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I recently read about the Ercoupe, an older plane that has no rudder pedals (apparently it automatically moves its twin rudders in concert with the ailerons to coordinate turns, and on the ground it uses nose-wheel steering).
My question is: Aren't there some times when you need to be able to manually control the rudder? How would you land in a strong crosswind or perform a slip in this plane? Seems like it would be impossible.
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