American Champion Scout 8GCBC

Whether you use your Scout 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 Scout right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 2100 Float. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the 8GCBC. Wipline Floats are known for both performance and durability and with almost 50 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 Scout 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!

Wipline Floats are known for both performance and durability and with almost 60 years in the business you can buy with confidence knowing that we’ll still be here to support our products for years to come.

Wipline 2100 Floats for the Scout

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 Scout 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 Wipaire’s exclusive Laser 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 – Seaplane17’7″ (5.36 m)
Length – Amphibian17’11” (5.46 m)
Height – Hull1’11” (0.58 m)
Width – Hull2’5″ (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each)50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats2,185 lbs (991 kg)
Seaplane Floats2,323 lbs (1,054 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats2,428 lbs (1,101 kg)1
Seaplane Floats2,581 lbs (1,171 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 438 lbs (199 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 292 lbs (178 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 293 lbs (133 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 142 lbs (110 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,150 lbs (975 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

“The way the thing handles in the water is just unbelievable. The nose comes up, it kind of rolls forward on the step and flies right away.”

Ray Cook – Owner/Operator of Super Cub on a set of Wipline 2100 floats

Request Pricing

Modifications for the Scout

Wipaire offers a range of modifications to help you get the most out of your aircraft. Select a modification below to learn more!

Coordinated Services

Minimizing AOG time with a coordinated service experience and one-stop nose to tail repair, refurbishment and modifications.

  • Simplified Coordination of Services
  • Comprehensive Facilites
  • Maintenance, Paint, Interiors & Avionics in One Location
  • Ferry Service Available
  • Reputation for Quality and Convenience

Avionics

Interiors

Paint

Maintenance

Ready to get started?

Provide some basic information on what services you are interested in and we will get in touch!