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Wipline 3450 Floats

For outstanding performance and reliability on hard surface runways, grass strips or your favorite lake or river the Wipline 3450 floats give you the best of both worlds.<

The Wipline 3450 float was designed using the latest C.A.D. (Computer Aided Design) technology. The aluminum parts and skins are laser cut and all rivet holes are pre-punched. This means replacement parts are a perfect fit. The main keel has a removable wear strip for ease of maintenance. With this technology we are able to build the 3450 float to be ultra light and still north-country rugged.

Wipline 3450 Floats are available for installation on:

Specifications

Specifications for the Cessna 206 / 3450 Float
FLOAT DIMENSIONS
Length -- Seaplane 6.96 m / 22'10"
Length -- Amphibian 7.13 m / 23'5"
Height -- hull 0.74 m / 2'5"
Width -- hull 0.81 m / 2'8"
Float Locker Capacity (each) 22.7 kg / 50 lbs
WEIGHT
Amphibious 3450 on the Cessna 206H and T206H 694 lbs. Exchange* 532 lbs.
Seaplane 3450 on the Cessna 206H and T206H 491 lbs. Exchange* 329 lbs.
Gross Weight** 1,720 kg / 3,792 lbs
 
WHEELS
Main (single) 6.00 x 6-8 ply
Nose 4.10 x 4-4 ply
HYDRAULIC PUMP
Located behind baggage area in aircraft
DISPLACEMENT
Amphibious (100%) 3,600 lbs. -- (80%)*** 4,000 lbs.
Seaplane (100%) 3,776 lbs. -- (80%)*** 4,196 lbs.
 
DRAW DEPTH
20"

*Exchange=Float Installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

** 206 H (normally asperated) has a gross weight restriction of 3,775 lbs for land takeoff only.

***Maximum aircraft gross weight with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats) as per TSO-C27.


Float installation requires airframe modifications, which include firewall modifications, hoisting provisions, "V" brace, ventral fin, deep chord rudder, fuel steps, tail cone, rigging and 3-blade seaplane propeller. Wipaire float kit required on aircraft.

Performance

Perfomance for the Cessna 206 / 3450 Float
All performance maneuvers performed with aircraft at gross (3792 lbs.) on amphibious floats.

206H T206H
ENGINE 10-540 (300HP) T10-540 (310HP)
Cruise Speed 126 KTAS 128 KTAS
Take off run (land) 935 ft. 900 ft.
Take off over 50 ft. obstacle (land 1,803 ft. 1,862 ft
Take off run (water) 1,770 ft. 1,700 ft.
Take off over 50 ft. obstacle (water 2,808 ft. 2,932 ft.
Rate of climb 770ft./min 940ft./min
Service Ceiling 12,350 ft. 17,000 ft.
Gross Weight *3,792 lbs. 3,792 lbs.
Useful Load 1,130 lbs. 1,040 lbs.
Landing Speed 30° flaps 50 Knots 50 Knots

All performance data is estimated and will vary with individual airplanes and numerous factors affecting flight performance.

*206 (normal asperated) has a gross weight restriction of 3775 lbs for land takeoff only.

Wipline 3450 Pricing

Aircraft Floats & Rigging Installation Total

Amphibious Seaplane    Amphibious Seaplane Amphibious Seaplane
Cessna A185E, F $100,600 $52,400 $9,200 $6,100 $109,800 $58,500
Cessna 206H, T206H $133,600 $83,200 $17,500 $14,100 $151,100 $97,300
Cessna T/U206 (through G model $103,400 $54,800 $10,100 $6,700 $113,500 $61,500
  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.
  6. All 206 aircraft through model G and 185 aircraft models E & F assumes 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.
  7. 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 cost.  If in this case a propeller is not required, the price can be adjusted down by the cost of the new prop less the buy back price.
  8. 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, seaplane propeller, ventral fin, steering bungee, and numerous brackets and steering control parts. 
    *If factory float provisions, hoisting rings are not installed and “V” brace (loose equipment) is not supplied add $4,700.
  9. Factory installed WX500 Antenna repositioning and skin mapping - $1,900.00 – T206H and 206H models.
  10. 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
  11. Aircraft equipped with air conditioning, add $10,325 for hydraulic water rudder retract system (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 September 16, 2014.

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