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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 66 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (696 motors didn't fit, 29 motors failed safety checks). 95 motor had thrust curves available and 177 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:   formula 150
Owner: John Olevich
Body Diameter: 6.00in
Dry Weight: 35.00lb
MMT Diameter: 75.0mm
MMT Length: 36.00in
CD: 0.60

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 K707 43.10lb 51ft/s 174ft/s 6.2G 642ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech K1499 38.84lb 66ft/s 220ft/s 9.0G 789ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni K1085 40.36lb 50ft/s 357ft/s 5.6G 2,024ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni K2000 40.43lb 70ft/s 385ft/s 13.0G 2,064ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech K1000 40.74lb 51ft/s 364ft/s 5.4G 2,159ft 12.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni L3200 42.20lb 91ft/s 543ft/s 19.3G 3,403ft 14.1s 13s
OK AeroTech L1150 43.10lb 53ft/s 484ft/s 6.0G 3,425ft 15.2s 12s
OK Gorilla L1150 42.72lb 50ft/s 497ft/s 8.4G 3,594ft 15.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni L995 42.92lb 53ft/s 481ft/s 5.8G 3,618ft 15.7s 12s
OK AeroTech L850 43.25lb 48ft/s 466ft/s 5.3G 3,650ft 15.9s 11s
OK Gorilla L1112 43.00lb 53ft/s 507ft/s 5.8G 3,722ft 15.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni L800 42.74lb 48ft/s 463ft/s 5.3G 3,728ft 16.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni L1050 42.60lb 49ft/s 507ft/s 5.4G 3,804ft 16.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni L1720 42.37lb 64ft/s 567ft/s 9.5G 3,916ft 15.5s 13s
OK AeroTech L1520 43.05lb 61ft/s 551ft/s 8.0G 3,916ft 15.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1355 45.94lb 58ft/s 541ft/s 7.9G 4,035ft 16.1s 13s
OK Loki L1482 42.80lb 56ft/s 574ft/s 8.0G 4,080ft 16.0s 13s
OK AeroTech L1390 43.55lb 57ft/s 557ft/s 7.7G 4,112ft 16.2s 13s
OK AeroTech L1170 46.00lb 55ft/s 551ft/s 6.2G 4,240ft 16.7s 13s
OK AeroTech L1250 47.45lb 54ft/s 552ft/s 6.3G 4,319ft 16.8s 13s
OK Gorilla L1065 46.82lb 55ft/s 555ft/s 7.7G 4,541ft 17.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1350 42.87lb 58ft/s 605ft/s 7.1G 4,657ft 17.1s 14s
OK AMW L1290 46.90lb 50ft/s 603ft/s 6.2G 4,814ft 17.7s 14s
OK AeroTech L1420 45.06lb 60ft/s 636ft/s 7.5G 4,952ft 17.6s 14s
OK AeroTech L1365 45.82lb 57ft/s 632ft/s 7.0G 5,070ft 17.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni L1410 46.28lb 54ft/s 645ft/s 7.1G 5,125ft 18.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni L1685 48.34lb 68ft/s 661ft/s 9.6G 5,296ft 17.8s 15s
OK Cesaroni L1395 44.53lb 60ft/s 672ft/s 8.1G 5,391ft 18.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni L1115 44.71lb 58ft/s 624ft/s 7.3G 5,410ft 18.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni L2375 44.17lb 75ft/s 741ft/s 12.6G 5,507ft 17.7s 16s
OK Gorilla M745 47.39lb 53ft/s 538ft/s 6.4G 5,548ft 19.5s 12s
OK AeroTech L2200 45.54lb 78ft/s 725ft/s 14.6G 5,596ft 17.8s 15s
OK Cesaroni M1101 45.89lb 53ft/s 642ft/s 6.0G 5,636ft 19.1s 14s
OK AeroTech M1350 45.60lb 61ft/s 669ft/s 7.7G 5,647ft 18.5s 15s
OK AeroTech M1500 45.79lb 60ft/s 695ft/s 7.5G 5,704ft 18.7s 15s
OK Gorilla M1355 47.13lb 55ft/s 676ft/s 8.1G 5,722ft 18.7s 15s
OK AeroTech M1550 47.44lb 66ft/s 716ft/s 9.0G 5,964ft 18.9s 15s
OK AeroTech M1297 45.22lb 65ft/s 692ft/s 8.9G 6,031ft 19.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni M1230 45.68lb 56ft/s 689ft/s 6.5G 6,066ft 19.5s 15s
OK AeroTech M1780 45.39lb 72ft/s 746ft/s 10.9G 6,103ft 18.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni M2250 44.73lb 78ft/s 789ft/s 12.6G 6,171ft 18.5s 16s
OK Gorilla M1665 47.39lb 66ft/s 742ft/s 10.0G 6,299ft 19.1s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1830 44.97lb 69ft/s 773ft/s 10.2G 6,303ft 19.0s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1160 47.56lb 49ft/s 703ft/s 5.6G 6,394ft 20.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni M1770 48.21lb 62ft/s 781ft/s 8.5G 6,448ft 19.5s 16s
OK AeroTech M650 46.30lb 51ft/s 558ft/s 5.5G 6,547ft 21.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni M2075 50.85lb 76ft/s 790ft/s 12.1G 6,639ft 19.4s 16s
OK Gorilla M1952 47.00lb 79ft/s 798ft/s 11.9G 6,649ft 19.4s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1670 46.53lb 63ft/s 774ft/s 9.7G 6,672ft 19.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1810 46.94lb 64ft/s 817ft/s 9.2G 6,812ft 19.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1401 47.73lb 57ft/s 768ft/s 6.9G 6,891ft 20.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni M3100 46.06lb 85ft/s 904ft/s 17.4G 6,916ft 19.1s 17s
OK Cesaroni M1675 46.51lb 65ft/s 810ft/s 9.2G 6,936ft 19.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1400 46.69lb 66ft/s 763ft/s 9.6G 6,969ft 20.3s 16s
OK Loki M1882 47.20lb 74ft/s 837ft/s 11.5G 6,984ft 19.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1300 47.47lb 78ft/s 742ft/s 12.5G 7,165ft 20.5s 16s
OK Loki M1650 47.41lb 82ft/s 792ft/s 16.7G 7,240ft 20.2s 16s
OK AeroTech M1315 47.44lb 60ft/s 764ft/s 7.5G 7,365ft 21.0s 15s
OK Loki M2550 47.19lb 83ft/s 912ft/s 13.7G 7,368ft 19.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni M3700 47.74lb 94ft/s 977ft/s 18.9G 7,555ft 19.8s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1540 48.02lb 66ft/s 830ft/s 10.3G 7,564ft 20.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni M2045 48.38lb 75ft/s 938ft/s 11.0G 8,114ft 20.9s 17s
OK Cesaroni M840 50.33lb 56ft/s 682ft/s 7.7G 8,214ft 23.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni M2150 48.94lb 72ft/s 956ft/s 11.3G 8,224ft 21.1s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1590 48.40lb 70ft/s 888ft/s 9.8G 8,418ft 21.6s 17s
OK Cesaroni M2020 50.50lb 75ft/s 997ft/s 10.9G 9,126ft 22.0s 18s

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 Contrail K630 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Contrail K456 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K735 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Contrail K543 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K780 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K555 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K560 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K661 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K510 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L585 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L695 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L910 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L820 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Loki L780 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Loki L480 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L789 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L425 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L645 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L985 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Loki L930 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L851 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L1040 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Contrail L369 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L900 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L875 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Loki L840 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L395 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Loki M1200 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Loki M900 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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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