We partnered with Iron Will Outfitters to benchmark industry leading arrow vanes and to design an improved vane that maximizes stability, yet minimizes drag and sound, while using a broadhead tip. Geometry and flight characteristics were optimized using CFD modeling, design of experiments, prototyping, and flight testing. This work will improve arrow performance and may lead to commercialization.


Iron Will Outfitters


Bill Vanderheyden

Team Members

  • Travis Hopf
  • Matt Hoffmann
  • Austin Beltz
  • Heider Iacometti
  • Lucas Fesmire

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