Mudry Cap 10

The Mudry CAP 10 is een twee-zitter training aerobatic aircraft gebouwd in 1970 en was nog steeds in productie in 2007.

Technische gegevens:
Maximum speed: 270 km/h (146 knots, 168 mph) at sea level
Cruise speed: 250 km/h (135 knots, 155 mph) (75% power)
Range: 1,200 km (647 nmi, 745 mi)
Service ceiling: 5000 m (16,400 ft)
G-loads: version +6; -4,5g

Aerobatics is bepaald geen sport voor mensen met een zwakke maag. De combinatie van twee figuren kan G-krachten opleveren die variëren van min drie tot plus zes. Tijdens een inverted ingezette looping wordt de vlieger uit zijn stoel getrokken, om twee tellen later bij een steile klim juist flink in de rugleuning te worden geperst. Het is net of je in een achtbaan zit, zonder rails. Je bepaalt helemaal zelf wanneer en waar je heen gaat. Noem het pure vitamine G!

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.

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.

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.

Developed at the same time as the CAP 10 as a single-seat aerobatic version. It was followed by a lightweight version designated the CAP 20L which in turn was replaced by the CAP 21 with more advanced wing.

• The CAP-20 is the first of the list, flown in the early 70's as a 200 hp powered narrow bodied CAP-10.
• The CAP-20L was a lightened version of the -200.
• The CAP-21 used the same fuselage but a different trapezoidal wing.

All of those planes used a 200hp version of the Lycoming AEIO-360 injected flat-4.
The CAP-21 was then developed as the CAP-230.