Inaccuracies in the POV-Ray Airplane
The Pov-Ray airplane from my POV-Ray page is not completely accurate. Most of the inaccuracies were done to make it easier for me to draw the airplane.
- This is not a representation of any actual plane, but just a generalized plane.
- The bottom wing starts in the middle of the fuselage. In actual airplanes of the time, the bottom wing is even with the bottom of the airplane.
- The airfoils are too thick. WWI planes had thin airfoils.
- There are no struts connecting the wings directly to the fuselage.
- There is an engine cowling. Engine cowlings like this which were for air-cooled engines did not appear until the NACA developed them in the late 1930's. The first production plane to incorporate an NACA cowling was the Lockheed Vega.
If you notice any more inaccuracies that I forgot to put in, or that I didn't realize were inaccuracies, please e-mail me.