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Hi I have an 'almost done'* 3d model in 3dmax and trying to import it into FLY. Import goes alright, but when seeing the model, it displays with nose down. I tried to rotate the model in 3dmax to the appropriate position, but no matter what rotation I use (and save), display after export->import is always the same??I saw this mentioned in the ROTW manual, but rotating doesn't help. Any other way of switching the axes?Btw, I double checked I'm exporting the model with World coordinates selected. But one never knows.Thanks,Rene S.

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Hello ReneIn 3Dmax, reset the pivot of the body center.(Hierarchy->pivot->affect-pivot-only->reset)After that position your aircraft with the nose in the positive Z world direction.Jean

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Hi Jean,Never thought of that, silly me. Thanks for the hint, will give it a try tonight. If any problems, will come back to you.take care,Rene S.

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Hi Jean,It worked fine. Just one more thing. All animated parts display well after import to keyframe editor, but if I see the plane in Fly2, only elevator moves (no move of ailerons, flaps, gear or propeller). Any idea why? It must be somethins simple, but can't think of anything.Cheers,Rene S.

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Hi Rene,yes it is simple,make sure that every moving object is properly signed in the world files! for example if you have called your rh aileron aileron_rh look in your .wng file that under the lh wing properties the partname of your aileron is there.... -- Right Wing/Aileron Section Data wing Right w/Aileron -- Airfoil Name -- Wing Airfoil -- Win Area (sq.ft) -- 74.8 -- Wing Span (ft) -- 13.0 -- AC Location (rel. to MAC) -- 19.5,0,4 -- Incidence Angles (deg) -- -3.5,0,10 -- Use Ground Effect -- -- Ground Effect AGL (ft) -- 10.4 -- Ground Effect Fudge Factor (should be 1.0) -- 0.1 -- Ice Drag Coefficient -- 0.02 -- Flap Entry -- -- Control Channel -- RightAileron -- Keyframe Model Part -- aileron_rh <--------- this one - -- Lift vs Flap Angle Data -- -0.461 -- Drag vs Flap Angle Data -- -0.05

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