Diana's aircraft is a CAP 232, manufactured in France by CAP Aviation and was the last in their line of unlimited aerobatic aircraft. The fuselage is of composite wooden and carbon fibre construction; the wings are carbon fibre which keeps weight down but strength and stiffness up. The CAP 232 has distinguished itself as the most pilot-friendly, best-performing and most comfortable World Class Unlimited aircraft available and pilots flying this type have won many World Championships.
|Wing area||109.2 square feet|
|Max take-off weight||820 kilos|
|Empty weight||620 kilos|
|Top speed (VNE)||219 knots|
|Cruise speed||180 knots|
|Manoeuvring speed||170 knots|
|Stall speed||56 knots|
|Rate of climb||3290 feet/minute|
|G limits||+/- 10 G|
|Roll rate||420 degrees per second|
|Range||400 nautical miles|
With its Monty Barratt-prepared AEIO-540 320 hp engine and some other personalised extras, the CAP 232 has enabled Diana to continue to expand her gyroscopic repertoire. The aircraft's amazing roll rate and phenomenal performance makes it a spectacular addition to the airshow circuit.