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Old 12-23-2014, 06:49 AM
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Default 11 x 17 Binder

Does anyone know the manufacture and where to buy of the light blue binder used to hold the plans? I can find many other 11 x 17 binder but they all have metal tabs not the nylon tabs like the Vans binder.
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Old 12-23-2014, 10:06 AM
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I found this one: http://www.amazon.com/Cardinal-Premi...s=11x17+binder
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Old 12-23-2014, 11:09 AM
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A cheap and fast way to do an 11x17 binder is using two cheap regular binders, cut the covers of one and cobble them to the other to get the 11x17 format.
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Old 12-23-2014, 03:12 PM
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I bought a couple of 3 ring 11 x 17 from Staples but Vans also sells the original ones.
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Old 12-25-2014, 07:43 PM
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i bought mine from Staples as well.
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Old 01-24-2019, 04:44 PM
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I just received my wing kit and the plans did not come with another binder as I was expecting. My assumption is that Van's expects us to just keep adding plans to the existing binder, correct?

Seems like that slant-D ring binder someone mentioned above would be a better way to keep the drawings, anyone tried it, and did you use 1", 1.5", or 2"?
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Old 01-24-2019, 05:15 PM
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I picked up a 1" binder from good ole Amazon as well as a 17" clipboard. The technique here is to pull a page or two out of the binder and put it on the clipboard as work progresses....and when a page is complete, put it back in the binder. Works pretty nice as this gives me the ability to carry the clipboard around the shop as things go along. Also, at the pace that I'm moving, there's not a lot of page swapping going on!

Just another technique and 2 cents....
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Old 01-24-2019, 06:57 PM
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I just received my wing kit and the plans did not come with another binder as I was expecting. My assumption is that Van's expects us to just keep adding plans to the existing binder, correct?

Seems like that slant-D ring binder someone mentioned above would be a better way to keep the drawings, anyone tried it, and did you use 1", 1.5", or 2"?
I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and have very little room left in it. There are more pages in the plans now, so get a 2" at least.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:36 PM
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I have a 1-inch 11x17 D-ring binder. I like the smaller size, but I just keep the plans for the kit I'm currently working on in it. It's nice being able to take out the drawings as you need them.
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Old 01-25-2019, 04:16 AM
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I got a large slant-D type binder (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and never looked back. So much easier to flip around, pull a sheet out as needed, and keep it laying flat on a table. As you progress through the build, the "fixed" binder becomes more and more unwieldy. I also bought stick-on tabs to easily find sections of the manual (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...e?ie=UTF8&th=1).
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