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Cessna 180 Floats

217k jamesPLANESii  2.8 years ago
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Float version of the 180

The float configuration changes and adds quite a lot of stuff, so I recommend reading this.

Info not on the main post:

  • Only lower the water rudders while taxiing, other than that they should always stay up, including for takeoff and landing. For realism sake lol.
  • Reminder, water rudders are raised and lowered by landing gear.
  • If you’re plane is pitching up while you’re in cruise, check you’ve retracted your water rudders.
  • Takeoff and landing speeds are the same as normal


Set flaps to half. Use your ailerons to keep the plane level. Keep pulling up until the floats are kinda lifted and are skimming, which happens at about 50 mph or 45 kts, When this happens, stop pulling up so hard. When you reach about 75 mph or 65 kts, take off as normal.


Full flaps, land as normal. When on the water pull all the way up to slow down faster. Only deploy the anchor at very low speeds.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Cessna 180 Floats
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.9ft (10.9m)
  • Length 27.0ft (8.2m)
  • Height 14.2ft (4.3m)
  • Empty Weight 2,112lbs (958kg)
  • Loaded Weight 2,548lbs (1,155kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 18.962
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.726
  • Wing Loading 9.1lbs/ft2 (44.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 279.1ft2 (25.9m2)
  • Drag Points 712


  • Number of Parts 2410
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 7,464

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