Well I must say that for one this is a great improvement over the old version. You can definitely see that your attention to detail has grown and the art itself has become more fluid and less blocky, not to say that the old version is bad because it is not. The consistency of the sizing is only a slight issue but you make up for it in the accurate architecture and shading. I would suggest working with the eyes a little bit as they seem slightly 2D, as there is evidence that, though a cartoon, is in fact 3D. Over all I think that this is one of your great works of art.
Actually, I am not certain of the model, but, judging from the shape of the cockpit, the far-rear placement of the wings, the narrow, slender body, and the arrangement of the windows, it would appear to be an MD-80, though it is more likely to be an MD-82 or MD-83.
Oh, I agree completely. www.airliners.net/photo/254749… is an MD-83, and except for the perspective being ever so slightly off it's a perfect match. (I'd say that the plane crashing is another salient point, but that *might* be due to Derpy rather than a jackscrew. The ETSB report would be interesting reading regardless.)
Are you referring to the Alaska Airlines incident when you refer to the jackscrew? I believe that the NTSB eventually determined that the responsibility for the failure of the jackscrew in the tail assembly fell upon both McDonnell Douglas and Alaska Airlines. Originally, the responsibility fell completely upon McDonnell Douglas, as the design of the jackscrew itself was flawed, but much less expensive to manufacture. However, in the owner's and maintenance manual, McDonnell Douglas actually did describe proper maintenance procedures, which Alaska Airlines failed to follow. In this incident, the jackscrew was not greased properly, which caused too much friction in the assembly until it eventually gave way. The pilots did everything that they could to turn back to the airport, but it was impossible to steer the aircraft and keep it level at the same time. The problem continued to worsen until the pilots simply could not hold on to the controls, and the airplane took its fatal dive into the sea.