Tettra Tanks: How's Your Bladder?
I was thinking the other day about racing while on the train going to work. I was going over in my mind my planes and their general set ups. As I was going over the planes internal set up in my head, as I got to the Tettra tank my mind started to ponder this question.
I am thinking that for the most part the bladders are wet, stretched and collapsed pretty much the entire summer racing season. Now they are hanging in the shop, dry. What, if any damage can happen while they hang dormant.
So I am wondering:
1. Are there any storage techniques that could be employed to preserve the life of the Bladder? If so what are they?
2. Is it necessary to do anything?
3. Can the Bladder's dry out, or get gummy when fresh fuel is added in the Spring causing engine issues?
4. What is the life span of a Bladder in the tank? Can a Bladder burst after prolonged use? I wouldn't want it to burst at the first race of the season.....