Ah, this reminds me of my own feeble attempts to build a radio controlled airplane. Mike, a friend of ours and I all bought ourselves this little glider here, and spent half our summer in the basement to build it. It only took me ten seconds to crash it though. I don’t know how often we went out flying, but I remember being very frustrated that the relation between repairing and flying was about 3 days / 10 seconds.
Mike was more patient than me. I guess that’s why he’s a pilot now and I’m a cartoonist.