A while back I reasoned with myself and bought the Ultimate RC Course by RCPowers.com. I have enjoyed watching RCPowers on YouTube and thought that by purchasing this course I would get some good tips and tricks. Also, the bonus material added to the Master version appealed to me.
This is the first part of a two-part review of the Ultimate RC Course.
How to get it
What you get
I bought the Master version of Ultimate RC Course which includes all the course modules. Besides the actual course modules from the Basics and Expert version it included more course modules and some bonus items. The list below shows what I received in the Master version.
- 40 course modules
- 4 pdf-plans
- 3 free pdf-plans
- 5 5$ coupons at GraysonHobby.com
If you go for some of the other versions you will get fewer course modules and none of the pdf-plans or coupons.
The Ultimate RC Course
So if you are into rc planes I do believe that you know about Dave Powers, or RCPowers as he (they) go under on YouTube and their website. If you don’t I would recommend looking through their videos on YouTube, if only for good rc entertainment and at the same time learn a few good things about rc planes and especially scratchbuilt parkjets.
When you decide that you want to get your hands on this course you first have to decide which level you want. There is the Basics, Expert and Master version and this decides how much content that is included. The more advanced versions include all content i the lower ones plus some extra material when it comes to the Master version. I went for the Master version because of all the pdf plans that was included.
How it works
The course is divided into four steps, step 1 and step 2 are included in the Basics version, step 3 is added in the Expert version and step 4 is added when you choose the Master version. I would say that the Basics version is for the rc plane beginner, while the other two are for the more advanced person or the one that has started to design his own rc planes.
Each module comes with four pictures, some text and an audio track. The audio tracks are between 1 and 10 minutes averaging about 4 minutes. This makes up for an easy to use interface and you can scroll back and forth between different modules. I think the amount of information in each module is enough but of course there are some modules where I would have liked more information. On the other hand after going through that module I know enough to be able to look it up by myself on the all mighty google.com.
You can use the course both online and offline. In the online mode you will go to a webpage and login in with your credentials that you receive. Once there you can go through all the modules, download your bonus material etc. You are also presented with the possibility to download the whole course to be able to view it offline. There are some limitations in the supported browser mentioned. Firefox, Chrome and Safari are OK but not Internet Explorer. I find this a bit strange and a limitation that is on the negative side for me. However, I have not tried the offline version so I don’t know exactly what the limitation might be.