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EAA Marks Milestone Hints for Homebuilders Video

325,000-plus downloads and counting

October 16, 2008 — This week the 49th and 50th installments of EAA’s popular Hints for Homebuilders videos will be added to the EAA website, marking a significant milestone in EAA’s online multimedia offerings. These brief how-to hints demonstrate helpful, timesaving tips for aircraft homebuilders and restorers. Since March 7, 2008, when the first video (“Bending Tubing,” by Earl Luce) was posted, more than 325,000 episodes have been downloaded, or about 6,700 per episode, says Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of member programs.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with how our members have embraced this series,” Becker said. “Hints for Homebuilders captures what EAA is all about: Members helping each other, passing along their knowledge and skills to others, inventing better, simpler, and less expensive ways to do things and sharing with anyone who wants to learn.”

Beginning with hints taped by Luce and several EAA staff members, the series has expanded to include ideas submitted by members and volunteers at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. In fact, at AirVenture last summer, EAA videotaped 50 new hints provided by attending members. The hints focus on sheet metal, tube and fabric, wood, and general construction methods.

Appropriately, Luce is also featured in the milestone 50th video, “U Brackets Made Easy,” in which he shows a simple way to ensure perfect U brackets for wing fittings, rudders, etc.

EAA welcomes your ideas for future Hints for Homebuilders. If you wish to contribute an idea, send an e-mail to Info@EAA.org, and please put "Hints" in the subject line.

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