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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 146 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (648 motors didn't fit, 17 motors failed safety checks). 163 motor had thrust curves available and 334 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:   Super DX3
Owner: Matt Chandler
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 4.42lb
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 27.00in
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 Contrail G130 5.56lb 68ft/s 106ft/s 20.7G 221ft 3.9s 3s
OK Contrail G234 5.62lb 110ft/s 135ft/s 20.8G 297ft 4.3s 4s
OK Loki G70 4.95lb 48ft/s 117ft/s 3.6G 312ft 5.0s 3s
OK Loki G80 4.98lb 51ft/s 126ft/s 4.1G 329ft 5.0s 3s
OK AeroTech G339 4.82lb 102ft/s 157ft/s 16.6G 347ft 4.7s 4s
OK Loki G94 4.95lb 56ft/s 136ft/s 5.0G 354ft 5.1s 4s
OK Contrail G123 5.55lb 66ft/s 147ft/s 13.4G 394ft 5.2s 4s
OK Loki G66 4.97lb 52ft/s 131ft/s 4.2G 394ft 5.6s 3s
OK Contrail G100 5.55lb 62ft/s 144ft/s 6.4G 407ft 5.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni G185 4.84lb 71ft/s 168ft/s 8.5G 410ft 5.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni G115 4.85lb 55ft/s 167ft/s 5.1G 461ft 5.8s 5s
OK Contrail H300 5.77lb 106ft/s 182ft/s 26.9G 494ft 5.5s 5s
OK Contrail H222 5.57lb 93ft/s 181ft/s 26.4G 498ft 5.6s 5s
OK Contrail H303 5.72lb 115ft/s 195ft/s 29.6G 549ft 5.8s 5s
OK Contrail H211 5.74lb 104ft/s 222ft/s 23.7G 725ft 6.6s 6s
OK Loki H100 5.16lb 55ft/s 209ft/s 5.3G 750ft 7.2s 5s
OK Contrail H121 5.77lb 66ft/s 217ft/s 9.4G 802ft 7.3s 5s
OK Contrail H246 5.74lb 103ft/s 243ft/s 19.8G 806ft 6.9s 6s
warningsW AeroTech H283 4.96lb 95ft/s 261ft/s 14.1G 815ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech H148 5.10lb 69ft/s 244ft/s 7.5G 855ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H130 4.94lb 80ft/s 239ft/s 10.8G 872ft 7.4s 6s
OK Contrail H141 5.77lb 75ft/s 243ft/s 9.3G 894ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech H100 5.00lb 53ft/s 236ft/s 4.8G 931ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H123 5.03lb 59ft/s 234ft/s 5.7G 933ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H669 4.98lb 144ft/s 310ft/s 49.0G 943ft 7.2s 7s
OK Loki H90 5.16lb 57ft/s 228ft/s 5.4G 949ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H123 5.07lb 54ft/s 263ft/s 5.5G 968ft 8.0s 6s
OK Loki H125 5.17lb 70ft/s 253ft/s 7.9G 995ft 8.0s 6s
OK Loki H144 5.16lb 77ft/s 265ft/s 9.8G 995ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni H143 5.19lb 57ft/s 273ft/s 6.0G 996ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech H219 5.00lb 85ft/s 294ft/s 12.2G 1,008ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H242 5.00lb 77ft/s 296ft/s 9.7G 1,061ft 8.0s 7s
OK Loki H160 5.16lb 85ft/s 289ft/s 11.6G 1,089ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H120 5.07lb 58ft/s 282ft/s 5.6G 1,119ft 8.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni H400 5.05lb 106ft/s 343ft/s 18.7G 1,121ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H110 5.14lb 51ft/s 277ft/s 4.4G 1,141ft 8.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni H125 5.07lb 56ft/s 296ft/s 5.6G 1,156ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H152 5.08lb 67ft/s 314ft/s 8.4G 1,229ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H100 5.14lb 51ft/s 284ft/s 4.2G 1,230ft 9.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni H225 4.85lb 81ft/s 352ft/s 11.0G 1,251ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech H178 5.13lb 64ft/s 332ft/s 8.3G 1,252ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 5.13lb 131ft/s 417ft/s 27.4G 1,407ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I218 5.24lb 85ft/s 365ft/s 11.3G 1,409ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 5.12lb 132ft/s 420ft/s 27.6G 1,410ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H170 5.15lb 67ft/s 351ft/s 7.8G 1,424ft 9.2s 7s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 5.22lb 128ft/s 424ft/s 26.0G 1,425ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H999 5.15lb 176ft/s 441ft/s 69.2G 1,435ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I180 5.27lb 95ft/s 344ft/s 14.5G 1,451ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech I161 5.23lb 71ft/s 349ft/s 8.4G 1,484ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech I175 5.19lb 79ft/s 352ft/s 9.9G 1,493ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni I180 5.29lb 66ft/s 375ft/s 7.8G 1,505ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech I140 5.20lb 64ft/s 341ft/s 6.7G 1,526ft 9.7s 7s
