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.

Onboard Power

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.