AERO System (The Perfect Approach to Prep/Build an Arrow)
AeroPoint™, AeroInsert™-A, AeroInsert™-D, AeroInsert™-H,
AeroConcept™ Tubes, AeroOutsert™, AeroBushing™, AeroConcept™ System
Features of AeroPoint
Most archers know that it is difficult to align the field point/broadhead to the arrow perfectly as the neck and threads of the field point could not be concentrically aligned with the arrow insert as well as the arrow. What archers could expect was that the field point would hopefully align well enough to make the arrow fly with acceptable accuracy. AeroPoint™ solved the above problem as AeroPoint is equipped with our patented Double O-ring system which makes AeroPoint aligning itself concentrically to your arrow once it is assembled and it is virtually effortless to install and it will lock tight on your arrow even you keep shooting your arrow.
AeroPoint patented Double O-ring / FACT Technology made the loosening of target points / broadheads a thing of the past. The double O-ring are specifically positioned, one is on the neck of the arrow point and the other one is just above the thread. In this way, AeroPoint can align itself concentrically to the insert once it is screwed into the arrow insert. Double O-ring system ensures perfect fit and tight lock of AeroPoint to the insert, thus AeroPoint will not loosen even after being repeatedly shot.
AeroPoints are also designed to fit with AeroInsert-D and Firenock inner carbon tube to form Carbon Hybrid Insert System. With Carbon Hybrid Insert System, you can expect amazing straighter arrow flight as this system reduces flight oscillation of the arrow and allows the arrow to enter into gyro spin much faster.
Special sizes of AeroPoint were made for specific purpose and arrow. For examples, AeroPoint in 250 grain, 9 mm diameter in Stainless was specifically made to fit most 23/64” AeroConcept arrows. An 175 grain 9 mm diameter AeroPoint in Stainless is the same weight of Firenock Traumahawk, thus you can use this AeroPoint as a practice broadhead of Traumahawk.
Features of AeroInsert-A
AeroInsert-A (AIA) is featured with Self Concentric Technology and Reverse Tapered Collar Technology which these technologies take arrow performance to a new level. The beauty of Reverse Tapered Collar (i.e. angled collar on the back of the insert) is that it forces the arrow to mate with AIA and instantly self concentric itself to the arrow. Furthermore, Reverse Tapered Collar can protect and strengthen the arrow front to prevent mushrooming effect. The insert end of AIA is purposely indented to provide large gluing surface to improve strength and stability.
AeroInsert-A Arrow Chamfering Tool
AeroInsert-A Arrow Chamfering Tool [AIAACT] helps you to quickly prepare a perfect 45 degree chamfered arrow end to perfectly mate with the Reverse Tapered Collar of AeroInsert-AA or AS. Chamfering Tool is made of steel and the grounding surface is diamond electroplated. With these high specifications, it is only US$29.95 per pc. 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 approximately 3 seconds and your perfect 45 degree chamfer is prepared and you are ready to glue your arrow insert into the arrow. The tool is dishwasher safe, so just wash, dry, and it is ready to be used again.
AeroInsert-AA for 0.202"-0.204" ID arrow 12-pack
AeroInsert-AS for 0.245" ID arrow 12-pack
AeroInsert-A Arrow Chamfering Tool
Features of AeroInsert-D
AeroInsert-D is designed to fit most arrow sizes. Similar to AeroInsert-AS/AA, AeroInsert-D is featured with Self Concentric Technology and Reverse Tapered Collar Technology. In addition to these technologies, AeroInsert-D insert has dual step design to provide extra large adhesive area and is ready for Hybrid Insert System. Extra large adhesive area is important as common insert only has small adhesive surface which causing the insert easy to dislodge from the arrow and consequently forcing the insert and arrow tip to move rearward into the arrow shaft and finally causing the front end of the arrow shaft to mushroom.
The insert dislodgement and mushing effect issues are intensified especially while you are using 0.300” ID weak spine crossbow bolts. To solve this issue, Double Shoulder Insert System was developed (i.e. AeroInsert-D with carbon inner tube). AeroInsert-D System can strengthen the arrow as adhesive surface is increased and the wall thickness of arrow front end is increased without adding much weight. Furthermore, precise adjustment of arrow weight can be done via adjusting the length of the carbon inner tube (i.e. a longer tube gives greater weight, and a shorter tube gives lighter weight). However, in order to make Hybrid Insert System works as described, the use of right glue is important. Thus Firenock has made a 2 part slow set epoxy, Aerovane Epoxy for this gluing job.
An example to explain the advantage of AeroInsert-D and AeroConcept System: An arrow installed with a 45 grain field point in Stainless, an AeroInsert AID31A (22 grain) with a 6 inch of Carbon Inner Tube (6 x 5.92 grain per inch = 35.52 grain) can make your arrow fly like an arrow with a 100 grain glue in point! What more can you ask for?
As AeroInsert-D has a number of model, they are coded as follows: the first 3 characters " AID" stands for AeroInsert-D, the following 2 digits stand for the class size of the arrow it will fit (e.g. 30 = 0.300"), the last character stands for material it is made of (A=Aluminum, S=Stainless).
AeroInsert-D for 0.300" ID 12-pack
AeroInsert-D for 0.315" ID 12-pack
Carbon Inner Tube for AeroInsert-D 12-pack
Features of AeroInsert-H
AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tubes
Firenock AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tubes are made of high modulus carbon tube with 6 inches length. These tubes are specially made to integrate with AeroInsert-D and AeroInsert-H to form Hybrid Insert System as used in AeroConcept Arrows. The Hybrid Insert system can strengthen and stiffen the arrow (i.e. increase spine) especially the arrow front end without adding much weight to the entire arrow shaft. Moreover, precise weight adjustment of the entire arrow can be achieved by adjusting the length of the carbon inner tube (e.g. a longer tube = greater weight and strength, while a shorter tube = lighter weight).
