Raven Aircraft Raven 2XS
Introduced in 2009, the Raven 2XS (English: To Excess) is a Canadian aerobatic amateur-built biplane, designed and produced by Raven Aircraft of Surrey, British Columbia. The aircraft is supplied as a kit or as plans for amateur construction.
Developed from the Pitts Special, the 2XS features a strut-braced biplane layout, a two-seats-in-tandem enclosed cockpit under a bubble canopy, fixed conventional landing gear and a single engine in tractor configuration. The cockpit is 24 in (61 cm) wide.
The aircraft is made from mixed construction, using welded steel tubing, aluminum and wood, with its flying surfaces covered in doped aircraft fabric. Construction time from the supplied kit is estimated as 2000 hours.
By November 2012 one example had been registered in the United States with the Federal Aviation Administration, but none in its home country with Transport Canada. Unit cost: US$24,000 (kit only, less engine, instruments, 2011)