Question Implementing DG-Like Landing Gear Indicators in Lua?

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Yep, me again. I have my jet engine code completely converted into Lua, and I have annotations that indicate the status of the afterburner on the screen. The final thing I want to implement is to replicate the landing gear indicators like is done in the DG.

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I can put text annotations into the screen, but in order to put the three rectangles in I would need to implement a Sketchpad object (I think), and it seems that I can't make a Sketchpad object outside of the context of a MFD. I'm not quite sure what can be done here.

Any ideas or pointers? If worse comes to worse I can just put a text annotation off to the side, but if I can implement a gear indicator like this I'd rather do that.
 
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