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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 17 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (773 motors didn't fit, 1 motors failed safety checks). 18 motor had thrust curves available and 32 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:   Blue Streak
Owner: Philip L Pinto
Body Diameter: 18.7mm
Dry Weight: 15g
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 29g 18m/s 38m/s 28.2G 61m 3.6s 3s
OK Quest A6 27g 20m/s 74m/s 45.2G 156m 5.3s 5s
warningsW Estes A8 32g 19m/s 66m/s 31.2G 157m 5.5s 5s
OK SCR A3 30g 15m/s 75m/s 29.3G 174m 5.7s 5s
OK Estes B6 30g 20m/s 127m/s 41.3G 306m 6.8s 6s
warningsW Estes B4 34g 21m/s 115m/s 36.0G 312m 7.1s 6s
warningsW Quest B6 31g 21m/s 137m/s 47.7G 318m 6.8s 6s
OK SCR B4 34g 16m/s 110m/s 35.8G 318m 7.1s 6s
OK Quest C6 36g 20m/s 168m/s 51.7G 521m 8.3s 6s
warningsW Estes C5 40g 20m/s 165m/s 56.1G 527m 8.5s 7s
warningsW Estes C6 38g 20m/s 176m/s 35.0G 538m 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech C3 39g 20m/s 122m/s 22.6G 574m 9.3s 6s
OK AeroTech D21 40g 40m/s 362m/s 79.9G 765m 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech D10 41g 31m/s 305m/s 58.6G 781m 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech D24 47g 36m/s 339m/s 85.9G 818m 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech D13 47g 27m/s 286m/s 48.4G 828m 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech D2 44g 20m/s 115m/s 22.2G 1,106m 14.3s 6s

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 C3 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/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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