Firenock:Aero System

AeroConcept Component (The Perfect Component to build your Arrow)
    For high speed archery projectiles over 400 fps, Firenock noticed that stock components available on the present market will not work properly.  Thus Firenock developed AeroConcept Components which these components are equipped with Firenock US Patented Technologies such as Self Concentric Technology and Reverse Tapered Collar Technology. With these latest developed technologies, AeroConcept components give you outstanding performance in terms of durability, accuracy and functionality.
   AeroConcept Components include AeroPoint, AeroConcept Point, AeroInsert, AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube, AeroOutsert and AeroBushing.  With AeroConcept Components, your arrows will fly in a way that you never thought possible which your arrow becomes straight soon after launch (i.e. not flexing), flies flatter, farther and hits target more accurate.
   To unleash the full potential of AeroConcept Components, you need good tools as well as good glues. That is why we have introduced tools such as APS (Arrow Preparation System) and PAPS (Professional Arrow Preparation System) and glues such as Aerovane Ultra Slow Set Epoxy (AGUSSE) and AG0GEL in order to prepare and build your arrows accurately. With AeroConcept components, Firenock tools and glues, now you can build your arrow with confidence as you know your arrows will hit where you want them to hit.





AeroPoint



Features of AeroPoint
  •     => Self Concentric Technology
  •     => Perfect match with Firenock Arrow Concentric Technology (FACT) broadheads
  •     => CNC machined 45HRC hardened Stainless Steel for toughness and accuracy
  •     => Double O-ring system eliminates loosening of field point
  •     => Available in 45, 55, 65, 85, 100, 125, & 175 grain for 8mm diameter in stainless steel (to fit most regular and slimmer arrows)
  •     => Available in 55, 85, 100, 125, 175, & 250 grain for 9mm diameter in stainless steel (to fit most crossbow and target arrows)
  •     => Available in 45 grain with 9mm diameter in GR5 Titanium
  •     => Designed in US Illinois and US Patented (# 8337341)
   AeroPoint takes arrow performance to an all new level as AeroPoint will align itself concentrically to one's arrow once it is assembled.  AeroPoint is easy to install as a result of our patented Double O-ring System / FACT Technology.
    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/H and Firenock Carbon Inner 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, 9mm 250 grain AeroPoint in Stainless was specifically made to fit most 23/64” AeroConcept arrows to achieve heavy weight and strong punch power whilst 9mm 175 grain AeroPoint in Stainless is specially made to match the weight of Firenock Traumahawk, thus you can use this AeroPoint as a practice broadhead of Traumahawk.

AeroPoint, 6-pack


AeroConcept Point

    First AeroConcept™ Point (ACP) 50 grain 9mm is debuted today.  This new product takes AeroConcept system to another level.  ACP is a glue in point and has a hollow structure for strength and lightness.  Similar to AeroPoint, ACP is featured with Firenock Double Shoulder Technology and Reverse Tapered Collar Technology for perfect alignment and concentricity.  As ACP has Reverse Tapered Collar Technology as in AeroInsert-A, AeroChamfering tool is recommended to chamfer the shaft first before gluing for guarantee concentricity and perfect alignment.  As of other AeroConcept system, ACP must use with AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube to form Hybrid Insert System and it is recommended to use Firenock Aerovane Ultra slow set epoxy AGUSSE to glue ACP and AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube successfully.  This new AeroConcept Point (AC509S) will fit most 23/64" shaft and its weight with a 6" Carbon Inner Tube (CTI310) is only 80 grain (See photos below).


AeroConcept Point for 0.315" ID, 12-pack
AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube, 12-pack
Arrow Chamfering Tool

AeroInsert-A




Features of AeroInsert-A
  •     => Self Concentric Technology
  •     => Reverse Tapered Collar Technology to prevent mushrooming effect
  •     => Available in 3 materials:  Aluminum, Stainless steel and Titanium
  •     => Larger adhesive surface for gluing
  •     => Available in 6 sizes
  •     => Designed in US Illinois and US Patented (# 8403777)
AeroInsert-A
Compatible Shaft ID
Max Compatible Shaft OD
Insert Weight
Insert Material
Insert Finish
AIA20A
0.202" to 0.204"
7.2 mm
~ 22 gn
7075-T5
Black Anodized
AIA20S
0.202" to 0.204"
7.2 mm
~ 55 gn
Stainless
Natural
AIA20T
0.202" to 0.204"
7.2 mm
~ 35 gn
GR5 Ti
Natural
AIA24A
0.242" to 0.246"
7.85 mm
~ 10 gn
7075-T5
Silver Anodized
AIA24S
0.242" to 0.246"
7.85 mm
~ 30 gn
Stainless
Natural
AIA30S
0.299" to 0.301"
8.89 mm
~ 92 gn
Stainless
Natural

