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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 67 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (732 motors didn't fit, 12 motors failed safety checks). 77 motor had thrust curves available and 151 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:   Darkstar Mini
Owner: Kevin Dunn
Body Diameter: 38.0mm
Dry Weight: 486g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
CD: 0.70

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 E23 590g 15m/s 45m/s 5.6G 137m 5.8s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 590g 16m/s 64m/s 12.7G 208m 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F37 595g 15m/s 69m/s 7.0G 262m 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 587g 16m/s 74m/s 6.5G 285m 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 568g 16m/s 70m/s 7.7G 300m 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 595g 20m/s 81m/s 10.0G 309m 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F31 588g 15m/s 78m/s 8.7G 324m 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni F120 592g 29m/s 91m/s 24.1G 334m 8.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni F59 585g 21m/s 88m/s 11.3G 345m 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F42 562g 21m/s 84m/s 11.5G 347m 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F20 566g 17m/s 76m/s 7.7G 349m 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F26 587g 15m/s 80m/s 5.6G 374m 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F67 566g 25m/s 100m/s 14.7G 409m 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F50 571g 23m/s 106m/s 12.0G 467m 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech F25 576g 19m/s 93m/s 9.2G 472m 10.0s 7s
OK AeroTech F52 608g 22m/s 104m/s 12.3G 474m 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech F40 612g 20m/s 104m/s 10.4G 512m 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G54 622g 21m/s 113m/s 12.4G 537m 10.4s 9s
OK Estes F50 570g 22m/s 117m/s 13.2G 547m 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G88 638g 24m/s 124m/s 17.7G 561m 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech G104 622g 28m/s 127m/s 19.0G 581m 10.4s 10s
OK AeroTech G38 612g 17m/s 111m/s 7.8G 592m 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G53 632g 23m/s 123m/s 13.0G 626m 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G74 573g 24m/s 136m/s 15.4G 626m 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni G80 629g 23m/s 139m/s 15.0G 657m 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech G77 651g 21m/s 144m/s 13.7G 705m 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech G40 609g 21m/s 132m/s 11.2G 712m 11.7s 9s
OK Estes G40 609g 21m/s 132m/s 11.2G 713m 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 608g 22m/s 155m/s 15.9G 745m 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 643g 23m/s 151m/s 15.0G 755m 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni G68 642g 21m/s 148m/s 13.6G 762m 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni G83 631g 25m/s 153m/s 15.2G 763m 11.8s 11s
OK AeroTech G72 618g 21m/s 157m/s 16.4G 767m 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni G57 632g 22m/s 144m/s 13.2G 773m 12.1s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 610g 20m/s 153m/s 12.9G 778m 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni G250 627g 40m/s 174m/s 47.1G 796m 11.6s 11s
OK AeroTech G76 633g 31m/s 154m/s 23.3G 824m 12.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni G126 631g 31m/s 173m/s 24.7G 840m 12.0s 11s
OK AeroTech G75 619g 24m/s 170m/s 16.3G 846m 12.2s 11s
OK AeroTech G64 637g 25m/s 153m/s 16.4G 847m 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech G25 607g 15m/s 127m/s 6.2G 855m 13.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni G131 686g 28m/s 176m/s 22.5G 868m 12.3s 11s
OK AeroTech G78 611g 24m/s 175m/s 16.2G 902m 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech G125 611g 28m/s 193m/s 25.1G 930m 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech G80 614g 26m/s 182m/s 16.4G 955m 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni G106 673g 24m/s 190m/s 18.9G 976m 13.0s 12s
OK KBA G82 717g 20m/s 178m/s 13.8G 981m 13.3s 11s
OK KBA G135 712g 25m/s 195m/s 22.3G 994m 13.1s 12s
OK AeroTech G75 719g 20m/s 182m/s 10.6G 1,040m 13.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni G125 680g 29m/s 217m/s 23.2G 1,125m 13.6s 12s
OK AeroTech H165 688g 32m/s 224m/s 28.1G 1,127m 13.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni G118 674g 27m/s 217m/s 22.6G 1,132m 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni G54 679g 26m/s 178m/s 17.2G 1,143m 14.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H133 676g 30m/s 222m/s 28.0G 1,156m 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni H410 668g 52m/s 252m/s 81.3G 1,175m 13.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni H163 673g 31m/s 235m/s 31.9G 1,181m 13.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni H87 691g 24m/s 214m/s 18.0G 1,190m 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni H54 695g 23m/s 184m/s 13.8G 1,190m 14.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H90 649g 28m/s 220m/s 23.4G 1,191m 13.9s 12s
OK AeroTech H128 692g 31m/s 231m/s 26.3G 1,194m 13.8s 12s
OK AeroTech H238 682g 36m/s 242m/s 35.4G 1,209m 13.7s 13s
OK AeroTech G138 634g 28m/s 249m/s 29.0G 1,212m 13.7s 13s
OK AeroTech H115 691g 26m/s 235m/s 17.7G 1,241m 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech H182 693g 32m/s 298m/s 28.1G 1,464m 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech H195 683g 38m/s 325m/s 37.0G 1,562m 14.8s 14s
warningsD Estes F26 587g 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 614g 13:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

D No simulation data found for this motor.

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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 Estes E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (5m/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 2m (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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