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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 74 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (699 motors didn't fit, 18 motors failed safety checks). 92 motor had thrust curves available and 206 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:   Blue Phenix
Owner: Wayne Alspach
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 44.6oz
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 12.00in
CD: 0.75
Web Site: http://www.apogeerockets.com/Blue_Phenix.asp#

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 Loki G80 53.6oz 50ft/s 206ft/s 6.5G 700ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G339 51.0oz 101ft/s 243ft/s 25.6G 709ft 6.5s 6s
OK Loki G94 53.1oz 54ft/s 219ft/s 7.9G 743ft 7.0s 6s
OK Loki G66 53.4oz 51ft/s 217ft/s 6.8G 833ft 7.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni G185 51.2oz 68ft/s 264ft/s 13.5G 836ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G115 51.5oz 53ft/s 270ft/s 8.2G 944ft 7.7s 6s
OK Loki H100 56.4oz 52ft/s 326ft/s 8.2G 1,392ft 9.2s 7s
warningsW AeroTech H283 53.3oz 89ft/s 399ft/s 21.6G 1,461ft 8.8s 8s
OK AeroTech H148 55.5oz 65ft/s 377ft/s 11.6G 1,541ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H130 53.0oz 79ft/s 370ft/s 16.6G 1,564ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H669 53.5oz 139ft/s 468ft/s 73.5G 1,631ft 9.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H123 54.3oz 56ft/s 366ft/s 8.9G 1,684ft 10.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H100 53.8oz 51ft/s 371ft/s 7.6G 1,693ft 10.0s 8s
OK Loki H90 56.4oz 57ft/s 356ft/s 8.3G 1,712ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 55.1oz 50ft/s 408ft/s 8.6G 1,729ft 10.0s 8s
OK Loki H144 56.5oz 76ft/s 401ft/s 14.8G 1,732ft 9.7s 8s
OK Loki H125 56.7oz 67ft/s 387ft/s 12.0G 1,747ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H219 53.8oz 85ft/s 452ft/s 18.6G 1,748ft 9.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H143 56.8oz 53ft/s 420ft/s 9.2G 1,758ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H242 53.9oz 74ft/s 453ft/s 14.9G 1,833ft 9.9s 8s
OK Loki H160 56.4oz 80ft/s 434ft/s 17.4G 1,860ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H400 54.6oz 94ft/s 519ft/s 28.3G 1,891ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H120 55.0oz 54ft/s 436ft/s 8.7G 1,952ft 10.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H125 54.9oz 52ft/s 455ft/s 8.7G 2,000ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H152 55.1oz 63ft/s 479ft/s 12.9G 2,084ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H225 51.4oz 76ft/s 543ft/s 17.0G 2,092ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech H178 56.0oz 60ft/s 504ft/s 12.7G 2,101ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H100 56.1oz 50ft/s 439ft/s 6.6G 2,133ft 11.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H550 55.7oz 122ft/s 629ft/s 41.3G 2,257ft 10.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H550 56.0oz 121ft/s 621ft/s 40.9G 2,262ft 10.3s 10s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 57.4oz 114ft/s 630ft/s 38.6G 2,284ft 10.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H999 56.3oz 164ft/s 656ft/s 101.9G 2,289ft 10.2s 10s
OK AeroTech I218 57.7oz 77ft/s 544ft/s 16.9G 2,296ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H170 56.2oz 64ft/s 529ft/s 11.9G 2,336ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I180 58.2oz 93ft/s 509ft/s 21.4G 2,349ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I161 57.5oz 68ft/s 522ft/s 12.6G 2,415ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni I180 58.5oz 60ft/s 561ft/s 11.7G 2,441ft 11.2s 9s
OK AeroTech I140 57.2oz 60ft/s 511ft/s 10.3G 2,494ft 11.5s 9s
OK AeroTech I245 57.5oz 89ft/s 586ft/s 24.9G 2,498ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I225 61.7oz 68ft/s 573ft/s 15.0G 2,507ft 11.2s 9s
OK AeroTech I357 56.7oz 93ft/s 615ft/s 23.1G 2,513ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I212 61.4oz 63ft/s 594ft/s 13.6G 2,555ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni I566 58.2oz 111ft/s 716ft/s 37.5G 2,590ft 10.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I154 62.0oz 55ft/s 512ft/s 8.8G 2,725ft 12.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I345 58.5oz 90ft/s 707ft/s 23.0G 2,787ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni I800 60.7oz 134ft/s 791ft/s 51.4G 2,797ft 11.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I195 59.3oz 66ft/s 621ft/s 13.4G 2,806ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I285 62.0oz 82ft/s 669ft/s 21.0G 2,827ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech I1299 59.5oz 181ft/s 828ft/s 92.1G 2,832ft 11.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni I170 58.4oz 66ft/s 636ft/s 12.8G 2,883ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I175 60.0oz 61ft/s 621ft/s 10.5G 2,902ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni I236 58.7oz 74ft/s 670ft/s 18.1G 2,907ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech I305 65.1oz 88ft/s 678ft/s 21.8G 2,910ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech I300 60.2oz 97ft/s 704ft/s 26.9G 2,970ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech I211 60.6oz 79ft/s 643ft/s 18.0G 2,971ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni I223 62.0oz 68ft/s 674ft/s 13.7G 2,976ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech I195 64.8oz 81ft/s 631ft/s 19.1G 2,987ft 12.0s 10s
OK Loki I316 63.6oz 99ft/s 717ft/s 27.4G 3,121ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni I287 65.9oz 76ft/s 744ft/s 17.5G 3,193ft 12.1s 10s
OK Loki I405 63.8oz 131ft/s 780ft/s 44.4G 3,215ft 11.8s 11s
OK Loki I210 63.6oz 89ft/s 676ft/s 24.0G 3,277ft 12.2s 10s
warningsW Loki I110 65.4oz 59ft/s 570ft/s 13.5G 3,319ft 13.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I285 62.4oz 84ft/s 773ft/s 19.4G 3,354ft 12.3s 10s
OK Loki I377 64.4oz 111ft/s 785ft/s 35.8G 3,370ft 12.1s 11s
OK Loki I430 63.6oz 99ft/s 852ft/s 29.1G 3,379ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I255 62.8oz 79ft/s 763ft/s 17.2G 3,410ft 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech I366 64.2oz 97ft/s 822ft/s 26.5G 3,421ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I470 62.1oz 105ft/s 898ft/s 31.3G 3,434ft 12.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni I303 62.2oz 88ft/s 815ft/s 22.9G 3,496ft 12.3s 10s
OK AeroTech I435 62.9oz 125ft/s 898ft/s 42.3G 3,555ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I242 64.0oz 77ft/s 778ft/s 15.1G 3,583ft 12.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I284 64.2oz 96ft/s 846ft/s 26.2G 3,660ft 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech I59 61.8oz 55ft/s 395ft/s 8.7G 3,711ft 15.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni J357 65.8oz 97ft/s 944ft/s 27.1G 3,964ft 12.8s 11s

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 G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/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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