de Havilland Compatible Floats

Aerocet™ Model 5850 Straight Floats

The deHavilland Beaver is a classic in it’s own right. Paired up with Aerocet™ 5850 floats, it quickly gains legendary status. Do yourself a favor. Do your Beaver a favor. Fit it with the best.

Take a look at the composite construction that defines our floats as the strongest, lightest, and best looking. Our hardware assures you of the strongest fit and easiest installation.

Composites

Performance

  • The most useful load in the industry at “up gross.” Ask us to prove it!
  • New infusion composite construction process allows these larger floats to weigh in at less than smaller floats that have less displacement.
  • Extra floatation at no extra weight or speed penalty, for increased safety at gross weight.
  • Very stable, no ventral fin required.
  • Clean floats and aerodynamic step struts give a cruise speed increase over other designs.
  • 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.
  • External load tie down mounts.
  • 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
  • No large holes for rudder controls (causes easy flooding).
  • Large access panels with integrated preflight pumpouts that use all stainless hardware.
  • Four large storage lockers with super large access doors, useful for enhanced CG control.
  • 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.

Water Rudders

  • Simple external rigging.
  • Utilizes stainless tiller posts
Aircraft DHC-2 Mk. I
Buoyancy 5850 lbs /2654 kg
Maximum Floatation 6500 lbs /2948 kg
Weight 658 lbs*/299 kg*
*WITH ALL ATTACHMENT RIGGING AND INTERNAL HARDWARE

Price: $74,500 With Installation Hardware for deHavilland Beaver DHC-2 Mk. I

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