Aerocet 3500's. Period.
Well, I kind of like my original Edo 2870s. The work fine for me. I’m kind of partial to them actually. Call me nostalgic.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: May-14-16 7:41 PMTo: Ski/Sea Plane OperationsSubject: re: The best floats for 1976 C-180 <<$148836915458$>>
This is an old thread but nothing has changed.
Most people can't spend big money and get nothing but novelty in return.
I have seen Cap 3000-E which are 3300's haul 1575 lbs with a stock 0470-S mid 70's Skywagon.
Do the math doesn't count for SHi$ when you can't get off the water with Edo's.
And Caps are faster and look better.About 2003 there was heavy waves against the Oshkosh Sea base.
Special permission was given to depart inside the bay by being towed back in the creek.
We watched most float planes depart and non lifted off before the cut except a 180 with Cap 300 floats.
This rig held 6 5 gals of gas and 4 aboard + gear. By going to the step with no flaps,then 10 degrees until
47 MPH was reached, then 40 degree flaps lifted this off at the gap.
All the 185's, and some with one or 2 aboard banged against the waves for a ling time after the gap.
I have a photo I posted on here at that time of this Wagon departing just before lifting off inside the bay.
Allot of good posts were lost with good mechanical articles before this was ruined.
happy day, lew
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