Cessna 206 Stationair

Whether you use your Stationair 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 Stationair right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3450 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 206. 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 Stationair 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 Stationair 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 3450 Floats for the 206

Whether flying to the remote glaciers of Alaska’s Denali National Park or hopping between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can outfit your Cessna 206 Stationair with the versatility you need for work and play. Wipline 3450 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.

Features and Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Features 200 pounds more maximum flotation than our competitor (up to 4,000 pounds for the amphibious and 4,196 pounds for seaplane floats)
  • Significantly more forward buoyancy for safer and easier downwind taxiing and upwind turns
  • Largest gross weight increase in the market, 3,792 pounds approved for takeoff and landing weights
  • Four point strut attachment is more stable in all loading configurations, especially critical for heavy loads
  • 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 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

Our Wipline 3450 Floats are also approved on the Cessna 206 with the “Turbine Cessna 206 Mark 2 Conversion” by Soloy Aviation Solutions. Click Here to visit the Soloy website and learn more about this engine upgrade.

Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 22’10” (6.96 m)
Length – Amphibian 23’5″ (7.13 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 3,600 lbs (1,633 kg)
Seaplane Floats 3,776 lbs (1,713 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg)1,2
Seaplane Floats 4,196 lbs (1,903 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)
2) 206H (normally aspirated) has a gross weight restriction of 3,775 lbs for land takeoff only.

 


Weight for 3450 Floats on a Cessna 206
Amphibian System Total Weight 694 lbs (315 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 532 lbs (241 kg)3
Seaplane System Total Weight 491 lbs (223 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)3
Aircraft Gross Weight 3,792 lbs (1,720 kg)
3) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 206 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Model 206H T206H
Engine IO-540 (300 HP) TIO-540 (310 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,146 ft (349 m) 1,132 ft (345 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,830 ft (558 m) 1,876 ft (572 m)
Take off run (water) 1,770 ft (539 m) 1,821 ft (555 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,850 ft (869 m) 2,954 ft (900 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 770 ft (235 m) 982 ft (299 m)

Pricing

Aircraft Floats & Rigging Installation Total

Amphibious Seaplane    Amphibious Seaplane Amphibious Seaplane
Cessna A185E, F $104,600 $54,500 $9,800 $6,400 $114,400 $60,900
Cessna 206H, T206H $129,600 $73,400 $18,700 $15,000 $148,300 $88,400
Cessna T/U206 (through G model $107,500 $57,000 $10,800 $7,100 $118,300 $64,100
View 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 185

  • Pricing for models E & F assume the aircraft is equipped with a factory float kit “B” and all necessary components including steering bungee, steering bellcranks, ventral fin, tail stinger, lifting rings, seaplane rudder, seaplane prop and windshield V brace are installed on or with aircraft as the case may be.

Cessna 206

  • All 206 aircraft through model G assume the aircraft is equipped with a factory float kit "B" and all necessary components
    including steering bungee, steering bellcranks, ventral fin, tail stinger, lifting rings, seaplane rudder, seaplane prop and
    windshield V brace are installed on or with aircraft as the case may be.
  • All 206 through model G that are not equipped with a factory float kit can be equipped with the Cessna 206H float kit at the
    same price as the model H float kit.
  • Rigging Kit for a 206H and T206H and non float-kitted U206 and TU206 through Model G include extensive airframe and
    firewall modifications including seaplane rudder, tail stinger, ventral fin, steering bungee, and numerous brackets and steering
    control parts. Hartzell landplane/seaplane propeller is required but not included in above pricing for 206H and T206H.
  • If factory float provisions, hoisting rings are not installed and "V" brace (loose equipment) is not supplied, contact your sales
    representative for pricing.
  • Factory installed WX500 Antenna repositioning and skin mapping – $1,900 – T206H and 206H models.
  • Cessna 206H, T206H G1000 software update package developed by Cessna/Garmin that enables changes in flight
    parameters required to be displayed on G1000 – add $1,350
  • Aircraft equipped with air conditioning, add $10,675 for hydraulic water rudder retract system (installed).
  • Cessna 206 with Soloy conversion and landplane exhaust – requires Soloy Kit 766-1077-1 (contact your sales representative
    for current pricing) plus $2,310 for installation.
  • Cessna 206 with Soloy conversion – add $550 for installation of steering bungee bracket.

