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Offline stuckinthemud

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balance point of turkish flight arrows
« on: February 26, 2019, 10:12:32 am »
This article link was posted by Syth   http://margo.student.utwente.nl/sagi/artikel/turkish/   in the velum/parchment  thread here http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php/topic,65081.15.html  and I do not wish to high-jack the thread any more than I already have done.

My question is this - am I correct in reading the measurements table that the balance point and greatest thickness of the Turkish flight arrows measured are, on average, behind the mid-point of the arrow - it seems to come out at approximately 13.5 inches from the point on a 24.5" arrow .  I had always thought that this rearward weight bias caused instability in flight and a balance point forward of mid-point was preferable?

Offline DC

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Re: balance point of turkish flight arrows
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 12:35:23 pm »
Common sense would say that the balance point should be forward but apparently the dynamics of flight change that. Something along the lines that the drag of the fletching compensates for the balance point being a bit far back. Wait for someone with smarts to give a better answer. ;D
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Offline EdwardS

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Re: balance point of turkish flight arrows
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 12:53:38 pm »
As I recall, the balance point for targets and the balance point for distance are different.  I believe that's what kiriz endam is for.  There was a discussion on ATARN about it.