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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 15 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (793 motors didn't fit, 3 motors failed safety checks). 18 motor had thrust curves available and 35 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:   Quest Payloader
Owner: Philip L Pinto
Body Diameter: 25.0mm
Dry Weight: 37g
MMT Diameter: 18.0mm
MMT Length: 70.0mm
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
warningsW Estes 1/2A6 51g 15m/s 20m/s 15.3G 21m 2.2s 2s
OK Estes A8 53g 16m/s 36m/s 17.8G 66m 3.8s 3s
OK Quest A6 49g 16m/s 39m/s 24.1G 68m 3.8s 3s
OK Estes B6 56g 17m/s 67m/s 21.4G 167m 5.6s 5s
OK Estes B4 56g 17m/s 69m/s 21.5G 178m 5.9s 5s
OK Quest B6 55g 18m/s 76m/s 26.1G 184m 5.8s 5s
OK Estes C5 62g 20m/s 98m/s 34.3G 332m 7.6s 6s
OK Quest C6 58g 19m/s 109m/s 31.6G 357m 7.7s 6s
OK Estes C6 61g 18m/s 112m/s 21.3G 363m 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech C3 61g 15m/s 81m/s 14.2G 366m 8.2s 5s
OK AeroTech D21 62g 30m/s 245m/s 51.3G 576m 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech D10 63g 23m/s 208m/s 37.9G 577m 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech D24 69g 31m/s 235m/s 58.3G 591m 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech D13 69g 24m/s 200m/s 32.7G 596m 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech D2 66g 16m/s 77m/s 14.5G 732m 13.1s 5s

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

Don't like the units? Login to set your preferences. Don't understand the results? See the motor guide help page.

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 SCR A3 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG SCR B4 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG SCR C3 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 1m (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.)

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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