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November 10, 2019


Tutorial on flu-flu arrow making Hi, this is Piotr Gonet Today I will show you how to create a flu – flu arrow Many students as ke how to do it usually they make mistakes, so it is nice to share some knowledge about it So lets get to work step by step To create a flu-flu arrow you will need: Feathers, glue An arrow I use Saunders blunt arrowhead It is very good and cheapest aluminium Easton Jazz Scissors and a bit of sand paper Of course toilet paper, most important tool in every workshop;) Aceton (this time universal thinner, since I run out of aceton:) So lets get to work We start with preparation of the shaft From my experience it is better to use sandpaper on the aluminium shaft Smooth surface does not hold a feather as good So I use sandpaper before glueing My shaft is prepared, but just to show you Now it is time to remove grease and dirt from the surface using aceton or any other thinner will be ok so glue can hold fast Now it is time to prepare the feathers Separating feather from quill is a difficult task (sometimes) You can see beginning and the end of feather We start peeling here Catch a bit of feather and pull You can see quill and feather separated ( you don’t want the white stuff) To make it easy, push quill to the table and pull the feather Dont pull it straight, but little to the side Then it should go easily Sometimes it doeasn’t work so well:) Especially when feather is dried out In old times feathers were prepared, when fresh In medieval times for example Feathers we use normally are well dried so as you see, keep going There are many methods to do it, for one arrow you need about two full lenght feathers If you are left with a piece like this Just brake it with your fingernail And push down Don’t worry about little things like this So here I will make another one Speed comes with experience ( I like to talk too much, nothing important here ) If any part of feather is tiny and has little glueing surface, cut it off Watch for torn or shoorter feathers, it might affect final performance And now the great secret to do it right You want to put on the feather in the right direction! This is the most common mistake If you put it that way You can easily notice That feather already folds down and will not create proper drag and a reason for feathers like that is to slow the arrow – it is air brake it will not slow down in the air – which is our goal here So direction of feather is essential Start with some glue Glue-on the first part of feather Start with a little angle, so you can go around the shaft Wait a bit:) To work fast use fast glue, I use Bearpaw Cyberbond – really good 3 second’s glue Just mess with the feather a bit, makes it easier to work with Otherwise it might glue a feather instead of base of it to the shaft Just put some glue Pulling the feather, start rolling Of course you need to wait until it dries a little bit Be careful not to glue a feather to the shaff, use your fingers to avoid it And this is how to do it:) flu-flu arrow training is the most important training of all for me Most interesting And most useful to all who want to be good practical shooters It is collest way of shooting for me At every 3 D tournament we want to hit with our first arrow So shooting with flu-flu in the woods is very similar I always have at least 3 of them in my quiver It gives you best chanse of proper training everywhere you go One can easily get a grip on the instinctive shooting that way So you can see, one feather is just half of it I like to make them really neat and dense They tear of quite easily when hitting hard objects It is better to do it right so it can last longer and maintain good performance These arrows are almost indestructible when shoot from over 10 meters distance with my 40 lbs bow Much easier is to loose them 🙂 Pink is not my favour colour, but it is easy to spot and find your arrows ( more of my too-much -talking, just ignore it) Getting there ! It is not so hard, just takes time and requires patience, as does archery itself The lenght is just right, but it is coincidence:) Get all feather separated before cutting into shape I do it with a needle manually Make it as thoroughfully as possible So they don’t stick together We want to get a nice, round shape So it can fly straight like normal arrow You can make sure that feathers behave naturally, sweeping through it like that And now – cutting It would be easier with feather burner, but you can do it with scissors Firs cut can be rough, just a bit biger than a final one First trick – touch the tip of the scissors to the shaft You can see it here And you can start cutting Trick two: use your fingers and hold scissors in the same position. I do it with my little finger So this is the first cut, very rough In my opinion, the best and the final shape should look like a rain drop It is my personal experience, they fly very straight This shape is similar to any arrow used, just slows the flow of the air So you can cut off any excessive feather first I shoot 40 lbs fast angular shaped traditional bow my flu-flu arrow with 50 meters maximum range has a feather height of 2 cm and 5 inch in lenght the weaker the bow, the smaller the feather You can regulate range and speed by changing the shape it is a little of work ,good thing I don’t have to do it every day:) And just look at the beginning of the feather And here lies a trick number 3: It starts spirally, so there is unbalance of drag on opposite sides of the arrow of about 1 cm, and it might (but not necessarily) make your arrow “dance” So you need to reduce this effect And final cut takes more time So the air flow around the feather is symetrical You should always check the feather if it is round Just turn it in you fingers and observe You can use the tool for it:) And you can see that it is not round yet And you need to work on it ! If one side of the fletching is bigger than the other, it will push the arrow off course or make it whirl. Finish is also important at the enf of fletching You want the air flow to be smooth for better precision The size of feather changes speed and range I like to have different arrows, with bog ones I shoot close targets 5-15 m, or up the trees With smaller ones I shoot longer distances, up to 35 or even 40 m To shoot straight and down ( like shooting leaves or sticks on the ground) I like faster arrows They behave just like my normal target arrows So all of this gives a possibility to practice archery everywhere, even in city parks where normally shooting would be extremely dangerous I shoot them notoriously in the woods And there has been no accident ever This arrow is really sturdy and can take a lot So this is roughly ready and enough for this tutorial You can add more glue to fix a joint of two feathers if necessary, as you can see here Just put some glue in And press:) It is god to add more glue and secure the endings So they can survive more hits on hard objects These feathers need replacement from time to time anyway They tear off on hard objects easier, because they stick out against their own nature But shooting them is just great fun! For aluminium easton shafts I do not need to glue inserts there is no point This arrow will never pierce and get caught in anything I’ve never lost an insert 🙂 It is really easy to make that arrow:) Thanks for watching I hope I did help you a little bit in arrow making process that gives you more fun in archery training:)

4 Comments

  • Reply Konrad October 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    Bardzo fajny poradnik panie Piotrze.Pozdrawiam

  • Reply Rex Frost February 22, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    I like, it better looking than the others I've seen. Thank you.

  • Reply skebitz June 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks! Great video and really nice looking fluflus! I tried peeling the quill off a feather and noticed that they were dry just you said, but if I wetted them with warm water for a couple of seconds they turned softer and it was much easier.

  • Reply Matthew Sandoval November 6, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    A very nice looking killer

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