Don’t try this at home. I did and it didn’t work. I tried to use a lighter and a portable blow torch to add heat to make white glue dry faster.
As you can see, it really didn’t work. I had no idea of how flammable balsa was. Foam is also very sensitive to heat.
I had some luck using stray heat from my computer fan. This worked very well. So I got greedy and wanted to see if there was another way of applying heat.
To add insult to this injury it didn’t fly. I trimmed the plane quickly in their living room then tried to fly it off the balcony. Dreaming it would fly away and perhaps some child would find it.
Well that didn’t happen. It just headed straight down and smacked on the roof of some utility building.