What Our Customers Are Saying
Below are some of the unsolicited comments made by our customers: sent to us (some copied from public forums) over the last several years. The purpose of displaying these is to demonstrate the wonderful spirit and generosity of your fellow aviation homebuilders! While we have struggled to stay in business making these DVDs, their comments have provided the needed boost to keep us going - and keep the faith. Many very nice people here - most that I have never met - reminding us that the focus of what we do here is helping each other with our mutual struggles. Thank you all!
I'm not sure how many of you out there use the Homebuilt Help videos but I have to say that they have been a God-send to my Dad and I. We read the plans, and use the instructions, but there is just something special about being able to watch someone else do the work and learn from it. I have saved time and money through less wasted parts, and am building a safer aircraft because of those tapes. To be frank - having the direct feedback, and being shown what to do, is brilliant.
We mounted a flat TV on the shop wall and bought a cheap DVD Player. We watch every segment of the video once or twice then make the part, sometimes we will skip and review certain words to make sure that we are right. We have found that the picture plans supplied by XXX are out of order and somewhat incomplete. We are actually building the xxx with your DVD's. We think that they are very good. I own my own manufacturing company and we make some quite complicated equipment, I am the engineer so it is very easy for me to follow the instructions
I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your videos - and these frequent tips emails. I'm in the middle of building a Zenith CH 601XL and your info continues to help me immeasurably. Thank you!
I really am appreciative of these great DVD's as I would not be able to build my plane without them!
If you haven't seen any of Jon's DVD's, I would really recommend taking a look at them. I could never have built my plane without the help. Really wonderful guidance. Worth every penny I've paid him.
Just wanted to write to say that I finished watching your Sonex tail construction DVD and found it to be outstanding. The Sonex is a relatively simple airplane, but being a first time homebuilder I think that the value of the video is immense.
You make it look so easy, and to be perfectly honest, your Video's are greatly increasing my confidence that I'll be able to build this as well. I appreciate how you really point out where the pitfalls are and the carefully choreographed sequence one needs to assemble in.
Just like to extend my thanks for your videos Jon. They are superb and well presented. Your videos make building the Cruzer possible and fun.
Can't say enough about your DVDs. As a 1st time all metal builder they have been invaluable and your quick responses to what's probably dumb questions is great.
You may remember I bought the 701 construction dvds from you, and I have to say that they were one of my better ideas! Without the dvds I'm not sure I would be getting on very well at all so a big thanks to you for producing them. Kind regards
Just watched your Electrical wiring 101 for homebuilt aircraft and loved it. It literally answered all of my questions and concerns for my current project Good job and I hope to more business with you.
Your products are exemplary and should be provided by all the companies selling kits today. That way builders would be alerted to common mistakes the newbies can make. Thanks again for the excellence!
This is an unsolicited testimonial from AOPA's past President: Phil Boyer. Phil is building a Vans RV12 aircraft and used HomebuiltHELP's videos to help in the construction of the aircraft.
Hi…. got my DVD tonight and watched it all the way through…. very helpful and useful…. so thanks and I'm looking forward to the other volumes….. in the tools and tips, you showed a really useful angled/ramped piece of aluminum used to allow the rivet puller to get closer to rivet that was too close to a wall/etc. where without this little "tool", it would be hard to use the rivet puller.
Hey, Jon. I received the new DVDs, thank you! I wanted to publicly thank you (I have a build blog for my CH-750 that includes a ton of the readership of the Viking mailing list) for the great product and service (particularly the free update), the new DVD has a ton of useful new info. I've already ripped it and put it on my iPad so I can find engine info while I'm out working in my shop.
Can I just compliment you all on a great job. I haven't looked through them all yet, but I have to say that they are perfect for us. The steps are very clearly laid out and it adds that extra layer of confidence that we are doing the job correctly.
I wish to inform you on how much I enjoy your videos. I find then very helpful to me. Before starting any steps I always watch your video at least two to three times before attempting any new steps in the build process. This lets me visualize the work to be performed before starting. Your videos have greatly helped me to complete the empennage section of my RV-12. I plan to start the wings next. The wing kit is sitting in my garage waiting for me to start. I plan to review your wings video a number of times before starting. I also plan to review the fuselage and finishing videos in the near future to provide me with a greater view and understanding of the other kits to follow. I want to have a clear understanding of the whole project and your informative videos provide me with this capability.
I received the DVD, and I'm very satisfied with the product. Althought I speak Spanish and my English is not very good, the video is well understood.
Wow! Thanks a million! Love the videos and I'll sure be buying lots more. Please continue making them.
I'm on Disk #2 of Fuselage. I had a hard time deciphering the Van's instruction on which holes to Dimple on the first step on the Firewall. 20 seconds of watching your video cleared up the confusion! Great Job! I will be buying the Finishing Kit video as soon as I order the kit next week. Thanks,
I must say your DVD's are very good. I would be completely lost if I didn't have the DVD's to watch and re-watch over and over prior to some of the assembly. In the beginning I thought they were rather expensive, but now I think they were worth every penny of what I paid.
Hi Guys a groupd of us here in Queensland Australia just spent last weekend Going thro all your RV-12 & Viking Engine Installation DVD's All the guys where most Impressed with the Presentations as I was ..! Certainly filled in many Questions on Building for us all here. So after that I can HIGHLY recommend to anyone Interested in Building any type of Aircraft to get this set of Video's.
Just to congratulate you. Very good videos. Very clear and concise. I am very satisfied with them. Your must know that English is not my native language and normally I have some problems to understand spoken English if talked too fast, but this is not the case with your videos.
I have all your videos and must say it just makes the entire process more enjoyable and saves money from making an error in assembly. Life before video was mostly work.
Although your videos may seem to compete with the workshop, I believe they are more of a motivating factor to get potential customers involved in the project. Some people will not be able to attend the workshop no matter what the incentive.