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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 49 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (738 motors didn't fit, 4 motors failed safety checks). 51 motor had thrust curves available and 94 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:   Red Mustang
Owner: Matt Chandler
Body Diameter: 4.7cm
Dry Weight: 314g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 180.0mm
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 418g 17m/s 65m/s 8.3G 217m 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech E16 423g 15m/s 62m/s 6.9G 232m 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 418g 18m/s 92m/s 18.4G 286m 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F37 423g 16m/s 97m/s 10.1G 346m 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F27 394g 17m/s 92m/s 8.3G 358m 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 415g 17m/s 104m/s 9.5G 365m 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni F32 421g 16m/s 100m/s 9.7G 368m 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F62 423g 22m/s 113m/s 14.4G 377m 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni F29 420g 15m/s 99m/s 7.0G 379m 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F23 396g 18m/s 97m/s 11.5G 385m 8.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni F120 420g 32m/s 128m/s 33.9G 390m 8.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni F31 416g 17m/s 108m/s 12.7G 396m 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 413g 23m/s 122m/s 16.5G 406m 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F42 390g 24m/s 116m/s 17.0G 410m 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F20 394g 19m/s 103m/s 11.5G 425m 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F26 415g 17m/s 107m/s 8.4G 450m 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F50 399g 25m/s 143m/s 17.6G 492m 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F52 436g 24m/s 137m/s 17.5G 505m 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech F25 404g 21m/s 121m/s 13.6G 517m 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F40 440g 22m/s 133m/s 14.8G 541m 9.6s 8s
warningsW Estes F50 398g 26m/s 155m/s 19.0G 545m 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G54 450g 24m/s 147m/s 17.4G 548m 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G88 466g 26m/s 165m/s 24.6G 554m 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G104 450g 30m/s 168m/s 26.6G 566m 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G74 401g 25m/s 183m/s 21.8G 588m 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G38 440g 19m/s 139m/s 11.2G 603m 10.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 460g 26m/s 154m/s 18.2G 608m 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni G80 457g 24m/s 182m/s 21.0G 620m 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 479g 22m/s 185m/s 17.9G 656m 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 436g 24m/s 200m/s 21.4G 660m 9.8s 9s
warningsW Estes G40 437g 22m/s 162m/s 16.1G 668m 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G40 437g 22m/s 162m/s 16.1G 668m 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G250 455g 41m/s 234m/s 64.2G 678m 9.6s 9s
OK AeroTech G79 471g 25m/s 191m/s 20.4G 680m 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni G83 459g 27m/s 195m/s 21.3G 686m 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G79 438g 21m/s 192m/s 17.5G 690m 10.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G68 470g 22m/s 185m/s 19.0G 695m 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G57 460g 24m/s 177m/s 18.6G 708m 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni G126 459g 32m/s 224m/s 34.4G 718m 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech G76 461g 34m/s 187m/s 32.4G 723m 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 465g 29m/s 184m/s 22.8G 746m 10.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 445g 26m/s 205m/s 22.1G 747m 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 439g 31m/s 250m/s 33.2G 754m 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech G78 439g 26m/s 219m/s 22.4G 756m 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G80 442g 28m/s 225m/s 23.0G 787m 10.3s 9s
OK AeroTech G25 435g 17m/s 148m/s 9.0G 804m 11.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 462g 30m/s 311m/s 35.1G 909m 10.6s 10s
warningsW,D Estes F26 400g 7:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 439g 18:1 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 (14m/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/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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