Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

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Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

Post by Wood Nut » Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:54 pm

I have a question to all the Flying Saucer/Zip builders (or anyone else). I am in the process of laying out my deck beams and want them to match up to the carling on the bottom side. The plans call out for a 5/8" x 2 1/2" carling on the Flying Saucer and this seems a little small to me. I am thinking of increasing the 2 1/2" dim. What size carling has other Flying Saucer/Zip builders used? Thanks for you input.
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Re: Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

Post by Roberta » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:14 pm

I think the dimension for the carling is just a minimum for strength. I made my dash beam bigger and matched the carling to it. Bigger is fine. What I did was cut the carlings oversized, matched the bottom of the carling to the bottom of the frames, Then faired the tops to the top of the frames.

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Re: Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

Post by Wood Nut » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:12 am

Thanks Roberta,

I am trying to decide what a pleasing size would be so I can match uo my deck beam to it. I am thinking about 4" would be good. Also thinking about enlarging the dash beam profile.
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Re: Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

Post by Roberta » Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:55 am

I made my carlings 3" and the ends of the dash beam 3". The wider part of the dash beam where the gauges and steering helm mount I made 6". The pattern size for the dash is too small for some of the newer helms. I used the Teleflex NFB II rotary and I was glad I increased the size of the dash. I made a paper pattern and drew out the gauges and helm to make sure it all fit before I cut the dash beam.

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Re: Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

Post by Wood Nut » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:00 pm

Thanks Roberta,

This is the kind of info I was looking for. I am just trying to think ahead before I cut out some of these parts.
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Re: Carling Dim on the Flying Saucer or Zip

Post by Moeregaard » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:24 pm

We did our carlings to print on our Zip and have had no problems. Our dash beam almost hides the Safety QC rotary rack--another one of those "If I were to do it again" situations....

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