So a bit ago when climbing up to my cruise alt, I had noticed it before but i thought of it harder this time, that something seemed… off with the A321’s winglet. It appears far more swept back than the A320s I’ve seen in real life. It made me wonder if somehow there was an error that somehow slipped by quality control or there were actual winglet proposals for real life A320 family aircraft.
Does any one know how/why? Just curious because it’s only today I’ve really noticed it
to verify this didn’t already exist, I did look this up in the forum and it doesn’t appear under the searches “A321 winglet inaccuracy” or “A321 winglet swept back” but it all came back with assorted autopilot and other flying things, so I figured to just drop this here and let the IFC gods determine if it stays or not
I can’t imagine something as finicky as the sharklet would have been particularly easy to model anyway. To be fair, the A320 3D base model is quite dated, only with features being added along the way to bring it up to standard, so the quality control aspects were certainly more dodgy than now.
If it’s gonna get fixed, it’s probably gonna be during its own full rework, whenever that may be, since they’d already be far enough in the A320 rabbit hole.
Thank you for shining light to this. I think the sharklets is the only thing that needs rework as it isn’t just the issue of the angle that are at in IF compared to the real life but also the size of those sharklets, they are HUGE.