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The Aerocet Model 5850 Straight Float has gained legendary status as it is the strongest, lightest and best looking on the market.


It is suitable for the de Havilland Beaver DHC-2. The maximum flotation rating is 2948KG with the bouyancy rating is 2654KG. The Aerocet Model 5850 Straight float weighs 299KG with all attachments and internal hardware.

  • No Corrosion

  • No rivets which means that there will be no leaks

  • Common aerospace E-Glass and simple easy to use vinyl ester resin non sandwich bottom skin which makes any field repair easier

  • High impact sandwich core used on top and sides which adds durability and strength

Hull Design
  • Double fluted design which delivers strength to weight ratings

  • Sharp edges for reduced drag and increased hydrodynamics

  • Large flat deck with molded in antiskid

  • Top design for rough and smooth waters in performance

  • External Load tie down mounts

  • Molded in board steps

  • New infusion composite construction process to allows the larger floats to weigh less than the smaller floats

  • Extra floatation at no extra weight or speed penalty

  • Very stable with no ventral fin required

  • Clean floats and aerodynamic step struts give a cruise speed increase

  • Super large sweet spot

  • Very slippery with minimal sensation of acceleration when leaving the water

  • Getting on to the step is reached quickly

  • 6 watertight compartments

  • No large holes for rubber controls which can prevent flooding

  • Large access panels with integrated preflight pumpouts

  • Storage locker built in to the center compartment

Hull Protection
  • Aluminium Keel water strip

  • Special Aluminium chine rub strip designed to resist abrasion

Spreader Bar
  • Internal Shear Web

  • Impervious to crushing under forklift and clamping loads

  • Durable lightweight spreader bar socket with integral grease fittings

Water Rudders
  • Simple external rigging

  • Utilises stainless tiller posts


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