EDO floats have not been in production for quite some time. They are all aluminum construction. There are many out there in the used market. Most floatplane pilots have flown their share of EDOs, and they are a good float. We have an STC that approves them for installation on our 182 floatplane conversion. EDO 2870 floats - Fairly common float for the Cessna 180 and some 185s. These are an economical approach to float flying for the Cessna 182 conversion and our STC covers the EDO 249-2870 and EDO 249A-2870. The extrusion type strut, and deck fittings from these used models we use on the 182. We are able to re-machine some of the old struts and hardware for the 182, new pork-chops for the 182 are supplied, new entrance steps, a new diagonal strut is supplied. We can also provide new all the attaching struts and hardware for these 56 – 61 models. The earlier 249-2870 (without the “A”) floats utilize swivel connections at the float deck and lighter strut material. These parts we cannot use in our conversion.