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IO-550D Engine Upgrade

More power? Greater performance? One of the most effective ways of enhancing the capability and performance of your C-185 is to add an IO-550 engine and Hartzell or McCauley “Power Prop”. Wipaire pioneered this modification, realizing its potential to really create a hot-rod of a seaplane. The Wipline IO-550 upgrade is rated at 300 Horsepower, like the standard 520, but is rated at a higher torque, giving you 8-10% better performance, an additional 150 to 175 points of thrust for seaplanes, and quieter ride. Unlike the 520, the IO-550 enables a maximum continuous cruising rate at 300 HP instead of just 285HP.

Call us today to learn more about this exciting product that is sure to enhance your investment and your total flying experience.

The IO-550D Engine Upgrade can give your 185 that extra get up and go that you’ve been wishing for.

  • 300 HP Max Continuous
  • 8-10% Torque increase over 520
  • 150 RPM less than 520 = Greater Longevity
  • 8-10% Increased Cruise Speed
  • 8-10% Shorter Take-Off

185 IO-550 Engine Kit Includes:

  • Mount Isolators
  • Mount Bolts
  • Locking Tabs
  • Ground Straps
  • Barrel Nuts
  • Fluid Hose Kit
  • Bushings
  • Spacers
  • Placards
  • Man Pressure/Fuel Flow Gauge (Exchange)
  • Tachometer (Exchange)
  • Paperwork and STC

NOTE: Three blade engine mount required for 185 part number 0751007-16 at an additional cost.

Hartzell Trailblazer Propeller Upgrade

The new carbon fiber composite Hartzell Trailblazer series 82″ propeller is available for Cessna 185 models with the IO-550-D engine installed via Wipaire STC SA1522GL or Texas Skyways STC SA09960SC in both landplane and seaplane configurations. The Trailblazer propeller offers the following features.

  • 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
  • 14.6 lbs lighter than the Hartzell metal 80″ prop (model: PHC-C3YF-1RF/F8468A-6R)
  • 3.1 lbs lighter than the McCauley 80″ prop (model: D3A34C401/90DFA-10)

Wing-X STOL Wing Extensions by ART

Have your Wing-X STOL Wing Extensions installed with your Wipline 3000 or 3450 Floats!

  • 175 Lb increase in the useful load.
  • Cessna 185 is 3,525 GTOW Certified
  • Approved on Wheels, Skis, Amphibs and Straights

Wipaire is an authorized distributor and installation center for Wing X STOL tip extensions for Cessna 180, 182, and 185. Visit www.wingxstol.com for all performance parameters and information on this great product. This modification is approved with various previously installed leading edge modifications as well as vortex generators.

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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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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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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Laser Gear Advisory

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