Cessna 172/175 Skyhawk

Whether you use your Skyhawk or Skylark for work or play Wipaire can help you get the best performance, and the most enjoyment, during your flight time.

If you’ve been dreaming of flying your Skyhawk or Skylark right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 2100 and 2350 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the 172 and 175. Wipline Floats are known for both performance and durability and with over 55 years in the business you can buy with confidence knowing that we’ll still be here to support our products for years to come.

Maybe your Skyhawk or Skylark has seen better days. With a full service Refinishing and Interiors department we can get her looking good as new. While she’s here our Maintenance team will get her running at the top of her game and with an Avionics upgrade you’ll be enjoying your air time even more!

Wipaire’s aircraft services team prides itself in providing world-class services with the most comprehensive facility in the Midwest. Having full-service maintenance, painting, interior and avionics facilities under one roof is key to assuring minimal ground time for your aircraft and simplifying the process. We also offer a ferry service if it is not convenient for you to bring the aircraft to our facility. Our reputation for quality and convenience is widely known throughout the industry.

Wipaire can get your Cessna 172 or 175 running, and looking, better than ever. Take a few minutes to browse the tabs on this page to learn more. If you already have an idea what you need then please contact us to request more information.

Wipline 2100 and 2350 Floats for the 172/175


Whether your dream is to tour the majestic mountains of the Idaho back-country or dance above the tree tops on the vast northern Canadian Shield, Wipaire can outfit your Cessna 172 or 175 with the versatility you need. A set of Wipline 2100 or 2350 floats provide simplicity, solid handling characteristics and performance to your aircraft, giving you the freedom to explore.

Features and Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • High bow buoyancy and a higher deadrise angle on our forward bottoms for improved handling in wind and choppy water
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Non-skid coated, flat top decks for safety
  • Enhanced safety with amphibious gear advisory system and gear position indicator on the float deck of amphibious floats
  • Two large float hatches for gear, measuring 20 3/8″ by 10 1/2″ with 50 pounds carrying capacity each
  • Aluminum skins and parts are laser cut and rivet holes are pre-punched so that replacement parts fit perfectly

2100 Floats Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 17’7″ (5.36 m)
Length – Amphibian 17’11” (5.46 m)
Height – Hull 1’11” (0.58 m)
Width – Hull 2’5″ (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 2,185 lbs (991 kg)
Seaplane Floats 2,323 lbs (1,054 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 2,428 lbs (1,101 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 2,581 lbs (1,171 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 433 lbs (197 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 296 lbs (134 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 289 lbs (131 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 152 lbs (69 kg)2
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Skyhawk Model Gross Weight Engine Propeller
172, 172A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L
2,220 lbs (1,007 kg) Stock Stock
172A, B, C  2,350 lbs (1,066 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172I, K, L, M, N 2,300 lbs (1,043 kg) 172 I, K, L To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GL McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172P 2,400 lbs (1,089 kg) 172 I, K, L To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GL McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
F172D, E, F, G, H 2,200 lbs (998 kg) Stock Stock
F172K, L 2,220 lbs (1,007 kg) Stock Stock
F172M, N 2,300 lbs (1,043 kg) Stock Stock
F172P 2,400 lbs (1,089 kg) Stock Stock
175 2,350 lbs (1,066 kg) Stock Stock
175 2,350 lbs (1,066 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
*** Propeller: McCauley 1A200/DFA 8243 FP, McCauley 1A200/WFA 8243 FP, Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF/F8477-4 Constant Speed,
Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF/F8477-4 Constant Speed

2100 Floats Pricing

Aircraft Floats & Rigging Installation Total
Amphibious Seaplane    Amphibious Seaplane Amphibious Seaplane
Aviat Husky $55,200 $35,000 $9,200 $5,200 $64,400 $40,200
American Champion Scout 8GCBC $53,700 $33,200 $8,800 $4,800 $62,500 $38,000
Cessna 170 A B $53,700 $33,100 $9,000 $4,900 $62,700 $37,000
Cessna 172 Series / 175 $54,700 $31,800 $9,000 $4,900 $63,700 $36,700
Glastar GS-1 $54,700 $31,800 $9,000 $4,900 $63,700 $36,700
Piper PA-12 $53,400 $33,200 $8,800 $4,900 $62,200 $38,100
Piper PA-18 $53,400 $33,200 $9,000 $5,000 $62,400 $38,200
CubCrafters 2300 lb Top Cub $54,900 $34,700 $9,300 $4,700 $64,200 $39,400
View Wipline 2100 Pricing Notes

  1. All amphibious floats include landing gear advisory system.
  2. Float rigging and FAA STC paperwork included.
  3. Call for discount details if the aircraft has seaplane modifications previously installed.
  4. Product installation assumes standard factory aircraft. Non-standard aircraft may be subject to additional installation charges
  5. Float paint option:
    • Overall base color to match aircraft is included.
    • Two trim colors to match scheme of aircraft is included.
    • Additional trim colors quoted per color and paint scheme.
    • Complex paint scheme, inboard and bottom painting of floats, please call for pricing.
    • Paint information and paint scheme will be requested at the time of deposit.  If paint colors are not provided, we will match colors to the best of our ability, but will not guarantee 100% match or a definite delivery date.
    • Customer choice of polyurethane or silver-gray submersion paint is included.  There is no paint warranty for polyurethane floats stored in water for extended periods.

Cessna 170,172 & 175

  • Install prices assume a factory float kit, ventral fin, and appropriate seaplane propeller are provided. A field installed factory float kit and seaplane propeller is additional and will be quoted separately.

Top Cub

  • Top Cub installation price includes cost of CubCrafters ventral fin kit.

