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Wipline 2100 Floats for Experimental Cubs

When it’s time to take your homebuilt Cub to the water you can count on Wipline 2100 seaplane or amphibious floats. Wipline floats are lighter than PK 2050 floats and with a greater max gross weight.

Available for installation on:

  • CubCrafters Carbon Cub FX, EX
  • Javron Cub
  • Legend Cub

 

Wipline 2100 Floats vs PK 2050 Floats

Wipline 2100 floats are lighter and hold more than PK 2050s. Wipline 2100S seaplane floats are 33% lighter when installed and feature 13% greater buoyancy, Wipline 2100A amphibious floats are 12% lighter installed and boast 18% greater buoyancy.

Amphibious Float Comparison
Wipline 2100A PK 2050A
Max Gross Weight 2428 lbs 2049 lbs
Installed Weight 331 lbs 375 lbs

2100A Floats Hold More & Weigh Less

Max Gross Weight is
379 Lbs Greater

Weighs 44 Lbs Less
When Installed

Seaplane Float Comparison
Wipline 2100S PK 2050S
Max Gross Weight 2581 lbs 2278 lbs
Installed Weight 184 lbs 292 lbs

2100S Floats Hold More & Weigh Less

Max Gross Weight is
303 Lbs Greater

Weighs 91 Lbs Less
When Installed

More About Wipline 2100 Floats

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • High bow buoyancy and a higher deadrise angle on our forward bottoms for improved handling in wind and choppy water
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • 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 20 3/8″ by 10 1/2″ 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

 

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane17’7″ (5.36 m)
Length – Amphibian17’11” (5.46 m)
Height – Hull1’11” (0.58 m)
Width – Hull2’5″ (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each)50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats2,185 lbs (991 kg)
Seaplane Floats2,323 lbs (1,054 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats2,428 lbs (1,101 kg)1
Seaplane Floats2,581 lbs (1,171 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

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Laser Gear Advisory – Exclusively From Wipaire

Wipaire, Inc.’s exclusive, safety-enhancing Laser Gear Advisory is now included at no additional cost on new Wipline float purchases,
and is available for retrofit on Wipline-equipped aircraft.

The safety of Wipline floats has always been a top priority. Wipaire’s amphibious gear advisory system, well-known for its “Gear is up for water landing” and “Gear is down for runway landing” annunciations, has long been standard equipment on all amphibious Wipline floats. The laser gear advisory system, in contrast, remains quiet when the landing gear and detected surface are in agreement. The laser becomes active at approximately 400 feet above ground level and compares the gear position with the detected landing surface. In the event of a mismatch, the system reminds the pilot to “Check gear” around 50 feet above the surface, allowing the operator to initiate a go-around to address the gear position. In the event of a laser malfunction, the system controller will revert to the standard gear advisory voice annunciations.

 The Laser Gear Advisory is now included with all new amphibious float sales and is available for purchase separately. The laser system may be installed in the field or at Wipaire in South St. Paul, Minnesota. Contact your sales representative for installation details for your aircraft. If you have more questions or would like to purchase the new laser gear advisory system for an existing float installation please don’t hesitate to contact us!

 

How the Laser Gear Advisory Works

Checking the Terrain

At about 400 feet above ground level while preparing for landing the Laser Gear Advisory detects if you are over a water or land surface. After detecting the surface a light illuminates on the gear advisory display indicating either land or water surface.

Confirming Gear Position

At about 50 feet above ground level and below a certain speed if your gear is in the correct position for the landing surface there will be no further alerts and the surface landing light will remain lit to help advise your landing.

Alert

If the gear position is incorrect for the landing surface (or an asymmetrical gear position is detected) then a alert will sound. An audio alert of “check gear” will be repeated indicating that a go-around should be initiated and the gear position checked and adjusted. This alert may also be triggered if a water surface is very shallow, has large or dense debris or is extremely choppy. These may all be good reasons to reconsider your landing location.

