Flu Flu Arrow Point Build
So with my love of archery, it was only a matter of time before I turned to shooting moving targets in the air.
To accomplish this, archers use what is called Flu Flu arrows, which really means a regular arrow, but fletched with oversize fletching glued in place on the rear of the arrow shaft. This oversized fletching helps slow the arrow after the initial 30 yards to the target, then falling to the ground to be easily retrieved.
Now at the front end of the arrow shaft which has a standard sized aluminum threaded insert glued in place, sized for 8-32 machine screw sized points, archers may want to use a point with wire loops that helps take down birds in the air.
Now there are variations of these bird-points available from the various archery outlets, however being they are not to complicated to build, I decided to build some in my workshop.
The arrow point shown by itself to the right in the photo is what is called a blunt, made for taking small game.
To make the bird-point with the included wire loops being held in my fingers, I initially began building it by modifying a stock blunt that was as simple as drilling two holes perpendicular to one another through the blunt, sized for appropriately sized roll pins pressed in place, that I chose based on the size of music wire that I used to form the loops shown.
The music wire I used is 1/16" OD, and may be purchased at any hobby shop that sells RC model aeroplanes, and once I had the wire loops installed, I crimped the roll pins pining the music wire in place where they passed through the roll pins.
The completed bird-point as shown with a fresh coat of black paint, have proven to work extremely well mounted on the front of the carbon arrow shafts that I used to make my Flu Flu arrows as shown in the link photo. The complete arrow assembly flies well through the air, with no unwanted or undesirable flight characteristics.
With Upland Gamebird season coming up later this fall, and with a little more practice annoying the local magpies with my Flu Flu arrows, I'll be good to go!
Click on the photo for a closer look.....