Illustrator: create four double sided arrows to form a circle

I’m a little bit newbie to Illustrator, so sorry if my question is pretty banal.

Following art work is what I’d like to design:

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This is the plan (that doesn’t work!):

1 – Draw an empty circle with required stroke. (A ring, namely)

2 – Erase some part of that ring and divide to to four parts.

3 – Add arrow heads to both sides of each part.

My main problem is conversion of a circle to its corresponding ring. Here is a question, which might be similar to my problem, but it didn’t work. I think I should transform the shape (circle) to a path, then it will become a ring and applying steps 2 and 3 would be possible. Even this video didn’t help too much because I can’t modify the tickness of the final ring by Stroke > Weight

Could you give me some advice to find the steps?


Your original thinking works. Here it is tried.

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Source : Link , Question Author : Roboticist , Answer Author : user287001

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