Cessna 182

Seaplanes West, a Division of Acorn Welding Ltd., in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are the holders of the STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) approval of Aerocet™ 3400 amphibious floats and 3500L straight floats on the Cessna 182.

Please contact Seaplanes West directly for information on this configuration.

Seaplanes West, a Division of Acorn Welding Ltd.
10916-119 ST NW Edmonton, A.B T5H-3P4 Canada
Tel: 780-447-5955/250-545-4884
Fax: 780-447-5980
Paul Gryko, Sales Manager, Acorn Welding Ltd <info@seaplaneswest.com>

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: $94,500 With Installation Hardware for Cessna 180, 185 or 206

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3500L Straight Floats

Aerocet™ Model 3500L Straight Floats

Aerocet™ 3500L series floats offer unmatched performance in the straight float category. With hundreds of sets in the air, we have proven to be the strongest contender in the market.

Our 3500L’s are both structurally and hydrodynamically advanced, and with a rivet free construction, we continue to be the best looking.

Strength and beauty come together to form a wonderful package and a straight choice.

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.
  • 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.
  • No large holes for rudder controls (prevents 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.

Hull Protection

  • Aluminum keel wear strip that is rugged and easily replaced.
  • Special aluminum chine rub strip designed to resist constant abrasion and provides another seam overlap.

Spreader Bar

  • New extrusion design with internal shear web.
  • Impervious to crushing under forklift and clamping loads.
  • Simple, high strength, lightweight spreader bar socket with integral grease fittings.

Water Rudders

  • Utilizes stainless tiller posts, brackets and fasteners.
  • No rubber seals to crack and leak, and no deck cables and turnbuckles to trip over.
  • Maximum maneuverability with large rudders.
Aircraft Cessna 180, 180A thru H** 180J&K**, 185, 185A-F, P206, P206A, U206A-G, TP206A, TU206A-G
Buoyancy 3515 lbs /1594 kg
Maximum Floatation 3905 lbs /1771 kg
Weight 180/185: 448 lbs*/203 kg*
206: 473 lbs*/215 kg*
*WITH ALL ATTACHMENT RIGGING AND INTERNAL HARDWARE
**WITH STC SA649NW INSTALLED
Price: $44,000 With Installation Hardware for Cessna 180, 185 or 206
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182 Cargo Pod

Price: $5,950 With Installation Hardware

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Cessna 180/182/185 Cargo Pod

Aerocet™ has further enhanced the great design of the “Skypod”, formerly manufactured by Alaska Skycraft, by adding our proprietary manufacturing processes and extensive design experience to refine the “Skypod.”

The “SkyPod” is a lightweight, high strength cargo pod designed for maximum versatility and minimum drag. The aerodynamic shape yields minimal speed loss (1 to 2 MPH at normal cruise on wheels, no speed loss on floats – FAA flight test results) and negligible effect on engine temperatures. The two side doors measure 9” tall and 30” wide, allowing the loading of fuel jugs, cases of canned food and drink, camp gear, etc. The doors can be hinged or removable, with camloc fasteners. The integral sealed lid keeps cargo dry and free of contamination from engine oil, fuel, hydraulic fluid or exhaust. This feature allows the use of a cushion seal to the aircraft skin, instead of a sealant, so the pod can be removed or installed with very little time or effort.

The SkyPod has a 300 lb. weight capacity and holds over 10 cubic feet of cargo.

Please note that the cargo/fuel version of this pod is not available at this time.