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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 102 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (656 motors didn't fit, 33 motors failed safety checks). 135 motor had thrust curves available and 283 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:   BSD Horizon 54
Owner: Scott McNeese
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 82.0oz
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 17.00in
CD: 0.75

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 Contrail G234 101.2oz 93ft/s 119ft/s 18.3G 241ft 4.0s 3s
OK AeroTech G339 88.4oz 85ft/s 136ft/s 14.3G 276ft 4.2s 4s
OK Contrail G123 100.0oz 56ft/s 128ft/s 11.8G 318ft 4.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni G185 88.6oz 58ft/s 144ft/s 7.3G 326ft 4.7s 4s
OK Contrail G100 100.0oz 52ft/s 124ft/s 5.6G 328ft 4.9s 3s
OK Contrail H222 100.3oz 80ft/s 159ft/s 23.3G 413ft 5.1s 4s
warningsW AeroTech H283 90.7oz 79ft/s 227ft/s 12.3G 692ft 6.5s 6s
OK AeroTech H148 92.9oz 57ft/s 213ft/s 6.5G 720ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H130 90.4oz 66ft/s 208ft/s 9.3G 737ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech H123 91.7oz 48ft/s 202ft/s 4.8G 784ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech H669 90.9oz 123ft/s 270ft/s 42.8G 820ft 6.9s 7s
OK Loki H125 94.1oz 58ft/s 222ft/s 6.8G 850ft 7.6s 6s
OK Loki H144 93.9oz 64ft/s 232ft/s 8.5G 856ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H219 91.2oz 70ft/s 258ft/s 10.6G 875ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H242 91.3oz 64ft/s 259ft/s 8.4G 919ft 7.6s 6s
OK Loki H160 93.8oz 71ft/s 254ft/s 10.1G 948ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H120 92.4oz 48ft/s 246ft/s 4.8G 961ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H400 92.0oz 85ft/s 300ft/s 16.3G 989ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H152 92.5oz 54ft/s 275ft/s 7.3G 1,075ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech H178 93.4oz 53ft/s 291ft/s 7.3G 1,102ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H225 88.8oz 67ft/s 307ft/s 9.4G 1,106ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech I218 95.1oz 70ft/s 323ft/s 9.8G 1,265ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H170 93.6oz 56ft/s 310ft/s 6.8G 1,271ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 93.4oz 110ft/s 367ft/s 24.0G 1,279ft 8.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H550 93.1oz 111ft/s 370ft/s 24.1G 1,284ft 8.3s 8s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 94.8oz 104ft/s 373ft/s 23.1G 1,298ft 8.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I180 95.6oz 79ft/s 307ft/s 12.6G 1,305ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H999 93.7oz 145ft/s 387ft/s 60.7G 1,313ft 8.3s 8s
OK AeroTech I161 94.9oz 59ft/s 310ft/s 7.3G 1,331ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni I180 95.9oz 55ft/s 332ft/s 6.9G 1,354ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech I140 94.6oz 53ft/s 303ft/s 5.8G 1,363ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech I225 99.1oz 61ft/s 347ft/s 9.0G 1,433ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech I245 94.9oz 84ft/s 354ft/s 14.7G 1,438ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I357 94.1oz 81ft/s 368ft/s 13.5G 1,449ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni I212 98.8oz 58ft/s 358ft/s 8.2G 1,456ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I154 99.4oz 48ft/s 308ft/s 5.1G 1,513ft 10.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni I566 95.6oz 100ft/s 427ft/s 22.2G 1,535ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni I195 96.7oz 60ft/s 376ft/s 7.8G 1,632ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni I345 95.9oz 82ft/s 427ft/s 13.6G 1,665ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni I170 95.8oz 59ft/s 384ft/s 7.4G 1,687ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I285 99.4oz 77ft/s 412ft/s 12.6G 1,692ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I175 97.4oz 54ft/s 377ft/s 6.1G 1,694ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni I800 98.1oz 120ft/s 478ft/s 31.3G 1,716ft 9.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I236 96.1oz 67ft/s 407ft/s 10.6G 1,734ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I1299 96.9oz 162ft/s 500ft/s 55.4G 1,759ft 9.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I305 102.5oz 78ft/s 425ft/s 13.4G 1,788ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni I223 99.4oz 62ft/s 414ft/s 8.2G 1,789ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I211 98.0oz 70ft/s 397ft/s 10.8G 1,791ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I195 102.2oz 73ft/s 396ft/s 11.7G 1,809ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I300 97.6oz 83ft/s 434ft/s 16.2G 1,813ft 9.9s 8s
OK Loki I316 101.0oz 93ft/s 452ft/s 16.9G 1,940ft 10.1s 9s
warningsW Loki I110 102.8oz 50ft/s 356ft/s 8.2G 1,975ft 11.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni I287 103.3oz 69ft/s 467ft/s 10.8G 1,991ft 10.5s 9s
