Aerovane

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  • January 7, 2013 at 2:56 am #497522 Back to Top REPORT
    nscott88
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    Anybody done any testing one these? Like to hear anything you got.

    Thanks

    January 7, 2013 at 5:12 am #546434 Back to Top REPORT

    yotebuster1200

    Joined: 9/23/2009
    I would like to know the same thing. My sister got me some for Christmas and I don’t have a straight fetching jig to throw them on and test drive them.
    January 7, 2013 at 11:53 am #546435 Back to Top REPORT
    blazinpond
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    I tested the Aerovane 2 a few years back and they performed well. At 40 yards, blazers hit 2 inches below the Aerovanes. However, I was concerned about the brittleness of the Aerovanes when hunting late season here in MN so I switched to Flex Fletch ever since.

    Currently, I am awaiting the Aerovane 3 vanes to arrive because I am quite interested in the new design. :thumbup

    January 8, 2013 at 4:14 am #546436 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
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    I started shooting the Aerovane II’s this past year and gotta say they are the best 2″ vane I’ve ever shot [=}=]

    Just wait until you see the new Aerovane III’s! Saw them in person this weekend…I’ll be shooting them this year ;)

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    January 8, 2013 at 4:45 am #546437 Back to Top REPORT
    nscott88
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    I started shooting the Aerovane II’s this past year and gotta say they are the best 2″ vane I’ve ever shot [=}=]

    Just wait until you see the new Aerovane III’s! Saw them in person this weekend…I’ll be shooting them this year ;)[/quote:xo4kzi0c]

    Yea I haven’t seen them in person yet but I did see some solid works drawings of them and have talked them them alittle, very cool how much engineering is in them. I think that’s honestly why I like them so much without shooting them, just so much thought put into them.

    January 8, 2013 at 7:53 am #546438 Back to Top REPORT
    deere-farmer
    Deere Farmer

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    I started shooting the Aerovane II’s this past year and gotta say they are the best 2″ vane I’ve ever shot [=}=]

    Just wait until you see the new Aerovane III’s[/color:134a1url]! Saw them in person this weekend…I’ll be shooting them this year ;)[/quote:134a1url]

    Looks like an interesting design.

    January 8, 2013 at 2:35 pm #546439 Back to Top REPORT
    nscott88
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    Brett, what are you using to fletch them? They talked like the blitz wouldn’t work that well.
    January 8, 2013 at 4:27 pm #546440 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
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    Brett, what are you using to fletch them? They talked like the blitz wouldn’t work that well.

    Nolan, I have an Aerovane Jig to fletch with and the clamp has plenty of space to clear the delta wing. To be honest, I never did ask Dorge what others can use to fletch them with. I’d think adding the 1/16″ bar stock to your bitz clamp (as recommended to fletch the regular aerovanes) would work, but I’m not positive.

    After the ATA show is over, give Dorge a call or email him and he should be able to answer any and all questions you have about the new vane.

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    January 8, 2013 at 5:16 pm #546441 Back to Top REPORT
    nscott88
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    Brett, what are you using to fletch them? They talked like the blitz wouldn’t work that well.

    Nolan, I have an Aerovane Jig to fletch with and the clamp has plenty of space to clear the delta wing. To be honest, I never did ask Dorge what others can use to fletch them with. I’d think adding the 1/16″ bar stock to your bitz clamp (as recommended to fletch the regular aerovanes) would work, but I’m not positive.

    After the ATA show is over, give Dorge a call or email him and he should be able to answer any and all questions you have about the new vane.[/quote:17to07sd]

    Ya, that’s what he said about the bar stock. I ordered the Aerovane II test kit. I was just curious. Might fletch some up and see if I can get some time in the wind tunnel at kstate next time I’m out there.

    January 8, 2013 at 5:30 pm #546442 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Firenock info about this new III style.

    9.Close to 30% reduction in crosswind effective which makes Aerovane III has a much better ability to treat crosswind. Arrow with Aerovane III should be able to hit a target under 35 mph crosswind at 35 yards with archery projectile at 320fps as compared with Aerovane II under 25 mph crosswind at 35 yards with with the same projectile.
    10.Can be fletch with all versions of Aerovane jig and Aerovane clamp due to the wide internal opening width of Aerovane clamp.
    11.Aerovane III will have an even higher broadhead requirement than Aerovane II due to Aerovane III has having a much higher rotational lift (spin rate) than Aerovane II.[/color:2kk1wr0d]12.Works best from 280 fps when fletch straight.
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    So that means most broadheads are not going to work with this new vane?

    January 8, 2013 at 7:36 pm #546443 Back to Top REPORT
    nscott88
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    Firenock info about this new III style.

    9.Close to 30% reduction in crosswind effective which makes Aerovane III has a much better ability to treat crosswind. Arrow with Aerovane III should be able to hit a target under 35 mph crosswind at 35 yards with archery projectile at 320fps as compared with Aerovane II under 25 mph crosswind at 35 yards with with the same projectile.
    10.Can be fletch with all versions of Aerovane jig and Aerovane clamp due to the wide internal opening width of Aerovane clamp.
    11.Aerovane III will have an even higher broadhead requirement than Aerovane II due to Aerovane III has having a much higher rotational lift (spin rate) than Aerovane II.[/color:14r5j14r]12.Works best from 280 fps when fletch straight.
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    So that means most broadheads are not going to work with this new vane?[/quote:14r5j14r]
    While I have no experience with these vanes yet, you can over spin a fixed blade broadhead. If your shooting a mechanical, your probably not going to have the same problems

    January 8, 2013 at 7:43 pm #546444 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
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    Firenock info about this new III style.

    9.Close to 30% reduction in crosswind effective which makes Aerovane III has a much better ability to treat crosswind. Arrow with Aerovane III should be able to hit a target under 35 mph crosswind at 35 yards with archery projectile at 320fps as compared with Aerovane II under 25 mph crosswind at 35 yards with with the same projectile.
    10.Can be fletch with all versions of Aerovane jig and Aerovane clamp due to the wide internal opening width of Aerovane clamp.
    11.Aerovane III will have an even higher broadhead requirement than Aerovane II due to Aerovane III has having a much higher rotational lift (spin rate) than Aerovane II.[/color:300u1vlg]12.Works best from 280 fps when fletch straight.
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    So that means most broadheads are not going to work with this new vane?[/quote:300u1vlg]

    Not saying most won’t work, you’ll have to be more particular in making sure they spin true.

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    January 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm #546445 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Fletching might be my next concern because of making a very straight mount to the shaft is important plus you’ll need the Firenock jig to do it yourself or take it to a dealer that can do it for you. More $$$ concerns.
    January 10, 2013 at 4:31 am #546446 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
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    I have no experience with the Aerovane, Aerovane II, or the Aerovane III, but the cost does make me re-evaluate the benefit. First, $25 to fletch a dozen arrows is pricey, to say the least. Then, when coupled with the fact that a special jig is required to fletch them makes a cost benefit analysis lean even more towards the benefit side of the equation.

    Without debating the technology or science or workmanship that goes into the Aerovane III, which I do not doubt, I can get the same accuracy at 40yds with much less expensive vanes, with vanes that can be fletched with less precision on less expensive jigs, in windy conditions as well.

    8 mph crosswind:

    … just sayin’. [=}=]

    January 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm #546447 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    I talked to Dorge last night. You do need his jig to fletch the Aerovane III. The bases of his vanes are precise and designed to bond with a level of adhesive only so many microns thick that other fletching jigs don’t have the tolerances necessary to work with them.
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