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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 83 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (717 motors didn't fit, 11 motors failed safety checks). 92 motor had thrust curves available and 184 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:   Quaddaddy MP (Estes Big Daddy 24mm X 4)
Owner: Michael J Zaborowski
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 14.2oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 10.00in
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 AeroTech E23 17.9oz 49ft/s 167ft/s 6.7G 477ft 5.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 17.9oz 52ft/s 238ft/s 14.9G 634ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 18.1oz 48ft/s 249ft/s 8.1G 771ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F27 17.1oz 49ft/s 233ft/s 6.5G 792ft 7.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 17.8oz 52ft/s 269ft/s 7.6G 815ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 18.1oz 65ft/s 295ft/s 11.7G 845ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 17.2oz 54ft/s 244ft/s 9.2G 857ft 7.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 18.0oz 93ft/s 338ft/s 27.4G 873ft 6.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni F31 17.8oz 48ft/s 275ft/s 10.3G 888ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 17.7oz 68ft/s 320ft/s 13.3G 910ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 16.9oz 70ft/s 298ft/s 13.6G 917ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 17.1oz 55ft/s 259ft/s 9.1G 950ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F67 17.1oz 81ft/s 363ft/s 17.0G 1,003ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F26 17.8oz 49ft/s 270ft/s 6.7G 1,011ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 17.2oz 74ft/s 367ft/s 14.1G 1,112ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 18.5oz 73ft/s 357ft/s 14.3G 1,145ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 17.4oz 62ft/s 306ft/s 10.9G 1,170ft 8.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 18.7oz 66ft/s 343ft/s 12.1G 1,230ft 8.1s 6s
OK Estes F50 17.2oz 72ft/s 397ft/s 15.1G 1,234ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 19.1oz 68ft/s 382ft/s 14.2G 1,248ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 19.6oz 76ft/s 437ft/s 20.4G 1,262ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 19.0oz 91ft/s 442ft/s 22.0G 1,288ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 17.3oz 76ft/s 473ft/s 17.4G 1,334ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 18.7oz 56ft/s 355ft/s 9.2G 1,377ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 19.4oz 74ft/s 401ft/s 15.1G 1,393ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 19.3oz 73ft/s 478ft/s 17.4G 1,413ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 20.1oz 66ft/s 487ft/s 14.5G 1,499ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 18.6oz 75ft/s 520ft/s 17.0G 1,510ft 8.3s 7s
OK Estes G40 18.6oz 67ft/s 415ft/s 13.1G 1,532ft 8.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 18.6oz 67ft/s 414ft/s 13.1G 1,533ft 8.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 19.2oz 125ft/s 626ft/s 52.4G 1,541ft 8.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G72 18.9oz 68ft/s 527ft/s 17.1G 1,550ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 19.8oz 73ft/s 501ft/s 16.7G 1,558ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 19.4oz 78ft/s 511ft/s 17.6G 1,568ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 18.6oz 63ft/s 496ft/s 14.2G 1,585ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 19.7oz 68ft/s 482ft/s 15.8G 1,594ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 19.4oz 74ft/s 457ft/s 15.3G 1,623ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 19.4oz 93ft/s 590ft/s 28.5G 1,640ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 18.9oz 81ft/s 558ft/s 18.7G 1,653ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 19.4oz 101ft/s 488ft/s 26.9G 1,663ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 21.3oz 91ft/s 599ft/s 24.0G 1,697ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 19.6oz 84ft/s 480ft/s 18.9G 1,721ft 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 18.7oz 91ft/s 652ft/s 26.7G 1,728ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 18.7oz 76ft/s 569ft/s 18.3G 1,739ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 18.8oz 81ft/s 581ft/s 19.0G 1,813ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G25 18.5oz 50ft/s 373ft/s 7.2G 1,858ft 10.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni G106 20.8oz 79ft/s 628ft/s 21.7G 1,860ft 9.0s 8s
OK KBA G135 22.2oz 82ft/s 655ft/s 23.4G 1,893ft 9.0s 8s
OK KBA G82 22.4oz 64ft/s 570ft/s 13.9G 1,932ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 20.7oz 164ft/s 885ft/s 89.2G 1,994ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 21.4oz 100ft/s 734ft/s 30.9G 2,016ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H175 23.0oz 108ft/s 750ft/s 32.3G 2,034ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 22.5oz 64ft/s 559ft/s 11.5G 2,036ft 9.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 21.1oz 94ft/s 696ft/s 26.6G 2,044ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G118 20.9oz 89ft/s 692ft/s 25.9G 2,060ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 21.0oz 95ft/s 709ft/s 32.0G 2,080ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 20.8oz 108ft/s 768ft/s 36.5G 2,083ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 19.5oz 90ft/s 812ft/s 27.8G 2,091ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech H238 21.2oz 114ft/s 795ft/s 38.3G 2,104ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 21.5oz 103ft/s 738ft/s 29.2G 2,123ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 20.0oz 92ft/s 658ft/s 26.9G 2,156ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H123 22.3oz 85ft/s 727ft/s 21.5G 2,185ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 21.5oz 78ft/s 642ft/s 20.5G 2,195ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H115 21.5oz 84ft/s 719ft/s 19.5G 2,205ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 21.1oz 85ft/s 511ft/s 19.6G 2,211ft 9.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 22.4oz 93ft/s 714ft/s 26.3G 2,290ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 21.6oz 77ft/s 519ft/s 15.8G 2,307ft 10.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 24.0oz 74ft/s 670ft/s 15.3G 2,312ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech H220 23.1oz 127ft/s 877ft/s 46.9G 2,333ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H210 22.9oz 114ft/s 887ft/s 38.0G 2,368ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H151 22.6oz 105ft/s 806ft/s 31.3G 2,401ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H182 21.6oz 103ft/s 921ft/s 30.1G 2,424ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H170 22.4oz 117ft/s 865ft/s 37.1G 2,456ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H250 23.3oz 138ft/s 956ft/s 49.2G 2,486ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 23.1oz 112ft/s 897ft/s 38.3G 2,488ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 23.1oz 98ft/s 801ft/s 24.8G 2,509ft 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech H195 21.2oz 130ft/s 980ft/s 42.2G 2,519ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H169 21.4oz 122ft/s 893ft/s 38.4G 2,549ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H42 22.8oz 52ft/s 502ft/s 10.8G 2,571ft 11.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H135 21.7oz 94ft/s 798ft/s 24.3G 2,677ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 22.4oz 137ft/s 1,078ft/s 59.4G 2,740ft 9.6s 9s
warningsD Estes F26 17.8oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 18.8oz 15:1 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 (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (18ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/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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