I would like to start by saying that I have been a customer for many years. I have always enjoyed every kit and they have all been very well designed and fly as expected and sometimes better! In my honest opinion it is your customer service that is absolutely outstanding! I want to thank you for being so attentive to the details in every way. Fast delivery, excellent shipping/packaging,quality wood and plans. I want you to know that I appreciate this and will continue to recommend you to all my modeling friends. Keep up the great work! V/R Gregg Hurla Gregg Hurla, who rated us 10 / 10 on Oct 17, 2016.
Thanks for the kind words Greg - we appreciate your support!
I decided to get back in the hobby after way too many years. Purchased a couple of small ARF “beginners” planes with poor results at best. Almost gave up, but was inspired by reading a copy of “Balsa Builder”. I built the Gym Ripper to learn the basics of the modern building techniques, then moved on to the QuickOats 250. Based upon to 100% success of these first two models I tried the BuzzBomb 400 and was simply amazed with the nearly perfect first flight! After a slight CG adjustment the Buzz Bomb 400 is a rock-solid flyer, even in some pretty good winds. It also generates lots of interest at the local field. As an engineer myself, I can’t say enough about the superb engineering and manufacturing quality of the Stevens AeroModel kits. The documentation is of the highest quality and goes a long way to insuring a successful build. It’s a pleasure to support Stevens AeroModel kits and please look for my next order for the Full House 500! Dan Wissell, who rated us 10 / 10 on May 19, 2016.
Dan, It\'s great to see you back in the hobby. I\'m glad you are enjoying our kits. -Bill
You guys are to be congratulated on the quality of your kits - outstanding! Gary McCord, who rated us 10 / 10 on Apr 18, 2016.
I have built everything from the catapult launched ThunderChuck to the Pterodactyl and Frede 2X and in every case find the same commitment to quality, performance and customer satisfaction. Stevens provides the highest value for money, best materials, highest performing and eclectic mix of subjects on the market today. John Harding, who rated us 10 / 10 on Feb 20, 2016.
John, thank you for your kind words. I\'m glad you are finding the product line to your liking. -Bill
Outstanding! I just finished the Fokker D7 and gave it a test flight. I had not worked with balsa since I was a kid(too many years ago). Yours is the best kit I have ever seen. I purposely took my time because it was so enjoyable and I especially liked the tips you gave in the instructions. They reminded me of build techniques I had forgotten. I have now ordered my 2nd Stevens plane, the SE5a and look forward to putting it together. Any chance you guys are working on an Albatros? I'm a bit of a WW1 aviation buff and know you guys would come up with one that would not be the run of the mill! Thanks again for the wonderful product. Fernando Fernando Engelsma, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jan 24, 2016.
I built balsa planes from kits when I was a lot younger (Keil Kraft kits at the time) and I recently got back to building. I'm on my third Stevensaero kits, just completing the Archaeopteryx and have already ordered my next. The kits are of very high quality, well documented and fun to build - fun to fly. Thanks Stevensaero! Ian Hislop, who rated us 10 / 10 on Dec 14, 2015.
Thank you. I would just like to that I am building the little Sky Scout kit, and I have to say it is a very well thought out kit and one of the best I have ever built. I have been building and flying models for over sixty years and I was really amazed at the quality of your kit. I found they are well worth the money. Frank Allen, who rated us 10 / 10 on 11/27/2015.
I LOVE your site, as well as the quality, attention to detail and passion that you put into all of your products and kits. You are lightyears ahead of everyone else in this niche and are the reason I got back into building! Thank you! Cameron, who rated us 1 / 10 on 11/13/2015.
Thank you for your feedback Cameron, I appreciate you sharing your kind words with us. We love model aviation and I hope that\'s always reflected in our work. Enjoy re-discovering building! -Bill
I love your models. In 2015, I have built and flown your 1911 Caudron, and am currently finishing the build of your Shaft 400. I purchased your Fullhouse for my winter project and was surprised to find your logo ball cap in the box. THANKS! It’s a first class cap – like your models and your company. Please keep creating great kits. Paul Mally, who rated us 10 / 10 on Oct 5, 2015.
