The wait is over. In late August, Priest River, Idaho-based Aerocet Inc. earned full FAA approval for its 6650 composite floats for the Kodiak. Compared to the previously available aluminum floats, the composite Aerocet 6650 floats are 300 lb. lighter and they have considerably lower hydrodynamic drag due to their comparatively long, quad-fluted, shallow-chine, banana-shaped step sections. The floats are 98% carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). The banana hull shape facilitates entry at ...

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