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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 34 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (746 motors didn't fit, 11 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:   Vagabond
Owner: Jim Lane
Body Diameter: 1.64in
Dry Weight: 6.6oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 12.00in
CD: 0.80

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
warningsW Estes D12 8.1oz 50ft/s 178ft/s 12.2G 513ft 6.0s 4s
OK AeroTech D15 8.3oz 54ft/s 214ft/s 12.0G 613ft 6.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni E22 8.6oz 48ft/s 275ft/s 11.7G 786ft 6.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni E75 8.4oz 89ft/s 325ft/s 38.9G 807ft 6.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni E31 8.4oz 55ft/s 310ft/s 16.3G 866ft 6.8s 6s
warningsW Estes E12 8.7oz 51ft/s 247ft/s 12.6G 903ft 7.7s 5s
OK Estes E30 8.3oz 68ft/s 395ft/s 20.4G 1,130ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech E20 8.3oz 59ft/s 358ft/s 14.0G 1,175ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech E18 8.7oz 54ft/s 362ft/s 11.9G 1,296ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech E28 8.6oz 73ft/s 429ft/s 20.3G 1,297ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech E30 8.3oz 72ft/s 438ft/s 20.0G 1,304ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F44 8.3oz 80ft/s 509ft/s 27.1G 1,349ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech E15 8.3oz 52ft/s 348ft/s 11.4G 1,376ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F30 9.1oz 58ft/s 469ft/s 13.8G 1,477ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni F51 9.2oz 71ft/s 521ft/s 25.0G 1,523ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F24 8.8oz 61ft/s 426ft/s 15.8G 1,543ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F39 8.7oz 79ft/s 509ft/s 23.5G 1,549ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni F70 9.2oz 90ft/s 577ft/s 36.4G 1,575ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F35 9.6oz 69ft/s 532ft/s 20.8G 1,708ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni F50 9.9oz 73ft/s 562ft/s 23.8G 1,728ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F32 8.9oz 74ft/s 533ft/s 23.0G 1,729ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni F240 9.8oz 148ft/s 776ft/s 102.8G 1,803ft 8.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni F79 10.4oz 82ft/s 662ft/s 31.8G 1,851ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni F85 10.0oz 91ft/s 724ft/s 35.7G 1,955ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni F51 10.0oz 80ft/s 639ft/s 29.2G 2,070ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni F30 10.2oz 67ft/s 531ft/s 18.1G 2,106ft 9.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G100 12.2oz 103ft/s 860ft/s 50.2G 2,574ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni G127 12.5oz 119ft/s 1,012ft/s 51.5G 2,808ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni G145 12.3oz 126ft/s 1,047ft/s 92.4G 2,842ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni G84 12.7oz 95ft/s 883ft/s 35.8G 2,852ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni G150 12.2oz 125ft/s 1,081ft/s 71.3G 2,884ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni G107 12.6oz 135ft/s 941ft/s 61.8G 2,908ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni G117 12.7oz 105ft/s 1,007ft/s 49.6G 2,911ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni G65 12.7oz 97ft/s 824ft/s 42.0G 3,139ft 10.6s 8s

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

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 (45ft/s)
failedG Estes D11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Apogee E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 4ft (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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