OK Loki I210 101.0oz 82ft/s 428ft/s 14.8G 2,030ft 10.5s 8s
OK Loki I405 101.2oz 112ft/s 493ft/s 27.6G 2,041ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I285 99.8oz 74ft/s 483ft/s 11.7G 2,113ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I255 100.2oz 70ft/s 479ft/s 10.3G 2,145ft 10.8s 9s
OK Loki I377 101.8oz 100ft/s 500ft/s 22.3G 2,148ft 10.4s 9s
OK Loki I430 101.0oz 91ft/s 533ft/s 17.9G 2,150ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech I327 104.2oz 80ft/s 512ft/s 13.9G 2,196ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I366 101.6oz 90ft/s 520ft/s 16.3G 2,199ft 10.6s 9s
OK AMW I297 102.8oz 74ft/s 505ft/s 12.1G 2,206ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I364 105.9oz 78ft/s 510ft/s 13.1G 2,212ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I470 99.5oz 99ft/s 560ft/s 19.1G 2,221ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni I303 99.6oz 79ft/s 512ft/s 13.9G 2,239ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I280 103.7oz 74ft/s 511ft/s 10.7G 2,275ft 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni I242 101.4oz 65ft/s 493ft/s 9.1G 2,278ft 11.2s 9s
OK KBA I550 107.1oz 97ft/s 624ft/s 22.0G 2,303ft 10.4s 9s
OK KBA I301 107.6oz 73ft/s 544ft/s 12.7G 2,321ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I435 100.3oz 110ft/s 568ft/s 26.1G 2,334ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I125 104.8oz 57ft/s 389ft/s 8.2G 2,354ft 12.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni I350 109.6oz 78ft/s 544ft/s 12.2G 2,371ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech I284 101.6oz 88ft/s 541ft/s 16.2G 2,397ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I500 102.3oz 97ft/s 614ft/s 19.3G 2,504ft 11.0s 10s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 103.1oz 105ft/s 638ft/s 21.0G 2,535ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I600 103.2oz 119ft/s 635ft/s 27.6G 2,544ft 10.9s 10s
OK Loki J396 108.5oz 81ft/s 595ft/s 16.8G 2,563ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech I350 103.7oz 83ft/s 611ft/s 15.9G 2,585ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech J420 104.9oz 93ft/s 606ft/s 18.1G 2,586ft 11.2s 10s
OK KBA J740 107.5oz 119ft/s 673ft/s 30.1G 2,590ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech J350 105.5oz 108ft/s 608ft/s 27.1G 2,602ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni J335 104.1oz 82ft/s 586ft/s 13.2G 2,605ft 11.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni J381 106.3oz 89ft/s 600ft/s 16.1G 2,608ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I216 103.2oz 69ft/s 516ft/s 10.8G 2,614ft 11.8s 9s
OK AeroTech J340 102.4oz 94ft/s 596ft/s 20.1G 2,620ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni J285 103.0oz 77ft/s 569ft/s 11.7G 2,636ft 11.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni J270 105.1oz 67ft/s 562ft/s 9.1G 2,646ft 11.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni J357 103.2oz 88ft/s 608ft/s 16.9G 2,647ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J316 103.4oz 80ft/s 576ft/s 14.2G 2,655ft 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech J425 104.3oz 83ft/s 648ft/s 14.3G 2,703ft 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J290 105.3oz 77ft/s 584ft/s 12.4G 2,749ft 11.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni J400 106.8oz 87ft/s 632ft/s 14.9G 2,751ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J270 104.6oz 76ft/s 586ft/s 11.3G 2,820ft 11.9s 9s
OK AeroTech J500 105.1oz 109ft/s 675ft/s 26.1G 2,822ft 11.4s 10s
OK Loki J528 108.3oz 114ft/s 700ft/s 32.9G 2,850ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J410 107.9oz 89ft/s 679ft/s 16.0G 3,000ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni J330 106.8oz 87ft/s 646ft/s 14.5G 3,001ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech J435 104.0oz 107ft/s 701ft/s 22.8G 3,003ft 11.7s 10s
OK Loki J712 108.5oz 117ft/s 759ft/s 28.2G 3,018ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J425 106.7oz 96ft/s 690ft/s 21.6G 3,020ft 11.8s 10s
OK Loki J320 108.5oz 86ft/s 652ft/s 16.6G 3,149ft 12.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J354 109.4oz 85ft/s 662ft/s 16.1G 3,151ft 12.2s 10s

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
failedA Contrail G130 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (175ft)
failedG AeroTech G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedA Contrail G300 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (182ft)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/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.)

A The minimum altitude check is used to ensure that the rocket flies high enough to ensure time for a safe recovery. In addition, many barometric altimeters require a minimum altitude to detect lift-off. (The minimum altitude is 10m or 33ft for an A motor and doubles for each impulse class).

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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