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- Pinch the throttle with your pointer finger and thumb, use fingertip pressure for small power changes, rather than pushing or pulling the throttle.
- Brace your elbow, or better yet, your forearm, so you can make small pressure and fingertip corrections on the stick while flying.
- Get your wings level no later than 100′ above the surface.
- Do not be lazy maintaining direction on the lake, pick a reference point on the shoreline and stick with it.
- When flying near power lines, look for the poles and flying above them to ensure you clear the power lines.
- Floats have a “speed limit”, if exceeded the drag produced from the high speed against the water will result in a water loop or flipping over. Do not land downwind, and use extreme caution landing against the current. Also, do not touch down with too much energy.
- Wing buffeting and mushy controls let you know you are approaching a stall
- In regards to power, rudders, and stick, always think about applying pressure to the controls, rather than moving them. If they move, fine, but applying 2 more pounds of backpressure is easier than trying to “move” the stick 1/8″ back.