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Wipline Floats

Wipaire is proud to manufacture the industries leading floats. Wipline floats are available for a variety of aircraft in both seaplane and amphibious configurations.

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors (amphibious models)
  • Internal cables for water rudder controls (most model)
  • 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
  • Float hatches for gear stowing (most models)
  • Aluminum skins and parts are laser cut and rivet holes are pre-punched so that replacement parts fit perfectly
  • Replaceable wear strips on mail keel for ease of maintenance

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Wipline® 2100 Floats

The Wipline 2100 float is the best performing float on the market in this category. It has outstanding handling qualities and is capable of supporting aircraft with gross weights up to 2400 pounds.

Wipline 2100 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • High bow buoyancy and a higher deadrise angle on our forward bottoms for improved handling in wind and choppy water
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • 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 20 3/8″ by 10 1/2″ 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

 

Wipline 2100 Floats on a CubCrafters XCub

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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

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 2100 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane17’7″ (5.36 m)
Length – Amphibian17’11” (5.46 m)
Height – Hull1’11” (0.58 m)
Width – Hull2’5″ (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each)50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats2,185 lbs (991 kg)
Seaplane Floats2,323 lbs (1,054 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats2,428 lbs (1,101 kg)1
Seaplane Floats2,581 lbs (1,171 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight for 2100 Floats on PA-12
Amphibian System Total Weight 427 lbs (194 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 258 lbs (117 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 160 lbs (72 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 1,935 lbs (878 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

 

Weight for 2100 Floats on PA-18 Super Cub
Amphibian System Total Weight 427 lbs (194 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 329 lbs (149 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 280 lbs (127 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 182 lbs (82 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 1,776 lbs (806 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
PA-18 Super Cub Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
Take off run (land) 588 ft (179 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,176 ft (358 m)
Take off run (water) 776 ft (237 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,294 ft (394 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 925 ft (282 m)

 

Weight for PA-18 Super Cub with 2,000 lb gross weight kit
Amphibian System Total Weight 429 lbs (195 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (150 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 184 lbs (83 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,000 lbs (907 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
PA-18 Super Cub at gross weight of 2,000 lbs
Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-320 (160 hp)
Take off run (land) 744 ft (227 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,488 ft (454 m)
Take off run (water) 1,174 ft (358 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,294 ft (394 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 925 ft (282 m)

 

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 429 lbs (195 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (151 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 282 lbs (128 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 184 lbs (84 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,300 lbs (1,044 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Lycoming O-360 (180 hp)
Take off run (land) 520 ft (159 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,800 ft (549 m)
Take off run (water) 1,100 ft (336 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,220 ft (677 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 660 ft (202 m)

 

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight432 lbs (196 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight349 lbs (158 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight285 lbs (129 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight202 lbs (92 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight2,250 lbs (1,020 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Performance on Amphibious Floats
EngineLycoming O-360 (180 hp)
Take off run (land)720 ft (219 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land)1,429 ft (439 m)
Take off run (water)913 ft (278 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water)1,521 ft (464 m)
Rate of climb (per/min)953 ft (290 m)

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 438 lbs (199 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 292 lbs (178 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 293 lbs (133 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 142 lbs (110 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 2,150 lbs (975 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight433 lbs (197 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight296 lbs (134 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight289 lbs (131 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight152 lbs (69 kg)2
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.

