I just scored a 92% after using this app and the FAA's study guide and watching a few videos on airspace. I suggest reading the official guide a few times before using this app and then flagging any questions that you have difficulty with. The app gave me confidence to schedule to take the official test and my score was near what I got when I take the practice tests. I spent about 20 hours studying. Time to take a break from this app now! I will use it again in about 2 years for my recertification.
I can't say enough great things about Dauntless! I had zero aviation experience, but wanted to get my drone license. A friend of mine studying for his private pilot license recommended the Dauntless line. I bought the app on Wednesday, and passed the test the following Monday - 88%, and it only took me a 1/2 hour of the allotted 2 hours in the testing room! The instant feedback in the app really helps, and the explanations are wonderful for learning the reasoning behind the answers instead of just memorizing answers.That way, if you see a slightly different question during the real test, you know HOW to solve it. I plan to start taking private pilot lessons soon, and have already purchased the app for that.
Great app with nice content, when it works. But the devs implemented the worse update system ever. Will not download audio files, gets stuck half way, etc, seems like the downloads are hosted on a slow server. Must be programmed by a bunch of old and very cheap geezers.... These issues render the app useless on most devices. Only seems to work on my older phone with the older version, I cant update that one fully either. Please fix this and I'll update my review. Some how make updates actually work. Please.
I do not often write reviews as one it is an effort and two many of the reviews seem to be either competition(negative) or so rosy they must be a paid for the review (positive). The first thing I will say is there is no short cut to studying for the exam. Down load the study guide and the supplement and study. There are several free sites with questions. The first thing to know is the FAA study guide alone will not get you by on the test. There are many other questions that come from several other sources for FAA pilot certification, not just the unmanned certification. I hunted an search for additional information and tests. I unexpectedly ran across this app when doing a search for best source to help with passing FAA Drone pilot test. Trust me when I say I do like to spend money on an app and the $50 was something I had to process. I took the test today and passed with a 95% missing only 3 questions. I can honestly say this app was 75% responsible for this. There is more I could say but I am out of room. It will be the best $50 you spend if you want to pass and receive your sUAG license.
There is much to be desired with this app. In theory it's a great idea, however in practice it needs a lot of improvement or complete rewrite. There are many, many bugs, quarks and crashes. While the study info is good (I presume) the functionality is less then poor. I suggest you look elsewhere for a study tool. I am not a competitor to this app, as the dev replies like to suggest. I have a modern smart phone (LGG4), which the devs also like to blame for issues. All in all, using this app is a disappointing and frustrating experience. UPDATE: I added 1 more star because I passed the test with 93%. I give credit where credit is due and attribute my success to the INFO in the this app. I only printed a FAA Weather Theory and the Remote Pilot Study guide. I did reinstall the app and experienced the same issues. One of the most frustrating is when you rotate the phone from portrait to landscape in listening mode and the audio/question restarts. Or when you hear the cell phone communication sound every 20min or so, "blip ba da blip ba da buzzzzzzz", when listening to audio. It's loud with ear buds in! When app crashes, it asks if you want to send a crash report. I've sent 11.
I definitely give this a 5 star rating. The previous reviewers don't seem to know what they are talking about. The help desk has been very quick getting back to me and actually answered my questions on the product. I haven't been thru all of the features that are offered on the software yet., but the question and answer section is fantastic and the immediate feedback, if wanted, is excellent reinforcement for my type of learning. I also tried the flash card part and it also helps in learning. I like the part where you can save sessions and come back to the same place later. If you are not sure whether you want it or not check out the pc trail version. You'll probably get hooked like I did!
This major update is designed to look better, work faster, and help you study for and pass that test more efficiently than ever before. This new version allows to save sessions between devices and share study progress results (with your instructor or school) through the cloud. As with any major new version, there is always a chance of small issues cropping up that our testing didn't catch. If you run into something, please let us know via our helpdesk and we'll address it as soon as possible.
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