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    Default Actually had a few nice days this summer...

    The last couple summers were not so swell, even this one started as being pretty cloudy. But as you can see, things have not been all bad down here on Kachemak Bay.

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    Yeap, it does make for a nice photo.... My camera is acting odd and not focusing half the time, so I only have a few recent photos that are worth while out of the 100 or so I have attempted to obtain.
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    This one is not bad either, but I had brightness problems
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    very nice indeed...thanks

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    Glad to see the weather is getting nice, since I may be able to get away for a fishing vacation there in the near future. What camera and lens did you use for the shots? I like this one you posted previously. Where was this taken?





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    Only one water rudder on those Cub floats? I didn't remember that . . . . .

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    Only one water rudder on those Cub floats? I didn't remember that . .
    The original set-up for the EDO 1400s on the PA-11 was one water rudder. The plane sits up higher off the water than a J3 on EDO 1320s. But they are fairly narrow for the height. So during the original testing EDO discovered that in a bad cross wind, the single rudder would let the plane weather vane into the wind instead of holding it broadside long enough for it to flip over in the wind. If I was not doing float ratings I would have two rudders, (and two fuel tanks)... but this keeps it light and safe.
    Although the Dragon Lady does not step-turn as well as most other planes because she is light, high off the water and on narrow footing..

    What camera and lens did you use for the shots? I like this one you posted previously. Where was this taken?
    A Fred Meyers digital pocket camera, now on the bottom of Beluga Lake. Taken about 10 minutes from Homer.
    My new camera is a Nikon digital L100. It tends top be out of focus about half the time.
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    How onerus is it to get a float endorsement, I have heard you have to have a separate FAA checkride not just a log book endorsement. Is there a minimum hour requirement or tests or does the CFI just sign you off when your ready. How hard is it to find a CFI to check you out in your own plane?

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    Well since I posted this a week ago , we have had nothing but GREAT and SUNNY weather here in Homer.

    BUT, I have also had three (3) scheduled clients not show up during the past two weeks.
    No calls, no e-mails, just no show.
    Either they are going somewhere else to pay more or they were never serious in the first place. Weird....
    So all I have been doing is house painting and yard work...
    I'll bet somebody will call when it starts to rain.
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    Nice enough weather to finish my licence up and almost done with my tail wheel endorsement. So over all a sucessful summer. Just signed the papers to sell my condo so I can get a cheaper place to save for my pitts S2B. So in the next year or 2 I will be up flying loops in my own S2B yay.

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