Whether is shredding up the skies with the G480 or floating around at sunset with the Toon Rocketeer, Bill's kits are the most satisfying kits to build and fly. Keep up the great work! Scott Stevens, who rated us 10 / 10 on Sep 29, 2015.
I completed the Baby Ace and went straight on to the 1911 Caudron. These have been the best kits I have ever built. Absolutely loving the builds. I took a leap of faith based on your feedback page and bought 4 kits. I am about to start the Fokker Dvii. My only concern is what I will do once I have built them all. I like them so much that my next step is to start distributing them in South Africa. Awsome work! Thanks a million. David Ringwood, from Adventuretech, who rated us 10 / 10 on Sep 12, 2015.
Dave, thank you for your feedback. I am glad to hear that you are enjoying the kits. Drop us a line on the contact form if you want information on getting setup as a distributor!
Just ordered the 1911 Caudron Racer. I love these precious little easy to assemble airplanes. I'm old enough to have seen the real one, a much later model fly in i believe 1936 in the air races held here at Mines field now called LAX. California. I have built several of your models, last one called Sweet Dream.. Flies so easy and handles perfect. I highly recommend your precious little models as they assemble so easy & truly a work of art. keep up the good work === Hal HAL, who rated us 10 / 10 on Apr 9, 2015.
Hal, thanks for your comment. That would be really something to see the real Caudron Racer fly!
I bought a helium a year ago built this plane and flew it for about a year and love it. It was fun building this plane and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to build an fly it has been fun. Fred Carrigan, from FREDS HOME REPAIR, who rated us 9 / 10 on Feb 11, 2015.
Fred, the helium is my favorite 2M ship. It stays up in the lightest of lift. Thanks for your comments.
I recieved one of your kits wanting to get into building them and i was amazed!!! It was so easy to assemble and is a great looking plane!! I liked it so much that i have already ordered another one!!! Corbin Wiley, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jan 4, 2015.
Corbin, I am glad you enjoyed the kit. Thank you for posting your feedback.
I can't believe the quality of your kits! I've been building models since the early 50's and have never had the pleasure of something as enjoyable as your S-POU kit. The parts fit is astounding, the plans are first class and the engineering is a work of art. The balsa is some of the best I've ever run across. I can't wait to start on the "Playmite 75 I bought. Keep up the good work! After building one of your kits, everything else seems to fall short. Erick J Villano, who rated us 10 / 10 on Dec 5, 2014.
Erick, thank you for the kind words. We enjoy the challenge of engineering them for precision fit as much as building them for ourselves.
I have been trading your (micro) kits to a young man (12 years old) for yard work. I think I've created a new model builder !!! He loves it. Another friend, who only flew 3/D worked together with me building your "Helium MG2" glider. We couldn't believe how nice it flies (right off the board). He sends it up & sets down in a lawn chair and says "This is the only way to fly" This won't be my last glider!!! Well, thanks for listening. Norm Smith, who rated us 10 / 10 on Oct 23, 2014.
Thanks Norm for your participation in the Micro Builder Program and your support of aeromodeling. Bringing a neighbor kid into the fold is just super what a great way to share a past-time!
Just finished building my 3rd micro kit, had fun doing this kit like the other 2 kits I built. The Fly Baby I built is a kick in the*** to fly, I just hope the new kit of the Heath LNB 4 is as much fun to fly. so if you like the challenge of building micro kits, then these are the ones for you. I also built one of the electric sticks that they sell, as far as this being my first large size elect. plane, it is also a fun plane to fly. I fly mostly nitro planes, but I still like to build the micro kits. Tony Scavello, from n/a, who rated us 10 / 10 on Oct 21, 2014.
Tony, thanks for your kind words regarding our kit products. We are having a great time delivering new and innovative models to the program. Don\'t hesitate to ask if you have any future questions or feedback.
