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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 39 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (752 motors didn't fit). All motors had thrust curves available and 80 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:   Ariel
Owner: Ross Ohmen
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 47.5oz
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 32.0cm
CD: 0.50

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 I117 67.5oz 52ft/s 514ft/s 7.9G 2,957ft 13.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni I140 67.4oz 58ft/s 545ft/s 7.6G 3,255ft 13.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I215 66.1oz 78ft/s 611ft/s 13.3G 3,292ft 13.4s 12s
OK AeroTech I599 65.6oz 146ft/s 705ft/s 41.6G 3,344ft 12.8s 12s
OK AeroTech I115 66.7oz 54ft/s 534ft/s 7.9G 3,369ft 14.2s 11s
OK AeroTech I170 66.1oz 67ft/s 597ft/s 10.4G 3,375ft 13.7s 11s
OK AeroTech I229 65.6oz 81ft/s 648ft/s 14.2G 3,453ft 13.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni I445 67.8oz 107ft/s 770ft/s 27.6G 3,874ft 13.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni I150 67.6oz 62ft/s 619ft/s 8.4G 3,881ft 14.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni I218 68.0oz 78ft/s 709ft/s 13.1G 4,049ft 14.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni I120 69.5oz 58ft/s 598ft/s 6.6G 4,175ft 15.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni I165 68.5oz 67ft/s 673ft/s 9.0G 4,280ft 15.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni I100 76.0oz 71ft/s 558ft/s 13.4G 5,070ft 17.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni J250 76.8oz 67ft/s 872ft/s 12.0G 5,185ft 16.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J250 79.5oz 74ft/s 876ft/s 13.0G 5,274ft 16.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni J280 81.2oz 74ft/s 911ft/s 13.5G 5,290ft 16.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni J1055 74.7oz 162ft/s 1,150ft/s 55.3G 5,353ft 15.0s 14s
OK AeroTech I65 74.0oz 64ft/s 585ft/s 8.6G 5,410ft 17.9s 9s
OK AeroTech J250 72.5oz 89ft/s 878ft/s 15.8G 5,427ft 15.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J145 77.0oz 76ft/s 700ft/s 21.7G 5,448ft 16.8s 12s
OK AeroTech J90 77.6oz 53ft/s 649ft/s 7.3G 5,493ft 17.7s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 77.5oz 85ft/s 946ft/s 16.8G 5,580ft 16.1s 14s
OK AeroTech J1299 76.9oz 183ft/s 1,287ft/s 70.0G 5,888ft 15.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni J430 75.7oz 104ft/s 1,106ft/s 23.9G 5,939ft 16.1s 14s
OK AeroTech J180 76.0oz 85ft/s 832ft/s 14.5G 5,983ft 16.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni J240 78.4oz 74ft/s 943ft/s 12.5G 5,989ft 16.8s 14s
OK AeroTech J460 75.3oz 109ft/s 1,122ft/s 25.7G 5,995ft 16.0s 14s
OK AeroTech J275 78.0oz 79ft/s 941ft/s 14.5G 6,079ft 16.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni J293 77.1oz 81ft/s 1,018ft/s 15.6G 6,107ft 16.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni J244 79.6oz 72ft/s 973ft/s 11.0G 6,247ft 17.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni J210 77.2oz 78ft/s 862ft/s 14.2G 6,474ft 18.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni J360 86.4oz 81ft/s 1,150ft/s 21.5G 6,821ft 17.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni J380 93.1oz 80ft/s 1,169ft/s 16.1G 6,830ft 17.4s 15s
OK AeroTech J540 85.7oz 116ft/s 1,337ft/s 27.9G 7,164ft 16.9s 15s
OK AeroTech J401 79.7oz 97ft/s 1,293ft/s 20.7G 7,318ft 17.2s 14s
OK AeroTech J800 85.8oz 138ft/s 1,493ft/s 38.9G 7,590ft 17.0s 15s
OK AeroTech J415 88.7oz 94ft/s 1,300ft/s 21.1G 7,848ft 17.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni J295 87.0oz 89ft/s 1,127ft/s 17.1G 7,892ft 18.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni J449 87.1oz 96ft/s 1,381ft/s 22.2G 7,902ft 17.8s 15s

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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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