Art, come on! Actually, the test on the new plane was flawless - so why should Cirrus stop delivering new airplanes?
What they should do, and according to Mike, ARE doing, is looking into the reason for the failure of the older plane and designing a fix that will for sure work. Seems pretty responsible to me.
Now Art, I respect everyone who posts their opinions and personally like the spice it provides. On most issues I feel that if we can get people to think about the issues, they well be better, more prepared pilots. On other issues, it is just entertaining.
I’ll tee one up for you: What is your beef? If you dislike your plane so much, why don’t you just sell it? If the chance that the CAPS may fail is the issue, then your choice is to give up flying, because you won’t find another plane with it. (Yes there are theoretically 152s and 172s, but since the 'chute is made by BRS, I’m sure that you won’t trust them either.)
I am not an apologizer nor do I have any affiliation with CDC, but I do recognize that they are acting very responsibly. I love my plane and I know it is safer than my 172, with or without the chute. If I was worried, I’d keep it on the ground and wait for a fix, the fix I know CDC to be working on. Why don’t we give them a reasonable amount of time to investigate, engineer, test and then announce the fix before any more merciless attacks?
Art, I’ll go one further, I will offer to buy your airplane for the Cirrus list price you paid less $35 an hour for usage and any damage or unusual wear and tear. You have 24 hours.