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11-29-2005 05:41 AM  12 years agoPost 1
johnny b

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I don't know diddley about archery. What arrows do I ask for, by brand or by size?

Are these metal tubes or some type of composite?

What common stores carry them?

Are they easy to cut?

I did try searching for specifics but was still unclear which arrows are usable as booms for the Hornets.

Thanks,

Johnny b

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11-29-2005 07:20 AM  12 years agoPost 2
smokin

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I use aluminum arrow shafts for the tail boom on my Shogun. I don't know what the diameter is on the Hornet tail boom, but measure that or bring one with you when you go to the archer. I brought a bent boom with me and matched the Shogun's boom to an Easton xx75 Gamegetter II 2219. the 22 = an outside diameter of 22/64" and the 19 = a wall thickness of 0.019". This stuff cuts real well with a tubing cutter. I get two booms out of a $3.00 arrow shaft.

Your boom may be small enough that you will be looking at carbon fiber shafts--they're smaller in diameter than the smallest aluminum shafts.

One thing to bear in mind when you go to a boom this strong--whether it's the aluminum or the carbon fiber shaft it's no longer the weakest part in a boom strike or crash, but something has to give!

Good hunting!

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11-29-2005 12:55 PM  12 years agoPost 3
DarkHorse1

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I found these numbers and stored them a while back, might help...

Tail length H2/X3D is 32cm (12.59842 inch)
Outer Diameter ~7.6 or 7.5 mm (0.2952756 inch)
Inner Diameter 6mm (0.2362205 inch)

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11-29-2005 03:48 PM  12 years agoPost 4
gorn

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I'll second the vote on Easton Gamegetter shafts.
Im an archer, and 95'000psi is pretty darned strong
I dont know the size for your heli, but I also use them for my Shogun and most likely on my 3d Pro as well.
You can get aluminium shafts down to a fairly small size, but if you do go carbon, naturally they cost more, as in archery everything is down to minimul flex and tollerance = strength. Unlike heli stuff the shafts arent really built to a price (not to the same extent as heli gear anyway).

For the love of the hobby

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11-30-2005 01:52 AM  12 years agoPost 5
johnny b

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Do they carry these type of arrow selections at Wal-Mart? Big 5? Any big retailers that I'd recognize, or do I need to hit the Yellow Pages for a specialty shop?

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11-30-2005 09:54 AM  12 years agoPost 6
Buzzsaw46

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Johnny, I just went in to a Mill's Fleet Farm with my Hornet frame and found the one that fit best. Wal-Mart should have a good enough selection to find what you need.

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