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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 27 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (780 motors didn't fit, 4 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:   QCC Explorer
Owner: Jim Lane
Body Diameter: 1.64in
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 Estes C11 8.8oz 54ft/s 89ft/s 7.9G 139ft 3.3s 2s
OK Estes D12 9.6oz 57ft/s 138ft/s 10.1G 342ft 5.0s 3s
OK Estes D11 9.2oz 56ft/s 145ft/s 9.2G 381ft 5.3s 3s
OK AeroTech D9 9.3oz 49ft/s 158ft/s 6.1G 405ft 5.3s 3s
OK AeroTech D15 9.3oz 73ft/s 181ft/s 10.6G 437ft 5.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni E22 9.6oz 62ft/s 234ft/s 10.4G 553ft 5.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni E75 9.4oz 125ft/s 284ft/s 34.6G 557ft 5.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni E31 9.4oz 76ft/s 265ft/s 14.4G 602ft 5.7s 5s
OK Estes E12 9.7oz 67ft/s 198ft/s 11.2G 640ft 6.6s 4s
OK AeroTech E11 9.8oz 54ft/s 226ft/s 6.0G 770ft 6.9s 4s
OK Estes E30 9.3oz 90ft/s 329ft/s 18.1G 772ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech E20 9.3oz 79ft/s 293ft/s 12.4G 808ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech E12 9.7oz 52ft/s 225ft/s 5.8G 814ft 7.1s 4s
OK AeroTech E28 9.6oz 92ft/s 355ft/s 18.0G 884ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech E30 9.3oz 91ft/s 361ft/s 17.7G 886ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech E18 9.7oz 73ft/s 296ft/s 10.5G 895ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F44 9.3oz 109ft/s 428ft/s 23.7G 907ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech E15 9.3oz 70ft/s 279ft/s 10.7G 916ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 10.7oz 98ft/s 433ft/s 21.8G 955ft 6.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F12 10.0oz 59ft/s 289ft/s 7.4G 990ft 7.4s 4s
OK AeroTech F63 10.5oz 107ft/s 453ft/s 23.7G 1,001ft 6.6s 6s
warningsW Apogee E6 9.2oz 52ft/s 155ft/s 6.8G 1,003ft 9.5s 3s
OK AeroTech F30 10.1oz 79ft/s 386ft/s 12.2G 1,007ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F39 9.7oz 103ft/s 416ft/s 21.0G 1,048ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F24 9.8oz 83ft/s 344ft/s 14.1G 1,056ft 7.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F35 10.6oz 95ft/s 437ft/s 18.8G 1,159ft 7.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F32 9.9oz 98ft/s 428ft/s 20.5G 1,175ft 7.2s 5s

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 (41ft/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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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