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Wipline 3000 Floats

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 aircraft 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

Wipline 3000 Floats are available for installation on:

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)

 

Cessna 180 Specifications Click to Show or Hide
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.

 

Cessna 182 Specifications Click to Show or Hide
Weight for 3000 Floats on a Cessna 182
Amphibian System Total Weight 641 lbs (291 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 498 lbs (226 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 439 lbs (199 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 296 lbs (134 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 3,250 lbs (1,474 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 182 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine IO-540 (230 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,174 ft (358 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,730 ft (527 m)
Take off run (water) 1,645 ft (501 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,463 ft (751 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 749 ft (228 m)

 

Cessna 185 Specifications Click to Show or Hide
Weight for 3000 Floats on a Cessna 185
Amphibian System Total Weight 632 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 3,350 lbs (1,519 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 185 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Continental IO-520
Take off run (land) 760 ft (231 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,325 ft (404 m)
Take off run (water) 1,125 ft (343 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,710 ft (521 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 950 ft (290 m)

 

Wipline 3000 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
  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.