Earlier today I was flying out of DFW, and while looking at the Super 80 that I would be flying on in a short amount of time, I noticed that the two elevators were "misaligned" from each other, for lack of a better word or expression.
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After looking at several AA Super 80's, I noticed that most (if not all) of them did that. So, my question is, is that not an inherently unsafe design feature of the aircraft?? What I mean is, if the two elevators are not physically connected to each other, couldn't they, theoretically, throw in opposite directions in a hydraulic system maulfunction?? If that was possible, woud it not create very unstable, if not uncontrollable, flight for the aircraft??
Do any other aircraft have the same, or similar design incorporated into them??