Aerovane Jig & Accessories
Aerovane Jig user manual in pdf
On December 2009, Firenock LLC introduced the Aerovane Jig to unleash the full potential of what Aerovane can do. Firenock is now offering our high precision Aerovane Jig, Aerovane Clamp, Laser Alignment Module, Instant Adhesive AG0600, and other accessories to fletch Aerovane perfectly, easily and quickly as well as other brand vanes.
High Precision - Accurate up to 1/72° per Fletch
One of the main features of Aerovane Jig is the Aerovane Jig Index. It is made of Level 3 hard anodized CNC aluminum supported by two ABEC#5 ceramic ball bearings to ensure perfect alignment and smoothness. The arrow support hook is also supported by 2 ball bearings which this design allows the arrow to be fully supported and for extra smooth operation. For arrow holding, a triple O-rings system plus a wedge design is used to ensure perfect arrow holding while fletching. The dual magnet design allows precision angle adjustment. Each magnet is supported by independent 1mm per turn CNC machined screw which can be further tightened by hand for fine adjustment and locked down via an Allen key. The hook knob and the depth screw are made from bar stock brass or stainless steel for maximum durability. The use of an index plug ensures future performance even wear and tear; one just needs to replace the plug and the jig will again be within 1/72° accurate or better in precision.
Versatile arrow compatibility
To get perfect arrow alignment on the jig, an interchangeable precision chuck and hook system is developed. Firenock Aerovane Jig consists of 8 (7 fixed + 1 adjustable) chucks and 4 (3 slide + 1 adjustable) hooks. (The chuck is tapered and precisely machined to provide zero play chuck interchange ability). The ball bearing arrow support hooks are also color-coded for easy size identification. Photo above shown all 3 slide hooks: Gold for 0.297" - 0.303" (common bolts, 22 size, Firenock C, D, F, J, Q and V style), Black for 0.240" - 0.248" (Gold Tip, Carbon Express, Firenock S style), Red for 0.200" - to 0.205" (Axis, Trophy Ridge, Firenock A style). The chucks are made of 303 stainless with 3 O-rings (except for pin nock chuck which uses a clamp fit) for perfect alignment and solid grabbing of arrows. For those who want maximum flexibility, an adjustable chuck and hook system is now available as an option to cover 0.115" to 0.667". Video for installation below:
All 3 slide hooks have slide ability to allow offset up to 1.5 degree to the right. This ability allows you to set offset without the need to adjust the magnet and still be quite precise (±0.25 degree due to eyeballing). The adjustable hook even has laser marking for accurate adjustable. The offset ability is great for those who shoot slower speed arrow and/or use other vanes besides Aerovane. All hooks are fitted with ball bearings for smooth operation and the ball bearings are supported by brass shoulder bolts to ensure the tolerance is close to ZERO. Below is a photo of Laser Alignment Module mounted on an Aerovane Jig with laser shining parallel on the vane, arrow shaft and jig index groove.
Aerovane Jig comes with 3 or 4 index as its standard configuration, these allow one to fletch 2 or 3 vanes configuration perfectly. The 4 index points are 0, 120, 180, and 240 degree. Firenock also offers 7 index which the index points are 0, 60, 90, 120, 180, 240, and 270 degree which allows one to do different vanes configuration even for crossbow bolts. Below are 2 examples of 4 vanes configuration fletched with 7 index.
Aerovane Stainless Clamp
A lot of magnetic based clamps are available for sale on the market, however almost none of them could satisfy today's demanding hunters and could achieve excellent fletching result even with the Aerovane 1/16” brass bar installed. In response to this issue, Firenock has developed Aerovane clamp with the 1/16” straight bar as part of the clamp itself. The Aerovane clamp works similar to the clamp available on the market, but the Aerovane clamp is made of high precision die cast 303 stainless steel and then machined which its precision straightness is up to 0.001". For the pivot point, we utilize zirconia ceramic ball bearings for extra smooth operation, durability, and they are virtually rust free. The extra thick spring system with self alignment capability of the clamp provides a good hold of any vane even if the vane does not have an air channel like Aerovane does. The clamp is also made shorter to better fit today’s popular shorter vane, but can still fletch vanes as long as 3.75”. Perfectly straight fletching could be easily done with the use of the Aerovane clamp. Of course, Aerovane clamp is also a perfect companion accessory for Aerovane Jig as well as other magnetic based fletching jigs.