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.


Modifications for the Cessna 206

Wipaire is most often known as being the leading designer and manufacturer of Wipline floats. In reality, Wipaire has been engineering and building the highest performing and most popular aircraft modifications since 1960. We offer a long list of the industry’s finest performance enhancing modifications and factory upgrades for the 206.

Select a modification to learn more:

  • Co-Pilot Door

    The co-pilot door for the Cessna 206 adds an immense amount of safety and convenience for the front seat passengers of your aircraft by allowing a convenient third way of entering or exiting the aircraft.

    This feature is especially desirable when docking on the right side of the aircraft in the case of seaplane operation, and it is also extremely valuable as a way to exit the aircraft in an emergency where the pilot door is jammed or blocked.

    The door is manufactured from carbon reinforced composite material and utilizes Cessna manufactured hinges and latches to appear identical to the pilot door. An opera window is installed between the new door and the rear double doors. The door is comprised of an outer aluminum skin and a fiberglass composite inside, with an inner “Royalite”, formed plastic panel.

    Portions of your original interior are cut and added to the inside door panel to maintain the inside decor. An armrest and grab handle are also installed. The outside is painted to blend the new door into the fuselage so the outside looks factory original.

    The co-pilot door for the Cessna 206 adds an immense amount of safety and convenience for the front seat passengers of your aircraft by allowing a convenient third way of entering or exiting the aircraft.
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  • Wip Tips Modification


    Wip-Tip Wing Extension Cessna 206

    “Wip” Tips are a valuable and attractive modification to add to your Cessna 206. There are several improvements this will bring to your flying experience.

    First, the “Wip” Tip extends the wings by 18 inches. By extending the wings you get increased performance of your aircraft. Our “Wip” Tips increase the rate of climb and reduce the take off and landing distances. If you have ever made a takeoff on a hot, muggy summer day, you know how critical the last two knots of airspeed are. “Wip” Tips make a big difference in helping you on your way. At the same time it will save on fuel cost between 1 and 2 percent.

    It is also important to know our “Wip” Tips increase your flying stability at low speeds as well as increase safety margins in all phases of flight. Stall speeds are also significantly reduced. There are several other improvements this “Wip”Tip modification will bring to your flying experience which you can hear about when you call us at 651.451.1205

     

    Wip Tips are a valuable and attractive modification to add to your Cessna 206. There are several improvements this will bring to your flying experience.
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  • Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller Upgrade

    Cessna 206 on Wipline 3450 Floats with a Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller

    The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 84″ propeller is available for Cessna T206H models in both landplane and seaplane configurations. Benefits of the Trailblazer propeller include a significant weight reduction, improved take-off performance and no RPM limitation. This propeller is truly a powerhouse that will help you get the best performance possible out of your Cessna T206H.

    • Durable, field-replaceable nickel cobalt leading edge
    • Nickel erosion screen for foreign object damage protection
    • Thinner blade with a wider chord for improved performance
    • Designed to be quieter than comparable propellers
    • Carbon fiber composition is 5-10x stronger than natural fiber propeller cores
    • 19.2 lbs lighter than the Hartzell aluminum floatplane prop
    • 8.9 lbs lighter than the McCauley landplane prop

    The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 84" propeller is available for Cessna T206H models in both landplane and seaplane configurations.
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  • Cessna 206 IO-550 Engine Upgrade

    Cessna 206 IO-550 Engine Upgrade

    One of the most effective ways of enhancing the capability and performance of your 206 is to add an IO-550 engine and Hartzell or McCauley “Power Prop”.

