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  1. Thanks for the offer. I don’t know of anything you folks can do. I’m just trying to make the public aware of what is happening and how badly managed the dams are on the Missouri River. The dams were built for flood control but today are managed for recreation and fish. I was told in February of this year, by folks that watch the lake levels and the snow pack, that if we had normal rainfall this spring we would flood. Many were aware last fall that the lakes needed to be let down. But the Corps refused to lower the lakes through the fall and over the winter I’ve been so busy today is the first time I’ve came back to the forum. I’ve supervised sand bagging and wall builds, as well as provided info on what folks should expect to happen. We partially sand bagged our business, but the water stop 15 feet from our building. We Will be dealing with Highwater in many places probably up into July sometime. I have flown over 70 hours documenting the flood.
  2. Thanks I’m no longer able to do the physical work, it takes, to try to protect our farm ground and homes in our area. the role that I’m in now, is both humbling and rewarding.
  3. I have been flying mostly 2 to 3 times a day documenting the flooding in our area I’ve been shooting video from Lexington Missouri to Columbia Missouri on the Missouri River. I’ve also got a lot of video on the grand river from Brunswick Missouri to Chillicothe Missouri If you go to Facebook you can do a search for me “ Stacy Singleton “. I am making all of my flood video and pictures viewable to the public I’ve allowed folks to tag me and give descriptions in areas that I’m not as familiar with So at times you’ll have to scroll quite a ways to get to my actual videos there are many. Feel free to share with your friends
  4. I have made my face book pics and videos shareable to the i tide globe. If you would like to see videos and commentary, search for me on Facebook and you can see what’s been taking place here. Stacy Singleton Brookfield MO
  5. If you get that done, post a pic please. You might post a pic of your mount now, also. TIA BTW, I just got back into my office after selling my 32' pontoon semi-house boat. I should qualify for a camera purchase now.
  6. I've had carb ice on 2 occasions; on cold days with lots of haze, and reduced throttle. The carb ice pull stops it immediately. When the plane was fairly new to me, I ran one tank out and unported the other one. The engine ran fine as soon as I leveled the wings. I've played with the vent tubes, but I've never got them to draw the same. My left tank always uses more if I don't fly left wing low.
  7. That is tempting. I might have to do it. After I ordered the supercharger for the Mustang, my wife frowned on my purchase. But, it is the first time in 31 years that she questioned something I bought.
  8. I've been thinking about a gopro for quite awhile. Your video's are really good. If I hadn't already made an insane purchase a month ago, I would have to buy the gopro.
  9. Most of these pics were took between Carrollton Mo and Brunswick Mo. Near where I use to farm. The pic with the airport in it is near Brookfield Mo North Mo Regional Airport. The lake by airport is mine and the siphon on my lake is flowing around 10,000 gallons a minute.
  10. I think I took these pics about 3 weeks ago. From St Joe to Omaha it pretty well all flooded. There is some flooding between St Joe and KCMO. There is also flooding from Lexington Mo To near Glasgow Mo on the Missouri River. Even where levees have held, deep water and internal drainage has flooded a lot of acres. The bottom 1/2 mile south of my business, is at least 50% covered with seep water. Over 50% of the farmers around here have not planted anything. Of what is planted, most will need replanted.
  11. On 5-13 I flew from just north of St Louis to Keokuk IA along the Mississippi. From a few miles south of Hannibal to St Louis, I only saw one levee on the Mo side that held. The Il side all survived. A few miles north of Quincy, I just saw one failed lever on the IA side. Flooding was not near as bad as I had expected. It’s not anywhere close to the an res flooded on the MO River, north of St Joe MO.
  12. Thanks guys. I think I'll order the 8's
  13. When I bought my 2006 CTSW 2.5 years ago, it had 8 ply Aero Classic 4.00 x 6 tires on it. The tires were good but had several hours of use on them. I replaced one last fall. I had flown with them (the old 8 plys) for almost 200 hours and I shoot A LOT of landings. I replaced that tire with a 6 ply Aero Classic. I replaced that tire after only 5 months and probably 30 hours of flying ( I don't fly much in the winter). I knew it was wearing fast, and after shooting 12 landings one day the cords were showing. I had another new 6 ply tire that I installed on it. The 6 ply tires look and feel like very cheap tires compared to the 8 ply tires. After reading on here, I see that Roger is suggesting the 6 ply tires, and balancing them before installation. No doubt, my 6 ply tires were out of balance, but they had a lot of tread wear around the whole circumference of the tire. I shoot a lot of landings. I value your opinion Roger, but I would like to know for sure why you suggest 6 ply's instead of 8. BTW Roger, thanks for the advice you gave to my mechanic and myself a couple weeks ago. After talking to you we found the bad ground very fast.
  14. I should have posted the following earlier. I've been up three times since the flight with the ruff running engine. Twice the temps were 10-15 F, once with the temp in the upper twenty's. The engine ran smooth on all three flights. So, I assume it was carb ice.
  15. Yosemite is on of my favorite places. I use to say it was my favorite, but this fall we did a couple weeks in southern Utah. Both are spectacular. I would love to have my plane for a couple of weeks in southern Utah.
  16. Today I used 30 for the first time, with a passenger on board. I’ve landed many times with flaps at 30, by myself. Part of the reason I wanted to try it, was I thought with the xtra drag, I would be able to keep a little power in it and have more rudder authority. I made 3 landings, and was please with all 3. The one thing I have not like about the CTSW, is the way it hangs in ground effect. Every plane I’ve owned or flew in the past, I’ve been able to kiss them on at speeds much higher than the stall speed. With the CTSW, I have a hard time getting the plane to stay on the ground with excess speed.
  17. On the ground, the air temp was 16 F today. I have a couple of strips of tape; after 15 minutes of warm up, the engine temp was 134. I flew 25 miles to another airport, temp stayed 140 plus. As soon as I cut power, the engine started running rough. i pulled the carb heat on, and it imedietly ran smooth. I picked up a passenger and took off again. We idled back a couple of times and it ran rough until I pulled the carb heat. There was no water in the fuel. There was haze in the air. So,,,, was there enough moisture in the air to make it run rough, or do you think it was something else? In the year and a few months that I have owned the plane, today was the only time it’s ran rough and it’s the only time I’ve used carb heat.
  18. Thanks guys and thank you Roger for further instructions over the phone on Saturday. it was the sending unit. They sent the wrong one to me, but Roger told me how to make it work.
  19. Brookfield MO 64628 I adjoin the airport for 1/2 mile on the east side of the airport.
  20. After flying for 45 minutes, I added full power to climb higher. The high oil pressure warning light came on. I reduced RPM's and the light went off. The pressure on the Dynon peaked at around 100 lbs. I flew for maybe two hours, at 5200 RPM's, and the pressure was fine. But, before reaching home, I had to continue to reduce power to keep the oil pressure down. The last thirty minutes of the flight, I had to keep the RPM's down to 4,600. I didn't check the log, but I think I have less than 25 hours on the oil and filter change. During that time, I had one flight that required me to put in 10 gallons of 100LL. On the flight where the problem started, I had added 21 gallons of 100 LL. I'm going to change the oil and filter when I get time, as well as cut the filter open. During my previous oil and filter change, I had flown 43 hours, without out the need to add oil, and filter looked good. I had probably used about 30 gallons of 100 LL, but like the week ends flight, it was mixed with 91 octane. What are your thoughts on what is going on?
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