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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 82 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (679 motors didn't fit, 30 motors failed safety checks). 110 motor had thrust curves available and 217 flight simulations were performed. Browse the motors that did and didn't work right here or download the results as a spreadsheet.

The Rocket

Rocket Name:   ZBUG
Owner: Scott Huff
Body Diameter: 2.65in
Dry Weight: 2.00lb
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 17.00in
CD: 0.50

Motors That Work

These motors fit your rocket and appear to have enough thrust to lift it safely. If thrust curves are available, a quick simulation has been run to give a rough idea of the performance of your rocket on this motor. We encourage you to run a more complete simulation with any motor you plan to use; see the simulators page for more info.

  Motor Weight Launch Velocity Accel Altitude Time Delay
OK Cesaroni F59 2.22lb 48ft/s 155ft/s 6.2G 410ft 5.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 2.23lb 69ft/s 167ft/s 13.5G 412ft 5.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 2.19lb 50ft/s 184ft/s 6.5G 583ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 2.27lb 49ft/s 186ft/s 6.8G 608ft 6.5s 5s
warningsW Estes F50 2.18lb 50ft/s 206ft/s 7.1G 708ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G54 2.30lb 49ft/s 205ft/s 7.0G 712ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 2.34lb 55ft/s 231ft/s 10.2G 769ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 2.30lb 63ft/s 237ft/s 10.9G 806ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 2.19lb 54ft/s 243ft/s 8.4G 842ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 2.32lb 51ft/s 224ft/s 7.4G 866ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 2.32lb 51ft/s 257ft/s 8.6G 926ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 2.36lb 48ft/s 268ft/s 7.8G 1,011ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 2.27lb 51ft/s 282ft/s 8.9G 1,071ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 2.34lb 49ft/s 274ft/s 7.8G 1,105ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 2.35lb 53ft/s 282ft/s 8.6G 1,107ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 2.32lb 51ft/s 265ft/s 7.5G 1,115ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 2.32lb 57ft/s 285ft/s 8.7G 1,116ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 2.31lb 94ft/s 331ft/s 27.3G 1,208ft 8.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 2.32lb 70ft/s 288ft/s 13.6G 1,243ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 2.33lb 59ft/s 285ft/s 9.4G 1,277ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 2.32lb 70ft/s 327ft/s 14.4G 1,278ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 2.29lb 55ft/s 310ft/s 8.9G 1,329ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 2.44lb 65ft/s 340ft/s 13.2G 1,358ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 2.28lb 56ft/s 324ft/s 9.1G 1,376ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 2.28lb 67ft/s 361ft/s 14.3G 1,449ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 2.28lb 58ft/s 338ft/s 9.3G 1,482ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G106 2.41lb 57ft/s 366ft/s 11.2G 1,546ft 9.7s 8s
OK KBA G82 2.51lb 49ft/s 347ft/s 8.2G 1,562ft 10.0s 8s
OK KBA G135 2.50lb 60ft/s 384ft/s 13.4G 1,603ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni G54 2.43lb 59ft/s 339ft/s 10.2G 1,857ft 10.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 2.43lb 69ft/s 422ft/s 14.0G 1,868ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 2.41lb 63ft/s 420ft/s 13.5G 1,871ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 2.44lb 77ft/s 438ft/s 16.8G 1,885ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H175 2.54lb 78ft/s 445ft/s 20.2G 1,913ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H133 2.42lb 71ft/s 433ft/s 16.8G 1,929ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H54 2.46lb 54ft/s 352ft/s 8.2G 1,948ft 11.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 2.45lb 57ft/s 414ft/s 10.8G 1,977ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H90 2.36lb 63ft/s 420ft/s 13.8G 1,981ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H163 2.41lb 76ft/s 457ft/s 19.2G 1,991ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H410 2.40lb 124ft/s 494ft/s 48.5G 2,004ft 10.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H128 2.45lb 75ft/s 454ft/s 15.8G 2,029ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech G138 2.33lb 67ft/s 475ft/s 16.9G 2,041ft 10.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni H123 2.50lb 62ft/s 451ft/s 11.7G 2,059ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H238 2.43lb 85ft/s 476ft/s 21.2G 2,068ft 10.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H115 2.45lb 63ft/s 457ft/s 10.4G 2,120ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H97 2.61lb 55ft/s 441ft/s 8.6G 2,150ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H118 2.51lb 69ft/s 465ft/s 14.2G 2,206ft 11.1s 9s
OK KBA H130 3.56lb 64ft/s 429ft/s 12.9G 2,306ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H237 2.65lb 87ft/s 544ft/s 24.5G 2,397ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H220 2.55lb 93ft/s 546ft/s 26.0G 2,437ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H151 2.52lb 77ft/s 526ft/s 17.1G 2,470ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H210 2.54lb 84ft/s 556ft/s 22.2G 2,489ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H135 2.55lb 70ft/s 536ft/s 13.6G 2,586ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H160 2.60lb 72ft/s 555ft/s 15.0G 2,592ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H170 2.51lb 81ft/s 556ft/s 20.3G 2,597ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech H182 2.46lb 74ft/s 585ft/s 16.8G 2,631ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech H180 2.56lb 84ft/s 582ft/s 21.7G 2,691ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech H250 2.56lb 101ft/s 611ft/s 27.4G 2,737ft 11.7s 11s
OK AeroTech H135 2.47lb 69ft/s 550ft/s 13.1G 2,788ft 12.2s 10s
OK KBA H225 2.70lb 73ft/s 614ft/s 22.0G 2,812ft 12.0s 11s
OK AeroTech H195 2.43lb 90ft/s 639ft/s 22.5G 2,877ft 11.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni H295 2.75lb 100ft/s 645ft/s 29.8G 2,878ft 12.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni H180 2.69lb 86ft/s 616ft/s 21.6G 2,980ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni H194 2.63lb 85ft/s 634ft/s 23.2G 3,003ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H200 2.60lb 89ft/s 644ft/s 24.1G 3,064ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni H140 2.61lb 81ft/s 615ft/s 20.1G 3,165ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni H340 2.86lb 107ft/s 709ft/s 34.0G 3,185ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni H255 2.51lb 104ft/s 711ft/s 32.7G 3,212ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni H399 2.65lb 129ft/s 745ft/s 45.4G 3,247ft 12.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni H159 2.76lb 74ft/s 679ft/s 14.3G 3,428ft 13.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H226 2.79lb 96ft/s 706ft/s 27.2G 3,430ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech H268 2.79lb 96ft/s 738ft/s 25.8G 3,469ft 12.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni H233 2.72lb 93ft/s 739ft/s 27.1G 3,529ft 12.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni H160 2.70lb 94ft/s 681ft/s 25.3G 3,580ft 13.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H255 2.70lb 101ft/s 767ft/s 33.4G 3,587ft 12.9s 12s
OK AeroTech I200 2.79lb 91ft/s 725ft/s 23.5G 3,641ft 13.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni I204 2.77lb 96ft/s 772ft/s 28.0G 3,853ft 13.4s 12s
OK AeroTech I205 2.69lb 86ft/s 790ft/s 29.4G 3,872ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni I243 2.88lb 104ft/s 833ft/s 33.1G 4,131ft 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni I224 2.82lb 106ft/s 825ft/s 33.6G 4,134ft 13.6s 12s
OK KBA J520 3.59lb 110ft/s 1,229ft/s 43.7G 5,824ft 15.5s 14s
warningsW,D Estes G80 2.28lb 8:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

