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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 (689 motors didn't fit, 51 motors failed safety checks). 114 motor had thrust curves available and 228 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:   G Force
Owner: Kevin Katz
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 1,184g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 16.00in
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 Cesaroni F120 1,290g 60ft/s 126ft/s 10.3G 230ft 3.9s 3s
OK AeroTech G104 1,320g 56ft/s 176ft/s 8.4G 434ft 5.2s 4s
OK AeroTech G79 1,341g 49ft/s 205ft/s 6.5G 582ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni G83 1,329g 50ft/s 208ft/s 6.7G 585ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni G250 1,325g 81ft/s 253ft/s 21.0G 624ft 5.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G76 1,331g 60ft/s 206ft/s 10.5G 651ft 6.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni G126 1,329g 60ft/s 243ft/s 11.2G 661ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G64 1,335g 52ft/s 202ft/s 7.3G 668ft 6.6s 4s
OK AeroTech G78 1,309g 48ft/s 233ft/s 6.9G 704ft 6.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni G131 1,384g 56ft/s 255ft/s 9.9G 705ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech G125 1,309g 58ft/s 267ft/s 10.5G 734ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech G80 1,312g 52ft/s 242ft/s 7.1G 755ft 6.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni G106 1,371g 50ft/s 269ft/s 8.8G 791ft 6.9s 6s
OK KBA G135 1,410g 55ft/s 288ft/s 10.1G 821ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G125 1,378g 61ft/s 309ft/s 10.9G 938ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G118 1,372g 57ft/s 306ft/s 10.6G 938ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech H165 1,386g 69ft/s 325ft/s 12.9G 941ft 7.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G54 1,377g 52ft/s 230ft/s 7.9G 953ft 7.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni H175 1,431g 69ft/s 335ft/s 14.5G 960ft 7.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H133 1,374g 62ft/s 316ft/s 13.2G 964ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni H410 1,366g 111ft/s 379ft/s 37.6G 978ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni H163 1,371g 67ft/s 339ft/s 15.1G 986ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni H90 1,347g 57ft/s 296ft/s 10.7G 990ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni H87 1,389g 50ft/s 292ft/s 8.4G 996ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G138 1,332g 58ft/s 348ft/s 12.1G 999ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech H128 1,390g 66ft/s 333ft/s 12.3G 1,009ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H238 1,380g 77ft/s 354ft/s 16.3G 1,020ft 7.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H123 1,412g 56ft/s 330ft/s 9.1G 1,029ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech H115 1,389g 54ft/s 327ft/s 8.0G 1,053ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H97 1,462g 49ft/s 315ft/s 6.6G 1,086ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni H118 1,416g 60ft/s 333ft/s 11.2G 1,098ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H237 1,478g 79ft/s 411ft/s 17.5G 1,173ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 1,434g 81ft/s 408ft/s 20.8G 1,186ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H210 1,430g 76ft/s 413ft/s 17.0G 1,207ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H151 1,422g 69ft/s 380ft/s 13.6G 1,209ft 7.9s 6s
OK KBA H130 1,893g 57ft/s 331ft/s 10.8G 1,245ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H170 1,416g 73ft/s 406ft/s 16.1G 1,260ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H182 1,391g 66ft/s 424ft/s 12.7G 1,265ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H160 1,456g 64ft/s 405ft/s 12.0G 1,265ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H135 1,435g 62ft/s 383ft/s 10.8G 1,267ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech H180 1,436g 76ft/s 425ft/s 17.0G 1,300ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 1,440g 93ft/s 453ft/s 21.8G 1,311ft 7.9s 7s
OK KBA H225 1,500g 66ft/s 459ft/s 16.7G 1,355ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H135 1,396g 60ft/s 384ft/s 10.2G 1,355ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H195 1,381g 81ft/s 459ft/s 17.8G 1,366ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H295 1,526g 87ft/s 488ft/s 22.4G 1,379ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H194 1,468g 78ft/s 459ft/s 18.6G 1,440ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H180 1,498g 74ft/s 450ft/s 17.4G 1,440ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H200 1,458g 81ft/s 465ft/s 19.3G 1,465ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H255 1,416g 90ft/s 517ft/s 26.1G 1,508ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H340 1,575g 101ft/s 538ft/s 27.8G 1,512ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H399 1,478g 111ft/s 562ft/s 36.7G 1,515ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H140 1,461g 73ft/s 432ft/s 16.1G 1,529ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H226 1,544g 84ft/s 514ft/s 22.1G 1,633ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H268 1,542g 90ft/s 540ft/s 20.7G 1,638ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H159 1,527g 67ft/s 473ft/s 11.4G 1,647ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H233 1,512g 84ft/s 534ft/s 21.9G 1,666ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H255 1,502g 95ft/s 556ft/s 27.0G 1,683ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H160 1,503g 81ft/s 478ft/s 20.5G 1,716ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I200 1,542g 80ft/s 515ft/s 19.1G 1,733ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni I204 1,533g 84ft/s 543ft/s 22.8G 1,818ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I205 1,499g 79ft/s 553ft/s 23.8G 1,825ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni I224 1,554g 93ft/s 589ft/s 27.5G 1,938ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni I243 1,583g 91ft/s 585ft/s 27.1G 1,941ft 9.1s 7s
warningsW,D Estes G80 1,309g 6:1 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 (16ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F62 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (2:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F52 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (16ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Estes F50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G54 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G74 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G88 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G53 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Estes G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G77 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G77 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G72 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G57 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G68 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failed5 AeroTech G8 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (18ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG KBA G82 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H54 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H53 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/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.)

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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