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Old 11-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Ya got any Beeman's?
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Thanks for the input Piper. I just did some searching, and Wikipedia to the rescue! Under 'Vertical Stabilizer', it has this to say:
"The F/A-18, F-22 Raptor, and F-35 Lightning II have tailfins that are canted outward, to the point that they have some authority as horizontal control surfaces; both aircraft are designed to deflect their rudders inward during takeoff to increase pitching moment."

So there it is.
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