Aviat Husky A-1B and A1-C

  • For eligible aircraft, price includes Service Letter 131 for 2,250 lb gross weight increase. Consult your sales representative for more information.

Prices in U.S. dollars, FOB St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, and are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include taxes, duties or tariffs. They also may vary if custom work is required or requested.

Effective for floats quoted after February 1, 2017.

2350 Floats Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 19’7″ (5.97 m)
Length – Amphibian 19’11” (6.07 m)
Height – Hull 1’11” (0.58 m)
Width – Hull 2’5″ (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 2,432 lbs (1,103 kg)
Seaplane Floats 2,570 lbs (1,166 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 2,702 lbs (1,226 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 2,855 lbs (1,295 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 468 lbs (212 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (150 kg)
Seaplane System Total Weight 305 lbs (138 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 168 lbs (76 kg)
Skyhawk Model Gross Weight Engine Propeller
172A, B, C 2,450 lbs (1,111 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172D, E, F, G, H, I, L 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172I, K, L 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GL McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172M, N, P 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172M, N, P 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GL McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172Q 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172R, S 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 1A200/WFA8243 FP
F172D, E, F, G, H, K, L 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
F172M, N, P 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
FR172E, F, G, H, J, K 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 2A34C203/90DCA-10
P172D 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Stock McCauley 1D200/OM9044
P172D 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
R172K 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 2A34C203/90DCA-10 
175A, B, C  2,450 lbs (1,111 kg) Stock McCauley 1D200/OM9044
*** Propeller: McCauley 1A200/DFA 8243 FP, McCauley 1A200/WFA 8243 FP, Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF/F8477-4 Constant Speed,
Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF/ F8477-4 Constant Speed

2350 Floats Pricing

Aircraft Floats & Rigging Installation Total
Amphibious Seaplane    Amphibious Seaplane Amphibious Seaplane
Cessna 172 Series $57,100 $33,400 $8,900 $4,900 $66,000 $38,300
Cessna 175 A, B, C $57,100 $33,400 $8,900 $4,900 $66,000 $38,300
Maule M6-235, MX7 180/235/420 $57,100 $33,400 $8,900 $4,900 $66,000 $38,300
View Wipline 2350 Pricing Notes

  1. All amphibious floats include landing gear advisory system.
  2. Float rigging and FAA STC paperwork included.
  3. Call for discount details if the aircraft has seaplane modifications previously installed.
  4. Product installation assumes standard factory aircraft. Non-standard aircraft may be subject to additional installation charges
  5. Float paint option:
    • Overall base color to match aircraft is included.
    • Two trim colors to match scheme of aircraft is included.
    • Additional trim colors quoted per color and paint scheme.
    • Complex paint scheme, inboard and bottom painting of floats, please call for pricing.
    • Paint information and paint scheme will be requested at the time of deposit.  If paint colors are not provided, we will match colors to the best of our ability, but will not guarantee 100% match or a definite delivery date.
    • Customer choice of polyurethane or silver-gray submersion paint is included.  There is no paint warranty for polyurethane floats stored in water for extended periods.

Cessna 172 & 175

  • Install prices assume a factory float kit and appropriate seaplane propeller are provided.  A field installed factory float kit and seaplane propeller is additional and will be quoted separately.

Maule MX7-180/235/420

  • Installation price includes the cost of Wipline clamp-on rear fuselage fittings and Maule ventral fin.

Prices in U.S. dollars, FOB St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, and are subject to change without notice. Prices do not include taxes, duties or tariffs. They also may vary if custom work is required or requested.

Effective for floats quoted after February 1, 2017.

Avionics for the Cessna 172/175

Cessna 172 with custom instrument panels.

Wipaire’s Avionics division offers a full array of navigation, weather detection and communication technology. Wipaire offers avionics services at both our South St. Paul, MN headquarters and our Leesburg, Florida location. We are a certified Garmin dealer, as well as most other major brands. We have the experience and resources to transform your cockpit to glass. We can also repair any problems with your existing avionics system.

The Wipaire team will work with you to create the features you need to ensure a safe, smooth, enjoyable ride.

  • Sales & installation of new custom avionics suites.
  • Service for existing avionics.

 

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Interiors

Cessna 182 Custom Interior by Wipaire

If your interior is starting to show its age then why not upgrade!

Wipaire’s aircraft interiors facility is able to do anything from small repairs to complete interior renovations, we’ll work with you to formulate the interior that fits your needs.

  • Committed to quality
  • Professional grade craftsmanship
  • Save time! Interior installed concurrent with maintenance
  • Custom design service

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Maintenance

Maintenance Services by Wipaire

Wipaire has been providing aircraft maintenance and float installations for over 25 years. Wipaire is an FAA certified repair station.

We can complete any of your restoration or upgrade needs.  From annual inspections to wing tip extensions to vortex generators to engine upgrades, major to minor, we are here to help.

Additional Wipaire maintenance services:

  • On or off site borescope inspections, image capture capability for download if requested.
  • Full lead acid battery service.
  • Prop balancing service.
  • Weight and balance service, float plane and land plane.
  • Float removal, storage, inspection and repair.
  • Annual service
  • Pre buy inspections for buyer or seller.

Visit our maintenance page to learn more about our full range of services.

Refinishing

Paint refinishing by Wipaire

If you can imagine it we can make it real. Paint is custom designed and matched to existing elements and can be as simple or exotic as you desire. Airbrushing art and custom decals are part of our everyday processes. Experience and intricate attention to detail are our foundation for creating the highest quality product.

  • We specialize in custom requests
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Committed to quality
  • Custom design service
  • Craftsmanship with extensive training

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