de Havilland Beaver on Wipline 6100 Floats

Wipline® 6100 Floats

For outstanding performance and reliability at major international airports or in bush country, Wipaire presents the Wipline 6100 Float.

The 6100 Floats are true workhorses — yet minimal maintenance is required for years of dependable service. The floats are designed to allow full use of the new high-gross kits currently offered for the Mark I and Mark III Beaver and the Pilatus Turbo Porter. They provide similar takeoff performance to other floats, yet due to the unique aerodynamic design, they provide increased cruise speeds.

Wipline 6100 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Non-skid coated, flat top decks for safety
  • 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 maintenanceer
  • Enhanced safety with Wipaire’s exclusive Laser Gear Advisory system and gear position indicator on the float deck of amphibious floats

de Havilland Beaver on Wipline 6100 Floats

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.

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.

fEATURING wIPAIRE'S eXCLUSIVE
Laser Gear Advisory

Specifications for Wipline 6100 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 24'7" (7.49 m)
Length – Amphibian 25' (7.62 m)
Height – Hull 2'10" (0.86 m)
Width – Hull 3'3" (0.99 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 5,518 lbs (2,503 kg)
Seaplane Floats 5,664 lbs (2,569 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 6,131 lbs (2,781 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 6,293 lbs (2,854 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Specifications for the Beaver on 6100 Floats

Weight for 6100 Floats on a de Havilland Beaver
Amphibian Exchange Weight 885 lbs (402 kg)2
Seaplane Exchange Weight 467 lbs (212 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 5,600 lbs (2,540 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

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