Cessna 206 Stationair
Whether you use your Stationair 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 Stationair right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3450 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 206. 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 Stationair 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!
Wipaire’s aircraft services team prides itself in providing world-class services with the most comprehensive facility in the Midwest. Having full-service maintenance, painting, interior and avionics facilities under one roof is key to assuring minimal ground time for your aircraft and simplifying the process. We also offer a ferry service if it is not convenient for you to bring the aircraft to our facility. Our reputation for quality and convenience is widely known throughout the industry.
Wipaire can get your Stationair running, and looking, better than ever. Take a few minutes to browse the tabs on this page to learn more. If you already have an idea what you need then please contact us to request more information.
Wipline 3450 Floats for the 206
Whether flying to the remote glaciers of Alaska’s Denali National Park or hopping between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can outfit your Cessna 206 Stationair with the versatility you need for work and play. Wipline 3450 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.
Features and Benefits
- Amphibious or seaplane floats available
- Features 200 pounds more maximum flotation than our competitor (up to 4,000 pounds for the amphibious and 4,196 pounds for seaplane floats)
- Significantly more forward buoyancy for safer and easier downwind taxiing and upwind turns
- Largest gross weight increase in the market, 3,792 pounds approved for takeoff and landing weights
- Four point strut attachment is more stable in all loading configurations, especially critical for heavy loads
- 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 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
Our Wipline 3450 Floats are also approved on the Cessna 206 with the “Turbine Cessna 206 Mark 2 Conversion” by Soloy Aviation Solutions. Click Here to visit the Soloy website and learn more about this engine upgrade.
|Length – Seaplane||22’10” (6.96 m)|
|Length – Amphibian||23’5″ (7.13 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||3,600 lbs (1,633 kg)|
|Seaplane Floats||3,776 lbs (1,713 kg)|
|Amphibious Floats||4,000 lbs (1,814 kg)1,2|
|Seaplane Floats||4,196 lbs (1,903 kg)1|
|1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)
2) 206H (normally aspirated) has a gross weight restriction of 3,775 lbs for land takeoff only.
|Weight for 3450 Floats on a Cessna 206|
|Amphibian System Total Weight||694 lbs (315 kg)|
|Amphibian Exchange Weight||532 lbs (241 kg)3|
|Seaplane System Total Weight||491 lbs (223 kg)|
|Seaplane Exchange Weight||329 lbs (149 kg)3|
|Aircraft Gross Weight||3,792 lbs (1,720 kg)|
|3) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.|
|Cessna 206 Performance on Amphibious Floats|
|Engine||IO-540 (300 HP)||TIO-540 (310 HP)|
|Take off run (land)||1,146 ft (349 m)||1,132 ft (345 m)|
|Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land)||1,830 ft (558 m)||1,876 ft (572 m)|
|Take off run (water)||1,770 ft (539 m)||1,821 ft (555 m)|
|Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water)||2,850 ft (869 m)||2,954 ft (900 m)|
|Rate of climb (per/min)||770 ft (235 m)||982 ft (299 m)|
|Aircraft||Floats & Rigging||Installation||Total|
|Cessna A185E, F||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price|
|Cessna 206H, T206H||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price|
|Cessna T/U206 (through G model||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price||Call for Price|
Modifications for the Cessna 206
Wipaire is most often known as being the leading designer and manufacturer of Wipline floats. In reality, Wipaire has been engineering and building the highest performing and most popular aircraft modifications since 1960. We offer a long list of the industry’s finest performance enhancing modifications and factory upgrades for the 206.
Select a modification to learn more:
- Co-Pilot Door
The co-pilot door for the Cessna 206 adds an immense amount of safety and convenience for the front seat passengers of your aircraft by allowing a convenient third way of entering or exiting the aircraft.
This feature is especially desirable when docking on the right side of the aircraft in the case of seaplane operation, and it is also extremely valuable as a way to exit the aircraft in an emergency where the pilot door is jammed or blocked.
The door is manufactured from carbon reinforced composite material and utilizes Cessna manufactured hinges and latches to appear identical to the pilot door. An opera window is installed between the new door and the rear double doors. The door is comprised of an outer aluminum skin and a fiberglass composite inside, with an inner “Royalite”, formed plastic panel.
Portions of your original interior are cut and added to the inside door panel to maintain the inside decor. An armrest and grab handle are also installed. The outside is painted to blend the new door into the fuselage so the outside looks factory original.The co-pilot door for the Cessna 206 adds an immense amount of safety and convenience for the front seat passengers of your aircraft by allowing a convenient third way of entering or exiting the aircraft.Read More
Wip Tips Modification
“Wip” Tips are a valuable and attractive modification to add to your Cessna 206. There are several improvements this will bring to your flying experience.
First, the “Wip” Tip extends the wings by 18 inches. By extending the wings you get increased performance of your aircraft. Our “Wip” Tips increase the rate of climb and reduce the take off and landing distances. If you have ever made a takeoff on a hot, muggy summer day, you know how critical the last two knots of airspeed are. “Wip” Tips make a big difference in helping you on your way. At the same time it will save on fuel cost between 1 and 2 percent.
