thank you all for you help i finally got it to work. i'll put it up in a few days
Mike, I've been having simular problems. but I think eveyone is right, you need to connect the mesh joints to the h_scene root joints. Basically, before you add the joint for the mesh, go and click on the "h_scene root" (the little dot on your ship image will turn green). then you go and add the joint for the mesh, just as you added your h-scene joint. I hope that makes sense.