[WWI] DH2 rudder controls

Steven Perry sperry11 at tampabay.rr.com
Wed Feb 23 05:39:17 EST 2005

> I just came across an interesting note re the rudder controls, in Gwilyn
> Lewis' "Wings Over the Somme".  He was an early DH2 pilot with 32
> He comments in a letter of July 1916 that although the rudder cables were
> 'doubled', they came from the depots with the cables bound together.  Most
> (not all) of the pilots immediately had them separated, allowing for a
> duplicated system.  This saved at least one pilot when one of the lines
> shot through.

Two cables, one run or two cables, two different runs?

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