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Boss 182 – IO-580 Engine Conversion

Boss 182 – IO-580 Engine Conversion

Are you ready to fly like a Boss?

If you’re feeling uninspired by the performance of your 182S or T, or maybe your IO-540 is nearing TBO, it’s time to consider the Boss 182™ engine conversion by Wipaire. Our Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion is the most powerful factory-new option available. With 315 hp stock, and up to 340 hp after engine tuning by Ly-Con, your 182 will fly like a whole new airplane.

What’s included in the conversion?

Everything required to put a silly grin on your face every time you push the throttle forward. That means our high-flow tuned exhaust that adds effective horsepower, a variety of propeller options to muscle you into the air, and a firewall beef-up to give you a gross weight increase are all part of the conversion. If you’re on floats or thinking of converting to floats, we offer a heavy-duty seaplane engine mount. The Boss 182 engine conversion is the only late-model engine upgrade approved on floats!

On wheels, you’ll enjoy a gross weight increase to 3,158 lbs. On floats, gross weight increases to 3,370 lbs or 3,500 lbs are available. Climb rates of up to 1,400 fpm (50% greater than stock!) and increased cruise speeds are other benefits you’ll take advantage of with a Boss 182 conversion.

The Boss 182 engine conversion is available for the Cessna 182S and 182T models in both landplane and floatplane configurations.

Boss 182 Standard Configuration Includes:

  • Lycoming IO-580-B1A engine (315 hp stock, up to 340 hp with optional port and polish.)
  • Hartzell Trailblazer propeller w/ spinner
    • 82″ Composite Propeller
  • Digital engine monitor
    • MVP-50 or EDM 930
  • Landplane engine mount (reuse)
  • Overhauled prop governor
  • 60 amp alternator (reuse)
  • Tuned exhaust
  • New vacuum manifold
  • Reuse firewall forward
    • All hoses and lines
    • Engine control cables
  • Installation on wheels includes a gross weight increase to 3,158 lbs take off / 3,000 lbs landing. Installation on Wipline 3000 floats includes a gross weight increase to 3,370 lbs take off / 3,350 lbs landing

Additional Options Include:

  • MT composite propeller w/spinner – MTV-9-B/210-58
  • Remarked analog gauges
  • Rebuild seaplane engine mount
  • New seaplane engine mount
  • New prop governor
  • 90 amp alternator
  • New firewall forward
    • All new hoses and lines
    • New engine control cables

Increase to 340 HP:

The Boss 182 is already an impressive performer but for even more spirited performance owners may elect to have port, polish and flow balance services completed by Ly-Con.

Dyno testing confirms that this can increase total output to 340+ hp!

Gross Weight Increases:

Get the most utility out of your 182. Gross weight increases to 3,500 lbs, 3,370 lbs and 3,250 lbs are available for the Cessna 182. The 3,500 and 3,370 lb gross weight increases boast a greatly improved forward CG envelope that gives you more loading flexibility.
Learn more about our gross weight increases for the 182.

Performance Comparison on Wipline 3000 Floats

IO-580 at 3,100 lb GW IO-540 at 3,100 lb GW
Engine Lycoming IO-580 (315 HP) Lycoming IO-540 (230 HP)
Take off run (land) 808 ft (246 m) 981 ft (299 m)
Take off run over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,423 ft (434 m) 1,444 ft (440 m)
Take off run (water) 1,189 ft (363 m) 1,392 ft (425 m)
Take off run over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,833 ft (559 m) 2,098 ft (640 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 1,290 ft (393 m) 833 ft (253 m)

Performance Comparison on Wheels

Fully Loaded Performance Data Typical Load Performance
IO-580 at 3,158 lb GW IO-540 at 3,100 lb GW IO-580 at 2,839 lbs GW
Engine Lycoming IO-580 (315 HP) Lycoming IO-540 (230 HP) Lycoming IO-580 (315 HP)
Take off run (land) 640 ft (195 m) 795 ft (243 m) 410 ft (125 m)
Take off run over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,292 ft (394 m) 1,514 ft (462 m) 908 ft (277 m)
Rate of Climb (per/min) 1,426 ft (434 m) 924 ft (281 m) 1,600 ft (488 m)
Cruise Speed (80% Power at 6,000 ft) 171 MPH (149 KTAS) 161 MPH (140 KTAS) 175 MPH (152 KTAS) (75% Power at 3,000 ft)
Fully Loaded” VS “Typical Load” Performance Data: For FAA certification of new modifications Wipaire performs extensive performance tests with the aircraft loaded to gross weight. This certification data represents the minimum performance expected out of an aircraft loaded to maximum gross weight. In order to better represent the level of performance most pilots will see we are providing performance specs taken with a “typical load” of pilot, co-pilot, 60 gallons of fuel and testing instrumentation. This gave us a weight of 2,839 lbs.

REad MOre About the IMpressive Boss 182

Read the Plane & Pilot Cover Story About the Boss 182

Read the AOPA Pilot Article About the Boss 182

Read the Water Flying Cover Story About the Boss 182

The Benefits of the Modern Cessna 182S & 182T

There are many reasons besides Boss 182 eligibility to consider an S or T model over the older generation Cessna 182 models. Some of the benefits include:

  • Full internal corrosion proofing using the most up-to-date epoxy-based primers and stainless cables
  • A modern avionics suite and instrument panel layout with warning panel
  • Improved, modern autopilot (usually with altitude pre-select and hold)
  • Interior seating (usually leather) with crash worthiness standards that meet the newer Part 23 crash standards
  • An up-to-date airframe with all of the latest structural improvements, including wet wing and fuselage access panels
  • Twice as many fresh air vents, for the utmost in pilot and passenger comfort

Feedback From the Field

“My favorite feature on wheels is its inherent stability and ground handling. On floats it’s amazing. 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.

