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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 57 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (717 motors didn't fit, 17 motors failed safety checks). 72 motor had thrust curves available and 139 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:   Onyx
Owner: Keith Pate
Body Diameter: 3.10in
Dry Weight: 18.1oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
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 AeroTech F62 21.9oz 58ft/s 240ft/s 9.5G 654ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 21.8oz 85ft/s 277ft/s 22.4G 685ft 6.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 21.6oz 61ft/s 260ft/s 10.8G 710ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 20.8oz 62ft/s 241ft/s 10.9G 713ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 20.9oz 49ft/s 209ft/s 7.3G 731ft 6.9s 4s
OK AeroTech F50 21.1oz 67ft/s 300ft/s 11.4G 890ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 22.4oz 66ft/s 295ft/s 11.7G 917ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 21.3oz 57ft/s 250ft/s 8.7G 927ft 7.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 22.6oz 59ft/s 283ft/s 9.8G 987ft 7.5s 5s
warningsW Estes F50 21.0oz 66ft/s 326ft/s 12.2G 1,000ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 22.9oz 63ft/s 317ft/s 11.7G 1,010ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 23.5oz 71ft/s 363ft/s 16.9G 1,030ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 22.9oz 82ft/s 367ft/s 18.1G 1,053ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 21.2oz 69ft/s 388ft/s 14.1G 1,093ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G38 22.5oz 52ft/s 293ft/s 7.4G 1,112ft 8.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 23.2oz 68ft/s 335ft/s 12.4G 1,140ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 23.2oz 67ft/s 397ft/s 14.3G 1,163ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 23.9oz 61ft/s 407ft/s 12.1G 1,237ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 22.4oz 65ft/s 431ft/s 14.0G 1,257ft 7.9s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 22.4oz 61ft/s 345ft/s 10.7G 1,261ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 22.4oz 61ft/s 345ft/s 10.7G 1,261ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 23.1oz 114ft/s 520ft/s 43.4G 1,293ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 23.6oz 69ft/s 419ft/s 13.8G 1,295ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 23.2oz 73ft/s 427ft/s 14.5G 1,303ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 22.5oz 58ft/s 413ft/s 11.6G 1,319ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 23.6oz 63ft/s 404ft/s 13.0G 1,321ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 23.2oz 65ft/s 383ft/s 12.6G 1,344ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 23.2oz 90ft/s 493ft/s 23.6G 1,376ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 23.3oz 90ft/s 410ft/s 22.3G 1,391ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 25.2oz 82ft/s 504ft/s 20.2G 1,429ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 23.4oz 79ft/s 404ft/s 15.6G 1,438ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 22.7oz 71ft/s 445ft/s 15.0G 1,447ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 22.5oz 87ft/s 543ft/s 22.1G 1,464ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 22.5oz 70ft/s 475ft/s 15.0G 1,464ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 22.6oz 76ft/s 487ft/s 15.6G 1,532ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 24.7oz 70ft/s 530ft/s 18.1G 1,571ft 8.5s 7s
OK KBA G135 26.1oz 74ft/s 556ft/s 19.8G 1,599ft 8.5s 7s
OK KBA G82 26.2oz 60ft/s 484ft/s 11.7G 1,627ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 24.5oz 154ft/s 744ft/s 74.7G 1,716ft 8.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 26.3oz 58ft/s 476ft/s 9.6G 1,719ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 25.2oz 92ft/s 622ft/s 25.9G 1,724ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 25.0oz 86ft/s 590ft/s 22.3G 1,743ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 24.7oz 79ft/s 587ft/s 21.7G 1,756ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 24.8oz 87ft/s 602ft/s 26.8G 1,776ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 24.7oz 98ft/s 650ft/s 30.7G 1,784ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 23.3oz 86ft/s 683ft/s 23.3G 1,797ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 25.0oz 105ft/s 674ft/s 32.2G 1,807ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 25.4oz 94ft/s 628ft/s 24.6G 1,819ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 23.8oz 82ft/s 559ft/s 22.4G 1,842ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 25.3oz 70ft/s 547ft/s 17.2G 1,870ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 24.9oz 76ft/s 435ft/s 16.4G 1,871ft 9.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H115 25.3oz 75ft/s 613ft/s 16.4G 1,894ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 25.5oz 69ft/s 444ft/s 13.3G 1,954ft 9.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H182 25.4oz 94ft/s 785ft/s 25.3G 2,106ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H195 25.0oz 110ft/s 838ft/s 35.6G 2,201ft 8.9s 8s
warningsW,D Estes F26 21.1oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 22.5oz 12:1 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 (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/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.)

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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