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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 17 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (746 motors didn't fit, 28 motors failed safety checks). 45 motor had thrust curves available and 82 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:   Nike Smoke
Owner: Matt
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 1.60lb
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 9.00in
CD: 0.30

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 F44 1.71lb 52ft/s 150ft/s 7.6G 355ft 4.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni F51 1.76lb 51ft/s 168ft/s 7.5G 447ft 5.5s 4s
OK AeroTech F39 1.73lb 48ft/s 162ft/s 6.7G 450ft 5.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni F70 1.76lb 60ft/s 188ft/s 11.2G 504ft 5.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni F50 1.81lb 51ft/s 193ft/s 7.5G 578ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F79 1.84lb 61ft/s 235ft/s 10.6G 708ft 6.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni F240 1.80lb 111ft/s 263ft/s 34.3G 736ft 6.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni F85 1.81lb 65ft/s 257ft/s 11.7G 796ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni F51 1.81lb 56ft/s 236ft/s 9.4G 815ft 7.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G100 1.95lb 78ft/s 360ft/s 19.0G 1,313ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G84 1.98lb 68ft/s 390ft/s 13.7G 1,521ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G127 1.97lb 89ft/s 433ft/s 19.7G 1,569ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni G145 1.96lb 99ft/s 448ft/s 35.6G 1,618ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni G107 1.97lb 98ft/s 419ft/s 24.0G 1,622ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G117 1.98lb 78ft/s 441ft/s 19.2G 1,649ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G150 1.95lb 91ft/s 461ft/s 27.3G 1,662ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G65 1.98lb 72ft/s 382ft/s 16.2G 1,695ft 9.6s 7s

Don't like the units? Login to set your preferences. Don't understand the results? See the motor guide help page.

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 C11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (15ft/s)
failedG Estes D12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedG Estes D11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (15ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni E22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedA Cesaroni E75 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (139ft)
failedG Cesaroni E31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Estes E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Estes E30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E18 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11ft/s)
failedG Apogee E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E28 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F24 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F35 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/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.)

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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