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Transfering flight dynamics

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Can someone please tell me how I can transfer the flight dynamics from an aircraft to another?I want to do this because one of my aircrafts has a beautiful visual model but poor flight dynamics, and I'd like to get them from another aircraft.Does it work if I simply copy the .air file and adjust the contact points in aircraft.cfg?Thanks for any info.Eric

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You have to copy both, .air file and aircraft.cfg. Then change in aircraft.cfg all the necessary things from your original, fltsim.0, General, Contact_points, Lights, Smokesystem and Views.This will work with most of the planes, some air-files have relationship with panel

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I'm sorry to say that it didn't work...I copied .air and aircraft.cfg files. Then I changed the copied aircraft.cfg to restore the necessary parameters:- fltsim.0- General- Contact points- Flaps.0 and Flaps.1- LightsThe problem is that the new aircraft crashes into the ground as soon as it is loaded. It looks like a problem in the contact points, even if I restore them from the original aircraft.cfg file.Any idea?Thanks for your help !!Eric

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Also look at the cg height above ground and the eyepoint. One thing that can cause you a problem is if the new cfg file uses a different reference point than the old one. In that case your contact points could be way off.What you are doing should work. It sometimes takes a lot of trial and error. If you have FSedit you can safely use it to experiment with the contact points, but don't touch the reference point.John Woodward

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Thanks for your help, it now works perfect !!In fact, the problem was coming from static_cg_height and static_pitch, which need to be copied as well.Eric

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