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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 101 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (694 motors didn't fit, 16 motors failed safety checks). 115 motor had thrust curves available and 229 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:   THUNDER ONYX
Owner: Jim Fields
Body Diameter: 3.10in
Dry Weight: 16.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 16.00in
CD: 0.30

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 AeroTech E23 19.7oz 48ft/s 155ft/s 6.0G 459ft 5.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 19.7oz 51ft/s 220ft/s 13.5G 657ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 19.6oz 49ft/s 253ft/s 6.9G 871ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 18.9oz 51ft/s 235ft/s 8.3G 917ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 19.8oz 62ft/s 277ft/s 10.6G 925ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni F120 19.7oz 92ft/s 312ft/s 25.3G 979ft 7.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 19.5oz 65ft/s 300ft/s 12.0G 1,014ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F42 18.7oz 67ft/s 284ft/s 12.2G 1,021ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 18.8oz 53ft/s 252ft/s 8.2G 1,039ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F67 18.8oz 77ft/s 341ft/s 15.5G 1,158ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech F50 19.0oz 71ft/s 354ft/s 12.8G 1,299ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F52 20.3oz 70ft/s 347ft/s 13.0G 1,328ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F25 19.2oz 59ft/s 304ft/s 9.8G 1,338ft 9.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 20.5oz 63ft/s 339ft/s 11.0G 1,428ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G54 20.8oz 66ft/s 375ft/s 13.1G 1,472ft 9.1s 8s
OK Estes F50 19.0oz 69ft/s 388ft/s 13.9G 1,476ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G88 21.4oz 74ft/s 418ft/s 18.7G 1,513ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G104 20.8oz 86ft/s 426ft/s 20.1G 1,556ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G38 20.4oz 53ft/s 358ft/s 8.3G 1,618ft 9.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 19.1oz 73ft/s 457ft/s 16.1G 1,638ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G53 21.1oz 72ft/s 400ft/s 13.7G 1,673ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G80 21.1oz 71ft/s 463ft/s 15.8G 1,727ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 21.8oz 64ft/s 476ft/s 13.9G 1,839ft 9.9s 9s
OK Estes G40 20.3oz 65ft/s 422ft/s 11.9G 1,865ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G40 20.3oz 65ft/s 421ft/s 11.9G 1,865ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 20.3oz 68ft/s 511ft/s 16.4G 1,893ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech G79 21.5oz 72ft/s 495ft/s 15.6G 1,936ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech G72 20.6oz 65ft/s 517ft/s 16.7G 1,944ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni G83 21.1oz 76ft/s 503ft/s 16.1G 1,952ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni G68 21.5oz 66ft/s 482ft/s 14.4G 1,966ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 20.4oz 61ft/s 498ft/s 13.3G 1,977ft 10.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G250 21.0oz 120ft/s 590ft/s 49.0G 1,978ft 9.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni G57 21.1oz 68ft/s 464ft/s 14.0G 1,997ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 21.2oz 92ft/s 493ft/s 24.6G 2,083ft 10.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G126 21.1oz 92ft/s 575ft/s 26.1G 2,091ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 20.7oz 79ft/s 556ft/s 17.2G 2,102ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G64 21.3oz 82ft/s 488ft/s 17.3G 2,146ft 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni G131 23.1oz 84ft/s 583ft/s 22.1G 2,160ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G78 20.4oz 74ft/s 568ft/s 16.9G 2,221ft 10.3s 9s
OK AeroTech G125 20.4oz 90ft/s 639ft/s 25.3G 2,248ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G80 20.5oz 79ft/s 587ft/s 17.3G 2,329ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni G106 22.6oz 73ft/s 624ft/s 19.9G 2,389ft 10.7s 9s
OK KBA G135 24.0oz 81ft/s 644ft/s 22.7G 2,435ft 10.7s 10s
