Piper PA-18/PA-12

Whether you use your Super Cub or Super Cruiser 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 Cub or Cruiser right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 2100 Float. Amphibious or straight models are available for the PA-18 and PA-12. 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 Cub 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 Super Cub or Super Cruiser 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 Floats for the PA-18/PA-12


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 Super Cub or Super Cruiser with the versatility you need. A set of Wipline 2100 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

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)

 

PA-12 Specifications

Weight for 2100 Floats on PA-12
Amphibian System Total Weight 427 lbs (194 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 258 lbs (117 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 160 lbs (72 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 1,935 lbs (878 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

 

PA-18 Specifications

Weight for 2100 Floats on PA-18 Super Cub
Amphibian System Total Weight 427 lbs (194 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 280 lbs (127 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 182 lbs (82 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 1,776 lbs (806 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
PA-18 Super Cub Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
Take off run (land) 588 ft (179 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,176 ft (358 m)
Take off run (water) 776 ft (237 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,294 ft (394 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 925 ft (282 m)

 

PA-18 with 2,000 Lb Gross Weight Specifications

Weight for PA-18 Super Cub with 2,000 lb gross weight kit
Amphibian System Total Weight 429 lbs (195 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (150 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 184 lbs (83 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,000 lbs (907 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
PA-18 Super Cub at gross weight of 2,000 lbs
Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
Take off run (land) 744 ft (227 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,488 ft (454 m)
Take off run (water) 1,174 ft (358 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,294 ft (394 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 925 ft (282 m)

 

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 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.

AirGlide C2200 Skis for the PA-18


Don’t let old man winter freeze your flight plans. The Piper Super Cub can be equipped with our 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!

Specifications for C2200 Skis

Dimensions: 76 x 18
Weight: 84 lbs*
Load Limit: 5500 lbs
Price

$22,940** (Rigging and electro-hydraulic system included)

*Weight is for both 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

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

Modifications for the Piper Cub

PA-18 with 2000lb Gross Weight Modification

Gross Weight Increase to 2,000 Lbs for the PA-18 Super Cub

Are you tired of watching your weight?
Want to keep your insurance in effect?

Here at Wipaire we have a modification which will allow your Cub to increase its total gross weight to 2000 pounds. This works for landplanes, seaplanes or amphibians equipped with Wipline 2100 floats. The increase to 2,000 lbs gross weight is now approved with Edo 2000 floats.

The kit weighs less than 2 pounds and takes about 30 hours to install. If you are building up a Cub, make sure to install it during the process for time savings and higher resale value. Call us or fly-in today to learn more about this exciting product that is sure to enhance your investment and your total flying experience.

PA-18 Super Cub with 1750 Gross Weight is required for this modification.

Floatplane gross weight increase kit includes:

  • Fuselage cluster modification
  • Parts to modify wing
  • STC paperwork
  • Flight manual supplement (STCSA00997CH/POHSA00997CH)

Landplane gross weight increase kit includes:

  • Fuselage cluster modification
  • Parts to modify wing
  • Main gear modification
  • STC paperwork
  • Flight manual supplement (STCSA00997CH/POHSA00997CH)
Gross Weight Increase kit PA-18 Super Cub:
Landplane Only (KT21A18-002) $3,460 (No float purchase)
Landplane or Floatplane/Amphibian (Wipline Only) (KT21A18-002) $1,730 (With float purchase)
Weld on ski fitting installed $470 (Covering not included)
Edo 2000 Flight Manual Supplement $350
Installation at Wipaire, Inc. (Landplane or Floatplane) $8,200
NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

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: January 26,2016

Avionics for the PA-18/PA-12

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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 PA-18/PA-12

Navion Interior Completed 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 PA-18/PA-12

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 PA-18/PA-12

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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