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Arrow Whistler

by onebitpixel, published

Arrow Whistler by onebitpixel Jul 31, 2012

Description

"whistling-bulb arrows", "messenger arrows", or "signal arrows." Kabura-Ya;

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yeah, metal... most of these are turn formed/cast from aluminum or in stainless steel/iron. I've built one before using a simple metal lathe. I did an ABS print on this particular model and the walls are a little thin, if I were to build it with ABS then I will probably remodel it with thicker walls and larger/lonfer cavity. I have seen the ones made from antiperspirant rolls and I might make something along that line next; I was originally trying to build a whistler in two parts that could be attached to an existing arrow shaft a few inches from the arrow tip insert, wrapping around the shaft in two parts; however depending on draw length it could get in the way of the bow shelf or limit full draw. The other issue was depending on how it was fixed (compression fit, screw or glue) to the shaft it had the potential to slide after release or when the arrow hit the target and slide down the length of the shaft towards the vains... thanks for the comments!

Presumably this needs to be made of metal to avoid becoming a one-shot wonder?

Could something be designed in plastic that fits on the shaft itself, and is held in place by a target head? I've seen whistling arrows made this way using everything from the little plastic balls in antiperspirant to chunks of buffalo horn. They don't get destroyed too rapidly on impact...

(Shoo
ts a 56lb compound with bare fingers and home-made arrows)

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Instructions

Arrow Whistler; Modeled from Autodesk Inventor Fusion fit for Carbon Shaft, w/9/32 threaded connector. Threaded connector needs some work.

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vik on Aug 9, 2012 said:

Presumably this needs to be made of metal to avoid becoming a one-shot wonder?

Could something be designed in plastic that fits on the shaft itself, and is held in place by a target head? I've seen whistling arrows made this way using everything from the little plastic balls in antiperspirant to chunks of buffalo horn. They don't get destroyed too rapidly on impact...

(Shoo
ts a 56lb compound with bare fingers and home-made arrows)

onebitpixel on Aug 15, 2012 said:

yeah, metal... most of these are turn formed/cast from aluminum or in stainless steel/iron. I've built one before using a simple metal lathe. I did an ABS print on this particular model and the walls are a little thin, if I were to build it with ABS then I will probably remodel it with thicker walls and larger/lonfer cavity. I have seen the ones made from antiperspirant rolls and I might make something along that line next; I was originally trying to build a whistler in two parts that could be attached to an existing arrow shaft a few inches from the arrow tip insert, wrapping around the shaft in two parts; however depending on draw length it could get in the way of the bow shelf or limit full draw. The other issue was depending on how it was fixed (compression fit, screw or glue) to the shaft it had the potential to slide after release or when the arrow hit the target and slide down the length of the shaft towards the vains... thanks for the comments!

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