Mudry CAP-10B G-GDTU
2-seat training aerobatic aircraft photographed on 20 April 2013 at RNAS Yeovilton (HMS Heron).
C/n 193. These aircraft were developed from the Piel Super Emeraude and began 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 first flew in August 1968, being 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. The engine is a 180 hp Lycoming AEIO-360 fuel injection engine, fully lubricated in inverted flight.
Picture added on 12 October 2013 at 08:37