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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 30 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (778 motors didn't fit, 3 motors failed safety checks). 33 motor had thrust curves available and 59 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:   Vagabond Payload
Owner: John Miller
Body Diameter: 41.6mm
Dry Weight: 149g
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 3.81in
CD: 0.81

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 184g 19m/s 40m/s 11.1G 78m 4.2s 3s
OK Estes D12 207g 19m/s 60m/s 13.7G 175m 6.1s 4s
OK Estes D11 194g 20m/s 65m/s 12.8G 195m 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech D9 196g 15m/s 68m/s 8.5G 205m 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech D15 196g 23m/s 77m/s 14.6G 215m 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni E75 201g 38m/s 117m/s 46.4G 265m 6.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni E22 206g 20m/s 98m/s 14.0G 266m 6.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni E31 201g 23m/s 111m/s 19.6G 287m 6.8s 6s
OK Estes E12 208g 21m/s 87m/s 15.2G 307m 7.7s 5s
OK Estes E9 207g 15m/s 84m/s 8.4G 320m 8.3s 5s
OK Estes E30 196g 29m/s 138m/s 24.5G 358m 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech E11 211g 16m/s 96m/s 8.2G 362m 8.1s 5s
OK AeroTech E20 198g 25m/s 124m/s 16.9G 375m 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech E12 208g 16m/s 97m/s 8.0G 381m 8.3s 5s
OK AeroTech E28 204g 29m/s 148m/s 24.3G 406m 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech E30 196g 29m/s 151m/s 24.1G 406m 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech E18 208g 23m/s 124m/s 14.2G 412m 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F44 197g 33m/s 179m/s 32.2G 414m 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech E15 197g 22m/s 119m/s 14.7G 423m 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 237g 29m/s 175m/s 28.9G 436m 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F12 218g 19m/s 122m/s 9.9G 453m 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F63 231g 33m/s 184m/s 31.1G 456m 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F30 220g 24m/s 160m/s 16.3G 457m 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni F51 222g 31m/s 179m/s 29.5G 468m 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F39 210g 31m/s 173m/s 28.0G 474m 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni F70 222g 35m/s 199m/s 42.9G 479m 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F24 212g 26m/s 143m/s 18.9G 481m 8.3s 6s
warningsW Apogee E6 195g 17m/s 71m/s 9.5G 485m 10.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F35 234g 29m/s 179m/s 24.4G 523m 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F32 213g 31m/s 178m/s 27.3G 526m 8.4s 6s

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 (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/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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