AERO System (The Perfect Approach to Prep/Build an Arrow)
AERO System has AeroPoint, AeroInsert, Inner Carbon Extension, AeroOutsert, AeroBushing and Aero Concept Target System. With Aero System, your arrows will fly in a way that you have never thought of and they are deadly accurate and outcompete any components available on the present market.
Features of AeroPoint
From left to right: 8mm (Stainless) in 85, 100, 125gn, 9mm (GR5 Titanium) in 45 gn, 9mm (Stainless) in 45, 85, 100, 125 gn
AeroPoint™ (US Pat.) takes arrow performance to an all-new level as AeroPoint will self concentric to one's arrow once it is assembled. Besides this, AeroPoint is easy and virtually effortlessly to install as a result of US Patent Double O-rings System / FACT Technology.
In the past to achieve perfect alignment of target point/broadhead to arrow is not easy as the neck and threads of the point may not be concentrically aligned with the arrow insert as well as the arrow, what archers could expect was that the target point would hopefully align well enough to make the arrow to fly with acceptable accuracy. More recently, a single O-ring was installed on the neck of some broadhead to improve the concentricity issue. Though this single O-ring design helped to improve the alignment of the broadhead blades to the arrow and vanes, this single O-ring design did nothing to concentricity of the arrow.
From 2014, most of the AeroPoints are upgraded to 45 HRC Stainless Steel to guarantee absolute hardness and concentricity. For 45 grain 9 mm diameter, it is also available in GR 5 Titanium.
Features of AeroInsert-A
To perfectly install AIA is simple, one just needs to square the arrow front or just bevel a perfect 45 degree arrow front end using Firenock Chamfering Tool. Before installation, please make sure the Reverse Tapered Collar of AeroInsert would cover the outside diameter of the arrow front end. If so, glue the AeroInsert-A into the arrow with a 2 part slow set epoxy (24 hrs cure, 1 hr work time type). Slow set epoxy that we have found good are Loctite 1405603, Devcon 2-ton Slow curing Epoxy, Henkel 1147735, PC products PC-7 tow-part Heavy Duty Epoxy, Permatex 84107, etc. Continuous shooting/pounding of the arrow will further improve the AeroInsert concentricity to the arrow and further lock itself tightly to the arrow as a result of Firenock Self Concentric Technology and Reverse Tapered End Technology.
In 2015 ATA, Firenock LLC announced a new arrow Chamfering Tool [AIAACT] that would assist you to quickly prepare a perfect 45 degree chamfer arrow end which it will perfectly mate with the Reverse Tapered collar of AeroInsert-AA or AS. The tool is made of steel and the grounding surface is electroplating with diamond. With these high spec, it is still only US$29.95 per pc. The Chamfering Tool is extremely easy to use and easy to clean. Just attach it to any drill, insert and align your arrow into the center of the tool and run the drill (~1500 rpm) for around 3 seconds and your perfect 45 degree chamfer is prepared and you are ready to glue your arrow insert into the arrow. To clean the tool, just wash it with your dishwasher, dry and it is ready to be used again.
Features of AeroOutsert
Tips and Tricks on AeroOutsert™ Installation
Some customers may face installation issue while trying to PERFECT fit an AeroOutsert into their arrows. Being an outsert system, it needs to fit the outside diameter of an arrow as perfect as possible. However, most arrow real outside diameter could be different from the manufacturer published spec, thus published OD sizes are only for reference. Case in point, the Victory VAP is published as 0.245" OD but actual measurement is 0.248" which it will actually fit 6.31mm AeroOutsert best, not 0.245"/6.22mm. In case of the Easton Injexion 480, within a dozen arrows tested and measured, their OD can vary from 5.836mm to as large as 5.864mm; which this made 5.83mm the correct size, but one can always make the shaft smaller by light circular sanding.
According to the tests that we have been done, it is believed the best way to install an outsert system into your arrow is to get the right size of AeroOutsert in respect to the published manufacturer spec, but you need to dry fit AeroOutsert into every arrow. In some cases, some shafts may be difficult to fit or be too tight to fit AeroOutsert, slight circular sanding the outside diameter of the shaft will solve the issue. As long as one uses the ultra fine sand paper (220 grid or finer) and sands the shaft in a circular fashion, the shaft concentricity should not be off after sanding. After sanding, dip the sanded shaft end in pure acetone and then clean the inside of the AeroOutsert using Q-tips with acetone. Acetone is what is found to be the best cleaning agent for any AeroOutsert before gluing. For ultra tight fit and fast installation, any fresh CA type glue (super glue) should work well. For loose fit installation, one can use slow set epoxy and keep turning it with the arrow standing up which this will help to keep AeroOutsert concentric to the arrow, and one should keep the arrow upright to ensure AeroOutsert is concentric to the shaft while the glue is curing. If the arrow is laid horizontally while using slow set epoxy, shaft will be no longer concentric.
AeroOutsert is now available in 13 sizes (5.68, 5.77, 5.83, 5.89, 5.97, 6.06, 6.12. 6.15, 6.22, 6.26, 6.31, 6.33, and 6.50 mm) and weight 30.5 to 33 +/- 0.5 grain depending on size. The larger size / hole, the weight of the AeroOutsert will be lighter. AeroOutsert are anodized in black with their size and Firenock brand laser marked on the AeroOutsert for clear identification and great looks.
Below is a table showing the outside diameter of most common 0.165" - 0.1665" ID shafts and their corresponding OD of AeroOutsert that would fit. Please note that the sizes shown are for reference only, actual size of arrow OD can vary and experience has shown that it can vary significantly even among a single dozen. The only sure way is to actually measure your shafts before ordering or locate a Firenock Authorized dealer who can install them for you as they should have all sizes of AeroOutsert in stock, and have experience to deal with the variance.
AeroBushing in 6 sizes from left to right: ABU23B(black), ABU23A, ABU24A, ABU26A, ABU265(black), and ABU27A
Features of AeroBushing
Aero Concept Target System
Firenock offers a complete AeroConcept Target System for 22/64” and 23/65” target arrows. The whole system for these specific arrows are Firenock AeroInsert-D, carbon extension and “V” style nock / AeroBushing with “A” style nock.
For 22/64” arrows, one can use our V nock at the back, our carbon extension (0.246" ID and 0.298” OD), Firenock AeroInsert-D22A, and an AeroPoint 45 grain 9 mm. With this set up, the front end of the arrow is substantially stiffened and strengthened with no weight penalty and the Aero System components are all concentric to the arrow. Due to AeroPoint is removable, one can replace the point any time. Furthermore, AeroPoint is equipped our US Patent Self Concentric System which makes it ideal for extreme target shooting.
For 23/64” arrows, besides the carbon extension, one can utilize our new AeroBushing system which weighs about 12 grain (bushing and nock together). FYI, Firenock A nock is only about 5 grain and has the best nock throat design. Photos shown the components of Aero Concept Target System for target arrow and its weight for reference.
Aero Concept Target System 12-pack