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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 29 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (778 motors didn't fit, 4 motors failed safety checks). 33 motor had thrust curves available and 59 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:   Estes Patriot MP
Owner: Michael J Zaborowski
Body Diameter: 1.66in
Dry Weight: 5.8oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 4.00in
CD: 0.50
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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 Estes C11 7.0oz 58ft/s 122ft/s 10.3G 247ft 4.2s 3s
OK Estes D12 7.8oz 61ft/s 193ft/s 12.8G 613ft 6.5s 5s
OK Estes D11 7.3oz 63ft/s 210ft/s 11.9G 699ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech D15 7.4oz 71ft/s 246ft/s 13.6G 798ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni E22 7.7oz 60ft/s 315ft/s 13.1G 1,027ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni E75 7.6oz 120ft/s 366ft/s 43.3G 1,060ft 7.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni E31 7.6oz 75ft/s 354ft/s 18.2G 1,136ft 7.8s 7s
OK Estes E12 7.8oz 67ft/s 295ft/s 14.2G 1,184ft 8.7s 6s
OK Estes E9 7.8oz 48ft/s 288ft/s 7.8G 1,221ft 9.2s 6s
OK AeroTech E11 8.0oz 53ft/s 330ft/s 7.7G 1,432ft 9.2s 6s
OK Estes E30 7.4oz 89ft/s 457ft/s 22.8G 1,493ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech E12 7.8oz 52ft/s 335ft/s 7.4G 1,516ft 9.4s 6s
OK AeroTech E20 7.5oz 77ft/s 417ft/s 15.8G 1,546ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech E18 7.8oz 69ft/s 423ft/s 13.3G 1,701ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech E28 7.7oz 95ft/s 496ft/s 22.7G 1,713ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech E30 7.4oz 88ft/s 509ft/s 22.4G 1,726ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech E15 7.4oz 68ft/s 417ft/s 13.6G 1,741ft 9.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F44 7.4oz 100ft/s 586ft/s 30.6G 1,792ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F12 8.2oz 58ft/s 425ft/s 9.3G 1,860ft 10.0s 7s
OK AeroTech F62 8.9oz 96ft/s 573ft/s 28.4G 1,865ft 9.3s 9s
warningsW Apogee E6 7.4oz 54ft/s 269ft/s 8.8G 1,870ft 11.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F30 8.2oz 74ft/s 544ft/s 15.6G 1,946ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech F63 8.6oz 102ft/s 606ft/s 29.6G 1,969ft 9.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni F51 8.3oz 94ft/s 597ft/s 27.7G 2,017ft 9.5s 9s
OK AeroTech F24 8.0oz 80ft/s 499ft/s 17.6G 2,031ft 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech F39 7.9oz 97ft/s 592ft/s 26.2G 2,049ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni F70 8.3oz 118ft/s 658ft/s 40.3G 2,093ft 9.5s 9s
OK AeroTech F35 8.7oz 90ft/s 615ft/s 23.0G 2,253ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F32 8.0oz 94ft/s 625ft/s 25.6G 2,282ft 10.1s 8s

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 AeroTech D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/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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