Piper PA-18/PA-12

Whether you use your Super Cub or Super Cruiser 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 Cub or Cruiser right to the lake then take a look at the Wipline 2100 Float. Amphibious or straight models are available for the PA-18 and PA-12. 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 Cub 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 2100 Floats for the PA-18/PA-12

 

Whether your dream is to tour the majestic mountains of the Idaho back-country or dance above the tree tops on the vast northern Canadian Shield, Wipaire can outfit your Super Cub or Super Cruiser with the versatility you need. A set of Wipline 2100 floats provide simplicity, solid handling characteristics and performance to your aircraft, giving you the freedom to explore.

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • High bow buoyancy and a higher deadrise angle on our forward bottoms for improved handling in wind and choppy water
  • 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
  • Two large float hatches for gear, measuring 20 3/8″ by 10 1/2″ 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

 

 

Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 17'7" (5.36 m)
Length – Amphibian 17'11" (5.46 m)
Height – Hull 1'11" (0.58 m)
Width – Hull 2'5" (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 2,185 lbs (991 kg)
Seaplane Floats 2,323 lbs (1,054 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 2,428 lbs (1,101 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 2,581 lbs (1,171 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

 

Weight for 2100 Floats on PA-12
Amphibian System Total Weight 427 lbs (194 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 258 lbs (117 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 160 lbs (72 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 1,935 lbs (878 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

 

Weight for 2100 Floats on PA-18 Super Cub
Amphibian System Total Weight 427 lbs (194 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 280 lbs (127 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 182 lbs (82 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 1,776 lbs (806 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
PA-18 Super Cub Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
Take off run (land) 588 ft (179 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,176 ft (358 m)
Take off run (water) 776 ft (237 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,294 ft (394 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 925 ft (282 m)

 

Weight for PA-18 Super Cub with 2,000 lb gross weight kit
Amphibian System Total Weight 429 lbs (195 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (150 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 184 lbs (83 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,000 lbs (907 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
PA-18 Super Cub at gross weight of 2,000 lbs
Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
Take off run (land) 744 ft (227 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,488 ft (454 m)
Take off run (water) 1,174 ft (358 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,294 ft (394 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 925 ft (282 m)

 

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 429 lbs (195 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (151 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 184 lbs (84 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,300 lbs (1,044 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-360 (180 hp)
Take off run (land) 520 ft (159 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,800 ft (549 m)
Take off run (water) 1,100 ft (336 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,220 ft (677 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 660 ft (202 m)

 

“The way the thing handles in the water is just unbelievable. The nose comes up, it kind of rolls forward on the step and flies right away.”

Ray Cook – Owner/Operator of Super Cub on a set of Wipline 2100 floats

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AirGlide C2200 Skis for the PA-18

 

Don’t let old man winter freeze your flight plans. The Piper Super Cub can be equipped with our skis to keep you going all year.

Our non-penetration skis offer peak performance on either snow or the runway. Compromised penetration skis result in extra drag from a wheel during a snow landing or take-off and potential damage to the ski on dry ground. Our ski operates as either a full ski OR a wheel at your discretion.

Now you don’t have to sacrifice performance for convenience!

Specifications for C2200 Skis

Dimensions: 76″ x 18″ (1.9m x .45m)
Weight: 84 lbs* (38 kg)
Load Limit: 5,500 lbs (2,495 kg)

*Weight is for both skis. The Electro-Hydraulic Power Pack adds an additional 17 lbs.

** If you already have Wipline 2100, 2350, 3000, or 3450 amphibious floats installed on the aircraft you will not have to purchase the hydraulic system. Call your salesman for allowance.

NOTE: Replacement STC/Prints $350 Per Set

CT3000 Tail Ski

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CT3000 Tail Ski

Tail Ski for all aircraft models listed above and Piper PA-12, PA-19, PA-20; Cessna 120, 140, 140A; Univair 108, 108-1, 108-2, 108-3, 108-5 on airplanes equipped with Scott Model 3200 & 3400 Tail Wheels

Modifications for the Piper Cub

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

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  • Simplified Coordination of Services
  • Comprehensive Facilites
  • Maintenance, Paint, Interiors & Avionics in One Location
  • Ferry Service Available
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