Cessna 180 Skywagon

If you’ve been dreaming of flying your 180 right to the lake then take a look at Wipline 3000 Floats. Amphibious or Straight models are available for the Cessna 180. Wipline Floats are known for both performance and durability and with over 60 years in the business you can buy with confidence knowing that we’ll still be here to support our products for years to come.

Maybe your Cessna 180 has seen better days. With a full service Refinishing and Interiors department we can get her looking good as new. While she’s here our Maintenance team will get her running at the top of her game and with an Avionics upgrade you’ll be enjoying your air time even more!

Wipline 3000 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.

Wipline 3000 Floats for the 180

Whether your dream is to fly to the remote glaciers of Alaska’s Denali National Park or hop between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can equip your Cessna 180 Skywagon with the versatility you need. Wipline 3000 floats are engineered to offer rugged durability and outstanding performance, giving you the freedom to explore.

Features and Benefits

  • Compatible with Kenmore’s STC SA649NW gross weight kit, which increases gross weight up to 3,190 pounds, an increase of 240 pounds
  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Modern hydrodynamic design with fluted bottom skins, sister keels and high bow buoyancy to get off the water quickly and perform in a wide range of conditions
  • 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, measuring 25 3/4″ x 12″ 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

3000 Floats Specifications

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 20’1″ (6.12 m)
Length – Amphibian 20’8″ (6.3 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 3,125 lbs (1,417 kg)
Seaplane Floats 3,301 lbs (1,497 kg)
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 3,472 lbs (1,575 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 3,668 lbs (1,664 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)


Weight for 3000 Float on a Cessna 180
Amphibian System Total Weight 633 lbs (287 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 483 lbs (219 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 432 lbs (198 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 180-180F 2,850 lbs (1,293 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight 180G-180K 2,950 lbs (1,338 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

“It comes off the water really sharp. You don’t ever have to wonder ‘at what point will it fly,’ it just gets on step and goes.”

M. Holt on the handling of his 3000 floats

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