Halfbad from NCFM


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 it's way into the quiver of quite a few slopers with much bigger toys.

Judging from it’s appearance it is hard to imagine the Halfbad would be capable of delivering impressive speed.  But if you have seen it fly along side whatever you were flying you would know that it can keep up pretty well with the faster ships and nip at their heels.  The thin airfoil is extremely efficient and once “on step” it is fun to watch it dart across the sky

Whether you toss your Halfbad because the wind died down a bit and the bigger planes have to be grounded or you like to take advantage of the high lift and engage in aerbatic carzyness this glider will deliver fun and leave a smile on your face.  Nothing is more relaxing than flying an inexpensive and hard-to-destroy plane with reckless abandon.


  • Incredible stability & energy retention
  • Phenomenal speed range
  • Beautiful turns… slammed or carved
  • Effortless inverted flight
  • Highly responsive
  • Great light lift performance
  • Will “speck out” in thermals
  • Very durable


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We cannot guarantee that the shops listed below do sell the Halfbad in particular but at least we know they do distribute NCFM.

Wingspan: 609mm (24 in)
Length: unknown

Weight: 141 g (5 oz)

Span: 609 mm
Wing Area: 10,32 dm2
Typical Flying Weight: 141 g (Unballasted)
Control Channels: Two (2)
Transmitter: Digital proportional
Receiver: Mini
Servos: Micro
Battery: Small

Kit Includes:

  • High-load carbon fiber wing spar system
  • 1.9lb Precision-cut & sanded EPP foam wing cores
  • 1.9lb EPP fuselage core with fiberglass longeron
  • Quality balsa elevon material (weight-matched)
  • Basswood drag spars
  • Basswood drag spar joiner
  • All control horns and linkages
  • Comprehensive DVD manual with detailed graphics

You Need:

  • Typical EPP construction tools and materials (knives, glues, tape, etc.)
  • Heat shrink covering
  • A 4 channel Digital Computer Transmitter: with Delta mixing, End-point Adjustments and Dual Rates
  • A Mini Receiver : Max dimension 45 x 32 x 12 mm (1-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 1/2″)
  • Two (2) Micro Servos / similar to Hitec HS85MG or KST DS145MG
  • One Small Battery Pack: 700 mah capacity Min.
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