The Cessna 185 is already a great performance machine but when you need a little more we're here to help. Wipline floats and AirGlide skis are some of our best know modifications but we also have performance modifications.
- Wipline 3000 Floats
- AirGlide Skis
- IO-550D Engine Upgrade
- Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller Upgrade
- Wing-X STOL
IO-550D Engine Upgrade
More power? Greater performance? One of the most effective ways of enhancing the capability and performance of your C-185 is to add an IO-550 engine and Hartzell or McCauley "Power Prop". Wipaire pioneered this modification, realizing its potential to really create a hot-rod of a seaplane. The Wipline IO-550 upgrade is rated at 300 Horsepower, like the standard 520, but is rated at a higher torque, giving you 8-10% better performance, an additional 150 to 175 points of thrust for seaplanes, and quieter ride. Unlike the 520, the IO-550 enables a maximum continuous cruising rate at 300 HP instead of just 285HP.
Call us today to learn more about this exciting product that is sure to enhance your investment and your total flying experience.
The IO-550D Engine Upgrade can give your 185 that extra get up and go that you've been wishing for.
- 300 HP Max Continuous
- 8-10% Torque increase over 520
- 150 RPM less than 520 = Greater Longevity
- 8-10% Increased Cruise Speed
- 8-10% Shorter Take-Off
185 IO-550 Engine Kit Includes:
- Mount Isolators
- Mount Bolts
- Locking Tabs
- Ground Straps
- Barrel Nuts
- Fluid Hose Kit
- Man Pressure/Fuel Flow Gauge (Exchange)
- Tachometer (Exchange)
- Paperwork and STC
NOTE: Three blade engine mount required for 185 part number 0751007-16 at an additional cost.
Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller Upgrade
The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 82" propeller is available for Cessna 185 models with the IO-550-D engine installed via Wipaire STC SA1522GL or Texas Skyways STC SA09960SC in both landplane and seaplane configurations. The Trailblazer propeller offers the following features.
- 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
- 14.6 lbs lighter than the Hartzell metal 80" prop (model: PHC-C3YF-1RF/F8468A-6R)
- 3.1 lbs lighter than the McCauley 80" prop (model: D3A34C401/90DFA-10)
Wing-X STOL Wing Extensions by ART
Have your Wing-X STOL Wing Extensions installed with your Wipline 3000 or 3450 Floats!
- 175 Lb increase in the useful load.
- Cessna 185 is 3,525 GTOW Certified
- Approved on Wheels, Skis, Amphibs and Straights
Wipaire is an authorized distributor and installation center for Wing X STOL tip extensions for Cessna 180, 182, and 185. Visit www.wingxstol.com for all performance parameters and information on this great product. This modification is approved with various previously installed leading edge modifications as well as vortex generators.Click Here for Pricing for the 182
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|Hartzell Trailblazer 3-Blade Composite Propeller for the 185|
|3-blade composite Trailblazer constant-speed propeller, 82" diameter. Applicable to 185 models with the IO-550-D engine installed via Wipaire STC SA1522GL or Texas Skyways STC SA09960SC. (Kit: SA04053CH-003)||$19,900|
|IO-550 Engine Upgrade Propeller & Kit|
|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 185||$4,730|
|STC Only - No Kit or Engine (Paperwork only)||$2,420|
NOTE:Propeller Governor (with Core Exchange) $1,680
Three blade engine mount required for 185 part number 0751007-16 at an additional cost.
Replacement STC/Prints $350.00 Per Set
Excluded is the Engine itself: IO-550D For 185.
|Wing-X STOL Kits - Drop Shipped|
|Wing X extension kits for 180,182, & 185||$5,295.00|
|UPS BLUE drop shipping in continental US||$200.00|
|Additional leading edge modifications||$200.00|
|Wing-X STOL Kits - Installed at Wipaire|
|Wing X kit||$5,295.00|
|Labor (Typical 55 hours) @95.00/HR||$5,225.00|
|Painted White (colors & custom stripes additional)||$500|
Note** Depending on modification of wing spars, additional reinforcement may be needed. Additional labor TBD.
Note** Sportsman STOL leading edge modifications are integrated into the ART Wing X-STOL kit and require no additional labor during installation. Bushton style cuff requires additional $570.00 of labor to fit leading edge modifications.
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