The problem of free vibration of a uniform beam elastically interconnected to a cantilevered beam, representing an idealized launch vehicle aeroelastic model in a wind tunnel, is studied. With elementary beam theory modelling, numerical results are obtained for the frequencies, mode shapes and the generalized modal mass of this elastically coupled system, for a range of values of the spring constants and cantilevered beam stiffness and inertia values. The study shows that when the linear springs are supported at the nodal points corresponding to the first free-free beam mode, the modal interaction comes primarily from the rotational spring stiffness. The effect of the linear spring stiffness on the higher model modes is also found to be marginal. However, the rotational stiffness has a significant effect on all the predominantly model modes as it couples the model deformations and the support rod deformations. The study also shows that through the variations in the stiffness or the inertia values of the cantilever beam affect only the predominantly cantilever modes, these variations become important because of the fact that the cantilevered support rod frequencies may come close to, or even cross over, the predominantly model mode frequencies. The results also bring out the fact that shifting of the support points away from the first mode nodal points has a maximum effect only on the first model mode.