Narrow Body 182 Float Kits for
182 thru 182D (1956-1961)
These narrow body aircraft are essentially the same fuselage as a Cessna 180 or 185. With an average stock empty weight of 1540lb, these models are significantly lighter than later 182 models and are very attractive to many for this reason as a floatplane. This STC incorporates a complete fuselage conversion package including reinforced firewall, heavy duty float style engine mount, and updated Acorn Welding Exhaust. The cost to modify a 182 aircraft today is a fraction of what it would take to install AK-180-1 on a 180.
EDO 2870 or EDO 2960 straight floats are approved for installation via this STC. It is also possible to install Aerocet 3500L seaplane floats or EDO Amphibious floats via one off field approvals. EDO floats are only available used and typically come equipped with rigging for Cessna 180 or 185 aircraft. Some of these parts can be re-machined and adapted to use on the 182. If the existing rigging is damage or cannot be used we can supply new built rigging for these aircraft. It is very important to note that the 182 rigging should be attached to STA0(Firewall) and to the main landing gear. Aircraft modified from tricycle gear to tailwheel gear cannot use this STC with Cessna 180 Rigging.