There are many types of hot air balloons. I realized that some of them contain many gores (as much as 24) and some contain less which makes a great difference in the shape.
18 gores 3 gores 24 gores
What I am wondering is the difference that the number of gores make in the flight of hot air balloons. 3-gored balloon's shape is much different than 24-gored balloon, does it affect its flight in any way? (e.g. buoyancy or air resistance) If not, what else might it affect? Why might people choose to make balloons with more/less gores?
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