[Ref Pilot’s Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, FAA-H-8083-25B Page 6-5]


  • controls pitch about the lateral axis
  • up-elevator position decreases the camber and creates a downward aerodynamic force, which is greater than the normal tail-down force that exists in straight-and level flight – causes the tail of the aircraft to move down and the nose to pitch up


Stabilator (with antiservo tab) vs Elevator (with trim tab)

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