I do know that friendly fighters have a tendency to smack into the carrier from time to time - I don't know how much of this is due to the "ship design" code or just the AI code. Otherwise, the ship subsystem settings in the given .def files may have been poorly done - without the carrier fix mod (which I'm not sure is commonly available by itself anymore), fighters AND the player alike tend to smack into the hangar rather than dock, which is a huge problem. The mod fixes this by means of editing/overriding the said .def files. Furthermore, I do have a copy of wdboyd's flight deck tutorial if you need it - this was originally available as the "Modder's Toolkit" before the original Starshatter fan site went down. I might even have the old download file for that particular package as well, if anyone needs it.