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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 43 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (694 motors didn't fit, 54 motors failed safety checks). 95 motor had thrust curves available and 184 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:   Squat (29mm)
Owner: K Sonesen
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 48.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 12.00in
CD: 0.80

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 G104 52.8oz 52ft/s 153ft/s 7.3G 361ft 4.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni G250 53.0oz 79ft/s 223ft/s 18.5G 540ft 5.6s 5s
OK AeroTech G76 53.2oz 57ft/s 181ft/s 9.2G 557ft 6.0s 4s
OK AeroTech G64 53.3oz 49ft/s 177ft/s 6.3G 570ft 6.2s 4s
OK Cesaroni G126 53.1oz 57ft/s 214ft/s 9.8G 570ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni G131 55.1oz 54ft/s 225ft/s 8.6G 612ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G125 52.4oz 56ft/s 234ft/s 9.3G 639ft 6.2s 5s
OK KBA G135 56.0oz 53ft/s 255ft/s 9.0G 723ft 6.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G54 54.8oz 49ft/s 204ft/s 6.9G 833ft 7.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni G118 54.6oz 52ft/s 271ft/s 9.3G 834ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G125 54.9oz 57ft/s 274ft/s 9.6G 835ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H165 55.1oz 63ft/s 288ft/s 11.3G 842ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni H133 54.7oz 60ft/s 281ft/s 11.6G 862ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H175 56.7oz 64ft/s 298ft/s 13.0G 862ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni H90 53.7oz 52ft/s 263ft/s 9.4G 880ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni H163 54.6oz 62ft/s 301ft/s 13.3G 886ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H410 54.4oz 102ft/s 336ft/s 33.2G 887ft 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G138 53.2oz 56ft/s 308ft/s 10.7G 897ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech H128 55.3oz 61ft/s 296ft/s 10.8G 907ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech H238 54.9oz 71ft/s 315ft/s 14.4G 922ft 7.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H123 56.0oz 51ft/s 294ft/s 7.9G 923ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H115 55.2oz 52ft/s 291ft/s 7.0G 946ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni H118 56.2oz 56ft/s 298ft/s 9.9G 991ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni H237 58.4oz 74ft/s 367ft/s 15.8G 1,076ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 56.8oz 77ft/s 365ft/s 18.4G 1,089ft 7.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H151 56.4oz 64ft/s 341ft/s 12.0G 1,105ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H210 56.7oz 71ft/s 370ft/s 15.1G 1,108ft 7.6s 7s
OK KBA H130 73.0oz 56ft/s 302ft/s 9.8G 1,133ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H170 56.2oz 68ft/s 364ft/s 14.2G 1,158ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni H135 56.9oz 57ft/s 344ft/s 9.5G 1,159ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni H160 57.6oz 60ft/s 364ft/s 10.6G 1,161ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H182 55.3oz 61ft/s 380ft/s 11.2G 1,164ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H180 56.9oz 71ft/s 382ft/s 15.1G 1,201ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 57.0oz 88ft/s 407ft/s 19.3G 1,216ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H135 55.5oz 55ft/s 346ft/s 9.0G 1,243ft 8.3s 6s
OK KBA H225 59.1oz 66ft/s 412ft/s 14.9G 1,255ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H195 54.9oz 76ft/s 413ft/s 15.6G 1,269ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H194 58.0oz 74ft/s 415ft/s 16.5G 1,341ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H200 57.7oz 76ft/s 421ft/s 17.1G 1,365ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H255 56.2oz 85ft/s 466ft/s 23.1G 1,415ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H140 57.8oz 68ft/s 392ft/s 14.3G 1,421ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech I205 59.1oz 75ft/s 506ft/s 21.1G 1,730ft 8.9s 7s
warningsW,D Estes G80 52.4oz 5:1 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 (12ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F62 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedA Cesaroni F120 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (184ft)
failedG Cesaroni F59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/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 (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F52 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Estes F50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G54 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G74 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G88 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G53 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Estes G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G77 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G77 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G83 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G57 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G68 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G106 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG KBA G82 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H54 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H87 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H97 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H53 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/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.

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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