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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 78 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (672 motors didn't fit, 41 motors failed safety checks). 119 motor had thrust curves available and 252 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:   Dagger 38
Owner: Jeffrey Gortatowsky
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 98.0oz
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 15.00in
CD: 0.85

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 G185 104.6oz 50ft/s 119ft/s 6.1G 246ft 4.2s 4s
warningsW AeroTech H283 106.7oz 66ft/s 192ft/s 10.3G 582ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech H148 108.9oz 49ft/s 180ft/s 5.4G 597ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech H130 106.4oz 57ft/s 176ft/s 7.8G 615ft 6.6s 5s
OK Loki H125 110.1oz 48ft/s 189ft/s 5.7G 722ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech H669 106.9oz 104ft/s 230ft/s 36.2G 722ft 6.7s 6s
OK Loki H144 109.9oz 56ft/s 199ft/s 7.1G 736ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech H219 107.2oz 61ft/s 220ft/s 8.8G 764ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech H242 107.3oz 55ft/s 221ft/s 7.0G 804ft 7.4s 6s
OK Loki H160 109.8oz 59ft/s 219ft/s 8.5G 837ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni H400 108.0oz 75ft/s 255ft/s 13.8G 896ft 7.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H225 104.8oz 58ft/s 262ft/s 7.8G 1,011ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H170 109.6oz 48ft/s 269ft/s 5.8G 1,181ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech I218 111.1oz 60ft/s 281ft/s 8.3G 1,192ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I180 111.6oz 70ft/s 270ft/s 10.7G 1,236ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 109.4oz 93ft/s 315ft/s 20.3G 1,241ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I161 110.9oz 50ft/s 272ft/s 6.1G 1,250ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 109.1oz 94ft/s 317ft/s 20.5G 1,251ft 8.6s 8s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 110.8oz 92ft/s 320ft/s 20.2G 1,264ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H999 109.7oz 127ft/s 332ft/s 51.7G 1,294ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech I225 115.1oz 51ft/s 305ft/s 7.7G 1,390ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I245 110.9oz 71ft/s 312ft/s 12.5G 1,412ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni I212 114.8oz 51ft/s 314ft/s 7.1G 1,413ft 9.7s 8s
OK AeroTech I357 110.1oz 69ft/s 321ft/s 11.4G 1,426ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni I566 111.6oz 89ft/s 368ft/s 19.4G 1,561ft 9.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I195 112.7oz 52ft/s 333ft/s 6.6G 1,619ft 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni I170 111.8oz 51ft/s 341ft/s 6.3G 1,686ft 10.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni I345 111.9oz 69ft/s 373ft/s 11.5G 1,702ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech I285 115.4oz 67ft/s 365ft/s 10.8G 1,729ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I236 112.1oz 59ft/s 362ft/s 9.0G 1,767ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I800 114.1oz 102ft/s 414ft/s 27.8G 1,810ft 10.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni I223 115.4oz 52ft/s 369ft/s 7.0G 1,831ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I211 114.0oz 61ft/s 357ft/s 9.1G 1,835ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I195 118.2oz 64ft/s 358ft/s 10.0G 1,858ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I305 118.5oz 67ft/s 380ft/s 11.5G 1,865ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I1299 112.9oz 144ft/s 432ft/s 47.6G 1,882ft 10.2s 10s
OK AeroTech I300 113.6oz 73ft/s 386ft/s 13.7G 1,891ft 10.7s 9s
OK Loki I316 117.0oz 79ft/s 408ft/s 14.5G 2,065ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni I287 119.3oz 60ft/s 419ft/s 9.5G 2,119ft 11.4s 10s
OK Loki I210 117.0oz 70ft/s 391ft/s 12.6G 2,150ft 11.4s 9s
OK Loki I405 117.2oz 96ft/s 444ft/s 23.7G 2,226ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni I285 115.8oz 62ft/s 437ft/s 9.9G 2,284ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni I255 116.2oz 62ft/s 435ft/s 8.8G 2,314ft 11.9s 10s
OK Loki I377 117.8oz 86ft/s 454ft/s 19.1G 2,358ft 11.6s 10s
OK Loki I430 117.0oz 78ft/s 475ft/s 15.4G 2,363ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech I327 120.2oz 72ft/s 463ft/s 11.9G 2,415ft 11.9s 10s
OK AMW I297 118.8oz 64ft/s 457ft/s 10.3G 2,417ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I366 117.6oz 79ft/s 471ft/s 13.9G 2,432ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I364 121.9oz 66ft/s 463ft/s 11.5G 2,440ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I125 120.8oz 48ft/s 367ft/s 7.0G 2,463ft 13.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I303 115.6oz 67ft/s 464ft/s 11.8G 2,467ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni I242 117.4oz 58ft/s 451ft/s 7.7G 2,483ft 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni I470 115.5oz 84ft/s 499ft/s 16.4G 2,485ft 11.8s 11s
OK AeroTech I280 119.7oz 63ft/s 466ft/s 9.1G 2,504ft 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni I350 125.6oz 69ft/s 495ft/s 10.5G 2,649ft 12.4s 11s
OK KBA I301 123.6oz 63ft/s 498ft/s 11.0G 2,652ft 12.3s 10s
OK AeroTech I435 116.3oz 96ft/s 513ft/s 22.4G 2,652ft 12.0s 11s
OK KBA I550 123.1oz 83ft/s 556ft/s 19.6G 2,699ft 12.0s 11s
OK AeroTech I284 117.6oz 76ft/s 497ft/s 14.0G 2,707ft 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech I500 118.3oz 83ft/s 554ft/s 16.5G 2,899ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni I216 119.2oz 59ft/s 483ft/s 9.2G 2,931ft 13.3s 10s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 119.1oz 90ft/s 575ft/s 18.2G 2,956ft 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech I600 119.2oz 103ft/s 574ft/s 23.7G 2,974ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni J335 120.1oz 70ft/s 540ft/s 11.3G 2,990ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech I350 119.7oz 75ft/s 559ft/s 13.8G 2,992ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech J420 120.9oz 80ft/s 556ft/s 15.6G 2,994ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J270 121.1oz 57ft/s 523ft/s 8.0G 3,006ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J285 119.0oz 66ft/s 528ft/s 10.2G 3,015ft 13.2s 11s
OK AeroTech J350 121.5oz 94ft/s 559ft/s 23.4G 3,030ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J316 119.4oz 68ft/s 532ft/s 12.2G 3,034ft 13.1s 11s
OK KBA J740 123.5oz 103ft/s 600ft/s 27.1G 3,038ft 12.6s 12s
OK AeroTech J340 118.4oz 81ft/s 550ft/s 17.3G 3,039ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J357 119.2oz 75ft/s 560ft/s 14.5G 3,069ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech J425 120.3oz 71ft/s 592ft/s 12.6G 3,165ft 13.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni J290 121.3oz 66ft/s 547ft/s 10.6G 3,173ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech J270 120.6oz 65ft/s 551ft/s 9.7G 3,272ft 13.7s 11s
OK AeroTech J500 121.1oz 94ft/s 623ft/s 22.5G 3,372ft 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech J435 120.0oz 92ft/s 653ft/s 19.7G 3,631ft 13.7s 12s

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
failedA AeroTech G339 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (210ft)
failedG AeroTech G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H152 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H178 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I154 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I175 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Loki I110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 7ft (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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