Amphib's for the Champ/Chief

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Amphib's for the Champ/Chief

Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Wed Aug 12, 2009 23:10

While at Oshkosh, Baumann Floats had their newest set of floats on display. 1500A Amphibs. Th neat part about it all; they're mechanically opperated from a Johnson Bar, so no need for electric or hydraulic system which means they're perfect for Cubs/Champs etc... The only snag, you've got to have a setup for hydraulic brakes.

*$30,000
*225lbs (but they're working on shaving that down to 210+/-)
*cable opperated gear mechinism with over-center cams (if a cable breaks, the gear falls down and locks.)

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Post by gcgilpin » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:30

Are these certified on the Champ/Chief? Last I heard it was only J3's and Taylorcrafts.

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Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Thu Aug 13, 2009 14:25

The straight 1500's are I believe; the new 1500A amphibs will be shortly. Those shown are only the second set made and the first to be installed on a flying airplane I think. The rep said they just barely made it to Oshkosh; on Saturday they were still installing them on the legend cub.

I offered my Champ as a test bed for certification and he laughed; said I could get in line behind the other 10 guys who offered.

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Re: Amphib's for the Champ/Chief

Post by WWhunter » Fri Aug 14, 2009 07:44

Nate,
Hopefully you are in the line BEHIND me as I offered them the same thing. :) As for the straight floats they have not yet been certified on the Champ from what I was told. Actually the plane they were using belongs to a guy near me. Unfortunately he wrecked it this winter on skis before he Bauman was finished with the certification. From what the Bauman rep told me they were just finishing up certification and are on hold till they get access to another plane.
As for the Amphibs....I would LOVE to have a set and was told the first few set would be $26,000...still WAYYYY to much for me to pay.
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Re: Amphib's for the Champ/Chief

Post by Nathan K. Hammond » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:23

Well dang; thats a shame because they would be the best float for a Champ/Chief. Hopefully they get back into gear.

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Re: Amphib's for the Champ/Chief

Post by rkittine » Mon Nov 15, 2010 16:23

According to the rep at Baumann, the $26,000.00 was only for the first 10 sets and does not include rigging or installation. As of my recent phone call to Baumann, the 1500s are not yet certified for the 7 Series or 11 Series Aeroncas. They are in the works to get certification, first for the straight floats and then for the amphibs. They actually tried to see me a set of used 1320s that they took in on trade. Guess I will just have to wait of keep looking for a set of 80-1400s.
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