OK AeroTech I245 5.22lb 102ft/s 397ft/s 16.7G 1,574ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I225 5.49lb 73ft/s 390ft/s 10.2G 1,575ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I357 5.18lb 98ft/s 415ft/s 15.5G 1,584ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni I212 5.47lb 70ft/s 403ft/s 9.2G 1,602ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni I566 5.27lb 120ft/s 484ft/s 25.3G 1,656ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I154 5.50lb 58ft/s 345ft/s 5.9G 1,686ft 10.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni I195 5.34lb 72ft/s 421ft/s 9.0G 1,780ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni I345 5.29lb 98ft/s 480ft/s 15.6G 1,792ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I285 5.51lb 93ft/s 461ft/s 14.4G 1,822ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni I800 5.43lb 142ft/s 541ft/s 35.0G 1,825ft 9.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I170 5.28lb 71ft/s 430ft/s 8.5G 1,835ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni I175 5.38lb 67ft/s 421ft/s 7.0G 1,846ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech I1299 5.35lb 198ft/s 566ft/s 62.8G 1,859ft 9.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I236 5.30lb 80ft/s 455ft/s 12.2G 1,870ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I305 5.70lb 94ft/s 472ft/s 15.1G 1,908ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni I223 5.51lb 74ft/s 462ft/s 9.4G 1,925ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I211 5.42lb 84ft/s 442ft/s 12.3G 1,926ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I300 5.39lb 100ft/s 484ft/s 18.4G 1,937ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech I195 5.68lb 88ft/s 439ft/s 13.3G 1,943ft 10.2s 8s
OK Loki I316 5.61lb 111ft/s 501ft/s 19.1G 2,056ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I287 5.75lb 84ft/s 518ft/s 12.1G 2,110ft 10.5s 9s
warningsW Loki I110 5.72lb 61ft/s 393ft/s 9.4G 2,140ft 11.3s 7s
OK Loki I405 5.62lb 135ft/s 547ft/s 31.2G 2,143ft 10.1s 9s
OK Loki I210 5.61lb 93ft/s 472ft/s 16.7G 2,157ft 10.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni I285 5.54lb 88ft/s 535ft/s 13.3G 2,228ft 10.7s 9s
OK Loki I377 5.65lb 120ft/s 552ft/s 25.2G 2,251ft 10.4s 9s
OK Loki I430 5.61lb 109ft/s 594ft/s 20.3G 2,253ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I255 5.56lb 84ft/s 529ft/s 11.8G 2,264ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I59 5.49lb 59ft/s 264ft/s 5.9G 2,277ft 13.4s 5s
OK AeroTech I327 5.80lb 95ft/s 567ft/s 15.7G 2,299ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I366 5.64lb 108ft/s 575ft/s 18.5G 2,299ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni I470 5.51lb 112ft/s 623ft/s 21.7G 2,312ft 10.4s 9s
OK AMW I297 5.72lb 89ft/s 559ft/s 13.7G 2,313ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I364 5.91lb 92ft/s 562ft/s 14.6G 2,313ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I303 5.52lb 95ft/s 566ft/s 15.8G 2,345ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I280 5.78lb 87ft/s 564ft/s 12.1G 2,383ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni I242 5.63lb 81ft/s 542ft/s 10.4G 2,395ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech I435 5.56lb 130ft/s 629ft/s 29.6G 2,417ft 10.5s 9s
OK KBA I550 5.99lb 114ft/s 649ft/s 22.8G 2,435ft 10.7s 10s
OK KBA I301 6.02lb 86ft/s 568ft/s 14.1G 2,466ft 11.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I350 6.14lb 94ft/s 598ft/s 13.7G 2,470ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I284 5.64lb 105ft/s 594ft/s 18.3G 2,488ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I125 5.85lb 67ft/s 424ft/s 9.3G 2,516ft 12.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I500 5.69lb 116ft/s 680ft/s 21.8G 2,576ft 10.8s 9s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 5.74lb 118ft/s 706ft/s 23.7G 2,600ft 10.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I600 5.75lb 135ft/s 701ft/s 31.1G 2,607ft 10.7s 10s
OK KBA J520 6.01lb 115ft/s 683ft/s 25.6G 2,624ft 11.0s 10s
OK Loki J396 6.08lb 95ft/s 653ft/s 18.6G 2,645ft 11.1s 10s
