CAP Aviation CAP-10/20/21/230/231/232

  • CountryFrance
  • TypeSingle and two seat aerobatic light aircraft
  • PowerplantsCAP-10B - One 135kW (180hp) Textron Lycoming AEIO-360-B2F fuel injected flat four piston engine driving a two blade fixed pitch Hoffmann propeller. CAP-21 - One 150kW (200hp) AEIO-360-A1B driving a two blade variable pitch Hartzell prop. CAP-232 - One 224kW (300hp) AEIO-540-L1B5 flat six driving a three or four blade constant speed Mühlbauer propeller.
  • PerformanceCAP-10B - Max speed 270km/h (146kt), max cruising speed at 75% power 250km/h (135kt). Initial rate of climb 1575ft/min. Service ceiling 16,400ft. Range with max fuel 1000km (540nm). CAP-21 - Max cruising speed at 75% power 265km/h (143kt). Initial rate of climb 2755ft/min. Endurance with max fuel two hours. CAP-232 - Max speed 339km/h (183kt). Initial rate of climb 3000ft/min. Service ceiling 15,000ft. Range with max fuel 1200km (647nm).
  • WeightsCAP-10B - Empty equipped 550kg (1213lb), max takeoff in aerobatic category 760kg (1675lb), or 830kg (1829lb) in utility category. CAP-21 - Empty 500kg (1103lb), max takeoff 620kg (1367lb). CAP-232 - Empty 590kg (1300lb), max takeoff 816kg (1800lb).
  • DimentionsCAP-10B - Wing span 8.06m (26ft 5in), length 7.16m (23ft 6in), height 2.55m (8ft 5in). Wing area 10.9m2 (116.8sq ft). CAP-21 - Wing span 8.08m (26ft 6in), length 6.46m (21ft 3in), height 1.52m (5ft 0in). Wing area 9.2m2 (99.0sq ft). CAP-231 - Wing span 8.08m (26ft 6in), length 6.75m (22ft 2in), height 1.90m (6ft 3in). Wing area 9.9m2 (106.1sq ft).
  • CapacityTwo side by side in CAP-10, all others pilot only.
  • ProductionMore than 275 CAP-10s and 10Bs, 40 CAP-21s, approximately 30 CAP-231s and 231EXs and 10 CAP-232s built.

The effective CAP arrangement of aerobatic flying machine goes over to the Piel CP-30 Emeraude of the early 1960s.

Claude Piel outlined the two seat Emeraude in France in the early 1960s for unit developers, yet more than 200 were inherent four separate industrial facilities crosswise over Europe. The Emeraude first flew in 1962 and was implicit essential 50kw (65hp) Continental A65 power CP-30 structure and 65kw (90hp) Continental C90 CP-301 Super Emeraude structure.

One of the organizations to assemble the Emeraude was CAARP, an organization possessed by Auguste Mudry. CAARP utilized the essential Emeraude outline as the premise for the CAP-10, which was a comparable flying machine other than its 135kw (180hp) Lycoming IO-360 motor and focusing for aerobatic flight. The model CAP-10 first flew in August 1968. CAARP manufactured 30 CAP-10s for the French flying corps before Mudry began creation for common requests in 1972 at his other flight organization, Avions Mudry.

The CAP-10 remaining parts in creation today in 10b structure with an expanded tail. The CAP-20 in the interim was a solitary seat improvement with a 150kw (200hp) AIO-360 motor.

The upgraded CAP-21 supplanted the CAP-20 in 1981. The CAP-21 joined together the fuselage of the CAP-20 with an all new wing and new undercarriage, and structures the premise for the comparable CAP-231, CAP-231ex (with a carbon fiber wing) and most recent CAP-232.

Emulating Mudry's insolvency in 1996, Akrotech Europe assumed control over the CAP arrangement in May 1997, and in January 1999 changed name to CAP Aviation.

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