It is also important to know our “Wip” Tips increase your flying stability at low speeds as well as increase safety margins in all phases of flight. Stall speeds are also significantly reduced. There are several other improvements this “Wip”Tip modification will bring to your flying experience which you can hear about when you call us at 651.451.1205Wip Tips are a valuable and attractive modification to add to your Cessna 206. There are several improvements this will bring to your flying experience.Read More
- Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller Upgrade
The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 84″ propeller is available for Cessna T206H models in both landplane and seaplane configurations. Benefits of the Trailblazer propeller include a significant weight reduction, improved take-off performance and no RPM limitation. This propeller is truly a powerhouse that will help you get the best performance possible out of your Cessna T206H.
The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 84" propeller is available for Cessna T206H models in both landplane and seaplane configurations.Read More
- Durable, field-replaceable nickel cobalt leading edge
- Nickel erosion screen for foreign object damage protection
- Thinner blade with a wider chord for improved performance
- Designed to be quieter than comparable propellers
- Carbon fiber composition is 5-10x stronger than natural fiber propeller cores
- 19.2 lbs lighter than the Hartzell aluminum floatplane prop
- 8.9 lbs lighter than the McCauley landplane prop
Cessna 206 IO-550 Engine Upgrade
One of the most effective ways of enhancing the capability and performance of your 206 is to add an IO-550 engine and Hartzell or McCauley “Power Prop”.
Wipaire was the pioneer in this modification, being the first to recognize its true potential. It provides the ability to use 300+ horsepower continuously, if desired, to realize significant gains in climb and cruise performance. Seaplane operation will notice and appreciate the extra 150 to 175 pounds of additional thrust that the combination provides. It also promotes a “good neighbor” environment because of its significantly lower noise level.
This modification teamed with the Wipline 3450 float provide a 200 lb gross weight increase on most F and G model 206 aircraft. Call us today to learn more about this exciting product that is sure to enhance your investment and your total flying experience.
206 IO-550 Engine Kit Includes:
One of the most effective ways of enhancing the capability and performance of your 206 is to add an IO-550 engine and Hartzell or McCauley "e;Power Prop".Read More
- Mount Isolators
- Mount Bolts
- Locking Tabs
- Ground Straps
- Barrel Nuts
- Fluid Hose Kit
- Man Pressure/Fuel Flow Gauge (Exchange)
- Tachometer (Exchange)
- Paperwork and STC
- Electroair Electronic Ignition
More reliable than magnetos, electronic ignition measurably improves aircraft performance and efficiency by creating a hotter, longer-lasting ignition source that increases power output as well as making hot starts easier and reducing plug fouling. For more information on the benefits, visit Electroair.net.
More reliable than magnetos, electronic ignition measurably improves aircraft performance and efficiency by creating a hotter, longer-lasting ignition source that increases power output as well as making hot starts easier and reducing plug fouling.Read More
- Reduces magneto overhaul cost
- Increased range
- Increased rate of climb
- 1-2 GPH fuel savings
- Even greater efficiency with high altitude flying
Additional modifications available include:
- Flint Tip Tanks
- Hartzell & McCauley Prop Mods
Avionics for the Cessna 206
Wipaire’s Avionics division offers a full array of navigation, weather detection and communication technology. Wipaire offers avionics services at both our South St. Paul, MN headquarters and our Leesburg, Florida location. We are a certified Garmin dealer, as well as most other major brands. We have the experience and resources to transform your cockpit to glass. We can also repair any problems with your existing avionics system.
The Wipaire team will work with you to create the features you need to ensure a safe, smooth, enjoyable ride.
- Sales & installation of new custom avionics suites.
- Service for existing avionics.
Interiors for the Cessna 206
If your interior is starting to show its age then why not upgrade!
Wipaire’s aircraft interiors facility is able to do anything from small repairs to complete interior renovations, we’ll work with you to formulate the interior that fits your needs.
- Committed to quality
- Professional grade craftsmanship
- Save time! Interior installed concurrent with maintenance
- Custom design service
Maintenance for the Cessna 206
Wipaire has been providing aircraft maintenance and float installations for over 25 years. Wipaire is an FAA certified repair station.
We can complete any of your restoration or upgrade needs. From annual inspections to wing tip extensions to vortex generators to engine upgrades, major to minor, we are here to help.
Additional Wipaire maintenance services:
- On or off site borescope inspections, image capture capability for download if requested.
- Full lead acid battery service.
- Prop balancing service.
- Weight and balance service, float plane and land plane.
- Float removal, storage, inspection and repair.
- Annual service
- Pre buy inspections for buyer or seller.
Refinishing for the Cessna 206
If you can imagine it we can make it real. Paint is custom designed and matched to existing elements and can be as simple or exotic as you desire. Airbrushing art and custom decals are part of our everyday processes. Experience and intricate attention to detail are our foundation for creating the highest quality product.
- We specialize in custom requests
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Committed to quality
- Custom design service
- Craftsmanship with extensive training