Aerovane Jig is designed to be compatible with most magnet base jig clamp on the market. Although Firenock does make an excellent high precision 303 stainless Aerovane clamp, we do not make any helical clamp specific for the Aerovane Jig. Thus your investment in clamps from Bitzenburger, Grayling, Martin will not be wasted as they should be fully compatible with Aerovane Jig. Below is Aerovane Jig with a helical and a straight Bitzenburger clamp (Note: the helical clamp needs to be shaved from the top to fit due to the need of center pivot on the clamp on parallel magnet system).
Different Neck/Support for Professional/ Enthusiast / Production
In production environment, adjustment neck may not be needed, that is why Firenock offers a solid 303 machined stainless steel neck for the Aerovane Jig which allows Aerovane Jig to be easily mounted on a fletching turntable. While for archery enthusiast, adjustable neck allows one to achieve the optimum angle and position from a coffee table to a workbench with ease. The solid black anodized aluminum base is designed to accommodate either neck. Shown below is an Aerovane Jig with adjustable chuck and hook set mounted on a production neck (top left), and the remaining 3 photos shown Aerovane Jig attached to adjustable neck at different possible angles.
Aerovane Arrow Water Leveler
In any bow set up and low viscosity gluing environment, precision water level is a must to make sure the arrow is level. That is why Firenock offers a precision Water level. It is a piece of machined Aluminum with 4 ball bearings and a brass knob. It has an open design so it can be put on an arrow from the side without threading from either ends of an arrow. The 4 ball bearings with high precision machined screws make the water level hold and swing smoothly on the arrow without wobble and make it finding the balanced point easily. The compact design makes it extreme portable, while the counter balance brass knob makes the water level extremely stable.
Laser Alignment Module for Perfect Refletching
Upon requests from our customers, Firenock has come up with the best and no compromise Laser Alignment system. Aerovane Laser Alignment Module is developed to make vane re-fletching, alignment and set up simple on Aerovane Jig. The high precision 3 lens optics system of Laser Alignment Module emits a straight thin red laser (0.25 - 0.55mm width) on your arrow. This ultra thin laser will allow you to re-alignment an arrow as well as re-fletching your vane to within 1/4" of degree via the jig's index.
To achieve perfect alignment, best precision and ease of use, the Aerovane Laser Alignment Module is designed to be mounted about 75 mm right above the Aerovane Jig via the 2 holes with 2 screws, with which the laser line will shine along the whole clamp as well as the vane and arrow horizontally. With this optional Laser Alignment Module, perfect single vane re-fletching can be done by bare eyes (which is believed to be 1/4 to 1/16 of a degree accurate). With this Laser Alignment Module, one can precisely make perfect alignment from a perfect centerline. Not only the Laser Alignment Module will give a crisp red line on the arrow, the laser can even provide good indication to check whether the vane is aligned perfectly as one can see whether the laser line is parallel with the clamp.
For some customers who may not shot Aerovane, angle adjustments and setting position of the vane may still be needed. By utilizing 4-way adjustable neck, plus a single plane laser rotational adjustment, it is believed that it can now handle any possible vane positions and copy the position via the jig. Below is picture of Laser Alignment Module mounted on an Aerovane Jig with the laser shining parallel on the vane, arrow shaft and jig index groove.
Long Vane/Feather Adapter
Aerovane Jig Long Vane/Feather Adapter is a piece of CNC machined Aluminum and then silver anodized. This adapter comes with a stainless hook screw and a brass washer as a kit. This kit added 1.5" length to the standard Aerovane Jig. This adapter makes Aerovane Jig able to handle longer vane and feather that are up to 5.25 inches. This adapter is backward compatible with all versions of Aerovane Jig. It is designed to fit with every single version of the hook and chuck set which make this a perfect companion accessory for shop that uses the Aerovane Jig for every fletching. For the archery enthusiast, they can now only own one jig and can handle nearly all their fletching needs.
Aerovane Jig Deluxe Carrying Case
The bag is made with rip-stoop fabric and fitted with water cut foam and large size zippers. The water cut foam is proudly made in Iowa US and custom made to securely hold every pieces of the Aerovane jig. The bag can be easily separately into 2 pieces, thus one can take what is needed while in the field and this is why there is room for the glue, acetone, q-tips, and some spare vanes.
Complete List of Aerovane Jig Set and Accessories