…put together your Folkker DVII went well on assembly and flew even better in the air no bad habits or tendencies thanks guys, Dave in Cali. david duff, from Dent-Out, who rated us 10 / 10 on Oct 17, 2014.
Hi from Australia. Very very impressed with the level of engineering and skilled design in these kits. If you have never built a Balsa Kit before or your like me, going back to the Balsa Kits and gluing my fingertips together!, you must buy and build a StevensAero Kit. The laser cut sheets fit perfectly, the plans are simple to understand and they really stand out from the crowd ...you will enjoy yourself immensely with these kits. Cheers. Alex on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia Alex Smith, from RCFoamfly, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jul 27, 2014.
I just got the Avro as the first of my model subscription plan. Really nice engineering! Rodney M., who rated us 10 / 10 on 05-28-2014.
I just built the BuzzBomb 400 and test flew it. Building it was really enjoyable because of the precisely cut parts and detailed instructions. The plane flew just as you said it would. It floats through the air with the greatest of ease and will be a great trainer for my grandkids. Thank you for the care you put into the design and manufacturing of thisthe BuzzBomb 400! Mark U., who rated us 10 / 10 on 05-28-2014.
I've just finished building the Micro Hergt Monoplane, which is the 2nd of your kits that I've built. Based on the quality of the 1st kit, the Puddle Bug, I've bought several others. I am seriously impressed with the level of engineering that has gone into the design and manufacture of these little kits. The wood quality and the laser cutting can only be described as PERFECT. I've never seen wood so nice, or laser cutting so clean and precise. And the little details, like making all of the little wood connecting tabs only in places where it is "with the grain" is the kind of detail you just don't get anywhere else. It's so nice NOT having to cut against the grain to remove a part, which would increase the probability of damaging the part. I love that you also sell all the stuff necessary to complete each model, from the radio to the motor to the covering supplies and graphics kits. It's all just spectacular. You've really brought back a level of fun building that I have been missing. Sincerely, Don Rice Don Rice, who rated us 10 / 10 on Mar 10, 2014.
Thanks for your feedback. I am glad you are enjoying the models and the attention to detail we have put into the kit process. Believe me, we have just as much fun designing this stuff as you are having building it!
I finished building the Fly Baby, only thing I need is the radio block. This was another enjoyable kit to build, ...and am thinking about picking up another kit to start on. Good job guys, keep up the good work. Tony Scavello, who rated us 10 / 10 on Feb 1, 2014.
Thanks for the feedback Tony. We are excited about the 2014 micro line up. Stay tuned to the site to see what we have in store!
Some of the best plan details I have seen with clear instructions. The laser cut balsa is a dream to work with as the parts fits perfectly with no adjustments needed. (I remember the balsa kits I worked with in my younger days with pins and glue all over the place. Your builds are much easier to do than those.) Having a lot of fun building out my plane as it looks just like your photo supplements, so I know I'm on track. I hope to attempt more complicated kits as my skill level improves. George Grueber, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jan 30, 2014.
George, thanks for the feedback. Cutting your teeth on our kits will indeed develop the skills to move on to more complicated projects and scratch builds. Enjoy!
I have to say that the MBP program is one of the best hobby investments I have made. John, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jan 28, 2014.
Thanks John, we believe the program is a great value as well, not to mention an exciting opportunity to grow enthusiasm for kit building.
I really like your website! I have enjoyed all of the models I have gotten thus far. The LiddleRod is a great model, sporty and fun to fly, and the QuickOats 100 was great, more fun than I expected! Daniel, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jan, 24 2014.
You guys make the best stuff. Don't really know how else to phrase it. I have half a dozen of your kits and they're all great. If I ever forget that flying is supposed to be fun, all I have to do is grab my Lil Squirt or my Sky Buggy and head out the door for some positive memory reinforcement. The design and materials used in your products is first class, and even a first time builder could create a work to be proud of in short order. KP Kevin Peltz, who rated us 10 / 10 on Jan 20, 2014.
