I would not put a PENNY on this project. Chances are it will never make it into production. I wouldn't put any $$ into it till you can give them a check and fly away in the finished plane the same day!!! Don't forget what happened to all of those Eclipse depositors :(
To produce in China may lower the price but the technological knowledge, jobs and most of the money goes there, too. This may help a manufacturer for a while to get an edge in competition but in the long term the competitors adjust. The US are way too dependent on Chinese money already and this is getting worse with every product manufactured abroad. One day the US will have lost all key industry jobs and to low cost countries. You can not exist if you don't have jobs for your own people. This country lives on credit already. There will be nobody left in the US who can afford to buy that airplane at half the price if the Dollar is worth only as much as the paper on which it is printed.
Chinese-made Cirrus now available at Walmart. Just look for it in the same isle as Cessna Skycatcher. Buy American.
They had better build it in China at 1/2 half the $2M price, or forget about it!!!
I don't know why but Stephen Pope/Flying does not get it; all profits and technology goes to china they are also stealing/hijacking our technology through hacking now. When they have used us up they throw us into the trash can and resell the technolgy to other countries. I said it was a bad deal in the beginning.
Good Comment: (Corvus) To produce in China may lower the price but the technological knowledge, jobs and most of the money goes there,
You guys kill me. “Buy American”, what does that mean? Do you use an iPad or any Apple product (I know, it’s easy to pick on Apple these days)? What kind of car do you drive? Try finding an “American” car that does not have any foreign made parts in it. Even Flying Magazine is owned by a foreign company so you better cancel your subscription. I’m glad that someone was able to invest in Cirrus and is willing to create jobs here in America. And giving the technology to the Chinese? It would have been a lot cheaper for the Chinese to just go buy a single plane, take it back to China and reverse engineer it. The point is that they can get the technology if they want it.