Remember Dean designed these airplanes to fly out of grass pastures and keep simple. They are not 747s. Like Leni said learn to fly the airplane and you will enjoy it. No need to try to make it something it will never be.
Chris, I used the C-2210 to remove a eagle decal on my Champ. It took the adhesive off with a little rubbing. It also took off the adhesive from some of my vgs after they fell off. Good for removing wax and oil residue and will not harm the polytone.
Jim, Ron was a good friend of mine also. He was my Avid go to guy. He helped quite a few guys build and fix their Avids. I also flew his airplane. It was a nice flying plane. Over the years he started with the speed wing and 503. That combo didn't work at all. Next came the 532 which was a bad choice. Finally he installed the 582, then came the extended speed wing. This combination made a real good airplane. He loved the 582. He always told me it was "bullet proof ". He did know how to fly behind a 2 stroke. Sure miss him.
We will be out Friday before the show. We can rope a area off for you if you want. I would bring shorts and light shirts along with pants long sleeve shirts and coats. Weather can be 100 degrees down to 50 degrees at night. Just depends on the weather pattern. Sunscreen for sure!