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The Hurricane 2

The Hurricane 2 and Debby Rihn-Harvey in flight

Photo by Adam Brinker

Debby Rihn-Harvey flies a Cap 232 known as the Hurricane 2. Delivered from France in April 2000, the Cap features a completely new wing design made of high performance carbon fiber. The new airfoil provides increased strength, stiffness and lower weight.

The plane is designed to endure up to 10 positive or negative Gs, can climb 3,290 feet per minute and has an astonishing roll rate of 420 degrees per second.

Cap 232 Statistics:

  • Capacity: pilot only
  • Length: 6.76 m (22 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 7.39 (24 ft 3 in)
  • Wing area: 10.1 m² (109 ft²)
  • Empty: 586 kg (1,290 lb)
  • Maximum takeoff: 823 kg (1,810 lb)
  • Powerplant: Lycoming AEIO-540, 224 kW (300 hp)
  • Maximum speed: 350 km/h (252 mph)
  • Range: 1,170 km (731 miles)
  • Rate of climb: 1,000 m/min (3,290 ft/min)
Click here for a printable version of Debby's aircraft information.