Articles Tagged "Modifications"

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!

Piper Cub on Wipline 2100 Floats in Flight

Electroair Electronic Ignition

More reliable than magnetos, electronic ignition measurably improves aircraft performance and efficiency by creating a hotter, longer-lasting ignition source that increases power output as well as making hot starts easier and reducing plug fouling. For more information on the benefits, visit Electroair.net.

  • Reduces magneto overhaul cost
  • Increased range
  • Increased rate of climb
  • 1-2 GPH fuel savings
  • Even greater efficiency with high altitude flying