Mudry CAP 10

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CAP 10
CAP-10B No41.jpg
CAP 10B #41
Role Aerobatic aircraft
Manufacturer Avions Mudry & Cie (now Apex Aircraft)
Designer Nenad Hrisafović
First flight 1968
Introduction 1970
Status In production
Number built 300+
Unit cost
€160000
Developed from Piel Super Emeraude

The Mudry CAP 10 is a two-seat training aerobatic aircraft first built in 1970 and still in production in 2007. The plane was developed from the Piel Super Emeraude and was born as the CP100. The name changed to CAP 10, CAP for 'Constructions Aéronautiques Parisiennes'. The CAP 10 was manufactured by Mudry (name of its designer) in Bernay, France, bought by CAP Industries which then became Apex Aircraft. Following the bankruptcy of Apex in 2008, rights to produce spares were awarded to Dyn'Aviation.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The prototype CAP 10 was first flown in August 1968 it was followed by the production variant the CAP 10B which had revised tail surfaces. The CAP 10 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction on the 'B' version and carbon sandwich wing spar on the recent Cap 10C version. The engine is a 180 hp Lycoming AEIO-360 fuel injection engine, fully lubricated in inverted flight.

300+ aircraft were built, and, in 2007, the CAP 10C is still in production.

The CAP 10 is one of the most successful aerobatic training aircraft in the world, around 200 aircraft are still flying in the late 2000s and nearly two generations of aerobatic champions made their classes with it.

In the late 70's the CAP 10 was developed to the single seater family of the CAP 20, 20L and 21. In the 1980s, a far derivative was the most successful family of the Cap 23x competition single seaters.

Operators[edit]

Military[edit]

 France
 Morocco
Used to train pilots
 Mexico
The Mexican Air Force bought 20[2]
 South Korea
 Australia
3 operated by BAE Training Systems in Tamworth as part of the flight screening process on behalf of the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army.

Civilian[edit]

More than 200 were built, mostly for airclubs all around the world. A huge number of European champions have started aerobatics on a Cap 10.

Specifications (CAP 10B)[edit]

Data from Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1988-89 [3]

General characteristics

Performance

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News" Aerodif. Retrieved 10 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Taylor 1988, p.78.
  3. ^ Taylor 1988, pp. 78—79.
  • Taylor, John W.R. Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1988-89. Coulsdon, UK:Jane's Defence Data, 1988. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5