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The first and most important step is to move the center of gravity back relative to the neutral point of the configuration. This is done either by shifting masses on the airframe back or by shifting the wings forward. This needs to be complemented by the addition of a multiple redundant and fast flight control computer. Now the tail will add lift instead of ...


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I don't have access to the book, but the improvement mentioned in the quote is ... leading edge slats ... Slats wouldn't change the center of gravity noticeably. Your Wikipedia reference doesn't currently mention slats. Perhaps you intended to say "change center of lift/pressure". The main goal is improve maneuverability, which can be achieved ...


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