XPlane aircraft too high or too low (wrong offset/CG)

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Whenever you change your model's folder (means remove it, move it etc) you need to re-create your model set so the paths there reflect the real situation, see createms{.interpreted-text role=“ref”} . :::

  • Bluebell CSL models sunken in ground/too low (vertical offset fix) -> Solution: Install the BB_IVAO_vert_offsets fix (downloadbluebell{.interpreted-text role=“ref”} ) (simply copy the files from the BB_IVAO_vert_offsets folder over the original ones) and restart X-Plane. Make sure you install it correctly! Do not end up in a cascaded structure, see next item.

  • If all offsets for the BB models are missing, check you haven't ended up if a cascaded directory structure and updated the offsets in the wrong place. This can easily happen if you click on the [rar]{.title-ref} file and extract to a different place. Make sure you only have one xsb_aircraft.txt per folder.

    • For an example see installbb{.interpreted-text role=“ref”}

    • Working folder example:

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    • WRONG folder example, cascaded ("Airbus in Airbus")

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    • WRONG folder example, offset file folder in BB folder

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  • If some individual aircraft seem to be too high or low, you can also check the vertical offset in the xsb_aircraft.txt

    • Normal Jets have values around 2-4 meters as value there, if you see values off the grid maybe this value is wrong
    • below you find some examples
OBJ8_AIRCRAFT A320_UAL
OBJ8 SOLID YES __Bluebell_Airbus/A320/A320_UAL.obj
VERT_OFFSET  3.5 <-- meters
AIRLINE A320 UAL

lOBJ8_AIRCRAFT B763_DAL
OBJ8 SOLID YES __Bluebell_Boeing/B763/B763_DAL.obj
VERT_OFFSET  4.44 <-- meters
AIRLINE B763 DAL

OBJ8_AIRCRAFT A306_UPS
OBJ8 SOLID YES __Bluebell_Airbus/A306/A306_UPS.obj
VERT_OFFSET 17.5 <-- UPS, extremely high
AIRLINE A306 UPS
ICAO A30

Checking in the pilot client

You should see these values in the model view if everything is correctly setup.

  • 0 means a correct zero value
  • null means a value is not existing

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Really make sure that you look at the right thing, this is the path where the model comes from. Check the corresponding xsb_aircraft.txt file there if it really contains the value. Many people create their model set from some weird place. If you change your paths, you need to re-create your model set, see createms{.interpreted-text role=“ref”}

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