CAP 232




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aerobatics
one
Lycoming AE10-540
300 h.p.
22 ft. 1 in.
26 ft. 6 in.
1,290 lbs.
1,800 lbs.
3 1/2 hrs. (apprx.)
200 mph
217 mph
3,300 fpm
15,000 feet
5/28/97



CAP 232
CAP 232

The CAP 232 is the last in the line of aerobatic aircraft originally developed for the French Air Force aerobatics team, Equipe de Voltige de l'Armée de l'Air, that flew from 1986 through 2005. CAP (Constructions Aeronautics Parisiennes) were designed by Mudry, with the last aircraft produced in 2007.

CAP 232 aircraft differ from their predecessors in that they have a reinforced fuselage and wing spars. This enables the CAP 232 to have a roll rate of 420 degrees per second.

The CAP 232 evolved from an aerobatic competition aircraft equipped with a 200 hp engine. Its fuselage and wings were strengthened to use a 300 hp engine.

The next upgrades in the aircraft involved trailing edge apex triangular surfaces being added to the wings. The aircraft were certified at +10 G's to - 10 G's.

Further design evolution provided for the reduction of buffeting while pulling up and experiencing high G forces by adding leading edge triangle apex surfaces. Carbon fiber replaced the wood in the aircraft's wings for added strength and lighter weight.

CAP 232 series aircraft have won world championships in 1998, 2000, and 2007 as well as numerous regional championships.

RC CAP 232

RC CAP 232

The Topmodel CZ ARF CAP 232 is of all wood construction.  Its wingspan is 81 1/2 in. and length is 76 in.  It needs a 2.4 cid gas engine for power.  All up weight is around 15 1/2 lbs.
Flex Innovations has a PNP RC CAP 232 made from EPO foam with carbon fiber reinforcement.  Wingspan is 60.2 in., length is 58.2 in. and weight is about 6 1/4 lbs.  It comes with a Potenza 60 - 30 motor.
The RC CAP 232 from The World Models is an ARF of all wood construction.  It has a wingspan of 56 1/2 in. with a length of 50 in. Power can come from .46 to .55 two cycle or .70 to .81 four cycle engines.  Ready to fly weight is around 5 1/2 lbs.




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