No rudders? How about two?

In your article on the Virginia Aviation Museum (June 3 issue), the caption on page 47 states “the rudderless Ercoupe.” Actually, the Ercoupe has two rudders. They are connected to the yoke and operate in coordination with the ailerons.  In fact, ERCO called this system “coordinated controls.” The later ‘Coupes built by Forney and Alon did have rudder pedals.  This was also one of the first, if not the first, tricycle gear birds.

Thanks for a good magazine and a good article.

Don Byers
Blairsville, Ga.

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