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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 108 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (678 motors didn't fit, 5 motors failed safety checks). 111 motor had thrust curves available and 220 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:   LOC Lil Nuke
Owner: John Metcalf
Body Diameter: 2.26in
Dry Weight: 13.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 20.00in
CD: 0.75
Web Site: http://www.rocketrycarolina.org/

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 16.7oz 56ft/s 183ft/s 7.3G 547ft 6.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 16.7oz 59ft/s 260ft/s 16.1G 720ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 16.9oz 55ft/s 271ft/s 8.8G 874ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F27 15.8oz 56ft/s 255ft/s 7.1G 899ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 16.6oz 59ft/s 293ft/s 8.3G 922ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni F32 16.8oz 53ft/s 281ft/s 8.5G 929ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 16.8oz 74ft/s 320ft/s 12.6G 953ft 7.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni F29 16.7oz 49ft/s 277ft/s 6.1G 956ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 15.9oz 59ft/s 267ft/s 10.0G 970ft 7.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 16.7oz 105ft/s 365ft/s 29.6G 983ft 7.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni F31 16.6oz 55ft/s 300ft/s 11.1G 1,002ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 16.5oz 78ft/s 347ft/s 14.4G 1,025ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 15.7oz 80ft/s 325ft/s 14.8G 1,034ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 15.8oz 63ft/s 284ft/s 9.9G 1,072ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F26 16.6oz 56ft/s 295ft/s 7.3G 1,140ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F50 16.0oz 80ft/s 400ft/s 15.3G 1,246ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 17.3oz 83ft/s 387ft/s 15.4G 1,282ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F25 16.2oz 71ft/s 334ft/s 11.8G 1,312ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 17.5oz 75ft/s 372ft/s 13.0G 1,376ft 8.5s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 15.9oz 84ft/s 432ft/s 16.4G 1,380ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G54 17.8oz 78ft/s 414ft/s 15.3G 1,395ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G88 18.4oz 87ft/s 472ft/s 21.9G 1,409ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 17.8oz 101ft/s 477ft/s 23.6G 1,437ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 16.1oz 88ft/s 514ft/s 18.9G 1,488ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 17.4oz 64ft/s 386ft/s 9.9G 1,537ft 9.0s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 18.1oz 84ft/s 434ft/s 16.2G 1,551ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G80 18.1oz 78ft/s 516ft/s 18.7G 1,575ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 18.8oz 73ft/s 525ft/s 15.7G 1,669ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 17.3oz 81ft/s 563ft/s 18.4G 1,678ft 8.7s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 17.3oz 77ft/s 450ft/s 14.2G 1,706ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G40 17.3oz 77ft/s 450ft/s 14.2G 1,706ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 18.0oz 141ft/s 674ft/s 56.3G 1,714ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 18.5oz 84ft/s 540ft/s 18.0G 1,732ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 18.1oz 89ft/s 552ft/s 18.9G 1,744ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 17.4oz 73ft/s 537ft/s 15.3G 1,760ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 18.5oz 77ft/s 521ft/s 16.9G 1,772ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 18.1oz 80ft/s 495ft/s 16.5G 1,805ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 18.1oz 108ft/s 636ft/s 30.6G 1,822ft 8.8s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 18.2oz 108ft/s 527ft/s 28.9G 1,846ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 20.1oz 97ft/s 643ft/s 25.6G 1,882ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 17.6oz 88ft/s 574ft/s 19.6G 1,908ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 18.3oz 96ft/s 518ft/s 20.3G 1,909ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G125 17.4oz 106ft/s 705ft/s 28.9G 1,915ft 8.8s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 17.4oz 87ft/s 616ft/s 19.7G 1,928ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 17.5oz 94ft/s 629ft/s 20.4G 2,008ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 19.6oz 85ft/s 676ft/s 23.1G 2,062ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G25 17.3oz 55ft/s 406ft/s 7.8G 2,065ft 10.5s 6s
OK KBA G135 21.0oz 94ft/s 702ft/s 25.0G 2,100ft 9.4s 8s
