New Fire Suppression System
We added two 10 lb 3M 1230 fire suppression bottles in the electronics bay and battery compartment. You can read more about the installation here.
New EnerSys Odyssey batteries for main power and parachute actuation. New batteries on M32-60B Start Cart.
Retrofited 12 vdc hydraulics to 24 vdc
This will vastly improve our battery management system. The steering system will now run on 24 vdc. You can read about the new installation here.
New higher flow hydraulic pump
We removed the old pump and replaced it with a new higher capacity pump
New SFI rated seat system
Installed new SFI Sparco Competition seat belts to accommodate Hans Device. Manufactured all new direct vehicle mounts and modified cushion. Read more about it here.
New Parachute Canisters
Newly fabricated stainless steel parachute canisters with simplified deployment system. Interior painted with Teflon paint for a smoother exit of the parachute deployment bag. You can read more about the changes here.
New Parachute Deployment Bags
Newly-made high speed and low speed parachute deployment bags built with HD Cordura® 1000 material with integrated assistor pockets. Color coded black for high speed and red for low speed. Read more about our new deployment bags here.
Dedicated Fire / Medical Team
The new internal team made up of professional Firefighters, EMT, Paramedics, Incident Commanders, Physician Assistants, and Doctor. You can read about our great team here!
Addition of a Fire / Rescue Vehicle
A dedicated vehicle designed to stabilize patients until rescue aircraft arrives for transport. You can see some photos of our new Fire / Rescue Vehicle here. We’re really proud of it!
New Fuel Filter
Removed the original fuel filter and replaced with a factory F-104 fuel filter. The change will allow full fuel flow and safer o-ring seals.
New Aeroquip Main Fuel Lines
Replaced original fuel lines with more reliable factory fuel lines, fittings, and o-rings.
New Electric Ground Systems
Revamped the electric grounds on the engine and vehicle.
Updated Mobilizer Winch
New Warn Industries VRx-45S Winch. The new unit will hold up better in the dusty lakebed environment.
Fuel System PM
Removed the main fuel lines and did preventative maintenance to ensure reliable performance and safety.
Updated Cockpit Panel
Replaced key toggle switches with toggle switch guards to prevent accidents.