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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 92 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (688 motors didn't fit, 11 motors failed safety checks). 101 motor had thrust curves available and 179 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:   X-Plane SST 54mm
Owner: Jim Lane
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 107.0oz
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 18.00in
CD: 0.93
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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 I215 125.6oz 57ft/s 293ft/s 6.5G 1,178ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech I599 125.1oz 103ft/s 353ft/s 21.0G 1,258ft 8.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I229 125.1oz 57ft/s 313ft/s 6.9G 1,259ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni I445 127.3oz 78ft/s 388ft/s 14.0G 1,510ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni I218 127.5oz 56ft/s 346ft/s 6.5G 1,550ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni I100 135.5oz 51ft/s 269ft/s 7.1G 1,963ft 12.3s 3s
OK Cesaroni J250 136.3oz 51ft/s 445ft/s 6.2G 2,171ft 11.5s 9s
OK AeroTech J250 139.0oz 53ft/s 451ft/s 6.8G 2,240ft 11.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni J280 140.7oz 55ft/s 472ft/s 7.0G 2,255ft 11.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni J145 136.5oz 55ft/s 350ft/s 11.8G 2,263ft 12.2s 7s
OK AeroTech J250 132.0oz 63ft/s 446ft/s 8.1G 2,315ft 11.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni J1055 134.2oz 121ft/s 608ft/s 29.4G 2,341ft 10.6s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 137.0oz 65ft/s 491ft/s 8.9G 2,417ft 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech J180 135.5oz 62ft/s 427ft/s 7.6G 2,600ft 12.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni J240 137.9oz 55ft/s 486ft/s 6.6G 2,605ft 12.3s 9s
OK Gorilla J365 149.5oz 54ft/s 548ft/s 10.8G 2,616ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J430 135.2oz 77ft/s 579ft/s 12.9G 2,624ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech J1299 136.4oz 133ft/s 691ft/s 37.8G 2,635ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J293 136.6oz 59ft/s 527ft/s 8.4G 2,679ft 12.2s 9s
OK AeroTech J275 137.5oz 58ft/s 488ft/s 7.6G 2,681ft 12.3s 9s
OK AeroTech J460 134.8oz 81ft/s 588ft/s 13.7G 2,685ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J244 139.1oz 51ft/s 501ft/s 5.8G 2,732ft 12.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J210 136.7oz 56ft/s 446ft/s 7.6G 2,739ft 12.9s 9s
OK AMW J1365 146.5oz 130ft/s 709ft/s 37.2G 2,793ft 11.3s 11s
OK AMW J400 155.7oz 61ft/s 591ft/s 9.6G 2,909ft 12.5s 10s
OK Loki J350 151.4oz 61ft/s 589ft/s 9.6G 2,943ft 12.5s 10s
OK Gorilla J167 149.9oz 58ft/s 414ft/s 7.9G 3,020ft 13.8s 8s
OK AMW J475 156.7oz 72ft/s 638ft/s 12.9G 3,042ft 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech J1799 146.2oz 153ft/s 832ft/s 51.9G 3,097ft 11.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni J360 145.9oz 62ft/s 617ft/s 12.3G 3,119ft 12.8s 10s
OK Gorilla J465 148.7oz 70ft/s 661ft/s 14.4G 3,132ft 12.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1520 143.2oz 139ft/s 837ft/s 40.6G 3,133ft 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni J380 152.6oz 63ft/s 633ft/s 8.7G 3,146ft 12.8s 10s
OK Gorilla J395 147.9oz 64ft/s 636ft/s 10.0G 3,160ft 12.8s 10s
OK AeroTech J450 150.1oz 70ft/s 659ft/s 11.7G 3,199ft 12.7s 10s
OK Gorilla J485 149.0oz 72ft/s 684ft/s 12.8G 3,236ft 12.6s 10s
OK AMW J395 151.7oz 69ft/s 629ft/s 10.1G 3,261ft 13.0s 10s
OK Gorilla J450 158.3oz 65ft/s 661ft/s 12.5G 3,280ft 13.0s 10s
OK Gorilla J535 150.2oz 85ft/s 712ft/s 15.2G 3,288ft 12.5s 10s
OK AMW J440 150.4oz 96ft/s 682ft/s 18.2G 3,298ft 12.5s 10s
OK Loki J820 149.7oz 111ft/s 766ft/s 24.0G 3,299ft 12.1s 11s
OK Loki J525 150.7oz 82ft/s 719ft/s 14.2G 3,309ft 12.6s 11s
OK AMW K1720 154.7oz 150ft/s 862ft/s 44.9G 3,332ft 12.0s 11s
OK AMW J325 150.4oz 73ft/s 576ft/s 11.9G 3,334ft 13.2s 10s
