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    Posted: 17 Dec 2010 at 21:26
I have heard differing opinions on whether this aircraft was equipped with dual controls. My subject was a student pilot, sitting in the rear behind his instructor. Can anyone confirm if they were equipped with dual controls?

The aircraft in question was being used at the RNAS school at Eastbourne in January 1916.
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David,  In the book Eastbourne Aviation Company, page 86, there is mention of the Short S38, and a detail of Sub-Lt Sandwell doing dual with his instructor in this machine, followed by his solo flight in it. I think this answers your question!
 
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Thanks Peter. That's what I thought too but someone suggested the machine wasn't equipped that way. I can't see the point of taking a student pilot up in one otherwise, so I will take it as a yes, as you say.
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