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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 87 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (684 motors didn't fit, 20 motors failed safety checks). 105 motor had thrust curves available and 208 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:   Super-Duper Neon 29
Owner: K Sonesen
Body Diameter: 1.64in
Dry Weight: 20.5oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 13.00in
CD: 1.80

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
OK AeroTech F62 24.3oz 55ft/s 218ft/s 8.4G 624ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 24.2oz 82ft/s 250ft/s 20.3G 666ft 6.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 24.0oz 57ft/s 237ft/s 9.6G 686ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 23.2oz 58ft/s 220ft/s 9.7G 687ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 23.5oz 62ft/s 277ft/s 10.1G 889ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 23.7oz 53ft/s 233ft/s 7.8G 911ft 7.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 24.8oz 63ft/s 274ft/s 10.5G 915ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 25.0oz 56ft/s 265ft/s 8.8G 986ft 7.8s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 23.4oz 62ft/s 304ft/s 11.0G 1,018ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 25.3oz 59ft/s 297ft/s 10.5G 1,022ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 25.9oz 67ft/s 335ft/s 15.2G 1,055ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 25.3oz 79ft/s 341ft/s 16.3G 1,085ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 24.9oz 48ft/s 278ft/s 6.6G 1,120ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 23.6oz 65ft/s 359ft/s 12.7G 1,134ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 25.6oz 65ft/s 316ft/s 11.1G 1,172ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 25.6oz 64ft/s 370ft/s 12.9G 1,209ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 26.3oz 58ft/s 381ft/s 11.2G 1,292ft 8.4s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 24.8oz 57ft/s 329ft/s 9.6G 1,306ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 24.8oz 57ft/s 329ft/s 9.6G 1,306ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 24.8oz 65ft/s 404ft/s 13.0G 1,328ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 26.0oz 65ft/s 395ft/s 12.6G 1,365ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 25.6oz 70ft/s 402ft/s 13.1G 1,374ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 26.0oz 59ft/s 383ft/s 11.7G 1,385ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 24.9oz 58ft/s 392ft/s 10.6G 1,390ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 25.5oz 113ft/s 478ft/s 39.7G 1,393ft 8.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G57 25.6oz 61ft/s 367ft/s 11.4G 1,406ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 25.7oz 87ft/s 392ft/s 20.1G 1,477ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 25.6oz 86ft/s 461ft/s 21.3G 1,477ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 25.8oz 71ft/s 387ft/s 14.1G 1,523ft 8.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 27.6oz 80ft/s 473ft/s 18.3G 1,536ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 25.1oz 68ft/s 426ft/s 13.4G 1,546ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 24.9oz 67ft/s 450ft/s 13.6G 1,573ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G125 24.9oz 78ft/s 510ft/s 20.3G 1,593ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 25.0oz 73ft/s 465ft/s 14.0G 1,654ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 27.1oz 67ft/s 503ft/s 16.4G 1,700ft 9.2s 8s
OK KBA G135 28.5oz 72ft/s 525ft/s 18.5G 1,735ft 9.2s 8s
OK KBA G82 28.6oz 58ft/s 465ft/s 10.9G 1,745ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 28.7oz 56ft/s 463ft/s 8.8G 1,844ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 27.6oz 91ft/s 592ft/s 23.8G 1,904ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 27.4oz 81ft/s 566ft/s 20.2G 1,915ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H175 29.2oz 90ft/s 604ft/s 25.8G 1,922ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G118 27.1oz 77ft/s 563ft/s 19.7G 1,926ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H410 26.9oz 147ft/s 692ft/s 68.9G 1,928ft 9.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H133 27.2oz 85ft/s 578ft/s 24.4G 1,956ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 27.1oz 89ft/s 619ft/s 27.9G 1,978ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 25.7oz 78ft/s 650ft/s 22.4G 2,002ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 27.8oz 87ft/s 603ft/s 22.6G 2,013ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 27.3oz 74ft/s 429ft/s 14.9G 2,013ft 10.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 27.4oz 104ft/s 641ft/s 29.9G 2,013ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 26.2oz 79ft/s 547ft/s 20.3G 2,021ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 27.7oz 67ft/s 536ft/s 15.7G 2,042ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 28.5oz 75ft/s 597ft/s 16.6G 2,059ft 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech H115 27.7oz 73ft/s 596ft/s 15.0G 2,094ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 27.9oz 66ft/s 440ft/s 12.1G 2,101ft 10.4s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 30.3oz 66ft/s 563ft/s 12.0G 2,165ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H118 28.7oz 79ft/s 597ft/s 20.3G 2,165ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H237 30.9oz 105ft/s 721ft/s 30.6G 2,230ft 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H220 29.3oz 108ft/s 719ft/s 36.7G 2,260ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H210 29.2oz 100ft/s 730ft/s 30.4G 2,298ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H151 28.9oz 88ft/s 674ft/s 24.3G 2,313ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H182 27.8oz 86ft/s 763ft/s 23.3G 2,378ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H170 28.7oz 99ft/s 718ft/s 28.8G 2,384ft 10.0s 9s
OK KBA H130 45.5oz 74ft/s 517ft/s 16.4G 2,388ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 30.1oz 89ft/s 712ft/s 21.2G 2,401ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H135 29.4oz 82ft/s 676ft/s 19.3G 2,414ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech H180 29.4oz 102ft/s 747ft/s 30.2G 2,430ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H250 29.5oz 119ft/s 793ft/s 38.5G 2,441ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H195 27.4oz 110ft/s 820ft/s 32.3G 2,506ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H295 32.6oz 117ft/s 838ft/s 37.9G 2,526ft 10.1s 9s
OK KBA H225 31.6oz 87ft/s 793ft/s 29.0G 2,533ft 10.3s 9s
OK AeroTech H135 28.0oz 77ft/s 680ft/s 18.8G 2,575ft 10.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 30.5oz 102ft/s 794ft/s 32.3G 2,644ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H180 31.6oz 104ft/s 772ft/s 29.9G 2,649ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H200 30.2oz 107ft/s 805ft/s 33.7G 2,681ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H399 30.9oz 141ft/s 968ft/s 62.8G 2,727ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 28.7oz 124ft/s 903ft/s 46.2G 2,729ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H53 30.6oz 55ft/s 515ft/s 10.0G 2,739ft 11.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H140 30.3oz 98ft/s 746ft/s 28.2G 2,808ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H268 33.1oz 112ft/s 911ft/s 34.9G 2,935ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H233 32.1oz 107ft/s 905ft/s 37.2G 2,968ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H159 32.6oz 84ft/s 803ft/s 19.7G 2,979ft 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 31.7oz 127ft/s 946ft/s 45.9G 2,991ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I200 33.1oz 105ft/s 866ft/s 32.0G 3,075ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 31.8oz 110ft/s 809ft/s 34.9G 3,078ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I205 31.6oz 101ft/s 937ft/s 40.4G 3,187ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I204 32.8oz 111ft/s 911ft/s 38.3G 3,196ft 10.9s 9s
warningsW,D Estes G80 24.9oz 11:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

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 (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (4:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/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.)

5 The 5:1 thrust-to-weight ratio check is a useful rule of thumb, but it does break down for motors with unusual thrust curves. For example, motors with a high initial thrust and a long tail-off may fail this test but still be safe for use.

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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