OK KBA G82 24.1oz 63ft/s 575ft/s 13.6G 2,442ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 24.2oz 61ft/s 578ft/s 10.8G 2,574ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 23.1oz 99ft/s 731ft/s 28.9G 2,661ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni G125 22.9oz 90ft/s 702ft/s 24.4G 2,677ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H175 24.7oz 100ft/s 739ft/s 32.4G 2,680ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni G118 22.6oz 81ft/s 700ft/s 23.8G 2,694ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni H410 22.4oz 160ft/s 847ft/s 84.2G 2,703ft 10.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni H133 22.7oz 95ft/s 718ft/s 29.4G 2,734ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H163 22.6oz 100ft/s 766ft/s 33.6G 2,765ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech G138 21.2oz 89ft/s 813ft/s 28.2G 2,800ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni G54 22.8oz 84ft/s 543ft/s 18.1G 2,800ft 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H128 23.3oz 97ft/s 746ft/s 27.4G 2,804ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech H238 22.9oz 115ft/s 791ft/s 36.5G 2,810ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H90 21.7oz 84ft/s 689ft/s 24.7G 2,817ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H87 23.2oz 77ft/s 672ft/s 18.9G 2,844ft 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni H123 24.0oz 79ft/s 737ft/s 19.9G 2,868ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H115 23.2oz 83ft/s 744ft/s 18.3G 2,906ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni H54 23.4oz 71ft/s 557ft/s 14.6G 2,916ft 12.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H97 25.8oz 71ft/s 698ft/s 14.5G 2,997ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H118 24.2oz 89ft/s 740ft/s 24.3G 3,007ft 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni H237 26.4oz 114ft/s 876ft/s 38.3G 3,094ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H220 24.8oz 118ft/s 878ft/s 43.5G 3,143ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H210 24.7oz 109ft/s 895ft/s 36.9G 3,197ft 11.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H151 24.4oz 97ft/s 833ft/s 29.0G 3,208ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni H42 24.5oz 50ft/s 547ft/s 10.0G 3,213ft 13.2s 9s
OK KBA H130 41.0oz 78ft/s 599ft/s 18.3G 3,238ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech H182 23.3oz 95ft/s 950ft/s 28.5G 3,293ft 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni H170 24.2oz 108ft/s 884ft/s 34.4G 3,306ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni H160 25.6oz 99ft/s 875ft/s 25.1G 3,327ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H135 24.9oz 91ft/s 838ft/s 23.0G 3,340ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech H180 24.9oz 111ft/s 919ft/s 36.2G 3,362ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech H250 25.0oz 128ft/s 972ft/s 45.9G 3,388ft 11.6s 11s
OK AeroTech H195 22.9oz 120ft/s 1,022ft/s 38.9G 3,458ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H169 23.1oz 113ft/s 941ft/s 35.7G 3,466ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni H295 28.1oz 125ft/s 1,011ft/s 45.6G 3,495ft 11.8s 11s
OK KBA H225 27.1oz 95ft/s 963ft/s 35.0G 3,519ft 12.1s 11s
OK AeroTech H135 23.5oz 87ft/s 849ft/s 22.6G 3,565ft 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H194 26.0oz 110ft/s 976ft/s 38.1G 3,653ft 12.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni H180 27.1oz 112ft/s 942ft/s 35.0G 3,654ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H200 25.7oz 116ft/s 990ft/s 39.8G 3,705ft 12.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni H340 29.8oz 140ft/s 1,087ft/s 53.0G 3,747ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H53 26.1oz 60ft/s 650ft/s 11.9G 3,761ft 13.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 24.2oz 134ft/s 1,115ft/s 55.0G 3,777ft 11.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni H399 26.4oz 166ft/s 1,174ft/s 73.7G 3,786ft 11.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni H140 25.8oz 106ft/s 923ft/s 33.3G 3,865ft 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H226 28.7oz 117ft/s 1,049ft/s 43.0G 4,028ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech H268 28.6oz 124ft/s 1,107ft/s 40.8G 4,057ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H233 27.6oz 120ft/s 1,107ft/s 43.5G 4,088ft 12.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni H159 28.1oz 91ft/s 995ft/s 23.2G 4,093ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni H255 27.2oz 135ft/s 1,156ft/s 53.7G 4,126ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech I200 28.6oz 114ft/s 1,060ft/s 37.2G 4,219ft 12.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni H160 27.3oz 118ft/s 996ft/s 40.9G 4,222ft 12.7s 11s
OK AeroTech I205 27.1oz 109ft/s 1,158ft/s 47.3G 4,355ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni I204 28.3oz 117ft/s 1,119ft/s 44.5G 4,383ft 12.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni I243 30.1oz 125ft/s 1,186ft/s 51.3G 4,630ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni I224 29.1oz 140ft/s 1,196ft/s 52.8G 4,645ft 12.9s 11s
warningsD Estes F26 19.6oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 20.5oz 14:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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 (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/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.)

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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