Whelp. I read all 64 pages and finally pulled the trigger on a Escapade and an OS 46AX ABL to power it. This will be my second aileron glow plane (previously I learnt on a Supercub DSM that I got for my 40th birthday in May). I've come a long way since then; mainly thanks to the guys at my AMA club. My first glow plane is a modified Duraplane Durastick 20 with an aileron wing. I was also given an old Great Planes Slow Poke 40 Sport, but the plane had been badly crashed and the repair didn't hold up, resulting in stab failure and an amazing recovery by our club's "hot shot" pilot who flew it back to the landing strip inverted at around 10mph. The fuse broke on landing but the wing survived.
I might still resurrect the plane at some point, but the time felt right for my first "true' aircraft. I will be building it to spec without any mods except for some triangle stock around the landing gear bay (our grass is tufty; think a dried up shallow marsh + thick patches of heather) and fuel-proofing the tank compartment.
I use a Spektrum DX6i and will be installing dual aileron servos for possible mixing when I get more proficient, but for now I'll stick to the low throws and keep the engine ticking along under full throttle for a while.