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Boarding Ladder and Steps

Wipaire Boarding Ladder

The amphibious Caravan is an impressive aircraft but boarding from the ramp can be a bit of a challenge, particularly for mobility impaired passengers. The Wipaire boarding ladder allows passengers to board the aircraft from the ground with ease. The boarding ladder has four wide steps for stability and extending hand rails going from 40″ when collapsed up to 69″ when extended (shown collapsed in this photo). This durable aluminum ladder securely attaches to brackets on the float deck and utilizes rubber bumpers to prevent damage to the float sidewalls and paint.

Details & Specifications

  • Wide and stable steps
  • Aluminum construction
  • Non-slip treads
  • Extendable hand rails on both sides
  • Securely attaches to aft of float
  • Rubber bumpers to protect float paint and skins
  • Ladder and installation kit weight: 28 lbs

Easy Way Amphib Steps

Easy Way Amphib Steps provide a safe, sturdy, natural way to walk on and off your amphibious floats.  Made of 100% lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, these collapsible steps are easily stowed in the float locker.

Details & Specifications

  • 6-Inches Deep by 20-Inches Wide
  • Easily Collapsible For Storage
  • Durable, Rustproof Aluminum & Stainless Steel
  • Non-Slip Treads For Sure Footing
  • Single Handrail For Increased Safety & Stability*
  • Supports Up To 325 lbs
  • Handrail Weight: 7 lbs
  • Steps Weight: 28 lbs

*Can be customized for handrail on each side

Image of a Cessna Grand Caravan on Wipline 8750 Floats

Gross Weight Increase to 8,360 lbs

Wipaire can bring your Cessna 208 on wheels or Wipline 8000 floats up to 8,360 lb gross weight. If your 208 is now certified for 8,000 or 8,200 lb., increasing the gross up to 8, 360 lb. can add one or two more passengers to the manifest — or allow transport of that extra cargo that would have been left behind.

At Wipaire, performance engineering is a way of life. We heartily recommend the STC be added with any engine overhaul or changeover from 600 h.p. to 675 h.p. conversion.

Whether you are flying to a peaceful getaway or to the remote corners of the world, your 8,360 lb. Caravan will deliver you, your passengers, and your payload with ease.

Ice Shield De-Ice Systems

Wipaire is proud to be an approved Ice Shield de-icing systems de-ice boot installation center.

Wipaire can help you make sure your aircraft is ready the next time you encounter icing conditions.
From Cessna singles to the King Air line to DeHavilland Twin Otters, Wipaire factory trained technicians can remove and replace aged or damaged de-ice boots with new Ice Shield Boots.  

Call today for competitive pricing and fast turn around service. 

A Cessna Grand Caravan EX after flying in to an Alaskan lake

Additional Caravan Modifications

More Popular Wipaire Modifications for the Cessna Caravan Series:

  • Aurora™ Interior (STCSA01397NY) (208 & 208B)
  • Horsepower Increase to 675 HP (208 only)
  • Seaplane Firewall Modifications (208 & 208B)
  • Propeller Pitch Locks (208 & 208B)

Additional Modification Services:

  • Blackhawk XP140 Performance Upgrade to 867 hp
  • APE STOL
  • Landing Gear
  • Corrosion X
  • Engine Trend Monitor (FASTBOX)
  • Factory Air Conditioning
  • Factory De-Ice Systems
  • Cargo Pod Installations (208 & 208B)
  • Hartzell & McCauley Aluminum Propellers (208 only)

Wipline® 8750 Floats

Trade In Your Wipline 8000 Floats Towards a New Set of 8750 Floats

Limited Quantity Available

Why Upgrade?

Keep reading below to learn more about features, specifications and performance of 8750 Floats!

Get In Touch Today!

Dan Gutz
– US, Canada & Caribbean
Cell:(651) 341-1449
email:dgutz@wipaire.com
Steve Zuercher – International
Cell:(352) 805-5888
email:szuercher@wipaire.com
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Wipline® 8750 Floats

Flying to the remote Canadian Shield or hopping between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can outfit your Caravan with the versatility you need. The Cessna Caravan is frequently referred to as the sport utility vehicle of the air. Combine this workhorse of an aircraft with a set of rugged Wipline 8750 floats and our performance, convenience or utility enhancing modifications and you have an aircraft that will fly you from business meeting to your weekend getaway.

Wipline 8750 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • The 208 Caravan has a gross weight increase to 8,750 pounds on floats, an increase of 750 lbs from the stock Caravan gross weight
  • The 208B Caravan has a gross weight of 9,062 pounds on floats, a 255 pound increase over the Grand Caravan EX stock gross weight
  • Available for the Grand Caravan EX, Grand Caravan with Blackhawk XP140 Performance Upgrade, and the 675 hp Grand Caravan
  • Features more buoyancy at the aft of the float than the legacy 8000 float
  • Hull features fluted, high deadrise forward bottoms and extra buoyancy — inspired by our very successful 13000 float for the Twin Otter, which is renowned for its superior handling in high seas and wind
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Low maintenance main gear retraction mechanism and oleo design with no latches or slides to lubricate or stick
  • Main gear oil bath wheels reduce maintenance and replacement costs by continuously lubricating the wheel bearings
  • 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
  • Four large float hatches for gear with 150 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

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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 8750 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 31’2" (9.5 m)
Length – Amphibian 31’9" (9.68 m)
Height – Hull 3’3" (0.99 m)
Width – Hull 3’6″ (1.07 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 150 lbs (68 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 8,240 lbs (3,738 kg)
Seaplane Floats 8,741 lbs (3,965 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 9,155 lbs (4,153 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 9,712 lbs (4,405 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight for 8750 Floats on a Cessna 208, 208B and 208B-EX
Amphibian System Total Weight 1,678 lbs (761 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 1,142 lbs (518 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 1,294 lbs (587 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 757 lbs (343 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight for 208 8,750 lbs (3,969 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight for 208B, 208B-EX 9,062 lbs (4,110 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 208 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Model Caravan Grand Caravan
Engine PT6A-114A (675 HP) PT6A-140A (867 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,431 ft (436 m) 1,826 ft (556 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 2,422 ft (738 m) 2,425 ft (739 m)
Take off run (water) 2,341 ft (714 m) 2,000 ft (610 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 3,660 ft (1,116 m) 3,270 ft (997 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 947 ft (289 m) 1,212 ft (369 m)

Wipline 8750 Floats Gallery

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