Cessna 206 on Wipline 3450 Floats

Wipline® 3450 Floats

For outstanding performance and reliability on hard surface runways, grass strips or your favorite lake or river the Wipline 3450 floats give you the best of both worlds.

The Wipline 3450 float was designed using the latest C.A.D. (Computer Aided Design) technology. The aluminum parts and skins are laser cut and all rivet holes are pre-punched. This means replacement parts are a perfect fit. The main keel has a removable wear strip for ease of maintenance. With this technology we are able to build the 3450 float to be ultra light and still north-country rugged.

Wipline 3450 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Features 200 pounds more maximum flotation than our competitor (up to 4,000 pounds for the amphibious and 4,196 pounds for seaplane floats)
  • Significantly more forward buoyancy for safer and easier downwind taxiing and upwind turns
  • Largest gross weight increase in the market, 3,792 pounds approved for takeoff and landing weights
  • Four point strut attachment is more stable in all loading configurations, especially critical for heavy loads
  • 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 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

Wipline 3450 Floats on a Cessna 206

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

fEATURING wIPAIRE'S eXCLUSIVE
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 3450 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 22'10" (6.96 m)
Length – Amphibian 23'5" (7.13 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 3,600 lbs (1,633 kg)
Seaplane Floats 3,776 lbs (1,713 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg)1,2
Seaplane Floats 4,196 lbs (1,903 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)
2) 206H (normally aspirated) has a gross weight restriction of 3,775 lbs for land takeoff only.

 

Weight for 3450 Floats on a Cessna 206
Amphibian System Total Weight 694 lbs (315 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 532 lbs (241 kg)3
Seaplane System Total Weight 491 lbs (223 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)3
Aircraft Gross Weight 3,792 lbs (1,720 kg)
3) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 206 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Model 206H T206H
Engine IO-540 (300 HP) TIO-540 (310 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,146 ft (349 m) 1,132 ft (345 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,830 ft (558 m) 1,876 ft (572 m)
Take off run (water) 1,770 ft (539 m) 1,821 ft (555 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,850 ft (869 m) 2,954 ft (900 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 770 ft (235 m) 982 ft (299 m)

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Wipline 3450 Floats on a Cessna 206