Operational Vehicles

Operational Vehicles serve the Ramaxian economy by transporting bulk goods from manufacturing and farming centers in Pikalit to retail distribution centers throughout the domes. OV’s are also essential to the mining and construction industry, and geological structuring on the surface.

Hover Drops are 3,000-pound six-point hover haulers employed to move bulk supplies from select dome distribution centers, to individual citizenry retail and food providers. Hover Drop OV’s resemble bulky glides with large compartments attached. World Oceans and Guardia use Hover Drops, to move groups and equipment from one point to another. Hover Drops are the only OV allowed to operate during the day within the domes, as they are small enough to move among daily Glide traffic in the tubes.

Scoops are the 7,000-pound cab and kyrs-pad hover haulers with a single round compartment in the back that can be maneuvered to the front if needed. They collect and carry, raw materials on site, or between sites. Created by the original subjects to remotely move subglacial minerals and earth, Second Gen engineers redesigned Scoops to include enclosed compartments for drivers to haul specialized or small quantities of freight, between the domes. Used by the construction industry, Scoop haulers must register for a daytime transport allowance, though many are small enough to move in single transport tubes, they are not allowed to do so without permission from the Dome Operational Authority. Open container Scoops are the most common seen by helovx (calling them pick-ups without wheels) due to their high utilization between the poles, and in Antarctica City. Operating Scoops remains dangerous work, as OVO’s account for the highest number of work-related Bizaki deaths.

The 20,000-pound Bakil OV is the standard cab-platform large-quantity hover. Created by the Second-Gen, the Bakil got its name because its cab resembles the head and beak of the aggressive Bakila. A Bakil’s round operation-center sits above the cab’s frame and holds up to two citizens. A Bakil is powered by a direct-injection, kyron-charged engine, and operated with a steer-stick. There are various classes of Bakil, each with a kyrs-pad tailored for maximum weight carriage. Due to their size, Bakil OVs cannot operate during the day, when citizenry commuting is at its highest. Operators (OVO’s) are Bizaki (due to their light weight and agility) that spend up to five hours a day driving, and up to ten hours a day fueling, picking up and dropping off goods, and maintaining their vehicles.

The work-life balance of operators running Bakil OV’s is often so lopsided it affects the mental health of its operators. Legislation crafted in 2220 by Northeast Pikalit’s Cruzo Tegal called for mandatory two operator assignment to all Bakil OV’s. It passed unanimously and was amended in 2227, by Pel Jyr of Pikalit Prime, allowing corporations to let their OVO’s bring a bond-partner on service runs as an alternative to another paid employee.