First let me introduce myself. My name is Mario Algaba, and I am Co-Owner of Aeropup Aircraft.
Concerning the subject, effectively we have reached a deal with CAMIT engines to bring that amazing retail price (39k USD) for the RTF version. The reason why is they have done a very good job improving their mechanical features.
Indeed we are manufacturing in Australia, where the propeller and engine manufacturers are based. Our kit is still being manufactured there, although we are setting up several factories in Europe and USA. We have achieved that through a franchise business