3400 Amphibious Floats

Aerocet™ Model 3400 Amphibious Floats

With the ability to land on both land and water, amphibious floats offer limitless possibilities to the pilot. And with our state of the art design and user friendly features, our amphibious floats are leading the industry.

Gear Retract System

Highest standard Gear Advisory System

  • Audible announcement for gear positions and “check gear” conditions
  • Hydraulic pump running indicator
  • Illuminated indicators for each gear wheel and each position
  • Backlit display for easy reading
  • Dimmer adjustment
  • Indicator lights “Test” feature
  • Acknowledged by both pilots and aviation officials, keeping safety a top
    priority.

Electric Hydraulic Pump System

  • 12 or 24 volt availability
  • Far aft placement for nose gear CG compensation
  • Low average pressure (500 psi) is easy on the lines reducing overall
    maintenance
  • Built in pressure relief guards against over pressure from thermal or
    hand pump inputs
  • Simplistic reversing motor eliminates complex flow control valves and
    systems
  • Reservoir and site glass are built into hydraulic power pack for easy fluid
    level reading
  • Internal filters to guard against debris in hydraulic system reducing wear
    Mounting hardware designed and tested to FAR requirements

Main Gear

Custom Designed Gearbox

  • Minimizes displacement for improved floatation.
  • Watertight seamless design means less water pumping.
  • Easy access to all hardware, reducing maintenance time.
  • Easy-to-clean and service, ease of replacements.

Oleo Shock System

  • Trailing arm link provides a no-bounce smooth ride.
  • Metering pin tailored toward comfort during taxi, yet able to handle harsh landings.
  • Pressure adjustable to match aircraft gross weight.
  • Built in prevention of water infusion.
  • Cost effective, easy to find and replace “off-the-shelf” seals and wiper rings.
  • Aerocet-manufactured nose wheel means Aerocet quality, and we always have parts in stock.

Nose Gear

Sliding, Retractable Gear

  • Utilizes a no-maintenance composite spring that eliminates soft forward diving in crosswinds or under braking.
  • No nose wheel well, which provides maximum displacement efficiency.
  • Aluminum bronze slide bushings designed to handle ultimate loads without breakage.
  • Tire retracts to provide bumper.
  • Angle of nose spring is optimized to reduce shimmy potential.

Nose Wheel Assembly

  • Aerocet-manufactured nose wheel means Aerocet quality, and we always have parts in stock.
  • Spoked wheel design eliminates water cavity.
  • O-ring interface between wheel halves for better sealing and less maintenance.
  • Standard “off-the-shelf” bearings.
  • Manufactured from 6061 billet, anodized and top coated for long life corrosion protection.
  • Fully TSO approved by the FAA.

Composites

Performance

  • Super large sweet spot, ease of use and the most forgiving floats for novice and pro alike.
  • Very slippery – minimal sensation of acceleration is felt after leaving the water.
  • Getting on the step is reached very quickly to get you off the water and into the air fast.

Hull Design

  • Double fluted design delivers superior strength to weight ratings.
  • Molded – in boarding steps.
  • Sharp edges for reduced drag and increased hydrodynamics.
  • Large flat deck with molded – in antiskid.
  • Best design for performance in both rough water and smooth water conditions.

Construction

  • No corrosion.
  • No rivets mean no rivet leaks.
  • Common aerospace E-Glass and simple easy – to – use vinyl ester resin.
  • Non – sandwich bottom skin, makes any field repair an easy process.
  • High impact sandwich core used on top and sides adds durability and strength.

Compartments

  • Six Watertight Compartments
  • One more compartment than most other floats on the market.
  • No large holes for rudder controls, which could cause easy flooding.
  • Large access panels with integrated preflight pumpouts that use all stainless hardware.
  • Storage locker built into center compartment with super large access door and optional floorboards for flat storage.
Aircraft Cessna 180A thru H** 180J&K**, 185, 185A-F, P206, P206A, U206A-G, TP206A, TU206A-G, T206H
Buoyancy 3397 lbs / 1541 kg
Maximum Floatation 3775 lbs / 1712 kg
Weight 180/185: 651 lbs*/295 kg*
206: 676 lbs*/306 kg*
*WITH ALL ATTACHMENT RIGGING AND INTERNAL HARDWARE
**WITH STC SA649NW INSTALLED

Price: $79,500 With Installation Hardware for Cessna 180 or 185
Price: $84,500 With Installation Hardware for Cessna 206

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