Boss 182 on Wipline 3000 Floats

Cessna 182 Skylane

Whether you use your Skylane 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 Skylane right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3000 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 182. 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 182 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 182

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 182 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
  • Modern hydrodynamic design with fluted bottom skins, sister keels and high bow buoyancy to get off the water quickly and perform in a wide range of conditions
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Internal cables for water rudder controls
  • 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 25 3/4″ x 12″ 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
  • Replaceable wear strips on mail keel for ease of maintenance

 

Benefits of the Wipline Float Kit

When you add the versatility of Wipline 3000 floats to your Cessna 182 you will gain more than just the freedom to explore! Developed by Wipaire’s experienced team of engineers, you are getting the best float and rigging kit available for the 182.

  • 4-point strut configuration enhances stability and is eligible for gross weight increase options
  • 2″ of expanded forward CG envelope allows for loading with pilot, co-pilot AND full fuel!
  • Large chord rudder for improved crosswind operations (meeting FAR Part 23 standards)
  • Large ventral fin improves directional stability to equal that of a 206 or a Caravan

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 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)

 

“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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Modifications for the Cessna 182

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

Gross Weight Increases for the 182

Our selection of gross weight increases will help you get the most utility out of your 182. The 3,500 and 3,370 lb gross weight increases boast a greatly improved forward CG envelope that gives you more loading flexibility.
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Gross Weight Increases for the 182

Our selection of gross weight increases will help you get the most utility out of your 182. The 3,500 and 3,370 lb gross weight increases boast a greatly improved forward CG envelope that gives you more loading flexibility.
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  • Comprehensive Facilites
  • Maintenance, Paint, Interiors & Avionics in One Location
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Boss 182 on Wipline 3000 Floats