What is a Float Kit on a Cessna 180 or 185 or 206?
It is often misunderstood what a "Float Kit" is on a Cessna, especially the 180's, the 185's and the 206's. Not all of these backcountry aircraft can be put on floats. The "Float kit" is not the floats, it is the ABILITY for that plane to be put on floats. What a Float kit consists of on a 180 or a 185 is the following (In no particular order):
1) Structrual reinforcement around the attach points and closer rivet patterns on wings and door posts.