This is part 2 of my review of the Ultimate RC Course by RCPowers.com. You can find part 1 here: RCPowers Ultimate RC Course – review part 1.
In this part, I will go through what you get and do not get in the different versions of the Ultimate RC Course and then wrap it up in a summary. Enjoy!
There are 24 modules in this version and they will lead you through what equipment to start out with on to building your first scratchbuilt foam plane using pdf-plans on to your first crash by showing what tools and equipment to keep for field repair. This is for the beginner but I would say that it also gives a good way of working for people who has been into the hobby for a while and constantly buys new equipment specifically for every plane. Instead, learn to use a few basic setups that you can move between your planes. I think this is good and will really save money.
The beginner will not learn how to actually fly an rc plane by purchasing this course and this set of modules (or any of the other modules). There are a few pointers on where to start but the rest is left to the wanna-be-pilot. However, I think this it is a reasonable choice from the authors not to add this info into this kind of course.
The eight modules added here are all about upgrades that you can do with your rc plane and your rc career. In the end there is also a primer to designing your own parkjets, which is nice. This set of modules are for the person who has flown for a while and start to feel – I like my rc planes but I want to do more with them and my rc hobby. Then maybe some upgrades is the solution and that is what this set of modules will guide you through. Going to the next step into EDF planes is also considered here. All in all a nice set of modules.
I do miss something about adding flaps, air-breaks, spoilerons and such features to your rc plane. That knowledge would have fitted into this area without taking to much time I believe. However, this information is available in the Master version but I still feel that something could have been mentioned about it in the upgrades modules.
This is a yummy set of modules for the person who want to upgrade his rc airplane with flaps, spolierons and so on. Eight modules with starting out with one equipment module and the last seven modules are all wiring diagrams and function diagrams for different more advanced setups. I do not miss anything in this module.
Some other extra goodies that you get by choosing the Master version is the pdf-plans. You will get four “version 2” pdf-plans of parkjets that you otherwise have to pay for; F117, Eurofighter, F18 and F22. In addition, some discount coupons at GraysonHobby.com are added. The pdf-plans and the discounts are a nice gesture that adds the extra value to the Master version, without it the course could have been divided into two versions instead of three.
You will not learn how to fly by purchasing this course so if that is what you are out for you had better look elsewhere. If you on the other hand want a good introduction to get the right equipment and a smooth way through your first planes and on into building your own foam airplanes then this is the course for you.
I would definitely recommend to go for the Master version since it adds that extra material to justify the higher price compared to the Basics version. Those pdf-plans are nice to have. I do not think that the naming of the different version should scare the beginner off from choosing the Master version because soon you will find yourself in the situation that you would like to explore those things added in that version and start to build your first foam parkjet.
Is it worth the money? Doesn’t all this information already exist on the Internet? I will answer yes on both questions. If you feel that you want to save 47$ and instead spend month searching for all information freely on the Internet go on. However, I do not think that it will save you money in the end by trying to sort everything out by yourself when there are others who have already made that trip and are willing to share it with you for an affordable amount.
Now I almost feel like I have been preaching through this review but I really liked the Ultimate RC Course from RCPowers.com. It is a good idea and it has brought me a lot of fun.
If mentioning one negative thing about the course it would be that there is some limitation in using Internet Explorer for the offline version. This might be relevant to know for users of IE.
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