Zimmerman chose to include the all-moving stabilizer design because he realized that the increased drag, prop wash, and large wing area would make the aircraft difficult to control at low speeds.
Wind tunnel tests would prove that this was a success to an extent.
The aircraft would prove to require a lot of force to control at low speeds during in-flight testing, but the tail design would prove to make the aircraft controllable.
In January 1942, BuAer requested a proposal for two prototype aircraft of an experimental version of the V-173, known as the VS-135.
The development version, the Vought XF5U-1, was a larger aircraft with all-metal construction, and was almost five times heavier.
Although a prototype was constructed, it only performed brief hops on the runway, it never entered true controlled flight.