D No simulation data found for this motor.

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Motors That Fail

These motors fit your rocket, but failed one safety check or another. They may actually work, but you should use them only with caution. We encourage you to run a more complete simulation to verify flight safety; see the simulators page for more info.

  Motor Reason
failedG Estes E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F62 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Estes G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H53 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 6ft (rod, rail or tower). If this is not correct, launch guide lengths can be specified for your saved rockets. (The minimum velocity required is approximately 15m/s or 50ft/s.)

5 The 5:1 thrust-to-weight ratio check is a useful rule of thumb, but it does break down for motors with unusual thrust curves. For example, motors with a high initial thrust and a long tail-off may fail this test but still be safe for use.

Download the Results

The data is presented in a compact form in the tables above, broken down by motors that worked and those that did not. If you would like to analyze the data further, this section provides download links for files in a generic spreadsheet format (comma-separated value, or CSV) that can be opened with almost any spreadsheet program.

CSV Excel   Download full details of the simulation runs with the various motors:
that worked, that failed, or all of them.
 
RockSim   Download the list of motors that fit your rocket into a batch for use with SMARTSim. (See the Simulators page for more info.)

You should download these files to your machine and then open them. Normally, clicking the link will prompt you to do this. However, if your browser insists on opening the file as plain text, you can right-click (control-click on the Mac) on the link and chose Save File As (or similar).

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