That's detail that Mr and Mrs Average sitting at home watching their pre-packaged 30 min news broadcast shaking their heads about "the foolhardiness of flying in a 'homemade' aircraft" are simply never going to hear about. Light aircraft already have such a chequered history for the masses many people they consider it a highly dangerous activity you'd have to be very brave to undertake. But a 'homemade' one, geez you'd have to have rocks in your head!
And that folks is yet another tiny example of the misinformation and fallaciousness our world is consumed by. Headline stories are a dime a