FCD Logo

FCD's logo is called Cygnus, a constellation on the Milky Way, Cygnus is a Latinized Greek word for swan https://in-the-sky.org/data/constellation.php?id=32


It is the second and current FCD logo, the first logo was the twin arrows that was in use for a short time.

There were numerous reasons for the logo, the wing of a swan closely resembles a SCAR product we've yet to unveil. Also, it's simple and understated, and doesn't indicate what we actually do.  Discreet and understated eloquence is our way of aesthetics, it naturally applies to our logo as well.

What it isn't, as my friend Michael at The Victor Company once called it, a duck.  But the duck theme seems to have gained a following.  Our group on FB is affectionately known as the pond (for duck pond), and many of our friends and customers associate FCD with ducks.  Thanks a lot, Joey.

But call it a duck, goose, or swan, it's our expression of a simple, elegant, and in this case, somewhat abstract representation of Forward Controls.  A simplified version of the Cygnus will begin appearing on some Forward Controls products, like the 4140 ESF (End plate, Sling adapter, Forward Controls) shown below.  Please disregard the tool marks, this 4140 ESF is a prototype release candidate.