de Havilland Beaver MK-I
Whether you use your Beaver 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 Beaver right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 6100 Float. Amphibious or straight models are available for the MKI. 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 Beaver 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 Beaver running, and looking, better than ever. Take a few minutes to browse this page to learn more. If you already have an idea what you need then please contact us to request more information.
Wipline 6100 Floats for the Beaver
For outstanding performance and reliability at major international airports or in bush country, Wipaire presents the Wipline 6100 Float.
The 6100 Floats are true workhorses – yet minimal maintenance is required for years of dependable service. The floats are designed to allow full use of the new high-gross kits currently offered for the Mark I and Mark III Beaver and the Pilatus Turbo Porter. They provide similar takeoff performance to other floats, yet due to the unique aerodynamic design, they provide increased cruise speeds.
Construction of Wipline 6100 Floats follow Wipline’s performance-proven and patented formula. The float bottoms are specially fluted and angled, providing rough-water stability and heavy-weight takeoff performance. The float tops are flat for safe boarding of crew and passengers.
|Length – Seaplane||24’7″ (7.49 m)|
|Length – Amphibian||25′ (7.62 m)|
|Height – Hull||2’10” (0.86 m)|
|Width – Hull||3’3″ (0.99 m)|
|Float Locker Capacity (each)||50 lbs (22.7 kg)|
|Displacement in Fresh Water|
|Amphibious Floats||5,518 lbs (2,503 kg)|
|Seaplane Floats||5,664 lbs (2,569 kg)|
|Amphibious Floats||6,131 lbs (2,781 kg)1|
|Seaplane Floats||6,293 lbs (2,854 kg)1|
|1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)|
|Weight for 6100 Floats on a de Havilland Beaver|
|Amphibian Exchange Weight||885 lbs (402 kg)2|
|Seaplane Exchange Weight||467 lbs (212 kg)2|
|Aircraft Gross Weight||5,600 lbs (2,540 kg)|
|2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.|
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Wipline AirGlide 2000T Tail Ski
If your Beaver is already on skis but you’re not satisfied with the ground handling, consider the 2000T Tail Ski.
The addition of the Tail Ski helps to prevent shimmy
Call today for pricing and availability
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. While your Beaver is visiting Wipaire why not have a few performance upgrades too!
- Gross Weight Increase To 5,600 lbs
Are you tired of watching your weight?
Want to stay legal and in the good graces of your insurance company?
This modification will increase your useful load by 230 to 510 pounds and eliminate the need to use tip fuel. The kit works for landplanes, seaplanes or amphibians equipped with Wipline or Edo 4930 floats. Because our kit was developed from actual structural tests, it is more efficiently designed and requires less parts and installation time to install than the competition. Better yet, it comes with the exclusive Wipaire flow generator kit to enhance the safety of your Beaver during flight near the stall speed and maintain full aileron control. Call us or fly-in today to learn more about this exciting product which is sure to enhance your investment and your total flying experience.Increase your useful load by 230-510 pounds and eliminate the need to use tip fuel. Available for landplanes, seaplanes or amphibians.Read More
- Extended Rear Cabin
- Articulating Seat Adapter
- Flap Pump Handle Relocation Kit
- Hartzell 3-Blade Prop
- Electric Fuel Pump / Primer System
- Shoulder Harness Restraint Set, Pilot & Co-Pilot
- Door Catches (set)
- Center Bench Seats
- Jasco Alternator System
- Firewall Battery Kit
- Electric Flaps System
- Flow Energizers/Vortex Generators
- About the Boss Beaver Conversion (no longer available)
Avionics for the Beaver
Wipaire’s Avionics division offers a full array of navigation, weather detection and communication technology. 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 Beaver
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
Wipaire has been providing aircraft maintenance and float installations for over 25 years. Wipaire is an FAA certified repair station, as well as a Cessna single engine and Caravan 208 service center.
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.
- We specialize in custom requests
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Committed to quality
- Custom design service
- Craftsmanship with extensive training