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Very interesting Andrew! PLA is poly lactic acid. It is biodegradable ... if you crash, you can just compost it!

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I printed parts for the Mustang, Spitfire and Me BF109 Tony ,,,, Wings and fuse assembled. I have some underextrusion issues with certain parts (due to the settings on my printers ...). It is pretty tricky to get them right. No electronics installed. The frames are very light and also VERY fragile ... the complete opposite of my laminated EPP+CF warbirds...
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Yes PLA is biodegradable ...and affected by UVs.

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All the parts have been made. Hopefully I don't crash at some point and turn it into the same number (or greater) of pieces.

I managed to combine a few pieces for the right fuselage, and will reprint the left the same way. My first attempt at combining wing parts didn't work (I picked the wrong parts), but looking at the full set of parts I can see better ways of doing it. As examples, the two parts between the center and left/right fuselages should be good, as should the first two pieces outboard of the left and right fuselages. Not sure if I will do that or not.

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It would be great if you had some printable jigs, to assist putting things together in a perfect alignment
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Left fuselage parts redone. Saves a couple of glue joints.

There are alignment pins in most pieces so hopefully I will get everything straight. Watching the assembly guide videos, kicker is absolutely needed for the CA, so I get a little time to make sure everything is straight before I spray it on. I am more concerned with the appearance of the seams at the joints as I can't sand the CA.

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Looking good Andrew!

"I am more concerned with the appearance of the seams at the joints as I can't sand the CA. "

For major seams can you use pin striping tape to mask the appearance of a seam?
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Very good job, it will be very nice...here an exemple for gluing without gigs, it needs a good handling and a good CA accelerator.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycvr-Y_rrsg

..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-_E...&feature=share

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You can tell he has done it before....

There is a similar set of videos for the P-38. The pdf manual is pretty basic so the videos are key.

I like the folding wings, but there sure are alot of parts in that Corsair.

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I'm surprised he doesn't use polyethylene gloves to prevent gluing his hands to the work.

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