One of the cool things we pilot/mechanic types get to do for the tribal missionaries is to fly out and repair their stuff.
This week, while bringing in supplies to a couple of our locations, I was able to shut down and help troubleshoot some issues. One was a water pump that I was actually able to fix using only my Leatherman tool (how do people survive without one of these in their pocket).
The other was a little more involved and less successful. I brought with me two different specialized tools made by our own Ethnos360 Off-Grid Tech department. We analyzed the aging solar panels and batteries of this missionary’s power system. All need to be replaced just because solar equipment doesn’t last forever and even less in this hot, humid, salt-laden, coastal village. So this missionary needs parts for his inverter on top of purchasing a new set of solar panels and batteries. Ouch, but we will be able to fly all that in and help him set it up.