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The airframe needs to be as light as possible. The foam filled fuel tanks would take away a bit of fuel volume wouldn’t it?
On Mar 23, 2021, at 6:18 PM, Anthony P <solarant@...> wrote:
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With all the talk about fuel dumping, tank integrity, and motorsports, I'm very surprised I have not seen or heard of fuel cells or fuel bladders being used in homebuilt composite aircraft.
All of my race cars have used fuel cells with flexible and puncture resistant bladders. Both of the companies I buy from started out in the aircraft industry and I think still serve that industry.
Here's a link to a common supplier of high end (expensive) onboard fire suppression systems used in amateur and professional car racing.