I was unclear why he couldn't put his boards in, so I gave him a HEFOE signal and then the international signal for "What?"
Recall the title to this story, which also could have been, "How many different ways can you spell HEFOE?"
The solo again appeared to be showing HEFOE signals, this time with two fingers.
We tried to use HEFOE signals during the RTB to have our solo check and report on his systems.
When asked about his first HEFOE signal, the one he gave just before breaking away from the flight, he thought he'd passed four fingers.