The emerge of Aerovane IIISince the first Aerovane (Aerovane I) was introduced in spring of 2008, a lot about the Aerodynamics and Arrow-dynamics has not been fully understood. The dual airfoil of Aerovane I was so complicated that made analysis very hard to know the real effect of airfoils even after extensive wind tunnel testing. Aerovane I was also polished smoothly thinking in a way that it would decrease the air frictional drag. However, the opposite is true; a slightly rough surface texture was proved to be more aerodynamically efficient.
After prolonged in-house wind tunnel testing and consultation with low-speed airfoil experts like Professor Michael Selig of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Aerovane II was born. Aerovane II was designed to have multiple micro texturing zones in order to take advantage of Aerodynamic Elasticity Memory (AEM) (i.e. airfoil being elastically deformed to further promote circular lift meanwhile the change in angle of the leading edge enhanced it to attack against the wind). However, due to certain patent issues related to texturing, Aerovane II needed to be re-designed. By redoing the surface texture on Aerovane II, its thickness (Aerovane IIr1) was increased, and this resulted in reduction of AEM. The reduction of AEM actually makes Aerovane IIr1 a much easier to use vane for an inexperienced archer as one can fletch the AerovaneIIr1 without the need of a high-precision fletching jig. However, in order to unleash the full potential of Aerovane, it is necessary to fletch Aerovane straight with precision. By 2010, Firenock introduced the Aerovane Jig which makes precision fletching possible.
From the experience of building Aerovane I, Aerovane Ir1, Aerovane II, and Aerovane IIr1 and with the introduction of Aerovane Jig, we have finally developed Aerovane III in 2013 and achieved precise straight fletching of Aerovane III to unleash the full potential of Aerovane unique design. In brief, Aerovane III is a more aggressive design of Aerovane II with new innovation such as incorporation of unique winglet, 4 aerodynamics different micro-texturing zones and better crosswind handling ability etc.
Aerovane™ III is featured with:
Specification of Aerovane II vs. Aerovane III
18 or 100 pack in white : $10.95/$50.00 (options)
Broadhead comparison Test Aerovane II vs Aerovane III (large pdf file)