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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 65 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (717 motors didn't fit, 9 motors failed safety checks). 72 motor had thrust curves available and 139 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:   Estes Levianthan
Owner: John Miller
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 380g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
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 E23 484g 50ft/s 169ft/s 7.0G 444ft 5.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 484g 53ft/s 242ft/s 15.7G 555ft 5.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 489g 48ft/s 246ft/s 8.3G 670ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 481g 50ft/s 268ft/s 7.9G 701ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 489g 64ft/s 294ft/s 12.3G 716ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 486g 90ft/s 347ft/s 28.0G 724ft 5.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 462g 53ft/s 236ft/s 9.8G 738ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni F31 482g 49ft/s 266ft/s 10.8G 755ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 479g 68ft/s 320ft/s 14.0G 761ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 456g 70ft/s 292ft/s 14.4G 768ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 460g 55ft/s 250ft/s 9.7G 808ft 6.7s 4s
OK AeroTech F26 481g 48ft/s 256ft/s 7.1G 860ft 7.0s 4s
OK AeroTech F50 465g 73ft/s 357ft/s 14.9G 904ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 502g 71ft/s 346ft/s 15.0G 938ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F25 470g 62ft/s 289ft/s 11.5G 971ft 7.1s 4s
warningsW Estes F50 464g 72ft/s 381ft/s 15.7G 991ft 6.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 532g 74ft/s 432ft/s 21.4G 1,011ft 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 506g 65ft/s 326ft/s 12.6G 1,011ft 7.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G54 516g 67ft/s 366ft/s 14.7G 1,013ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G104 516g 89ft/s 433ft/s 23.1G 1,026ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 467g 75ft/s 459ft/s 18.0G 1,053ft 6.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 523g 72ft/s 464ft/s 18.2G 1,121ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 526g 72ft/s 381ft/s 15.8G 1,122ft 7.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G38 506g 56ft/s 330ft/s 9.6G 1,129ft 7.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni G250 521g 123ft/s 628ft/s 52.9G 1,178ft 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 502g 74ft/s 496ft/s 17.0G 1,182ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 545g 65ft/s 469ft/s 14.6G 1,189ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 537g 72ft/s 478ft/s 17.1G 1,228ft 7.3s 6s
warningsW Estes G40 503g 67ft/s 385ft/s 13.8G 1,230ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 503g 67ft/s 385ft/s 13.8G 1,230ft 7.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni G83 525g 76ft/s 488ft/s 18.5G 1,233ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 504g 62ft/s 463ft/s 14.5G 1,250ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni G68 536g 67ft/s 453ft/s 16.5G 1,266ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 525g 98ft/s 571ft/s 29.9G 1,269ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 526g 73ft/s 423ft/s 16.1G 1,293ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G76 527g 97ft/s 459ft/s 28.2G 1,309ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni G131 580g 88ft/s 581ft/s 25.0G 1,316ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 505g 87ft/s 625ft/s 26.7G 1,321ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 511g 75ft/s 491ft/s 19.1G 1,349ft 7.4s 5s
OK AeroTech G78 505g 74ft/s 535ft/s 18.8G 1,353ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G64 531g 81ft/s 449ft/s 19.8G 1,362ft 7.6s 5s
OK AeroTech G80 508g 81ft/s 541ft/s 19.9G 1,408ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G106 567g 77ft/s 596ft/s 22.6G 1,440ft 7.6s 6s
OK KBA G135 606g 79ft/s 630ft/s 23.0G 1,460ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 562g 160ft/s 875ft/s 89.6G 1,477ft 7.1s 7s
OK KBA G82 611g 63ft/s 533ft/s 14.1G 1,517ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech G25 501g 48ft/s 339ft/s 7.5G 1,517ft 9.0s 4s
OK AeroTech H165 582g 97ft/s 696ft/s 31.6G 1,533ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G125 574g 91ft/s 650ft/s 27.7G 1,567ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G138 528g 87ft/s 763ft/s 27.2G 1,579ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni H163 567g 103ft/s 726ft/s 38.1G 1,580ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G118 568g 86ft/s 645ft/s 27.1G 1,581ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H238 576g 116ft/s 757ft/s 38.7G 1,588ft 7.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 570g 91ft/s 663ft/s 33.4G 1,591ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 613g 62ft/s 513ft/s 11.7G 1,605ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech H128 586g 101ft/s 690ft/s 29.8G 1,619ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H90 543g 89ft/s 593ft/s 28.2G 1,665ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech H115 585g 81ft/s 658ft/s 20.2G 1,693ft 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni H87 585g 76ft/s 579ft/s 21.4G 1,704ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G54 573g 82ft/s 463ft/s 20.4G 1,749ft 8.5s 5s
OK AeroTech H182 587g 98ft/s 841ft/s 30.9G 1,824ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 589g 76ft/s 465ft/s 16.5G 1,831ft 8.8s 5s
OK AeroTech H195 577g 122ft/s 887ft/s 44.0G 1,885ft 7.7s 6s
warningsW,D Estes F26 466g 6:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 505g 16:1 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 (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 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.)

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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