I intend to keep writing as long as folks, like yourself, are reading. This post is going to go on for years.
There is a terrific RC aircraft forum called RCScalebuilders.com. Some of the finest RC aircraft modelers in the world document their builds in great detail—which is where I got encouraged to do the same thing. One build I'm following is almost 10 years long and the model's not done yet. It's a 1/6th scale AH-1 Skyraider that even has wings that fold and lock under servo control. Good things take a long time.