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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 91 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (678 motors didn't fit, 22 motors failed safety checks). 111 motor had thrust curves available and 220 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 XL 29mm
Owner: Jim Lane
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 35.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 25.00in
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 AeroTech F62 38.8oz 50ft/s 128ft/s 4.9G 289ft 4.6s 4s
OK AeroTech F42 37.7oz 50ft/s 127ft/s 5.6G 318ft 4.8s 3s
OK Cesaroni F59 38.5oz 52ft/s 139ft/s 5.6G 326ft 4.8s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 38.7oz 77ft/s 152ft/s 12.3G 328ft 4.6s 4s
OK AeroTech F50 38.0oz 54ft/s 164ft/s 5.9G 454ft 5.6s 4s
OK AeroTech F52 39.3oz 56ft/s 165ft/s 6.2G 475ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech F40 39.5oz 49ft/s 159ft/s 5.2G 510ft 6.1s 4s
warningsW Estes F50 37.9oz 56ft/s 182ft/s 6.4G 545ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G54 39.8oz 55ft/s 182ft/s 6.4G 553ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 40.4oz 59ft/s 208ft/s 9.4G 594ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G104 39.8oz 71ft/s 213ft/s 10.0G 619ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G74 38.1oz 61ft/s 217ft/s 7.6G 640ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 40.1oz 57ft/s 197ft/s 6.7G 665ft 6.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni G80 40.1oz 58ft/s 230ft/s 7.8G 705ft 6.7s 6s
warningsW Estes G40 39.3oz 51ft/s 204ft/s 5.7G 751ft 7.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 39.3oz 51ft/s 204ft/s 5.7G 751ft 7.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G77 40.8oz 55ft/s 240ft/s 7.0G 767ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 39.3oz 58ft/s 251ft/s 8.0G 802ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 40.5oz 61ft/s 251ft/s 7.8G 832ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 40.5oz 54ft/s 242ft/s 7.2G 833ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 40.1oz 62ft/s 254ft/s 8.0G 838ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 39.4oz 52ft/s 245ft/s 6.4G 838ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 40.1oz 57ft/s 232ft/s 6.9G 842ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 40.0oz 103ft/s 302ft/s 25.0G 894ft 7.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 40.2oz 74ft/s 253ft/s 12.5G 929ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 40.1oz 78ft/s 294ft/s 13.2G 946ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G64 40.3oz 64ft/s 250ft/s 8.7G 954ft 7.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G75 39.6oz 62ft/s 273ft/s 8.1G 983ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 42.1oz 73ft/s 306ft/s 11.6G 1,005ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 39.4oz 62ft/s 286ft/s 8.3G 1,011ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 39.4oz 73ft/s 323ft/s 12.7G 1,055ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 39.5oz 64ft/s 298ft/s 8.5G 1,084ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G106 41.6oz 62ft/s 327ft/s 10.3G 1,131ft 8.1s 7s
OK KBA G82 43.1oz 55ft/s 307ft/s 7.3G 1,152ft 8.4s 6s
OK KBA G135 43.0oz 68ft/s 345ft/s 12.1G 1,171ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 43.2oz 52ft/s 307ft/s 5.6G 1,224ft 8.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G125 41.9oz 77ft/s 375ft/s 12.9G 1,341ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 41.6oz 71ft/s 372ft/s 12.5G 1,344ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 42.1oz 86ft/s 392ft/s 15.3G 1,348ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 41.8oz 67ft/s 289ft/s 9.4G 1,357ft 9.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H175 43.7oz 85ft/s 401ft/s 17.7G 1,371ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 41.7oz 77ft/s 384ft/s 15.5G 1,381ft 8.7s 7s
OK RATT H70 47.4oz 67ft/s 318ft/s 9.3G 1,407ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 41.4oz 135ft/s 450ft/s 44.4G 1,410ft 8.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 41.6oz 84ft/s 408ft/s 17.8G 1,415ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 40.7oz 70ft/s 366ft/s 12.7G 1,418ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 42.4oz 57ft/s 299ft/s 7.6G 1,422ft 9.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni H87 42.2oz 62ft/s 361ft/s 9.9G 1,423ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 40.2oz 73ft/s 423ft/s 14.7G 1,440ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 42.3oz 82ft/s 403ft/s 14.5G 1,444ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 41.9oz 96ft/s 426ft/s 19.4G 1,463ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 43.0oz 69ft/s 400ft/s 10.6G 1,470ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 42.2oz 67ft/s 401ft/s 9.5G 1,507ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 44.8oz 62ft/s 386ft/s 7.8G 1,544ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 43.2oz 74ft/s 407ft/s 13.1G 1,567ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H237 45.4oz 97ft/s 490ft/s 21.4G 1,679ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H220 43.8oz 101ft/s 489ft/s 24.2G 1,701ft 9.2s 8s
OK KBA H130 60.0oz 70ft/s 388ft/s 12.2G 1,720ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H151 43.4oz 86ft/s 463ft/s 15.9G 1,730ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H210 43.7oz 95ft/s 496ft/s 20.2G 1,733ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H170 43.2oz 90ft/s 491ft/s 18.8G 1,806ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H160 44.6oz 83ft/s 490ft/s 14.0G 1,810ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 43.9oz 76ft/s 468ft/s 12.6G 1,811ft 9.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H182 42.3oz 82ft/s 516ft/s 15.1G 1,818ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 43.9oz 94ft/s 515ft/s 19.9G 1,864ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H250 44.0oz 116ft/s 545ft/s 25.4G 1,886ft 9.5s 9s
OK AeroTech H135 42.5oz 75ft/s 474ft/s 12.0G 1,940ft 10.0s 8s
OK KBA H225 46.1oz 87ft/s 549ft/s 19.8G 1,945ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H195 41.9oz 102ft/s 560ft/s 20.8G 1,966ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H53 45.1oz 52ft/s 365ft/s 6.5G 1,969ft 11.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H295 47.1oz 107ft/s 580ft/s 26.0G 1,979ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H180 46.1oz 97ft/s 543ft/s 20.1G 2,059ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 45.0oz 97ft/s 557ft/s 21.6G 2,064ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H200 44.7oz 100ft/s 565ft/s 22.4G 2,101ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H340 48.8oz 125ft/s 638ft/s 31.8G 2,171ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 43.2oz 112ft/s 626ft/s 30.3G 2,175ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H140 44.8oz 90ft/s 531ft/s 18.7G 2,183ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H399 45.4oz 136ft/s 669ft/s 42.3G 2,191ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H226 47.7oz 103ft/s 620ft/s 25.4G 2,339ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H159 47.1oz 82ft/s 583ft/s 13.3G 2,352ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H268 47.6oz 111ft/s 651ft/s 23.9G 2,353ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H233 46.6oz 104ft/s 647ft/s 25.3G 2,391ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 46.2oz 118ft/s 673ft/s 31.2G 2,421ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 46.3oz 100ft/s 586ft/s 23.6G 2,449ft 10.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I200 47.6oz 104ft/s 628ft/s 21.9G 2,477ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I204 47.3oz 104ft/s 665ft/s 26.2G 2,603ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I205 46.1oz 98ft/s 680ft/s 27.4G 2,612ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I224 48.1oz 115ft/s 716ft/s 31.5G 2,777ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni I243 49.1oz 111ft/s 716ft/s 31.0G 2,779ft 10.9s 9s
OK KBA J520 60.5oz 125ft/s 1,077ft/s 41.4G 3,817ft 12.1s 11s
warningsW,D Estes G80 39.4oz 7:1 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 (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (18ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/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.)

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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