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Raven Aircraft Raven 2XS

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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.

 

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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)

 

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Engine: 1 × Lycoming IO-540, 280 hp (210 kW)
HP range: 260-400
Propellers: 3-bladed composite
Length: 19 ft 4 in (5.89 m)
Wingspan: 19 ft 2 in (5.84 m)
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Wing area: 119.4 sq ft (11.09 m2)
Empty weight: 1,180 lb (535 kg)
Gross weight: 1,780 lb (807 kg)
Fuel capacity: 37 U.S. gallons (140 L; 31 imp gal)
Maximum speed: 200 mph (322 km/h; 174 kn)
Cruise speed: 188 mph (163 kn; 303 km/h)
Stall speed: 60 mph (52 kn; 97 km/h)
Range: 450 mi (391 nmi; 724 km)
Rate of climb: 3,300 ft/min (17 m/s)
Wing loading: 14.9 lb/sq ft (73 kg/m2)
Roll rate: 330 degrees/second.
Takeoff dist: 530 ft
Landing dist: 750 ft
Seats: 2 tandem
Cockpit width: 24 in
Landing gear: tailwheel

 

 


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