    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 Technology (i.e. angled collar on the back of AeroInsert) is that it forces the arrow to mate with AIA and instantly self concentric itself to the arrow.  Furthermore, Reverse Tapered Collar Technology can protect and strengthen the arrow front to prevent mushrooming effect. The back end of AIA is purposely indented to provide large gluing surface to improve strength and stability.
    To perfectly install AIA is simple, you just need to square the arrow front or bevel a perfect 45 degree arrow front end using Firenock Arrow Chamfering Tool.  Before installation, please make sure the Reverse Tapered Collar will cover the outside diameter of the arrow front end.  Then glue AIA into the arrow with 2 part slow set epoxy (24 hrs cure, 1 hr work time type, recommended epoxies: Firenock Aerovane Epoxy AGUSSE, Loctite 1405603, Devcon 2-ton Slow curing Epoxy, Henkel 1147735, PC products PC-7 two-part Heavy Duty Epoxy and Permatex 84107). Repeatedly shooting of your 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 Collar Technology.


Arrow Chamfering Tool
    Arrow Chamfering Tool (ACT) helps you to quickly prepare a perfect 45 degree chamfered arrow end to perfectly mate with the Reverse Tapered Collar of AeroInsert.  Arrow 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.  Arrow 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-A for 0.202"-0.204" ID arrow, 12-pack
AeroInsert-A for 0.244"-0.246" ID arrow, 12-pack
AeroInsert-A for 0.300" ID arrow, 12-pack
Arrow Chamfering Tool

AeroInsert-D

Features of AeroInsert-D
  •     => Self Concentric Technology
  •     => Dual step design for stability
  •     => Extra large adhesive surface for strength and stability
  •     => Hybrid Insert System ready (Dual Step Insert with Carbon Inner Tube)
  •     => CNC machined 7075-T5 Aluminum for extra hardness and accuracy
  •     => Also available in Stainless Steel for toughness and heavier weight
  •     => Available to fit 0.300”, and 0.310" ID class shaft
  •     => Designed in US Illinois and US Patented (# 8337342)
AeroInsert-D
Compatible Shaft ID
Compatible Carbon Inner Tube
Insert Weight
Insert Material
Insert Finish
AID30A
0.299" to 0.301"
CTI300
~ 17 gn
7075-T5
Natural
AID30S
0.299" to 0.301"
CTI300
~ 55 gn
Stainless
Natural
AID31A
0.305" to 0.315"
CTI310
~ 22 gn
7075-T5
Natural


    AeroInsert-D (AID) is designed to fit arrows with 0.300" ID and 0.315" ID.  Similar to AeroInsert-A, AeroInsert-D is featured with Self Concentric 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, AeroInsert-D is equipped with Double Shoulder to accept Carbon Inner Tube.  AeroInsert-D and its associated Carbon Inner Tube 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 AGUSSE 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?

AeroInsert-D for 0.300" ID, 12-pack
AeroInsert-D for 0.315" ID, 12-pack
AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube, 12-pack

AeroInsert-H


    As Reverse Tapered Collar Technology and Hybrid Insert System are so powerful which these technologies make your arrows hitting tougher, flying straighter, flatter and further, Firenock combines these technologies and made AeroInsert-H (AIH). H means Hybrid as AeroInsert-H has both the features of AeroInsert-A (Reverse Tapered Collar Technology) and AeroInsert-D (Hybrid Insert System).
    AeroInsert-H is specially made to fit arrow shafts with ID from 0.202", 0.244"and 0.300" ID. While using AeroInsert-H, you must install associated Carbon Inner Tube in order to have expected result. Now your arrows such as Black Eagle Rampage, Easton Axis FMJ, Gold Tip Pro Hunter etc (See table in AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube for compatible arrows) can hit harder, fly straighter, flatter and further once they are equipped with AeroInsert-H and Hybrid Insert System, you will be thrilled to see their flight.

AeroInsert-H
Compatible Shaft ID
Compatible Carbon Inner Tube
Insert Weight
Insert Material
Insert Finish
AIH20A
0.202" to 0.204"
CTI200
~15 gn
7075-T5
Natural
AIH20S
0.202" to 0.204"
CTI200
~50 gn
303 Stainless
Natural
AIH20T
0.202" to 0.204"
CTI200
~26 gn
GR5 Titanium
Natural
AIH2LA
0.202" to 0.204"
CTI20L
TBA
7075-T5
Natural
AIH2LS
0.202" to 0.204"
CTI20L
TBA
303 Stainless
Natural
AIH2LT
0.202" to 0.204"
CTI20L
~26 gn
GR5 Titanium
Natural
AIH24A
0.244" to 0.246"
CTI240
~ 9 gn
7075-T5
Natural
AIH24S
0.244" to 0.246"
CTI240
~ 25 gn
Stainless
Natural
AIH30S
0.299" to 0.301"
CTI30G
~ 100 gn
Stainless
Natural


AeroInsert-H for 0.202"-0.204" ID, 12-pack
AeroInsert-H for 0.244"-0.246" ID, 12-pack
AeroInsert-H for 0.300" ID, 12-pack
AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube, 12-pack
Arrow Chamfering Tool

AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube

    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).

