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A sensitive detector that receives an electrical signal from the earth's magnetic field and directs it to an amplifier and then into a gyro-stabilized compass indicator. Also called a flux gate.
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When the system is slaved, the gyro instrument uses a remote magnetic flux valve to keep a correct magnetic heading.
Troubleshooters found a failed ATO AI, as well as a burned-out electronic amplifier that failed one of the compass-system flux valves. No wonder we had so much trouble with our instruments.