I highly recommend the Boss 182, and I recommend it whether you’re going to put it on fat tires, float it, or leave wheel pants on it.”

– M. Holt, Boss 182 Owner & Operator

Customize Your Boss 182

ADd Wipline 3000 Floats

No other float available for the Cessna 182 can match the performance and engineering of the Wipline 3000 float. Whether your dream is to fly to remote glacier lakes or island beaches, Wipaire can equip your Skylane with the versatility you need. These outstanding performers are ruggedly durable and ready to give you the freedom to explore.

Take Advantage Of 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
  • Ferry Service Available
  • Reputation for Quality and Convenience

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Gross Weight Increases for the 182

Our selection of gross weight increases will help you get the most utility out of your 182. The 3,500 and 3,370 lb gross weight increases boast a greatly improved forward CG envelope that gives you more loading flexibility. You will no longer need to add weight to the baggage compartment in order to carry two people and full fuel or four people with half tanks.

  • Gross Weight Increase to 3,500 Take Off / 3,350 Landing.*
    • 182S and 182T, when equipped with the Wipaire IO-580 conversion and Wipline 3000 floats.
    • 182Q and 182R, when equipped with the AirPlains IO-550 conversion and Wipline 3000 floats.
  • Gross Weight Increase to 3,370 Take Off / 3,350 Landing.*
    • 182S and 182T, when equipped with the Wipaire IO-580 engine conversion and Wipline 3000 floats.
    • Cessna 182P, 182Q, and 182R, when equipped with the AirPlains IO-550 engine conversion and Wipline 3000 floats.
  • Gross Weight Increase to 3,250 Take Off / 3,100 Landing.
    • Available for Cessna 182S and 182T on Wipline 3000 floats only, requires 3-point strut configuration.

*Note: The gross weight increase requires the installation of 4-point float struts. Conversion kits are available to upgrade existing 3-point strut configurations to the 4-point design.

Performance at Gross Weight on Wipline 3000 Floats

  IO-580 at 3,500 lb GW IO-580 at 3,370 lb GW
Gross weight 3,500 lbs (1,587 kg) 3,370 lbs (1,528 kg)
Engine IO-580 (315 HP) IO-580 (315 HP)
Take off run (land) 987 ft (301 m)   958 ft (292 m)
Take off run over 50 ft obstacle (land)  1,836 ft (560 m)  1,765 ft (538 m)
Take off run (water) 1,257 ft (384 m)   1,241 ft (378 m)
Take off run over 50 ft obstacle (water)  2,463 ft (751 m)   2,414 ft (736 m)
Rate of climb (per/min)   1,048 ft (319 m)   1,123 ft (342 m)
Cruise speed (75% at 6000 ft)  124.5 KTAS 15.5 GPH 124.5 KTAS 15.5 GPH

 

Trailblazer Prop on a 182

Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller Upgrade

Trailblazer Prop on a 182If you fly a Wipline 3000-equipped Cessna 182 with the AirPlains IO-550 engine conversion, consider upgrading to the new Hartzell Trailblazer carbon fiber structural composite propeller. 

This propeller reduces take off noise, improves take-off performance and removes approximately 20 lbs (9 kg) off the nose when compared to the aluminum prop. The Trailblazer showed a 30% decrease in water take-off at full gross, 17% decrease on land and a 10% increase in rate of climb when compared to a traditional metal Hartzell propeller! This propeller is truly a powerhouse that will help you get the best performance possible out of your upgraded 182 on Wipline 3000 floats.

The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 82″ propeller is standard equipment equipment with our Boss 182 Lycoming IO-580 engine conversion, both landplane and seaplane configurations. We are excited to now offer this outstanding propeller for IO-550 floatplanes as well!

Wipline® 3000 Floats

Whether on hard surface runways, grass strips or your favorite river or lake, the Wipline 3000 float gives you the best of both worlds. A fluted bottom skin with sister keels – or “Speed rails” – assures excellent performance in a wide range of water conditions. The largest baggage hatch in the business is standard in both floats (25 3/4 x 12 inches with 9.5 cubic feet storage space). The aluminum skins and parts are laser cut and rivet holes are pre-punched so that replacement parts are a perfect fit. The main keel has a removable wear strip for ease of maintenance. The latest technology enabled us to build the 3000 float to be both ultra light and still north-country rugged.

Wipline 3000 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Modern hydrodynamic design with fluted bottom skins, sister keels and high bow buoyancy to get off the water quickly and perform in a wide range of conditions
  • 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, measuring 25 3/4″ x 12″ 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 main keel for ease of maintenance

Maule on Wipline 3000 Floats

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Now included at no additional cost on new Wipline float purchases, and avilable for retrofit on Wipline-equipped aircraft.

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Laser Gear Advisory

Now included at no additional cost on new Wipline float purchases, and avilable for retrofit on Wipline-equipped aircraft.

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Specifications for Wipline 3000 Floats

Float Dimensions
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)
 
Maximum Flotation
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 Float on a Cessna 180
Amphibian System Total Weight 633 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 180-180F 2,850 lbs (1,293 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight 180G-180K 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

 

Weight for 3000 Floats on a Cessna 182
Amphibian System Total Weight 641 lbs (291 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 498 lbs (226 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 439 lbs (199 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 296 lbs (134 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 3,250 lbs (1,474 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 182 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine IO-540 (230 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,174 ft (358 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,730 ft (527 m)
Take off run (water) 1,645 ft (501 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,463 ft (751 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 749 ft (228 m)

 

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
Engine Continental IO-520
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)

 

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Wipline 3000 Floats on a Cessna 180