CaptainArgh wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:38 pmWhen you reinsert the LE bladder, you should have a good amount of extra bladder material at the tips. Don't roll it. When I've had to get in there for a repair, I fold up the bladder tips like an accordion so it can expand as needed.
If you have to remove the entire bladder for some reason, it'll stretch around the inside wingtip corners (if you have them). And when you inflate the bladder for the first time it'll pull back from the tips of the kite as it fills the void in the corners. Years ago I got a few blow-outs in my Fuel wing tips because I was rolling the end of the bladder instead of an accordion fold (which you loosely stuff back into the wing tips). So, if you have a corner anywhere in your LE, you may want to reach in there and pull it back into the void to make sure there is slack there as well.
But yeah, what's happening is the wing tips have pulled back for some reason. They are expanding to fill the space with a bubble which blows out. Bubble may have been happily filling the void for many years until the thinned material failed on you.
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