I know that the model really has nothing to do with the flying aircraft in the sim as long as you place it correctly before export. The cfg and air files are everything. Maybe someone can explain why there is a cfg file and a air file. It really seems unnecessary to have both. I've been into my air file and it mostly duplicates the cfg. Obviously there are differences. But what are the separate roles/functions of these two files in relation to the function of the sim?
I've read the SDK's and they don't go into it deeply enough. Maybe one of the old hands out there can give this newbie a glimpse behind the curtain.