    Wipaire was the pioneer in this modification, being the first to recognize its true potential while being able to use all 300+ horsepower continuously if desired one can realize significant gains in climb and cruise performance. Seaplane operation will notice the extra 150 to 175 pounds of additional thrust that the combination provides while promoting a “good neighbor” environment because of its significantly lower noise level.

    This modification teamed with the Wipline 3450 float provide a 200 lb gross weight increase on most F and G model 206 aircraft. Call us today to learn more about this exciting product that is sure to enhance your investment and your total flying experience.

    206 IO-550 Engine Kit Includes:

    • Mount Isolators
    • Mount Bolts
    • Locking Tabs
    • Ground Straps
    • Barrel Nuts
    • Fluid Hose Kit
    • Bushings
    • Spacers
    • Placards
    • Man Pressure/Fuel Flow Gauge (Exchange)
    • Tachometer (Exchange)
    • Paperwork and STC

    One of the most effective ways of enhancing the capability and performance of your 206 is to add an IO-550 engine and Hartzell or McCauley "e;Power Prop".
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Additional modifications available include:

  • Flint Tip Tanks
  • Hartzell & McCauley Prop Mods

Modification Pricing

Modification Price
Wipaire Co-Pilot Door PricingLearn More
Wipaire Co-Pilot Door and Step Installed $26,680
With Float Purchase Installed $25,680
Co-Pilot Door Opening Window w/ Original Installation (1003160)

Installed $820
Uninstalled $820

Co-Pilot Door Opening Window (1003160)

Installed $1,420
Uninstalled $820

“Wip” Tips Wing ExtensionsLearn More
Cessna 206 – Pre 1973 (SN: U20601700 and down) – KT04A13-004 Installed $7,900*
Uninstalled $5,500
Cessna 206 -1972 and After (SN: U20601701 and up) – KT04A13-003 Installed $7,900*
Uninstalled $5,500
*White paint is included when installed at Wipaire. Other colors or paint schemes will be quoted upon request.
Hartzell Seaplane Propeller and Spinner for 206H**
F3R00011 prop and D-4578-1P spinner Installed $13,085
Uninstalled $12,750
Hartzell Seaplane Propeller and Spinner for T206H**
F3R00012 prop and D-4578-1P spinner Installed $13,285
Uninstalled $12,900
Hartzell Trailblazer Prop and Spinner for T206H**Learn More
HC-F3YR-1AN/NG8301-1 prop and D-4578-1P spinner Installed $21,335
Uninstalled $21,000
** No charge for installation when purchased with Wipline 3450 floats.
IO-550 Engine Upgrade Propeller & KitLearn More
Hartzell Propeller and IO-550 Kit (Includes spinner assembly) $15,930
Hartzell Propeller and spinner assembly, part number (PHC-C3YF-1RF/F8468A-6R) $11,000
McCauley Propeller and IO-550 Kit (Includes spinner assembly) Call for Price
McCauley Propeller/Long Hub (D3A34C402/90DFA-10)(Includes Spinner Assembly) Call for Price
McCauley Propeller/Short Hub (D3A34C401/90DFA-10) (Includes Spinner Assembly) Call for Price

IO-550 Kit Only (KT34A14-001) Cessna 206
(Does not include governor)
Tach and MP/FF gauges (core charge $1,200)

$4,940
STC Only – No Kit or Engine (Paperwork only) $2,420
NOTE:Propeller Governor (with Core Exchange) $1,680
Replacement STC/Prints $350.00 Per Set

Excluded is the Engine itself: IO-550F For 206.

Flint Tip Tanks (FA3330) $20,707 Installed
$10,257 Uninstalled

ALL SHIPPING COST WILL BE ASSUMED BY PURCHASER

Prices in US 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: February 1, 2017

Avionics for the Cessna 206

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.

 

Click Here to Learn More About Our Avionics Services

Interiors for the Cessna 206

Cessna 206 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

Click Here to Learn More About Our Interiors Services

Maintenance for the Cessna 206

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 for the Cessna 206

Cessna 206 with an IO-550 and Wipline 3000 Floats

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

Click Here to Learn More About Our Refinishing Services