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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 28 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (771 motors didn't fit, 3 motors failed safety checks). 31 motor had thrust curves available and 55 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:   Vagabond
Owner: Jim Lane
Body Diameter: 1.64in
Dry Weight: 5.1oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 3.75in
CD: 0.80

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
warningsW Estes C11 6.3oz 61ft/s 134ft/s 11.4G 266ft 4.3s 3s
warningsW Estes D12 6.6oz 67ft/s 218ft/s 15.3G 631ft 6.3s 5s
OK Estes D11 6.7oz 66ft/s 218ft/s 13.1G 656ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech D9 6.8oz 48ft/s 230ft/s 8.7G 686ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech D15 6.8oz 76ft/s 257ft/s 14.9G 720ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni E75 6.9oz 123ft/s 394ft/s 47.5G 882ft 6.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni E22 7.1oz 62ft/s 329ft/s 14.4G 886ft 6.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni E31 6.9oz 78ft/s 370ft/s 20.0G 955ft 6.9s 6s
warningsW Estes E12 7.2oz 69ft/s 288ft/s 15.5G 1,021ft 7.7s 5s
OK Estes E9 7.1oz 52ft/s 280ft/s 8.6G 1,068ft 8.3s 5s
OK Estes E30 6.8oz 91ft/s 462ft/s 25.1G 1,185ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech E11 7.3oz 55ft/s 322ft/s 8.4G 1,204ft 8.1s 5s
OK AeroTech E20 6.8oz 79ft/s 412ft/s 17.3G 1,244ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech E12 7.2oz 53ft/s 323ft/s 8.2G 1,266ft 8.3s 5s
OK AeroTech E30 6.8oz 97ft/s 505ft/s 24.7G 1,342ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech E28 7.1oz 97ft/s 493ft/s 24.8G 1,342ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F44 6.8oz 110ft/s 597ft/s 32.9G 1,366ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech E18 7.2oz 76ft/s 413ft/s 14.5G 1,366ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech E15 6.8oz 72ft/s 396ft/s 15.0G 1,400ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 8.2oz 98ft/s 585ft/s 29.4G 1,439ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F12 7.5oz 61ft/s 405ft/s 10.2G 1,501ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F63 8.0oz 110ft/s 613ft/s 31.7G 1,505ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F30 7.6oz 75ft/s 533ft/s 16.6G 1,511ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F39 7.2oz 105ft/s 575ft/s 28.6G 1,565ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F24 7.3oz 81ft/s 477ft/s 19.3G 1,590ft 8.3s 6s
warningsW Apogee E6 6.7oz 58ft/s 237ft/s 9.7G 1,616ft 10.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F35 8.1oz 97ft/s 595ft/s 24.9G 1,725ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F32 7.4oz 102ft/s 592ft/s 27.9G 1,735ft 8.3s 6s

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 (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 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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