de Havilland Twin Otter DHC-6

Whether you use your Twin Otter 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 Twin Otter right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 13000 float. Amphibious or straight models are available for the DHC-6.

Maybe your Twin Otter 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.

Wipline® 13000 Floats for the Twin Otter

From the Maldives to the Canadian North, the Twin Otter has proven itself as the best-selling 19-passenger commuter airplane in the world for over 40 years. Combine this powerful twin-engine aircraft with a set of rugged Wipline 13000 floats and you have an aircraft that will take your operation to the next level.

Features and Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Gross weight up to 12,500 pounds for the 300 and 400 series and IKHANA Payload Increase equipped 200, 11,600 pounds for the stock 100 and 200
  • Wipline hull design features fluted, high deadrise bottoms and extra buoyancy to provide superior handling in high seas and wind
  • Engineered so that no-flap landings are a non-event, making the Wipline float top of the class in safety
  • 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
  • Aluminum skins and parts are laser cut and rivet holes are pre-punched so that replacement parts fit perfectly
  • Replaceable wear strips on main keel for ease of maintenance
  • Optional beaching gear for straight floats make repositioning the aircraft on shore for maintenance as easy as taxiing up a ramp

 

Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 31'3" (9.53 m)
Length – Amphibian 32'5" (9.88 m)
Height – Hull 3'9" (1.14 m)
Width – Hull 4'3" (1.3 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 12,442 lbs (5,644 kg)
Seaplane Floats 12,844 lbs (5,826 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 13,824 lbs (6,270 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 14,271 lbs (6,473 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 


Weight for 13000 Floats on a Twin Otter
Amphibian System Total Weight 2,163 lbs (981 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 1,560 lbs (708 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 1,486 lbs (674 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 883 lbs (461 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight for DHC-6-100 & 200 11,600 lbs (5,262 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight for DHC-6-300 & 400 12,500 lbs (5,670 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

 

Twin Otter Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine PT6A-20 PT6A-34
Take off run (land) 1,280 ft (390 m) 1,333 ft (406 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,770 ft (539 m) 1,843 ft (562 m)
Take off run (water) 1,178 ft (359 m) 1,227 ft (374 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,886 ft (575 m) 1,965 ft (599 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 1,355 ft (413 m) 1,400 ft (427 m)

“Corrosion issues on the Wipline floats are the least of our worries due to the treatment that Wipaire carries out on the floats during construction.”

Trans Maldivian Airways, Operator of a fleet of Twin Otters on Wipline 13000 floats.

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Modifications for the Twin Otter

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
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