Avions Mudry CAP 10B
French, Two-seat Aerobatic Light Monoplane

Archive Photos 1

Avions Mudry et CIE CAP 10B (N9910B, sn 267) on display 8/27/2005 at the Camarillo Air Show, Camarillo, CA (John Shupek photos copyright © 2005 Skytamer Images)

Overview 2

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.

Design and Development 2

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.

300+ aircraft were built, and, in 2007, the CAP 10C was 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 2000s and nearly two generations of aerobatic champions made their classes with it.

In the late 1970s the CAP 10 was developed to the single seater family of the CAP 20, CAP 20L and CAP 21. In the 1980s, a far derivative was the most successful family of the Cap 23x competition single seaters.

Operators 2



Specifications (CAP 10B) 3




Tail Unit

Landing Gear

Power Plant



Avionics and Equipment

Dimensions (external)

Dimensions (internal)


Weights (A: Acrobatic. U: Utility)

Performance (at max T-O weight)


  1. Shupek, John. Photos, copyright © 2005 Skytamer Images. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  2. History, specifications and performance data: Wikipedia, Avions Mudry CAP 10
  3. Taylor, John W.R. Jane’s All The World’s Aircraft 1988-89, Jane’s Information Group, Alexandria, VA, 1989, ISBN 0 7106-0867-5, pp. 78-79

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