Wipaire Unveils Wipline 1450 Floats
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 23, 2012 – Wipaire, Inc. unveiled its brand-new Wipline 1450 float at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This all-new float is designed for use on light-sport and other small aircraft. It will be approved under ASTM standards for light-sport aircraft and eventually certified under TSO for installation on CAR 3 and Part 23 aircraft. The Wipline 1450 further extends Wipaire’s float model line to encompass a broad spectrum of aircraft ranging from light-sport aircraft and Super Cubs all the way through the Air Tractor AT-802F and the Viking Twin Otter. The addition of this float further cements Wipaire’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft floats.
The Wipline 1450 embodies the hallmark characteristics of the Wipline float family with an innovative landing gear design and construction. The landing gear design incorporates rotating joints for long life and low maintenance, while extra buoyancy ensures extremely stable water operations. Wipaire’s engineering team was able to use their extensive experience to develop an amphibious float with an expected weight of 210-225 pounds, including rigging. The Wipline 1450 will be available in both amphibious and seaplane versions.
The Wipline 1450 prototype is available for viewing in the Wipaire display by Hangar D.