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FSX Oleo / Scissor link animation

I'm hopeful I can find the help here that I need.

For the life of me I can not figure out how to animate the landing struts. I have keys at 100 (Gear at full extension) and 200 (Gear at full compression) That part of the animation works fine. At full extension I click the animate button and go through the positions from 100, 125, 150, 175, 200 setting everything as needed and aligned until I reach full compression. I then turn off the animate button and move the slider to check the animation. It never seems to work as I think it should.

Before animating the scissor links I have tried adding a rotation key at the start and end of each half of the scissor. That doesn't seem to work either. I've even tried setting all the keys via the Motion/Parameters at each position. That doesn't work.

Could someone explain in detail how I should be doing this please?

A shot of what I'm working with.

EDIT; Resolved by moving the key tags for each link from 0 to 100, which closed the gap.
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