The 24″ Wing That Could
The Halfbad is a Mini Sloper that delivers a ton of fun in a tiny package! It was designed by Troy Churchill who took it on as a challenge when he was told that 24″ wings can’t fly well. Inspired by the NCFM Halfpipe, he set out to produce a mini EPP wing “that had inverted flight with little input, was acrobatic, fast and flew in light wind, oh and would be a fast build!” We think he succeeded as the Halfbad has found its way into the quiver of quite a few slopers with much bigger toys.
The kit quality, as always, is top-notch:
The balsa elevons are laser cut with the Halfbad name laser-etched on top; CNC machined hotwire-cut and “de-slagged” wing cores are true and smooth, tip fins are already cut and ready to mount.
Note: The Halfbad is even easier to build than our other kits. However, it still does require precision in the building and trimming process if good performance is expected. Your transmitter must have Elevon Mixing, with End-Point and/or Dual Rate adjustments. Given the thinness of the airfoil, you will need a relatively low-profile receiver with end-plugs (vs. top-mount) .
•Easy and fast to build
•Easy to pack and transport
•Light air performance
•Effortless inverted flight
Wing Area: 160 Sq. In.
Average Flying Weight: 4 to 5 Ounces
Transmitter: Elevon Mixing with End-Point Adjust and/or Dual Rates
Receiver: Most of the recent low profile end-plug types / 1/2″or thinner
Servos: (2) HS-55MG, HXT900 or similar size.
Battery Pack: 1/3 AAA 200mAh Nimh.
• Precision-cut & cleaned 1.9lb EPP foam wing cores
• Precision-cut coroplast tip fins
• Quality, weight matched balsa elevons with laser-etched logo
• Control rods and laser-cut plywood control horns
• Instruction manual and decal
• Wing covering (Ultracote or packing tape)
• Onboard flight pack (Receiver, Battery, servos and switch)
• Building material (glue, epoxy, balsa, tape, etc.)