many of the guges are located in the aircraft's Panel flolde suggests they may be aircraft specific. Probably confirmed by the fact the G1000 speed ribbon incorporates a red sector that can't be the same for all aircraft; something I'll take a closer look at. Could the problem of two values being missing, when it's used with an FS9 aircraft be due to the string that calls up those two values being different in FSX from FS9? Gerry Winskill My reason for getting into gauge design was a wish to view the scenery, and I found that by adding gauges to the MiniPanel I could enjoy the scenery and get enough information on screen to allow me to fly. Up until now I've been able to do this with a common set of customised gauges, albeit with adjustments for screen resolution differences in the panel.cfg file. I'd rather not be writing individual gauges for each aircraft type if I can avoid it, but I think that for more complex functions like the autopilot I may have to. Frank T.