Thank-you for the kind words re my friend's photography skills. The scene is of the Clark Fork River's confluence with Lake Pend'Oreille on the Idaho/Montana border. I like your rainbow shot off the right wing.
A belated thankyou for your suggestions re the firewall nose wheel linkages – and photos. Looks like a nicely fitting option.
I am sorry to be slow in replying, had an unexpected problem with my mother-in-laws health just after I raised the question, she has since passed away – funeral and aftermath now all over, so only just putting my plane back on the “menu”!
I saw an interesting option the other day on a passing 601 – the builder used material cut from a fireman’s coat for the boots – so now to find a fireman who won’t miss a bit of coat!!
It helps to have a good camera. A little cropping and straitening in Goggle Picasa helps too. Having dramatic, beautiful country to fly around is a plus as is a fun, sturdy airplane. And then there is no discounting the willingness (or foolhardiness) of the pilot to get up-close and personal with the subject matter, Terra Firma.
4.3 hours this weekend? Consider me jealous. My flying time is a bit scarce for a few weeks while I help my oldest son do some renovations on a "new" old house. Look for us in the fall series of HGTV entitled "This Damned Old House".
The weather has been sorta tropical-wannabe for most of the week anyway. The temps are down a bit with highs around 90 rather than 95 - 97 as it had been. The humidity is back up so it's still pretty miserable after 9AM. At least we haven't had any serious storms to deal with so far this season.
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