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. After the bankruptcy of DynAero in 2012,[1] manufacture of spares was taken over by CEAPR in Darois.

Design and development[edit]

The prototype C.P. 100 was first flown in August 1968 and was followed by the production variants, the CAP 10 and CAP 10B which had revised tail surfaces. The CAP 10 is a low-wing cantilever monoplane of wooden construction, with the CAP 10C having a carbon sandwich wing spar.

The engine is a 180 hp (130 kW) 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. About 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.

Variants[edit]

C.A.A.R.P. C.P.100
Prototype aircraft developed from the Piel Emeraude
CAP 10
Initial production aircraft
CAP 10B
Later production aircraft with ventral fin and enlarged rudder
CAP 10C
Improved structure with carbon-fibre wing spar.
CAP 10R
(R for Remorqueur - tower) Prototype of a glider tug version

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 aero-clubs 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 [2]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.16 m (23 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 8.06 m (26 ft 5 in)
  • Height: 2.55 m (8 ft 4 in)
  • Wing area: 10.85 m2 (116.8 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: NACA 23012
  • Empty weight: 540 kg (1,190 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 760 kg (1,676 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 72 l (19 US gal; 16 imp gal) + optional auxiliary tank of 75 l (20 US gal; 16 imp gal) capacity
  • Powerplant: 1 × Lycoming AEIO-360-B2F 4-cylinder air-cooled, horizontally opposed, fuel injected piston engine, 134 kW (180 hp)
  • Propellers: 2-bladed Hoffmann fixed pitch wooden propeller

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph; 146 kn)
  • Cruising speed: 250 km/h (155 mph; 135 kn) 75% power
  • Stall speed: 100 km/h (62 mph; 54 kn) flaps up
85 km/h (46 kn; 53 mph) flaps down
  • Never exceed speed: 340 km/h (211 mph; 184 kn)
  • Range: 1,200 km (746 mi; 648 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 5,000 m (16,404 ft)
  • g limits: +6 -4.5
  • Rate of climb: 6 m/s (1,200 ft/min) max at sea level

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roy, Gil. "Course contre la montre pour Dyn’Aéro". www.aerobuzz.fr. Retrieved 23 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d John W.R. Taylor, ed. (1988). Jane's All the World's Aircraft 1988-89. London: Jane's Information Group. pp. 78–79. ISBN 0-7106-0867-5.