Firenock:Aerovane III

The Emerge of Aerovane III

    When the first Aerovane (Aerovane I) was introduced in spring of 2008, a lot about Aerodynamics and Arrow-dynamics was not fully understood.  Also, it was believed that the smooth surface of Aerovane I would decrease the air frictional drag, however the opposite is true; a slightly rough surface texture proved to be more efficient.
    In order to improve the design of Aerovane I, we went to consult low-speed airfoil expert, Professor Michael Selig of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  Of it, Aerovane II and its single airfoil design and multiple micro texturing zones (to take advantage of Aerodynamics Elasticity Memory (AEM) was born.
    After the development of Aerovane I, Aerovane II and with the launch of Aerovane Jig, the Aerovane III was introduced in 2013.  In brief, Aerovane III is a more aggressive design of Aerovane II.  Incorporating Firenock's latest innovations in vane design such as the low profile design, the winglet, the large airfoil, and the 4 different aerodynamic micro-texturing zones, Aerovane III is especially designed to handle strong crosswind.  You will be amazed when your Aerovane III-equipped arrow flies straight under 30 mph crosswinds.  Aerovane III is the ultimate vane for today's high speed arrows.

Key Features of Aerovane™ III

  1. Improved true owl wing frontal design for virtually no sound in flight
  2. 3 vs 4 different Aerodynamic texture zones (0.0402mm, 0.0201mm, 0.0150mm and 0.0005mm)
  3. 129% larger airfoil surface area to compensate for shorter height yet similar total lift and spin torque
  4. 130% higher efficiency against crosswinds
  5. 350% higher AEM for better crosswind handling ability
  6. Incorporation of winglet to improve Aerodynamics and further reduce induced drag by wind
  7. Designed in US Illinois and US Patented (# 8105189)

Comparison of Specifications of Aerovane II vs Aerovane III


Aerovane II

Aerovane III

True owl wing design



Micro-texturing zone



Airfoil surface area


129% of Standard

Total lift power


Cross wind handling ability


130% of Standard



350% of Standard





Same (1.967”)


6.48 grain

5.18 grain

Available color

10 colors

12 colors


  1. For best results, fletch Aerovane II with the Aerovane Jig with the Aerovane Straight Stainless Steel Clamp for arrows shooting at no less than 280 fps.
  2. Aerovane III should be fletched straight to perform best.
  3. Aerovane III can be fletched with a 1.5 degree offset for arrows shooting at low speeds (~150 fps).
  4. Aerovane III works best with a bow with close to perfect nock travel.
  5. Aerovane III works best with an arrow length longer than the draw length.
  6. Aerovane III cannot be shoot with a worn out Whisker Biscuit arrow rest.
  7. Aerovane III requires an aerodynamically designed broadhead (e.g. RamCat with Single Bevel Grind Blades).

Aerovane III 18/100 pack

Side-by-Side Broadhead Test of Aerovane 2 vs. Aerovane 3 (PDF file, 272 KB)