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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 16 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (773 motors didn't fit, 2 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:   Gyroc 2010 LP (Scratch)
Owner: Michael J Zaborowski
Body Diameter: 0.74in
Dry Weight: 17g
MMT Diameter: 18.0mm
MMT Length: 3.00in
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
warningsW Estes 1/2A6 31g 58ft/s 116ft/s 26.5G 200ft 3.7s 3s
warningsW Estes A8 33g 58ft/s 209ft/s 29.5G 597ft 6.1s 5s
OK Quest A6 29g 65ft/s 232ft/s 42.5G 619ft 6.0s 6s
warningsW Estes B4 36g 66ft/s 385ft/s 34.2G 1,398ft 8.7s 8s
OK Estes B6 32g 71ft/s 422ft/s 38.9G 1,425ft 8.5s 8s
OK SCR B4 36g 49ft/s 378ft/s 34.4G 1,431ft 8.8s 8s
warningsW Quest B6 33g 66ft/s 452ft/s 45.2G 1,502ft 8.7s 8s
warningsW Estes C5 42g 76ft/s 615ft/s 53.9G 2,573ft 11.0s 9s
OK Quest C6 38g 62ft/s 646ft/s 49.3G 2,574ft 10.8s 9s
warningsW Estes C6 40g 61ft/s 661ft/s 33.4G 2,651ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech C3 41g 63ft/s 482ft/s 21.6G 2,691ft 11.8s 9s
OK AeroTech D10 43g 97ft/s 1,146ft/s 56.1G 4,145ft 12.2s 11s
OK AeroTech D21 42g 125ft/s 1,337ft/s 76.5G 4,160ft 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech D13 49g 91ft/s 1,050ft/s 47.1G 4,323ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech D24 49g 124ft/s 1,205ft/s 82.7G 4,361ft 12.8s 12s
OK AeroTech D2 46g 63ft/s 492ft/s 21.3G 5,118ft 16.9s 9s

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 (46ft/s)
failedG SCR C3 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 3ft (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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