Fletching material

Fuzzy

Member
Does anyone know what XSWings or Gaspro vanes are made out of? I'm trying to make a thing and I could use a material with similar mechanical properties but I have no idea what it is.
 


Rik

Supporter
Supporter
I assumed all those sorts of vanes are made of some sort of Mylar (polyester film), but so far as I recall it's not a simple material - more a layered/laminated composite.
 


KidCurry

Active member
I think one is a Thermoplastic (gasPro) and the other (Xs Wings) a thermosetting plastic. Put an old GasPro into boiling water and it goes flat as a pancake, maybe even flatter. Xs Wing vane will come out untouched. What sort of properties are you after?
 


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