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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 44 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (763 motors didn't fit, 4 motors failed safety checks). 48 motor had thrust curves available and 88 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 Magician
Owner: Jim Fields
Body Diameter: 1.33in
Dry Weight: 6.0oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 10.00in
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 Estes C11 7.2oz 56ft/s 119ft/s 9.9G 253ft 4.3s 3s
OK Estes D12 8.0oz 59ft/s 195ft/s 12.4G 698ft 7.2s 6s
OK Estes D11 7.6oz 60ft/s 214ft/s 11.5G 824ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech D15 7.7oz 71ft/s 249ft/s 13.1G 984ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni E22 8.0oz 61ft/s 318ft/s 12.6G 1,350ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni E75 7.8oz 116ft/s 360ft/s 41.9G 1,460ft 9.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni E31 7.8oz 72ft/s 357ft/s 17.6G 1,555ft 9.7s 9s
OK Estes E12 8.1oz 65ft/s 317ft/s 13.8G 1,581ft 10.4s 8s
OK Estes E9 8.0oz 48ft/s 312ft/s 7.5G 1,614ft 11.0s 8s
OK AeroTech E11 8.2oz 51ft/s 361ft/s 7.5G 2,005ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech E12 8.1oz 50ft/s 374ft/s 7.1G 2,160ft 11.8s 9s
OK Estes E30 7.7oz 86ft/s 473ft/s 22.1G 2,268ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech E20 7.7oz 74ft/s 447ft/s 15.2G 2,318ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech E18 8.1oz 71ft/s 462ft/s 12.9G 2,575ft 12.2s 10s
warningsW Apogee E6 7.6oz 52ft/s 336ft/s 8.5G 2,595ft 14.2s 8s
OK AeroTech E15 7.7oz 69ft/s 468ft/s 13.1G 2,653ft 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech E28 8.0oz 92ft/s 524ft/s 21.9G 2,683ft 12.1s 11s
OK AeroTech E30 7.7oz 92ft/s 541ft/s 21.7G 2,744ft 12.1s 11s
OK AeroTech F12 8.4oz 59ft/s 475ft/s 9.1G 2,823ft 13.0s 10s
OK AeroTech F44 7.7oz 96ft/s 604ft/s 30.1G 2,935ft 12.3s 11s
OK AeroTech F62 9.1oz 93ft/s 587ft/s 28.9G 2,974ft 12.5s 12s
OK AeroTech F30 8.5oz 72ft/s 584ft/s 15.6G 3,127ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech F63 8.9oz 99ft/s 625ft/s 29.3G 3,202ft 12.9s 12s
OK AeroTech F24 8.2oz 77ft/s 558ft/s 17.1G 3,240ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni F51 8.6oz 92ft/s 629ft/s 26.8G 3,296ft 13.1s 12s
OK AeroTech F39 8.1oz 101ft/s 639ft/s 25.4G 3,390ft 13.2s 12s
OK AeroTech F51 8.9oz 108ft/s 647ft/s 28.1G 3,423ft 13.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni F70 8.6oz 115ft/s 682ft/s 39.1G 3,502ft 13.2s 12s
OK AeroTech F35 9.0oz 87ft/s 667ft/s 22.3G 3,726ft 13.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni F50 9.3oz 93ft/s 686ft/s 25.4G 3,796ft 13.9s 13s
OK AeroTech F32 8.3oz 94ft/s 699ft/s 24.8G 3,863ft 14.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni F79 9.8oz 107ft/s 785ft/s 33.9G 4,211ft 14.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni F240 9.2oz 190ft/s 867ft/s 113.2G 4,296ft 14.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni F85 9.4oz 118ft/s 873ft/s 39.3G 4,606ft 14.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni F30 9.6oz 84ft/s 729ft/s 19.4G 4,639ft 15.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni F51 9.4oz 103ft/s 831ft/s 31.2G 4,766ft 15.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni G100 11.6oz 137ft/s 1,081ft/s 52.8G 6,231ft 16.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni G84 12.1oz 123ft/s 1,172ft/s 37.7G 6,910ft 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni G127 11.9oz 143ft/s 1,275ft/s 54.8G 7,042ft 17.2s 16s
OK Cesaroni G107 12.0oz 163ft/s 1,238ft/s 65.2G 7,161ft 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni G145 11.7oz 173ft/s 1,316ft/s 97.2G 7,190ft 17.2s 16s
OK Cesaroni G117 12.1oz 140ft/s 1,291ft/s 52.1G 7,234ft 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni G150 11.6oz 152ft/s 1,353ft/s 75.1G 7,324ft 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni G65 12.1oz 126ft/s 1,163ft/s 44.2G 7,488ft 17.9s 16s

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 (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/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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