Carbon Inner Tube Arrow ID Tube Weight AeroInsert(s), ACP Compatible Arrows
 CTI200   0.202"  7.6 gpi  AIH20A/S/T  Black Eagle Rampage, Easton Axis FMJ, 
 CTI20L   0.202"  4.1 gpi  AIH2LA/S/T  Black Eagle Rampage, Easton Axis FMJ, 
 CTI240  0.244"  5.2 gpi  AIH24A/S  Black Eagle Carnivore, Gold Tip Pro Hunter
 CTI300  0.300"  8.5 gpi  AID30A/S  Black Eagle Executioner, Gold Tip 22 pro
 CTI30G  0.300"  6.6 gpi  AIH30S  Black Eagle Executioner, Gold Tip Laser III
 CTI310  0.315"  5.9 gpi  AID31A, AIH31A, AC509S  Black Eagle Challengers, Easton FatBoy, CX CXL

AeroConcept Carbon Inner Tube, 12-pack


AeroOutsert

Features of AeroOutsert
  •     => Self Concentric Technology
  •     => Blood Channels to prevent wedging effect
  •     => CNC machined 7075-T7 Aluminum for extra hardness and accuracy
  •     => Black hard anodized with laser marking
  •     => Available in different sizes
  •     => Weight 30.5 to 33 grain (+/- 1 grain)
  •     => Designed in US Illinois and US Patented (# 8668605)
    AeroOutsert™ is specifically made for ultra thin arrow. AeroOutsert is made of high quality forged 7075-T7 Aluminum and equipped with US Patented Blood Channels for perfect concentricity and minimum wedging effect.  AeroOutsert was proven to outperform common 0.165"-0.166” size arrow insert/half-out inserts as neck point and threads of common outserts are mostly likely to be off concentric.  This is due to the fact that Internal Diameter (ID) based components are likely not be concentric with the arrow as the wall thickness of the arrow is not always perfectly equal due to the center-less grind process which is commonly used to make this class of arrow (0.166" ID in general).  Thus arrows installed with common insert/half-out serts cannot achieve perfect concentricity while AeroOutsert can as the AeroOutsert is using the outer diameter instead of the inner diameter of the arrow for installation.
    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.

AeroOutsert, 12-pack

AeroBushing
AeroBushing in 6 sizes from left to right: ABU23B, ABU23A, ABU24A, ABU26A, ABU265 and ABU27A.




Features of AeroBushing
  •     => Self Concentric Technology
  •     => Super light weight (only 8 grain for 23/64” size)
  •     => Square in a Circle Technology for perfect fit
  •     => Umbrella Cap Design to prevent damage of arrow back end
  •     => CNC machined 7075-T5 Aluminum for extra hardness and accuracy
  •     => Firenock “A” style nock ready
  •     => Compatible with Firenock lighted nock system
  •     => Available in different size/color
  •     => Designed in US Illinois and US Patented (# 8951152, 9212875)

    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 arrow back end is being hit by another arrow.

AeroBushing
Compatible Arrow(s)
Bushing Weight
Bushing Color
  ABU23A   Carbon Express CXL, Easton Fat boy   ~8.5 grain / 0.55 gram   Silver
  ABU23B   Black Eagle Challenger, PS23   ~8.0 grain / 0.52 gram   Black
  ABU24A   Gold Tip X Cutter   ~9.4 grain / 0.61 gram   Silver
  ABU26A   Gold Tip 30X   ~14.0 grain / 0.91 gram   Silver
  ABU265   Gold Tip XXX   ~15.5 grain / 1.00 gram   Black
  ABU27A   Black Eagle Magnum, Easton Full Bore   ~15.75 grain / 1.02 gram   Silver

AeroBushing, 12-pack

AeroConcept 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, AeroConcept System for an arrow with 0.300" ID can include an AeroInsert AID30A, a Carbon Inner Tube CTI300, an AeroPoint 9mm 45 grain in Titanium and a V polycarbonate nock.  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.  As AeroPoint is removable, you can change / replace the point when needed.

AeroConcept System, 12-pack

Below photos shown the anatomy of AeroConcept System without nock and its weight for reference.