Features of AeroOutsert
Another issue for common inserts is that they suffered from a perimeter wedging effect (i.e. hard to pull the arrow out from target). The AeroOutsert Blood Channel was designed to minimize this effect which this feature again outperformed common inserts. The Blood Channel is a plurality of axial slots which are machined over the outer perimeter of AeroOutsert and these axial slots gradually taper inward towards the center line of AeroOutsert. The Blood Channel can relieve the pressure built up over the outer perimeter of the arrow, thus reducing wedging effect. In other words, Blood Channel allows you to pull your arrow out from a penetrated object easily and Blood Channels not only reduce weight but increase strength and improve ease of use. Below shown technical features of AeroOutsert and a cross section drawing of arrow front end installed with an AeroOutsert and a field point.
Tips and Tricks on AeroOutsert™ Installation
Tips and Tricks on AeroOutsert™ Installation
Some customers may have problem while installing AeroOutsert on their arrows even they have bought the right size of AeroOutsert for their arrows. This is due to the fact that true outside diameter of arrows may be different from the manufacturer specification.
Case in point, the Victory VAP spec is 0.245" OD but the actual measurement is 0.248" which means it will actually fit the 6.31mm/0.248” AeroOutsert, not 6.22mm/0.245”AeroOutsert. In the case of Easton Injexion 480, within a dozen arrows tested and measured, their OD can vary from 5.836mm to as large as 5.864mm; To overcome this issue, you can sand the oversized shaft using ultra fine sand paper (220 grid or finer) and sand the shaft in a circular fashion to get ~5.83mm, 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 AeroOutsert using Q-tips with acetone. Acetone is proven to be the best cleaning agent for installation of AeroOutsert before gluing. For ultra tight fit and fast installation, any fresh CA type glue (super glue) should work well. If AeroOutsert is slightly big to fit your arrow, you can use slow set epoxy. While gluing with slow set epoxy, please keep turning it and allow the arrow standing up which this should keep the AeroOutsert concentric to the arrow. One should keep the arrow upright to ensure the AeroOutsert is concentric to the shaft while the glue is curing. If the arrow is laid horizontally during curing, the shaft will no longer be concentric.
AeroOutsert is available to fit these arrow outer diameters (5.68, 5.79, 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 weighed from 30.5 to 33 +/- 0.5 grain (larger diameter, lighter weight will be). Below is a table showing the outside diameter of most common 0.165" - 0.1665" ID shafts and the corresponding AeroOutserts that would fit. Please note that the sizes shown are for reference only, actual OD of arrow can vary and experience has shown that it can vary significantly even among a single dozen of arrow. The only sure way is to actually measure your shafts before ordering your AeroOutsert or locate a Firenock Authorized dealer who can install them for you as the dealer should have the right size of AeroOutsert in stock. Authorized Firenock dealers also have the experience to deal with the variance of arrow size.
AeroBushing in 6 sizes from left to right: ABU23B(black), ABU23A, ABU24A, ABU26A, ABU265(black), and ABU27A
Features of AeroBushing
AeroBushing™ is loaded with the Self Concentric Technology, Square in a Circle Technology, and Reverse Tapered Collar Technology to address the need for ultra lightweight and consistent archery projectiles on the nock side. Traditionally uni-bushings are made from bar stock and manufactured on screw machine which these bushings will only provide approximate fit. Commonly, target archer will use material like a plastic bag to shim fit the bushing and insert a nock in it to provide a good fit, however this approach cannot ensure accuracy and consistence. Not to mention the standard weight of the uni-bushing and nock system usually weighs between 20-25 grain. The AeroBushing is made in square shape instead of round shape for fitting. The unique square shape will force the arrow to be concentric with the bushing. Re accuracy, AeroBushing is CNC machined, thus ensuring nock and arrow will be concentric with the AeroBushing. The square shape also resulted in lighter weight; a normal bushing of 23/64" size is about 12 grain vs AeroBushing is just about 8 grain. AeroBushing is not using standard uni-bushing nocks for 23/64 size. AeroBushing utilizes the Firenock A style nock. FYI, Firenock A style nock is only 4.85 grain, which it is lighter than most 0.166" ID nocks and it has the most advanced nock throat designed by Firenock. Firenock A style nock is accurately made, can self concentric itself once installed (no glue is needed). Finally, the weight of entire AeroBushing with the Firenock A style nock is only about 13 grain. AeroBushing is also equipped with our US Patent Umbrella-Cap design which this feature virtually eliminates the possibility of carbon fiber to fray even if the back of an arrow is being hit by another arrow.
Aero Concept System
AeroConcept System is now available to fit 4 classes of arrows, 0.202", 0.244", 0.300", and 0.310" ID. FYI, AeroConcept System includes the following components: Firenock AeroInsert-D/H, Carbon Inner Tube, AeroPoint, AeroBushing and Firenock polycarbonate nock (see below photos for major components of AeroConcept System).
For an example, arrows with 0.300" ID, AeroConcept System will include V nock, Firenock AID30A, CTAI22, and an AeroPoint 45 grain, 9 mm in Titanium. With this set up, the front end of the arrow is substantially stiffened and strengthened with no weight penalty and all the components are concentric to the arrow once assembled. Since AeroPoint is removable, one can change / replace the point conveniently.
Aero Concept System 12-pack