Hagar wrote:I think you need to edit the static_pitch= & static_cg_height= values in Aircraft.cfg.
Here's a little trick I discovered some years ago when creating my own aircraft for CFS2.
It was extra important in CFS as if you got these values wrong the aircraft would blow up on loading a flight.
Start FS9 & select the problem aircraft in Free flight. A default airport would be the best location. Load the flight & go to Spot View. Here's a shot of a 3rd party aircraft I had installed which is a good example of the problem. Looks OK so far...Now press the Y key to go into Slew mode. The problem becomes evident. The tail is in the air & the wheels are off the ground causing the aircraft to drop while loading.
Hagar wrote:I corrected the static_pitch first before correcting the static_cg_height.
This is a matter of trial & error & unfortunately involves exiting FS9 each time before editing the CFG.
It gets easier with practice & for convenience I use the Previous Flight option from the Select a Flight menu each time I restart FS9.
In this case I changed the static_pitch= value from 0.000000 to 8.500000 & static_cg_height from 7.089000 to 5.5000
This is the result in Slew mode. Problem fixed.
Hagar wrote:Note: You might need to change the Aircraft Realism settings to avoid damage while tweaking the CFG.
My example is a taildragger & involves positive static_pitch values. For nose down angles use negative values.
It's a long time since I used ACM & I don't know if these values can be edited within the utility
Hoorf wrote:The values are in ACM, for sure, in the Parameters>Contact points section; AA1 pitch was fine, but height was not, so it got fixed. I HIGHLY recommend Aircraft Container Module for anyone here who wants to delve into the wild world of tweaks and fixes!
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