Need help animating a F-16

Hey guys,

I’ve been using blender for about a week now and it’s been a fun journey. I have been learning pretty much from tutorials. So as my first project, I decided to do a F-16. Its made from several different meshes respectively for body, cockpit, rudder, elevator and flaps. I would love to animate those parts but have no idea how to. I’ve messes around with just rotating them or adding bones but, honestly, I have no idea what I’m doing. If anyone can point me in the right direction of how to begin, it would be much appreciated.

I’d love someone on Skype that I can chat to, especially via screen share.

This might help.