I want to draw a plane using the Tikz tool. You will find, attached, a screenshot.
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It was suggested in chat
That picture mode would be the ideal tool for the job here:
I would politely discourage anyone from drawing extremely technical drawings like this one using pure LaTeX (TikZ or PStricks). Here I'm actually referencing abstract/non-mathematical drawings, including an airplane with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. Why?
Well, there are many other applications that you can use and easily export to a graphics format that can be included into your document using
to a paper airplane (on graphing paper!):
Figure 8(a) in above article 3D Illustrations using sketch of aircraft:
Printing any of these to PDF if no other means exist (again, using free software like PDF Creator print driver or otherwise) gives you a scalable vector graphics image which you can then use to overlay your annotations using techniques described in Drawing on an image with TikZ.
You could start with something like this:
(I tried to include the code here, but it was too large.)
It will produce a picture like this:
You can then edit the code, clean it up, shorten it, etc.
Edit: I took the original
Then I went through the file, adding color attributes to individual path to be able to locate which one is which, and, with a help of an overlayed grid, editted at least some of the paths. The editing could be carried much further, but as an example I feel this is sufficient. It is a tedious process, but IMHO it would be less work than creating the whole drawing from scratch in tikz.
As it is, it really did not take long, I had to interrupt the work several times, but altogether it took perhaps 30 minutes or so.
Responding to the requested animation:
How to enjoy it? Imagine that you are dropped from a plane.
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