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 185 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 Skywagon right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3000 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 185.
Maybe your Cessna 185 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.
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 185 with the versatility you need. Wipline 3000 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.
|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)|
|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 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|
|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)|
“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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