There is no reason to have two A's at the beginning of aardvark. I simply won't do it.
The model is barely designed well. I'd suggest getting it in the position you want and then gluing it into place. If there's much friction, whatever you put on there will come off short of putting some serious coating over it (which there is not room for if there's already no room for paint . . . )This is what I was considering. Makes it easier with how the wings are trimmed down on mine. Less chance of collision and easier to store. Leaving the wings down may be the answer.