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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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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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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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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 Weight694 lbs (315 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight532 lbs (241 kg)3
Seaplane System Total Weight491 lbs (223 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight329 lbs (149 kg)3
Aircraft Gross Weight3,792 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
Model206HT206H
EngineIO-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® 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

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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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Wipline® 10000 Floats

 

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The Fire Boss is the result of equipping an Air Tractor AT-802 or AT-802A with Wipline 10000 scooping floats and a range of additional modifications. Wipline 10000 floats are based on our legendary Wipline 13000 floats for the Twin Otter.

Please visit www.firebossllc.com for information.

 

 

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Wipline® 8750 Floats

Trade In Your Wipline 8000 Floats Towards a New Set of 8750 Floats

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Keep reading below to learn more about features, specifications and performance of 8750 Floats!

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– US, Canada & Caribbean
Cell:(651) 341-1449
email:dgutz@wipaire.com
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Cell:(352) 805-5888
email:szuercher@wipaire.com
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Wipline® 8750 Floats

Flying to the remote Canadian Shield or hopping between white sand beaches of the islands, Wipaire can outfit your Caravan with the versatility you need. The Cessna Caravan is frequently referred to as the sport utility vehicle of the air. Combine this workhorse of an aircraft with a set of rugged Wipline 8750 floats and our performance, convenience or utility enhancing modifications and you have an aircraft that will fly you from business meeting to your weekend getaway.

Wipline 8750 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • The 208 Caravan has a gross weight increase to 8,750 pounds on floats, an increase of 750 lbs from the stock Caravan gross weight
  • The 208B Caravan has a gross weight of 9,062 pounds on floats, a 255 pound increase over the Grand Caravan EX stock gross weight
  • Available for the Grand Caravan EX, Grand Caravan with Blackhawk XP140 Performance Upgrade, and the 675 hp Grand Caravan
  • Features more buoyancy at the aft of the float than the legacy 8000 float
  • Hull features fluted, high deadrise forward bottoms and extra buoyancy — inspired by our very successful 13000 float for the Twin Otter, which is renowned for its superior handling in high seas and wind
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Low maintenance main gear retraction mechanism and oleo design with no latches or slides to lubricate or stick
  • Main gear oil bath wheels reduce maintenance and replacement costs by continuously lubricating the wheel bearings
  • 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
  • Four large float hatches for gear with 150 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

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Specifications for Wipline 8750 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 31’2" (9.5 m)
Length – Amphibian 31’9" (9.68 m)
Height – Hull 3’3" (0.99 m)
Width – Hull 3’6″ (1.07 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 150 lbs (68 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 8,240 lbs (3,738 kg)
Seaplane Floats 8,741 lbs (3,965 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 9,155 lbs (4,153 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 9,712 lbs (4,405 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight for 8750 Floats on a Cessna 208, 208B and 208B-EX
Amphibian System Total Weight 1,678 lbs (761 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 1,142 lbs (518 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 1,294 lbs (587 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 757 lbs (343 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight for 208 8,750 lbs (3,969 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight for 208B, 208B-EX 9,062 lbs (4,110 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Cessna 208 Performance on Amphibious Floats
Model Caravan Grand Caravan
Engine PT6A-114A (675 HP) PT6A-140A (867 HP)
Take off run (land) 1,431 ft (436 m) 1,826 ft (556 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 2,422 ft (738 m) 2,425 ft (739 m)
Take off run (water) 2,341 ft (714 m) 2,000 ft (610 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 3,660 ft (1,116 m) 3,270 ft (997 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 947 ft (289 m) 1,212 ft (369 m)

Dimensions for the 208 on 8750 Floats

Dimensions for the 208B on 8750 Floats

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Wipline® 13000 Floats

Wipline Model 13000 floats are performance oriented to provide low maintenance and high-reliability for series 100, 200 and 300 (short nose and long nose) de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft. Efficient fluted bottoms accommodate a wide range of water conditions. Deadrise angle contour from bow to step is designed for rough water versatility and heavyweight takeoff performance.

Hull components are etched, alodined and epoxy primed before assembly, assuring that there is no exposed bare metal. All mechanical components are stainless cad-plated steel and anodized aluminum. The nose gear features a full-caster wheel mounted on a composite nose spring, which retracts into the float nose to provide a dock bumper.

Whether you are flying to a peaceful getaway, or on a mission to remote corners of the world, Wipline 13000 floats will deliver you, your passengers and your payload with ease.

Wipline 13000 Floats are available for installation on:

Features & Benefits

  • Amphibious or seaplane floats available
  • Gross weight up to 12,500 pounds for the 300 and 400 series and IKHANA Payload Increase equipped 200, 11,600 pounds for the stock 100 and 200
  • Wipline hull design features fluted, high deadrise bottoms and extra buoyancy to provide superior handling in high seas and wind
  • Engineered so that no-flap landings are a non-event, making the Wipline float top of the class in safety
  • Best nose and main gear on the market, proven in the field and imitated by competitors
  • Enhanced safety with Wipaire’s exclusive Laser Gear Advisory system and gear indicator on float deck of amphibious floats
  • Non-skid coated, flat, wide top decks and steps make for safe boarding of crew and passengers
  • Aluminum skins and parts are laser cut and rivet holes are pre-punched so that replacement parts fit perfectly
  • Four large baggage compartments with 100 lbs capacity each are standard for amphibious floats and optional on seaplane floats
  • Optional beaching gear for straight floats make repositioning the aircraft on shore for maintenance as easy as taxiing up a ramp

 

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Specifications for Wipline 13000 Floats

Float Dimensions
Length – Seaplane 31’3" (9.53 m)
Length – Amphibian 32’5" (9.88 m)
Height – Hull 3’9" (1.14 m)
Width – Hull 4’3″ (1.3 m)
Float Locker Capacity (each) 50 lbs (22.7 kg)
Displacement in Fresh Water
Amphibious Floats 12,442 lbs (5,644 kg)
Seaplane Floats 12,844 lbs (5,826 kg)
 
Maximum Flotation
Amphibious Floats 13,824 lbs (6,270 kg)1
Seaplane Floats 14,271 lbs (6,473 kg)1
1) Per FAR 23.751with 80% reserve buoyancy (2 floats)

 

Weight for 13000 Floats on a Twin Otter
Amphibian System Total Weight 2,163 lbs (981 kg)
Amphibian Exchange Weight 1,560 lbs (708 kg)2
Seaplane System Total Weight 1,486 lbs (674 kg)
Seaplane Exchange Weight 883 lbs (461 kg)2
Aircraft Gross Weight for DHC-6-100 & 200 11,600 lbs (5,262 kg)
Aircraft Gross Weight for DHC-6-300 & 400 12,500 lbs (5,670 kg)
2) Exchange weight is equal to the float installation weight minus aircraft landing gear weight.
Twin Otter Performance on Amphibious Floats
Engine PT6A-20 PT6A-34
Take off run (land) 1,280 ft (390 m) 1,333 ft (406 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (land) 1,770 ft (539 m) 1,843 ft (562 m)
Take off run (water) 1,178 ft (359 m) 1,227 ft (374 m)
Take off over 50 ft obstacle (water) 1,886 ft (575 m) 1,965 ft (599 m)
Rate of climb (per/min) 1,355 ft (413 m) 1,400 ft (427 m)

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