control question

I am attempting to impliment a controll system based on independence war’s realistic model. I want to be able to thrust forward pitch my ship upward and continue in the same direction I was traveling before. I have tried everything I can think of and looked everywhere. I just can’t get movement and rotation to be independent.

Sounds like a common beginner problem where you don’t quite understand the order of transformations. This topic has been discussed many times before. Try doing a search on the forum on things like Quaternions, Matrices, etc. Also, the FAQ may have something on this.