Cessna 180 Skywagon

Whether your dream is to fly to the remote glaciers of Alaska’s Denali National Park or hop between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can outfit your Cessna 180 Skywagon with the versatility and performance you need. Wipaire manufactures and installs a full line of Wipline floats, skis and other performance enhancing modifications designed and constructed with special attention to every detail.

If you’ve been dreaming of flying your 180 right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3000 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 180. 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 Cessna 180 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 180 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 3000 Floats for the 180


Whether your dream is to fly to the remote glaciers of Alaska’s Denali National Park or hop between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can equip your Cessna 180 Skywagon with the versatility you need. Wipline 3000 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.

Features and Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Compatible with Kenmore’s STC SA649NW gross weight kit, which increases gross weight up to 3,190 pounds, an increase of 240 pounds
  • Modern hydrodynamic design with fluted bottom skins, sister keels and high bow buoyancy to get off the water quickly and perform in a wide range of conditions
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Internal cables for water rudder controls
  • 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 25 3/4″ x 12″ 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
  • Replaceable wear strips on mail keel for ease of maintenance

3000 Floats Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 20’1″ (6.12 m)
Length – Amphibian 20’8″ (6.3 m)
Height – Hull 2’5″ (0.74 m)
Width – Hull 2’8″ (0.81 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 3,125 lbs (1,417 kg)
Seaplane Floats 3,301 lbs (1,497 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 3,472 lbs (1,575 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 3,668 lbs (1,664 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight for 3000 Float on a Cessna 180
Amphibian System Total Weight 633 lbs (287 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 483 lbs (219 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 432 lbs (198 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 180-180F 2,850 lbs (1,293 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight 180G-180K 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

 

Pricing

Aircraft Floats & Rigging Installation Total
Amphibious Seaplane    Amphibious Seaplane Amphibious Seaplane
Cessna 180 (through K model) $82,300 $44,600 $9,300 $6,100 $91,600 $50,700
Cessna A185E, F $82,300 $44,600 $9,300 $6,100 $91,600 $50,700
Cessna 182 P, Q, R, S, T $82,000 $44,550 $15,300 $12,100 $97,300 $56,650
Maule M6-235, MX7-235/260/420, MX7-235, MT7-235/260/420, M7-235/260/420 $81,000 $44,000 $9,300 $6,100 $90,300 $50,100
View Pricing Notes

  1. All amphibious floats include landing gear advisory system.
  2. Float rigging and FAA STC paperwork included for 4-point strut configuration. For 3-point configuration, contact your sales representative.
  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 180 and 185

  • Prices assume airframe is equipped with a factory installed float kit and appropriate seaplane propeller is provided.

Cessna 182

  • Float rigging and FAA STC paperwork included for 4-point strut configuration. For 3-point configuration, contact your sales representative.
  • Models 182 P, Q, R, S, and T include extensive airframe and firewall modifications including hoist rings, "V" brace,
    ventral fin, wide chord rudder, and extended tail stinger. Heavy-duty engine mount and Hartzell three-blade
    seaplane/landplane propeller are required (not included with floats and rigging).
  • For eligible models 182 P, Q, R, S, and T, 3,370 lb gross weight is included. 3,370 lb gross weight requires installation of AirPlains IO-550 engine conversion or Wipaire Boss 182 engine conversion.
  • Cessna model 182: Factory installed WX500 Antenna repositioning and skin mapping – $1,900.
  • Call for discount details if the aircraft has seaplane modifications previously installed.

Maule

  • Maule installation price includes ventral fin (Maule P/N 9014) and Wipline clamp-on rear fuselage fittings.
  • Call for discount details if the aircraft has seaplane modifications previously installed.

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.

AirGlide Skis for the Cessna 180

Cessna 180 on Airglide C3200 Skis

C3000 Skis: Models 180-180F

C3200 Skis: Models 180G-K

C3600 Skis: Models 180J-K

Don’t let old man winter freeze your flight plans. The Cessna 180 can be equipped with skis to keep you going all year.

Our non-penetration skis offer peak performance on either snow or the runway. Compromised penetration skis result in extra drag from a wheel during a snow landing or take-off and potential damage to the ski on dry ground. Our ski operates as either a full ski OR a wheel at your discretion.

Now you don’t have to sacrifice performance for convenience!

C3000 Skis Specifications & Pricing

Dimensions: 82.4 x 19.8
Weight: 100 lbs*
Load Limit: 6100 lbs
Price $25,200** (Rigging and electro-hydraulic system included)

*Weight is for two skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450
amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

C3200 Skis Specifications & Pricing

Dimensions: 84.4 x 21.04
Weight: 122 lbs*
Load Limit: 6135
Price $28,980*
(Rigging and electro-hydraulic system included)

*Weight is for two skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450
amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

C3600 Skis Specifications & Pricing

Dimensions: 84.4 x 21.04
Weight: 122 lbs*
Load Limit: 6135
Price $30,450*
(Rigging and electro-hydraulic system included)

*Weight is for two skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450
amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

CT3000 Tail Ski Specifications & Pricing

Ski Aircraft Price
CT3000 Tail Ski

Tail Ski for all aircraft models listed above and Piper PA-12, PA-19, PA-20; Cessna 120, 140, 140A; Univair 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, 108-5 on airplanes equipped with Scott Model 3200 & 3400 Tail Wheels

$1,630

Avionics for the Cessna 180

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 for the Cessna 180

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 for the Cessna 180

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.

  • 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 for the Cessna 180

Cessna 180 With Paint 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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