OK AeroTech J540 145.2oz 85ft/s 724ft/s 15.6G 3,395ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J401 139.2oz 74ft/s 686ft/s 11.4G 3,413ft 12.9s 10s
OK AMW J745 150.0oz 98ft/s 789ft/s 19.9G 3,480ft 12.6s 11s
OK AMW J475 159.7oz 75ft/s 691ft/s 12.2G 3,569ft 13.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J355 148.4oz 66ft/s 651ft/s 9.5G 3,582ft 13.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J800 145.3oz 102ft/s 819ft/s 22.5G 3,621ft 12.6s 11s
OK Loki J175 151.1oz 63ft/s 495ft/s 9.0G 3,639ft 14.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni J760 145.0oz 101ft/s 851ft/s 21.3G 3,654ft 12.6s 11s
OK Loki J300 153.4oz 63ft/s 603ft/s 8.5G 3,674ft 14.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J295 146.5oz 68ft/s 603ft/s 9.8G 3,682ft 13.8s 10s
OK AMW K665 168.3oz 83ft/s 789ft/s 16.3G 3,709ft 13.1s 11s
OK AeroTech J415 148.2oz 73ft/s 708ft/s 11.9G 3,734ft 13.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J449 146.6oz 76ft/s 748ft/s 12.8G 3,737ft 13.3s 10s
OK AeroTech K2050 152.6oz 160ft/s 1,017ft/s 50.1G 3,746ft 12.3s 12s
OK AeroTech K456 159.3oz 72ft/s 727ft/s 10.7G 3,749ft 13.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni K2045 152.5oz 154ft/s 1,047ft/s 52.1G 3,766ft 12.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni K360 150.5oz 65ft/s 698ft/s 8.4G 3,826ft 13.8s 10s
OK AeroTech K400 149.1oz 77ft/s 707ft/s 12.0G 3,899ft 13.7s 10s
OK Gorilla K555 162.6oz 72ft/s 800ft/s 13.1G 3,903ft 13.6s 11s
OK Gorilla K520 157.9oz 73ft/s 784ft/s 12.3G 3,903ft 13.6s 11s
OK Gorilla K630 162.0oz 81ft/s 824ft/s 16.4G 3,916ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni K454 156.1oz 71ft/s 748ft/s 11.6G 3,924ft 13.7s 11s
OK Gorilla K222 163.3oz 62ft/s 510ft/s 8.3G 3,934ft 15.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni K530 164.8oz 72ft/s 799ft/s 11.3G 3,935ft 13.6s 11s
OK KBA K700 160.0oz 89ft/s 880ft/s 18.4G 3,946ft 13.2s 11s
OK AMW K535 162.0oz 79ft/s 785ft/s 13.1G 4,034ft 13.7s 11s
OK AeroTech K695 159.5oz 89ft/s 869ft/s 19.7G 4,038ft 13.2s 11s
OK AeroTech K513 165.1oz 78ft/s 808ft/s 12.9G 4,039ft 13.6s 11s
OK AeroTech K535 151.6oz 84ft/s 791ft/s 14.2G 4,052ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech K1100 154.1oz 120ft/s 990ft/s 30.3G 4,183ft 13.0s 11s
OK AMW K935 160.2oz 107ft/s 956ft/s 23.3G 4,186ft 13.3s 12s
OK AMW K455 160.1oz 88ft/s 740ft/s 16.4G 4,188ft 13.9s 11s
OK AeroTech K185 157.6oz 54ft/s 550ft/s 6.6G 4,203ft 15.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni K940 155.2oz 107ft/s 1,011ft/s 24.7G 4,309ft 13.2s 11s
OK AeroTech K540 152.0oz 92ft/s 847ft/s 19.3G 4,348ft 13.6s 10s
OK AeroTech K550 159.5oz 87ft/s 823ft/s 16.8G 4,377ft 13.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni K500 159.1oz 75ft/s 823ft/s 12.6G 4,395ft 14.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni K630 156.7oz 89ft/s 925ft/s 17.2G 4,485ft 13.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni K400 161.7oz 69ft/s 758ft/s 9.6G 4,515ft 14.7s 11s
OK AeroTech K1103 158.5oz 131ft/s 1,090ft/s 35.6G 4,551ft 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech K805 161.4oz 93ft/s 973ft/s 18.9G 4,552ft 13.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni K445 156.3oz 84ft/s 788ft/s 14.3G 4,573ft 14.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni K520 162.6oz 79ft/s 860ft/s 12.6G 4,636ft 14.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni K160 158.9oz 50ft/s 505ft/s 5.0G 4,777ft 17.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni K740 158.8oz 96ft/s 1,008ft/s 18.7G 4,789ft 14.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni K1200 164.6oz 117ft/s 1,173ft/s 29.0G 4,850ft 13.6s 12s
warningsD AMW K590 167.6oz 13:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 159.8oz 16:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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 AeroTech I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/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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