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.
Cessna 185 E, A185E, A185F
|Specifications for the Cessna 185 / 3000 Float|
|Length -- including extended nose gear and extended water rudder||6.3 m / 20'8"|
|Length -- nose to step||2.84 m / 9'4"|
|Height -- hull||0.74 m / 2'5"|
|Width -- hull||0.81 m / 2'8" Draw|
|Draw Depth||0.51 m / 20"|
|Amphibian System Total Weight||278 kg / 632 lbs|
|Amphibian Exchange Weight*||219 kg / 483 lbs|
|Seaplane System Total Weight||198 kg / 432 lbs|
|Seaplane Exchange Weight*||128 kg / 282 lbs|
|Standard Empty Weight**||1,025 kg / 2,260 lbs|
|Gross Weight||1,519 kg / 3,350 lbs|
|Standard Useful Load**||499 kg / 1,100 lbs|
|Float Locker Capacity||22.7 kg / 50 lbs|
*Exchange=Float Installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
** Standard weights will vary by aircraft.
|Main (single)||6.00 x 6-8 ply|
|Nose||10 x 3.5-4 ply|
|Located on firewall|
|Amphibious||(100%) 3,125 lbs. -- (80%)*** 3,472 lbs.|
|Seaplane||(100%) 3,301 lbs. -- (80%)* **3,668 lbs.|
|***Maximum aircraft gross weight with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats) as per TSO-C27.|
|Perfomance for the Cessna 185 / 3000 Float|
|All performance maneuvers performed with aircraft at gross (3100 lbs.) on amphibious floats.|
|ENGINE||IO-520 (300 HP)|
|Cruise Speed (75%)||129 KIAS|
|Take off run (land)||231 m / 760 ft.|
|Take off over 50 ft. obstacle (land)||404 m / 1,325 ft.|
|Take off run (water)||343 m / 1,125 ft.|
|Take off over 50 ft. obstacle (water)||521 m / 1,710 ft.|
|Rate of climb||290 m/min / 950 ft/min|
|Landing Roll Land||174 m / 570 ft|
|Landing Roll Water||236 m / 775 ft|
|All performance data is estimated and will vary with individual airplanes and numerous factors affecting flight performance.|
Please Note: 2014 Price changes will go into effect March 15, 2014. All products quoted on or after March 15 will be at 2014 prices.
|Aircraft||Floats & Rigging||Installation|
|Cessna A185E, F||$76,700||$41,000||$8,700||$5,700|
Effective for floats quoted after March 15, 2014.