Over the couple days I have got a helicopter I have been attempting to do the RC Helicopter tasks. My attempts have been going bad. I am not to blame here since I can fly the Helicopter with ease. The issue is the amount of time given in between each checkpoint. The Helicopter moves at a certain speed that does not seem to overcome the time to reach each checkpoint. Two things can be done here to fix this. Either increase the time in between each checkpoint or increase the flying speed of the Helicopter.
These helicopter races aren't challenging, they are impossible. It's obvious no one bothered to test the various courses before releasing this and taking our 300 acorns. I've attempted at least 15 races, and succeeded twice, both times on the same course. What a joke. And the overall reduction in XP for all new tasks is something to really be appreciated too.
If you don't have an RC item out, there's a good chance you'll get some task worth 40 - 80 XP, but if you have an RC item out, one you paid 300 acorns, or $3.00, not only is the task either difficult, or in the case of the helicopters impossible, but you're also penalized with reduced XP.
So to anyone that wants max XP at the park, DON'T waste your 3 bucks on any of the RC items, waste it on something else.
Using the stunt chopper you can finish most tasks but the military and rescue chopper seem to be a lot slower so there's not enough time, or a bad race layout. There is one course that is easy for all 3 choppers, it's the one that starts on the left side of the Swan boat rental shop closest to the spawn point. A trick I figured out for dealing with the other helicopter race locations, launch your chopper, fly through one of the race gates or two if its close by then press X so the chopper goes back to your hand and run with your avatar toward the next race gate, once you get close to it launch the chopper again and fly through it and any that are close by. This trick really helps with the chopper tasks that make you go back and forth a lot. Just keep doing that and you should be able to complete them. I've been able to complete most of the race locations this way but there's a couple that are just a bad design.
These helicopter races aren't challenging, they are impossible.
You shouldn't expect every game to hold your hand. VeeMee isn't nDreams.
Be thankful there are only a handful of rewards on Home which require skill?