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Mudry CAP 10

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CAP 10
CAP 10B #41
Role Aerobatic aircraft
Manufacturer Avions Mudry & Cie (now Apex)
Designed by Mudry
First flight 1968
Introduction 1970
Retired still built
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 and now Apex Aircraft in Dijon.

Design and development

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 cantilver 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 2000's 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 1980's, a far derivative was the most successful family of the Cap 23x competition single seaters.

Radio controlled model of the 10B powered by a .60 cubic inch (10cc) glow engine
Radio controlled model of the 10B powered by a .60 cubic inch (10cc) glow engine



Used by the French Air Force and the French Navy to select and train new pilots
Used to train pilots
The Mexican Air Force bought 19
 South Korea
Used by the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Australian Navy and the Australian Army to train and select new pilots


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.


General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Length: 7.16 m ()
  • Wingspan: 8.06 m ()
  • Height: 2.55 m ()
  • Wing area: 10.55 m² ()
  • Empty weight: 540 kg ()
  • Loaded weight: 830 kg ()
  • Powerplant:Lycoming AEI0-360-B2F 4-cylinder opposite, air cooled, injection, 180 hp ()


  • Never exceed speed: 340 km/h
  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h
  • Cruise speed: 240 km/h
  • Stall speed: 85 km/h (full flaps) ()
  • Range: 1000 km ()
  • Service ceiling: 5500m ()
  • Rate of climb: 1180 ft/min ()
  • G-loads: -C version +6; -4,5g, old -B version limited to +5/-3,5 one pilot and +4,3/-3,5 two pilots
  • Rol rate with 230 km/h: 180°/s (-C version) and 120°/s (-B version)
  • Fuel: 72 l front and 78l rear tank for travel only
  • Take-off speed: 100 km/h
  • Landing speed: 110 km/h


Radio, transponder, G-meter, options

Comparable aircraft: Extra 200 -

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Published in July 2009.

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