ARCH - ABD Destructive Testing
dpearcy at telusplanet.net
Sun Apr 29 21:47:41 PDT 2001
I roughed up the mating surfaces with a course file. Unfortunately, it didn't
Thanks for the suggestion though,
g_r.cathan at att.net wrote:
> Have you tried ruffing the surface of the plastic so the
> glue has something to stick to?
> > Greetings
> > I have been testing the 1/2 inch siloflex plastic ABD on my crossbow
> > bolts using various types of glue to secure the string that attaches the
> > ABD to the fiberglass bolt. Note: UHMW tapered blunt with 1/2 inch of
> > blue foam.
> > I used a 595 inch pound crossbow shooting at a piece of semi rotten
> > plywood from 15 paces.
> > Data:
> > 5 minute epoxy - 10 shots - no problems
> > Bond-tite - 10 shots - no problems
> > Fletch-tite - 6 shots - ABD peeled away and rode up the shaft.
> > At this point I published my results to various gentles who had
> > expressed interest. I though about it over night and decided I should do
> > more rigorous test.
> > Changed target to a hardwood board to simulate a shield:
> > Data:
> > 5 minute epoxy - 1 shot - ABD peeled away and rode up the shaft
> > Bond-tite - 6 shots - ABD peeled away and rode up the shaft
> > Fletch-tite - didn't try!
> > Conclusions: This system has potential but reliability rests on finding
> > a suitable adhesive that is strong but flexible enough to secure the ABD
> > and prevent it from riding up the shaft.
> > My next step is to wind some fine string around the bolt shaft then glue
> > it in place with Bond-tite. I will then remount the siloflex ABD on this
> > bed of sting and retest.
> > Any other ideas out there?
> > YIS
> > Lord Deicyn Moel
> > Acting Master of Arrows, Barony of Borealis
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