OK KBA J740 6.02lb 142ft/s 745ft/s 33.6G 2,654ft 10.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I350 5.78lb 99ft/s 671ft/s 17.8G 2,660ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech J420 5.85lb 110ft/s 665ft/s 20.4G 2,661ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech J350 5.89lb 126ft/s 667ft/s 30.4G 2,671ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni J381 5.94lb 106ft/s 658ft/s 18.2G 2,684ft 11.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni J335 5.80lb 97ft/s 642ft/s 14.9G 2,689ft 11.3s 9s
OK AeroTech J340 5.69lb 112ft/s 654ft/s 22.7G 2,693ft 11.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni J357 5.74lb 105ft/s 666ft/s 19.1G 2,723ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni I216 5.74lb 82ft/s 563ft/s 12.3G 2,725ft 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J285 5.73lb 92ft/s 623ft/s 13.2G 2,726ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech J520 6.09lb 141ft/s 675ft/s 32.2G 2,728ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J270 5.86lb 80ft/s 614ft/s 10.3G 2,743ft 11.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni J316 5.76lb 95ft/s 630ft/s 16.1G 2,748ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech J425 5.81lb 98ft/s 712ft/s 16.1G 2,772ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni J400 5.97lb 103ft/s 691ft/s 16.7G 2,819ft 11.3s 10s
OK Loki J474 6.09lb 142ft/s 669ft/s 43.2G 2,824ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni J290 5.87lb 91ft/s 637ft/s 14.0G 2,834ft 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech J500 5.86lb 131ft/s 738ft/s 29.4G 2,872ft 11.1s 10s
OK Loki J528 6.06lb 137ft/s 767ft/s 36.9G 2,895ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech J270 5.84lb 90ft/s 639ft/s 12.8G 2,903ft 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J94 5.88lb 54ft/s 401ft/s 5.2G 2,911ft 13.9s 7s
OK AeroTech J575 6.44lb 136ft/s 779ft/s 29.6G 2,952ft 11.2s 10s
OK Loki J326 6.11lb 118ft/s 636ft/s 34.9G 3,005ft 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech J435 5.80lb 121ft/s 764ft/s 25.8G 3,047ft 11.4s 10s
OK Loki J712 6.08lb 136ft/s 834ft/s 31.5G 3,053ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J410 6.04lb 106ft/s 738ft/s 18.0G 3,054ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J330 5.97lb 103ft/s 702ft/s 16.4G 3,065ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni J425 5.96lb 114ft/s 751ft/s 24.2G 3,068ft 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J520 6.29lb 112ft/s 810ft/s 22.4G 3,179ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni J354 6.14lb 100ft/s 715ft/s 18.1G 3,207ft 11.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni J580 6.72lb 113ft/s 826ft/s 21.4G 3,266ft 11.8s 10s
OK Loki J650 6.94lb 121ft/s 852ft/s 25.8G 3,371ft 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech J825 6.35lb 153ft/s 966ft/s 40.7G 3,398ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J595 6.33lb 129ft/s 892ft/s 31.3G 3,529ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni J600 6.42lb 120ft/s 923ft/s 24.4G 3,540ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J394 6.49lb 95ft/s 819ft/s 14.4G 3,600ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J570 6.41lb 150ft/s 859ft/s 39.5G 3,647ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J453 6.55lb 115ft/s 840ft/s 24.0G 3,660ft 12.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J420 6.35lb 121ft/s 833ft/s 26.8G 3,682ft 12.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J530 6.57lb 132ft/s 924ft/s 26.6G 3,853ft 12.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J150 6.52lb 70ft/s 548ft/s 10.2G 3,906ft 14.5s 8s
OK Loki J1000 6.94lb 164ft/s 1,092ft/s 44.4G 3,935ft 12.2s 11s
OK AeroTech J510 6.80lb 134ft/s 919ft/s 33.4G 3,985ft 12.5s 10s
OK Loki J1026 7.00lb 160ft/s 1,136ft/s 37.3G 4,041ft 12.3s 11s
OK Loki K1127 7.00lb 169ft/s 1,118ft/s 43.1G 4,052ft 12.3s 11s
OK Loki K627 7.14lb 136ft/s 1,086ft/s 30.2G 4,728ft 13.2s 11s

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 G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedA Contrail G300 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (225ft)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 10ft (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.)

A The minimum altitude check is used to ensure that the rocket flies high enough to ensure time for a safe recovery. In addition, many barometric altimeters require a minimum altitude to detect lift-off. (The minimum altitude is 10m or 33ft for an A motor and doubles for each impulse class).

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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