Kevin, Thank you for the kind words. We really enjoy what we do and hope that shines through in the product we deliver.
Just finished my LiddleGee. What an impressive micro plane. I've built alot of planes, big and small, but I got more satisfaction from this kit in a week of evenings then I've had in years. Excellent design, excellent quality, quite a nice surprise when you get started. This is a stand-out company, no doubt. Can't wait for my next SA kit. Thanks. Dale, who rated us 10 / 10 on Dec 7, 2013.
Dale, thanks for the kind words regarding our LiddleGee we have as much fun dreaming this stuff up as you have had building it!
I bought a SHAFT 400 and had a great time building it. Flying it for about a year… Lots of fun. Great plane. Love it! Fred Carrigan, who rated us 10 / 10 on Nov 5, 2013.
I just finished putting toghter the se5.a. this was a very enjoyable kit, i've hardly ever had so much fun with anyother kit. TONY SCAVELLO, who rated us 10 / 10 on Oct 29, 2013.
Great kits, great customer service, great times flying!!! Gabriel Matheny, who rated us 10 / 10 on October 16, 2013.
Wow! Great service. I got the part today. Thank You! Ira Meltzer, who rated us 10 / 10 on October 15, 2013.
I recently aquired the FREDe2X kit and have just finished building it. It was an excelent and well enginered kit and I really enjoyed building it. Jim Brooks, who rated us 10 / 10 on April 5, 2013.
Hello, I am writing to let you know that my Water Board is the coolest thing ever. I would also like to thank you for getting it to me before the holiday weekend like I asked. Tara Mannis, who rated us 10 / 10 on August, 29, 2013.
Been building balsa kits for 68 years and your FredE and Sky Buggy are the greatest, most fun to build kits I have ever built. Rick Spangenberg, who rated us 10 / 10 on April 6, 2013.
The instructions and kit quality are excellent and as a complete novice builder I had no trouble following them and completing the build. Ross Brown, who rated us 10 / 10 on July 25, 2011.
I am getting back into rc after 20 years of flying glow, and have found your kit to be excelent. Art Conner, who rated us 10 / 10 on April 1, 2012.
I recently purchased the pond flyer ... this has to be the best wood kit we have ever assembled... Andy Langam, who rated us 10 / 10 on April 2, 2012.
I decided to get back in the hobby after way too many years. Purchased a couple of small ARF “beginners” planes with poor results at best. Almost gave up, but was inspired by reading a copy of “Balsa Builder”. I built the Gym Ripper to learn the b...
— Dan Wissell
I have to say that the MBP program is one of the best hobby investments I have made.
I built balsa planes from kits when I was a lot younger (Keil Kraft kits at the time) and I recently got back to building. I'm on my third Stevensaero kits, just completing the Archaeopteryx and have already ordered my next. The kits are of very h...
— Ian Hislop
I just got the Avro as the first of my model subscription plan. Really nice engineering!
— Rodney M.
You guys are to be congratulated on the quality of your kits - outstanding!
— Gary McCord
Hi from Australia. Very very impressed with the level of engineering and skilled design in these kits. If you have never built a Balsa Kit before or your like me, going back to the Balsa Kits and gluing my fingertips together!, you must buy and bu...
— Alex Smith
Outstanding! I just finished the Fokker D7 and gave it a test flight. I had not worked with balsa since I was a kid(too many years ago). Yours is the best kit I have ever seen. I purposely took my time because it was so enjoyable and I especially ...
— Fernando Engelsma
I bought a helium a year ago built this plane and flew it for about a year and love it. It was fun building this plane and I would recommend it to anyone who likes to build an fly it has been fun.
— Fred Carrigan
You guys make the best stuff. Don't really know how else to phrase it. I have half a dozen of your kits and they're all great. If I ever forget that flying is supposed to be fun, all I have to do is grab my Lil Squirt or my Sky Buggy and head out ...
— Kevin Peltz
I bought a SHAFT 400 and had a great time building it. Flying it for about a year… Lots of fun. Great plane. Love it!