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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 (762 motors didn't fit, 13 motors failed safety checks). 29 motor had thrust curves available and 52 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 Super Neon XL
Owner: K Sonesen
Body Diameter: 1.60in
Dry Weight: 7.6oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 3.75in
CD: 1.50

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 D15 9.3oz 51ft/s 182ft/s 10.6G 445ft 5.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni E75 9.4oz 86ft/s 285ft/s 34.6G 572ft 5.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni E31 9.4oz 52ft/s 266ft/s 14.4G 617ft 5.7s 5s
warningsW Estes E12 9.7oz 49ft/s 200ft/s 11.2G 652ft 6.6s 4s
OK Estes E30 9.3oz 65ft/s 332ft/s 18.1G 793ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech E20 9.3oz 56ft/s 296ft/s 12.4G 830ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech E28 9.6oz 65ft/s 358ft/s 18.0G 909ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech E30 9.3oz 64ft/s 365ft/s 17.7G 911ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech E18 9.7oz 51ft/s 299ft/s 10.5G 919ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F44 9.3oz 71ft/s 431ft/s 23.7G 935ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech E15 9.3oz 48ft/s 278ft/s 10.1G 977ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F30 10.1oz 55ft/s 390ft/s 12.2G 1,036ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F39 9.7oz 71ft/s 420ft/s 21.0G 1,080ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F24 9.8oz 59ft/s 348ft/s 14.1G 1,087ft 7.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F35 10.6oz 68ft/s 442ft/s 18.8G 1,194ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F32 9.9oz 69ft/s 434ft/s 20.5G 1,210ft 7.3s 5s

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 Estes C11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Estes D12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Estes D11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni E22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Apogee E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 4ft (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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