Skyhawk ModelGross WeightEnginePropeller
172, 172A, B, C, D, E, F,
G, H, I, J, K, L
2,220 lbs (1,007 kg)StockStock
172A, B, C2,350 lbs (1,066 kg)Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP)***
172I, K, L, M, N2,300 lbs (1,043 kg)172 I, K, L To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GLMcCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172P2,400 lbs (1,089 kg)172 I, K, L To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GLMcCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
F172D, E, F, G, H2,200 lbs (998 kg)StockStock
F172K, L2,220 lbs (1,007 kg)StockStock
F172M, N2,300 lbs (1,043 kg)StockStock
F172P2,400 lbs (1,089 kg)StockStock
1752,350 lbs (1,066 kg)StockStock
1752,350 lbs (1,066 kg)Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP)***
*** Propeller: McCauley 1A200/DFA 8243 FP, McCauley 1A200/WFA 8243 FP, Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF/F8477-4 Constant Speed,
Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF/F8477-4 Constant Speed

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Wipline® 2350 Floats

The Wipline 2350 float is the perfect addition to your light aircraft. With outstanding performance and handling parameters, you are sure to find an all new sense of adventure! Each float has large storage hatches that measure 20-3/8” by 10-1/2” that reveal six cubic feet of storage capacity. Wipline’s main gear utilizes a ‘rubber doughnut’ shock strut, which means that there is no air or oil to worry about. Wipline’s nose gear is so well proven that it has now become the industry standard. Whether you want the versatility of the amphibian or the simplicity of the straight float, you’ll find the Wipline 2350 to be the best in the industry.

Wipline 2350 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • High bow buoyancy and a higher deadrise angle on our forward bottoms for improved handling in wind and choppy water
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • 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 20 3/8″ by 10 1/2″ 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

Wipline 2350 Floats on a Cessna 172

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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

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 2350 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 19’7″ (5.97 m)
Length – Amphibian 19’11” (6.07 m)
Height – Hull 1’11” (0.58 m)
Width – Hull 2’5″ (0.74 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 2,432 lbs (1,103 kg)
Seaplane Floats 2,570 lbs (1,166 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 2,702 lbs (1,226 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 2,855 lbs (1,295 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Specifications for the Cessna 172 on 2350 Floats

Weight
Amphibian System Total Weight 468 lbs (212 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 331 lbs (150 kg)
Seaplane System Total Weight 305 lbs (138 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 168 lbs (76 kg)
Skyhawk Model Gross Weight Engine Propeller
172A, B, C 2,450 lbs (1,111 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172D, E, F, G, H, I, L 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172I, K, L 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GL McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172M, N, P 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
172M, N, P 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) To have Penn Yan Aero STC SA332GL McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172Q 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 1A200/DFA8243 FP
172R, S 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 1A200/WFA8243 FP
F172D, E, F, G, H, K, L 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
F172M, N, P 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
FR172E, F, G, H, J, K 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 2A34C203/90DCA-10
P172D 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Stock McCauley 1D200/OM9044
P172D 2,500 lbs (1,134 kg) Lycoming O-360 (180 BHP) / Lycoming IO-360 (180 BHP) ***
R172K 2,550 lbs (1,157 kg) Stock McCauley 2A34C203/90DCA-10
175A, B, C 2,450 lbs (1,111 kg) Stock McCauley 1D200/OM9044
*** Propeller: McCauley 1A200/DFA 8243 FP, McCauley 1A200/WFA 8243 FP, Hartzell HC-C2YR-1BF/F8477-4 Constant Speed, Hartzell HC-C2YK-1BF/ F8477-4 Constant Speed

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Wipline® 3000 Floats

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.

Wipline 3000 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • 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

Maule on Wipline 3000 Floats

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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

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 3000 Floats

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.
Weight for 3000 Floats on a Cessna 182
Amphibian System Total Weight 641 lbs (291 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 498 lbs (226 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 439 lbs (199 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 296 lbs (134 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight 3,250 lbs (1,474 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 182 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine IO-540 (230 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,174 ft (358 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,730 ft (527 m)
Take off run (water) 1,645 ft (501 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 2,463 ft (751 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 749 ft (228 m)
Weight for 3000 Floats on a Cessna 185
Amphibian System Total Weight 632 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 3,350 lbs (1,519 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 185 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine Continental IO-520
Take off run (land) 760 ft (231 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,325 ft (404 m)
Take off run (water) 1,125 ft (343 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,710 ft (521 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 950 ft (290 m)

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