Build a Distance Flight Bow Plans
These Popular Mechanics plans are for a long range flight bow.
The flight bow is the ultimate in the
bowyer's field. Many flight bows are
made, shot once and then abandoned. Or,
they may shatter during that single use
and go into discard that way.
same, flight bows serve a valid purpose in
the archers' world, for they are somewhat
like the Formula cars in international racing—paving the way for future developments
based on their performance.
To make a record-setting flight bow is
the aim and dream of many a bowyer—a
goal all too seldom realized. Because flight
bows are the final word in bowyery they
are seldom, if ever, commercially produced.
You just cannot go into your
nearest tackle shop and buy a flight bow
You may be able to have one made for
you, if you're lucky, but essentially the
flight bow is a personal thing. It conforms
to you and to your ideas. It may be the
result of months of planning and days of
work and when once it's finished, you will
be faced with the decision as to whether or
not you'll overdraw just once, in the big
gamble which may—or may not—pay off.
For these reasons, any plans for a flight
bow must be offered somewhat diffidently.
They are the end product of someone else's
thinking—not yours—and they may not
embody the ideas and principles which you,
as a bowyer, feel are necessary for success.
However, the bow which resulted
from these particular plans is a lovely
thing, light in the hand, sweet in performance
with no harshness on the hand.
Surprisingly enough, there seems to be
no drastic stacking up at the end of the
draw and there is comparatively little
pinch. However, since all good flight
shooting today is done by means of the
hook, the matter of finger-pinch is relatively
Make a Flight Bow Plans