172 float kit STC

172 float kit STC

Would like info on installing a float kit on my 61' 172C model. Thanx, GV

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Float kits are rather expensive to install after the fact.  I have been told figures that a 172 will cost from $12,000 to $25,000cdn to install.  I depends on where it is done.  I would pick a shop that does a lot of them and they could be cheaper.  I talked to Baumann this summer and they do them and their quoted times seemed pretty good.

Most people say it is cheaper to buy a plane with it already installed.  Also the choice 172 has a O-360 in the nose.  You can never have enough horse power on the water.  Also a STOL kit is desirable.

A friend recently had one installed in a 180.  He was quoted about $40K by his regular AME.  Fortunately or unfortunately he had a nose over accident and had it installed as the plane was apart.  It still cost about $20K.

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Ron, Do these prices include floats or just labor and airframe work? I plan on doing the work myself during a tailwheel conversion STC and engine upgrade(AVCON 180hp). I'm a A&P/I and am looking forward to this conversion and thought as long as I have it apart, I might as well install the float kit...even though I don't have any plans to put it on floats any time soon. Thanks for the info but what I really need are STC#'s and/or names of some one that has done the kit install.  Thanx again, Greg V.

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Price is just the parts and airframe work.  Then you have to buy floats and have things mounted specifically required by the floats you will use.  The parts and drawings are available from Cessna.  Used floats are about $20,000 and up.

Be careful on the size of the floats you use.  EDO 2000's are popular for 172's but these are too small for the plane.  It limits your gross weight to about 2100 lbs.  Going to a slightly larger float with an upgross on the airframe makes a big difference in what you can carry.

If you need the name of someone to talk that might have better information I could possibly get a name for you. 

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Greg, where are you located ?  I've put a 1980 C172N with a Penn Yan 180 hp on Baumann 2550 amphibious floats.  Its expensive but unique and a lot of fun.  Cessna certified the C172 starting from ??, so you don't need an STC, 'just' install the float attachments and modifications as per the Cessna drawings.  The floats themselves are STC'd.  I would not do it on a 61 plane - the cost of parts are going to be more than your plane is worth now, and when you are finished....  Don


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Does anyone have any idea for instructions for installing floats on a C150 or C152

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I am interested in what your friend had to do to get a float kit on his 180. Where are the parts available. Does a certain company make a kit? I have an 180 w/0 the factory float kit. I would love to have it on floats, so not I just need to fgure out what the next step is going to cost me. Thank you for any help.

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what is the stc number for floats on a 172

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If you are still interested in installing floats on a 150 E-mail me. We do a lots of that up here in Alaska.

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When you install a float kit on a Cessna 172 what do you do about corrosion protection. I have been told that the factory float planes from the Cessna factory are all zinc chromated inside and out before being riveted together. I have a 172 and have thought of doing the float kit, but I am concerned with corrosion. I would be operating the plane in a salt water envorment, if it was freash water then I wouldn't worry about it. If I alodine and zinc chromate the inside of the structure and skin then there is still a big chance that salt water can cause corrosion in the lap seams were there will be no zinc chromate.

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