Lance Keve

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    KBVY (Beverly, MA)
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    '66 M20E

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  1. Just fooling around locally yesterday, I flew into Hampton Airfield (7B3) for fun and shorter field practice (2100ft). The ATIS leaving Beverly was winds 330 at 12 and it was gusting too. On short final to runway 2, my passenger noticed something out his window. He said, "there's a plane in the trees down there". Of course, I was focused and didn't bother to look. I landed and when taxiing back to departure end of 2, we could see the plane off that end with yellow tape around it and lots of people standing around. Clearly it happened earlier that day. Turned out the plane (an experimental biplane) was from Beverly, my home airport and was relocating to be based at 7B3. I had never seen that plane in Beverly but did see it in North Carolina when stopping for fuel on the way to Florida. At that time it was being ferried to Massachusetts from Florida. Pilot walked away, as the article states. Glad for that. Close to home...
  2. That's hilarious Bob. Makes me want to dig out my Ventures albums, though, and pick up a Mosrite guitar...
  3. Yes, I saw that infamous ditch and his crippled plane sitting there awaiting the engine tear-down. I had taken one of my three boys there for a Young Eagles event back before I started flying again and before I got my Mooney of course. While the organizer was showing the kids some planes, I looked over and saw Bob's E. I couldn't look at any other plane on the field at that point. I remember saying to myself "THAT is exactly what I'm looking for!". Then, because I was lurking on MooneySpace I sadly discovered why it was there. The taxiways are still in bad shape but the runway was repaved and is nice. Funny that I ended up with a '66E.
  4. Late entry for 2016 I just found looking through a folder. From back in February. Appropriate as getting ready for the winter here in New England. Love the climb performance in the cool crisp winter air. This was an early morning breakfast run to Nancy's Airfield Cafe at Minute Man Air Field (6B6) with my youngest, Will (10). Great food there and, yes, he finished both plates. (To clarify, the flying pics are departure and landing from home airport (KBVY - Beverly, MA).
  5. Hi Chris. Thanks. Two bulbs? I haven't taken a close look but I'm thinking you mean 180 degrees from each other therefore one might be out. I'll take a look next time I'm over at the hangar.
  6. Thanks. And that light sure does earn it's coffee grinder nickname with how loud it is when on before the engine start.
  7. Thanks. It is one of the sticky mounts for a gopro. Mounted on the front part of the tail skid.
  8. From back in May but just found the video so cobbled together beginning and end. Everyone's discussing making such great videos, so I apologize for rushed method. Warning, may need to mute. No real bass on mobile devices makes it worse than it already is. Took middle son (Owen) to basketball tournament in Vermont. KBVY Beverly, MA to KMVL Stowe, VT. 3.5 hour drive for the rest of the teams parents. It took us 55 minutes. Departure is 16 pointing out to Beverly/Salem Harbor. Yes, I know my left main gear is drooping a tad and will be taken care of at next annual or before. It was the first thing I noticed when flaps came up. Not the best landing, but could be worse. Good shot of the step drop from the fuselage on stopping. Excellent service at Morrisville-Stowe airport and they even threw down a carpet. There were no landing fees but overnight fees were a staggering $2.50/day.
  9. I've been meaning to do that to mine, however, it's November in Massachusetts so I will procrastinate until Spring.
  10. Thanks. Usually my first method and I swear I've read 90% of all historic posts by now.
  11. Hi Hector - My overhead torpedo lights are also incredibly hot to the touch. Curious how you switched to LED's. Are they direct inserts that fit in the topedos? Where did you source them from, etc.? Thanks, Lance
  12. Intermission amusement:
  13. I second Bob's above. I was having a similar, but opposite, experience where it seemed to take more and more of a handful to get it off the ground. Did a ground test, rolling the trim wheel to both extremes and seeing where it landed on the indicator. Yes, it was quite a bit off. Perhaps it has slipped as it seemed to not always be that way. For the moment, takeoff trim setting is about an inch above the line. Annual this month, so will get it sorted. Regards, Lance
  14. Over the weekend. A friend was out on a boat in Beverly harbor and my straight out departure had me heading towards them and then a left turn up the coast. He got this picture as I went by but said it was quite difficult with the bright sun on the water and it was apparently quite choppy with the boat bouncing around quite a bit. Regards, Lance
  15. Oh, that's great. Where I lifted the solution from said the mobile version wouldn't work. Good to know. Thanks.