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Elevator and Rudder Control Cables, Made Easy

Posted by Dennis S on Monday, 16 December 2002, at 9:42 a.m.

Hello, All,

This may be old hat to many, but I recently stumbled on it. The idea expands on an earlier Tip of mine concerning animated control cables.

Using the easy (non-key-frame) name conventions, i.e., r_elevator, etc., you see the animation in FS2002 but not in GMax. This makes alignment of control cables to control horns rather hit-and-miss iterative.

However, I've learned that there's nothing wrong with giving the elevator a key-frame name, i.e., lever_fore_aft_right_elevator, say, and animating its movement yourself. Then the alignment of control cable to horn is straightforward.

I haven't sensed any downside to this as yet.

All in good fun. -- Dennis S,

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