OK KBA G82 21.1oz 73ft/s 612ft/s 14.8G 2,140ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H410 19.4oz 185ft/s 949ft/s 95.6G 2,208ft 9.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 20.1oz 117ft/s 789ft/s 33.0G 2,231ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H175 21.7oz 114ft/s 803ft/s 34.3G 2,251ft 9.5s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 21.2oz 70ft/s 602ft/s 12.2G 2,253ft 10.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 19.9oz 105ft/s 748ft/s 28.3G 2,262ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G118 19.6oz 94ft/s 745ft/s 27.6G 2,280ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 19.7oz 111ft/s 763ft/s 34.1G 2,302ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 19.6oz 115ft/s 826ft/s 38.9G 2,305ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 18.2oz 104ft/s 877ft/s 30.0G 2,312ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H238 19.9oz 133ft/s 853ft/s 41.0G 2,327ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 20.3oz 112ft/s 793ft/s 31.1G 2,347ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G33 19.9oz 51ft/s 454ft/s 9.4G 2,373ft 11.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 18.7oz 99ft/s 711ft/s 28.8G 2,382ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 21.0oz 97ft/s 781ft/s 22.9G 2,416ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 20.2oz 89ft/s 692ft/s 21.9G 2,425ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H115 20.2oz 96ft/s 775ft/s 20.8G 2,433ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 19.8oz 97ft/s 552ft/s 21.0G 2,442ft 10.3s 7s
OK RATT H70 25.4oz 88ft/s 582ft/s 18.3G 2,459ft 10.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H118 21.2oz 102ft/s 768ft/s 27.9G 2,529ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H237 23.4oz 129ft/s 942ft/s 40.6G 2,542ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H54 20.4oz 83ft/s 561ft/s 16.9G 2,547ft 10.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 22.8oz 83ft/s 720ft/s 16.3G 2,552ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H220 21.8oz 141ft/s 938ft/s 49.6G 2,579ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H210 21.7oz 124ft/s 950ft/s 40.6G 2,618ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H151 21.4oz 111ft/s 866ft/s 33.2G 2,650ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H182 20.3oz 110ft/s 992ft/s 32.1G 2,672ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H170 21.2oz 124ft/s 928ft/s 39.4G 2,712ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H180 21.9oz 127ft/s 962ft/s 40.7G 2,745ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H250 22.0oz 146ft/s 1,025ft/s 52.1G 2,746ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 22.6oz 112ft/s 914ft/s 28.6G 2,746ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H135 21.9oz 104ft/s 861ft/s 26.3G 2,768ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech H195 19.9oz 139ft/s 1,056ft/s 44.9G 2,773ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H295 25.1oz 140ft/s 1,078ft/s 49.7G 2,828ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni H42 21.5oz 58ft/s 543ft/s 11.5G 2,837ft 11.8s 7s
OK KBA H225 24.1oz 107ft/s 1,018ft/s 37.9G 2,880ft 10.4s 9s
OK KBA H130 38.0oz 85ft/s 622ft/s 19.8G 2,896ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech H135 20.5oz 100ft/s 860ft/s 25.9G 2,953ft 10.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 23.0oz 125ft/s 1,004ft/s 43.2G 2,971ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H180 24.1oz 127ft/s 975ft/s 39.5G 2,992ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H200 22.7oz 132ft/s 1,020ft/s 45.2G 3,008ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H399 23.4oz 187ft/s 1,249ft/s 83.4G 3,009ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni H340 26.8oz 156ft/s 1,149ft/s 59.1G 3,012ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 21.2oz 153ft/s 1,158ft/s 63.0G 3,023ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H140 22.8oz 121ft/s 930ft/s 37.8G 3,177ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H53 23.1oz 68ft/s 638ft/s 13.6G 3,249ft 11.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H226 25.7oz 145ft/s 1,084ft/s 48.1G 3,265ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H268 25.6oz 143ft/s 1,139ft/s 45.4G 3,269ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H233 24.6oz 135ft/s 1,132ft/s 48.9G 3,291ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 24.2oz 152ft/s 1,186ft/s 60.5G 3,306ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H159 25.1oz 102ft/s 989ft/s 25.9G 3,348ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I200 25.6oz 134ft/s 1,069ft/s 41.7G 3,421ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 24.3oz 133ft/s 999ft/s 46.1G 3,452ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I205 24.1oz 123ft/s 1,157ft/s 53.3G 3,499ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I204 25.3oz 145ft/s 1,122ft/s 49.9G 3,533ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I243 27.1oz 139ft/s 1,181ft/s 57.1G 3,724ft 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni I224 26.1oz 156ft/s 1,206ft/s 59.0G 3,736ft 11.0s 9s
OK KBA J520 38.5oz 151ft/s 1,663ft/s 65.9G 5,006ft 12.6s 11s
warningsW,D Estes F26 16.0oz 6:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 17.4oz 16:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

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 (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 7ft (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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