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Balloon Physics
Lift Calculations and Structural Loading in hot air balloons is poorly understood by balloon pilots generally.
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Smalley Reports
Justin Smalley  developed 3 papers in 1963. The second paper forms the basis of the 'natural' shape used by many balloon manufacturers.
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The Modern Hot Air Balloon
The concept of using a propane burner was convieved in 1963 by Ed Yost.
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Tetroon Volume
The volume of an inflated spherical tetrahedron is not a trivial matter.

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