Cessna 180 Skywagon

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 outfit your Cessna 180 Skywagon with the versatility and performance you need. Wipaire manufactures and installs a full line of Wipline floats, skis and other performance enhancing modifications designed and constructed with special attention to every detail.

If you’ve been dreaming of flying your 180 right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3000 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 180. Wipline Floats are known for both performance and durability and with over 55 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 Cessna 180 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 3000 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.

Wipline 3000 Floats for the 180

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 Cessna 180 Skywagon 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

  • 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

 

3000 Floats 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)

 


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.

 

“It comes off the water really sharp. You don’t ever have to wonder ‘at what point will it fly,’ it just gets on step and goes.”

M. Holt on the handling of his 3000 floats

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AirGlide Skis for the Cessna 180

C3000 Skis: Models 180-180F

C3200 Skis: Models 180G-K

C3600 Skis: Models 180J-K

Don’t let old man winter freeze your flight plans. The Cessna 180 can be equipped with skis to keep you going all year.

Our non-penetration skis offer peak performance on either snow or the runway. Compromised penetration skis result in extra drag from a wheel during a snow landing or take-off and potential damage to the ski on dry ground. Our ski operates as either a full ski OR a wheel at your discretion.

Now you don’t have to sacrifice performance for convenience!

C3000 Skis Specifications

Dimensions: 82.4″ x 19.8″ (2m x .5m)
Weight: 100 lbs* (45.5 kg)
Load Limit: 6,100 lbs (2,767 kg)
Price Call for Price

*Weight is for two skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450 amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

C3200 Skis Specifications

Dimensions: 84.4″ x 21″ (2.2m x .5m)
Weight: 122 lbs* (55.3 kg)
Load Limit: 6,135 lbs (2,783 kg)
Price Call for Price

*Weight is for two skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450 amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

C3600 Skis Specifications

Dimensions: 84.6″ x 21.5″ (2.2m x .5m)
Weight: 136 lbs* (61.7 kg))
Load Limit: 7,164 lbs (3,249.5 kg)
Price Call for Price

*Weight is for two skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450 amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

CT3000 Tail Ski Specifications

Ski Aircraft
CT3000 Tail Ski

Tail Ski for all aircraft models listed above and Piper PA-12, PA-19, PA-20; Cessna 120, 140, 140A; Univair 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, 108-5 on airplanes equipped with Scott Model 3200 & 3400 Tail Wheels

Available Modifications

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

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