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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 37 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (653 motors didn't fit, 101 motors failed safety checks). 138 motor had thrust curves available and 291 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:   polecat 10 fatman
Owner: Jackson
Body Diameter: 10.00in
Dry Weight: 15.50lb
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 18.83in
CD: 0.60

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 I566 16.35lb 60ft/s 142ft/s 7.4G 296ft 4.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni I800 16.51lb 72ft/s 165ft/s 10.8G 361ft 4.8s 4s
OK AeroTech I1299 16.43lb 99ft/s 176ft/s 19.4G 384ft 4.8s 4s
OK Loki I316 16.69lb 53ft/s 151ft/s 5.7G 416ft 5.4s 4s
OK Loki I405 16.70lb 64ft/s 170ft/s 9.8G 464ft 5.5s 4s
OK Loki I430 16.69lb 52ft/s 181ft/s 6.2G 485ft 5.7s 5s
OK Loki I377 16.73lb 57ft/s 171ft/s 7.8G 492ft 5.7s 4s
OK AeroTech I366 16.72lb 53ft/s 175ft/s 5.5G 501ft 5.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni I470 16.59lb 55ft/s 191ft/s 6.5G 517ft 5.8s 5s
OK AeroTech I435 16.64lb 63ft/s 197ft/s 9.2G 568ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech I284 16.72lb 52ft/s 183ft/s 5.5G 571ft 6.3s 4s
OK KBA I550 17.07lb 58ft/s 215ft/s 7.5G 588ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech I500 16.77lb 58ft/s 214ft/s 6.7G 630ft 6.4s 5s
OK Loki J396 17.16lb 48ft/s 210ft/s 6.0G 645ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech I350 16.86lb 51ft/s 211ft/s 5.4G 648ft 6.6s 5s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 16.82lb 60ft/s 225ft/s 7.4G 649ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech J420 16.93lb 56ft/s 212ft/s 6.4G 656ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech I600 16.83lb 68ft/s 226ft/s 9.9G 659ft 6.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni J381 17.02lb 52ft/s 210ft/s 5.7G 663ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech J340 16.77lb 52ft/s 206ft/s 7.0G 664ft 6.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni J357 16.82lb 50ft/s 209ft/s 5.9G 666ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech J350 16.97lb 62ft/s 216ft/s 9.9G 677ft 6.5s 5s
OK KBA J740 17.10lb 73ft/s 247ft/s 11.0G 686ft 6.4s 6s
OK AeroTech J425 16.89lb 48ft/s 224ft/s 4.9G 690ft 6.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni J400 17.05lb 51ft/s 223ft/s 5.2G 718ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech J500 16.94lb 65ft/s 242ft/s 9.5G 767ft 6.9s 5s
OK Loki J528 17.14lb 69ft/s 259ft/s 12.4G 795ft 6.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni J330 17.05lb 50ft/s 228ft/s 5.1G 804ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni J410 17.12lb 54ft/s 243ft/s 5.7G 821ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech J435 16.88lb 61ft/s 251ft/s 8.2G 832ft 7.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni J425 17.04lb 56ft/s 248ft/s 7.8G 840ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech J575 17.52lb 73ft/s 269ft/s 10.1G 849ft 7.0s 6s
OK Loki J320 17.16lb 50ft/s 232ft/s 5.9G 857ft 7.6s 5s
OK Loki J712 17.16lb 70ft/s 281ft/s 10.5G 863ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni J354 17.22lb 50ft/s 237ft/s 5.8G 874ft 7.6s 5s
OK AeroTech J825 17.43lb 81ft/s 338ft/s 14.2G 1,058ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech J570 17.49lb 78ft/s 307ft/s 13.8G 1,147ft 8.0s 6s

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

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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 Contrail G130 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G339 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failed5 AeroTech G67 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failed5 Loki G69 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failed5 AeroTech G61 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG Contrail G234 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (18ft/s)
failed5 Cesaroni G69 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14ft/s)
failed5 Cesaroni G46 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG Cesaroni G185 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failed5 Cesaroni G79 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12ft/s)
failed5 Cesaroni G60 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failed5 AeroTech G69 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failed5 Cesaroni G58 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8ft/s)
failedG Contrail G123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Contrail G100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failed5 Cesaroni G50 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failed5 Contrail G300 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (4:1)
failedG Contrail H222 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H283 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H148 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H130 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedA AeroTech H669 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (124ft)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H242 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H219 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG Loki H144 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedA Cesaroni H400 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (150ft)
failedG Loki H160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (15ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H225 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H152 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H178 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedA AeroTech H550 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (228ft)
failedA Cesaroni H565 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (232ft)
failedA AeroTech H999 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (245ft)
failedG AeroTech H170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9ft/s)
failedA AeroTech H550 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (227ft)
failedG AeroTech I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I161 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I218 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I357 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedA AeroTech I245 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (251ft)
failedG Cesaroni I212 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I225 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I195 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I154 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failed5 AeroTech I49 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failed5 Cesaroni I55 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG Cesaroni I345 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I175 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I236 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I285 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I195 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I300 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I223 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I211 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I305 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I287 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Loki I110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Loki I210 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I285 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I255 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I303 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I327 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AMW I297 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I242 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG KBA I301 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I280 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I364 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I350 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I216 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J285 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J335 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J270 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J316 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J290 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J270 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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.

A The minimum altitude check is used to ensure that the rocket flies high enough to ensure time for a safe recovery. In addition, many barometric altimeters require a minimum altitude to detect lift-off. (The minimum altitude is 10m or 33ft for an A motor and doubles for each impulse class).

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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