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Offline JNystrom

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Re: Question on fletching theory
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017, 12:02:36 pm »
So... two fletch, anyone? Not the traditional, but the style Monus uses.

Offline joachimM

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Re: Question on fletching theory
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017, 01:33:11 pm »
... the most efficient vane is rather tall and short ... But, with natural materials, this isnít so easy to do, especially using feathers. I think the Turkish Flight arrow fletch profile is a pretty good compromise where feathers are concerned. It would require a very stiff feather to go much taller and shorter without fluttering.

Alan

So if stiffness of feather vanes is an issue, why not reinforce them with the most obvious resource to primitive bowyers: (tacky) hide glue?
It might even allow us to use thinner feathers, e.g. chicken or duck wing instead of turkey / goose, the latter being much thicker and causing more drag.
Tillering is easy. Problems arise when a bowyer thinks he's right and the wood is wrong.

Offline Badger

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Re: Question on fletching theory
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2017, 01:42:20 pm »
   I was thinking similar, Hide glue on vanes should be fine. I was going to try shellac.

Offline willie

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Re: Question on fletching theory
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2017, 04:37:37 pm »
It might even allow us to use thinner feathers,   :OK

JNystrom, sounds like something worth trying.