Fri, May 15, 2009
Finally... Something Cool!
After a day of relatively serious
and not always so pleasant news, it was a pleasure to get something
'fun' from Aerocet... with an idyllic pik of a PA-18 on floats...
until I realized that I was stuck in the office at 3 in the morning
and there wasn't a personal floatplane in sight...
Still; Aerocet is crowing over their receipt of an STC for PA-18
Supercubs mounted on Aerocet 2200 straight aircraft floats. The FAA
flew the SuperCub for the required flight testing, instead of
delegating the task (how much do you want to be that there was a
LOT of competition for this gig?), and made 'wonderful remarks' (of
course they did, THEY were out of THEIR office... harrrrrumph --
ANN E-I-C) regarding the water handling characteristics.
"We have had a substantial number of requests for Aerocet to
fill this void in our product line, we have listened to the pilots
and have delivered a superior product that we are confident will
exceed our customer's expectations" stated Matt Sigfrinius,
Aerocet's General Manager.
The Aerocet 2200 floats are approved for PA-18 SuperCub aircraft
standard gross weights, and to 2000 pounds with an up gross kit.
The floats include unique features like all composite construction,
which make the floats extremely tough, light, fast on and off the
water and eliminates the problems of corrosion and leaks. These
floats still have the largest baggage opening in the industry,
allowing for carriage of propane bottles and the larger fuel
containers (100 lbs per side capacity). Safety is enhanced in
the model 2200 floats by making the top deck flat with molded-in
anti-skid, easing embarking and disembarking.
Aerocet, Inc. was established in 1987 as a manufacturer
specializing in composite aircraft floats. Aerocet is a certified
manufacturer of composite aircraft floats. The company offers a
product line of straight composite aircraft float models for water
only landings, as well as amphibious aircraft floats that are for
both land and water landings. The company is located in the Pacific
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