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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 94 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (678 motors didn't fit, 19 motors failed safety checks). 111 motor had thrust curves available and 220 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:   wild child
Owner: chris mannon
Body Diameter: 1.50in
Dry Weight: 1.20lb
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 18.00in
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 F62 1.44lb 58ft/s 240ft/s 9.0G 855ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni F120 1.43lb 84ft/s 269ft/s 21.8G 932ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 1.42lb 61ft/s 260ft/s 10.2G 957ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F20 1.38lb 49ft/s 221ft/s 6.9G 958ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 1.37lb 62ft/s 247ft/s 10.3G 961ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F50 1.39lb 63ft/s 311ft/s 10.8G 1,311ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F25 1.40lb 54ft/s 273ft/s 8.3G 1,318ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F52 1.47lb 63ft/s 308ft/s 11.1G 1,335ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech F40 1.48lb 59ft/s 306ft/s 9.4G 1,443ft 9.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G54 1.50lb 63ft/s 337ft/s 11.3G 1,521ft 9.7s 8s
warningsW Estes F50 1.38lb 66ft/s 346ft/s 11.9G 1,546ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G88 1.54lb 67ft/s 369ft/s 16.1G 1,597ft 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech G104 1.50lb 81ft/s 379ft/s 17.2G 1,658ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech G38 1.48lb 49ft/s 327ft/s 7.0G 1,673ft 10.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G74 1.39lb 66ft/s 403ft/s 13.9G 1,780ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G53 1.52lb 65ft/s 365ft/s 11.8G 1,787ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni G80 1.52lb 64ft/s 413ft/s 13.6G 1,882ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 1.56lb 60ft/s 428ft/s 12.5G 2,025ft 10.9s 10s
warningsW Estes G40 1.47lb 61ft/s 391ft/s 10.2G 2,038ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G40 1.47lb 61ft/s 391ft/s 10.2G 2,038ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 1.47lb 65ft/s 459ft/s 14.4G 2,143ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 1.55lb 65ft/s 449ft/s 13.6G 2,176ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni G68 1.54lb 60ft/s 441ft/s 12.4G 2,193ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni G83 1.52lb 70ft/s 456ft/s 13.8G 2,199ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni G57 1.52lb 65ft/s 430ft/s 12.0G 2,223ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 1.47lb 58ft/s 455ft/s 11.6G 2,238ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni G250 1.51lb 114ft/s 519ft/s 42.8G 2,305ft 11.0s 11s
OK AeroTech G76 1.52lb 86ft/s 458ft/s 21.3G 2,387ft 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni G126 1.52lb 85ft/s 516ft/s 22.5G 2,436ft 11.4s 11s
OK AeroTech G64 1.53lb 75ft/s 456ft/s 14.9G 2,454ft 11.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni G131 1.64lb 79ft/s 527ft/s 20.6G 2,527ft 11.7s 11s
OK AeroTech G75 1.49lb 68ft/s 499ft/s 14.2G 2,544ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech G78 1.48lb 69ft/s 520ft/s 14.6G 2,620ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech G125 1.48lb 83ft/s 576ft/s 22.7G 2,709ft 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech G80 1.48lb 72ft/s 542ft/s 14.9G 2,780ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni G106 1.61lb 71ft/s 571ft/s 17.3G 2,848ft 12.4s 11s
OK KBA G82 1.71lb 61ft/s 536ft/s 12.6G 2,866ft 12.7s 11s
OK KBA G135 1.70lb 76ft/s 587ft/s 20.5G 2,907ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech G75 1.71lb 57ft/s 548ft/s 9.7G 3,042ft 13.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni G125 1.63lb 85ft/s 652ft/s 21.3G 3,308ft 13.0s 12s
OK RATT H70 1.98lb 73ft/s 537ft/s 14.5G 3,315ft 13.6s 11s
OK AeroTech H165 1.64lb 92ft/s 672ft/s 25.7G 3,316ft 12.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni G118 1.61lb 76ft/s 651ft/s 20.8G 3,325ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H175 1.74lb 95ft/s 675ft/s 30.8G 3,333ft 13.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni G54 1.63lb 78ft/s 533ft/s 15.8G 3,352ft 13.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni H133 1.62lb 90ft/s 668ft/s 25.6G 3,400ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H410 1.60lb 147ft/s 757ft/s 74.4G 3,467ft 12.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni H163 1.61lb 94ft/s 705ft/s 29.3G 3,480ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H54 1.66lb 66ft/s 552ft/s 12.7G 3,495ft 13.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H87 1.65lb 71ft/s 642ft/s 16.5G 3,500ft 13.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni H90 1.56lb 78ft/s 658ft/s 21.4G 3,505ft 13.4s 12s
OK AeroTech H128 1.65lb 92ft/s 695ft/s 24.1G 3,524ft 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech H238 1.63lb 105ft/s 728ft/s 32.5G 3,570ft 13.2s 12s
OK AeroTech G138 1.53lb 83ft/s 745ft/s 26.4G 3,573ft 13.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni H123 1.70lb 74ft/s 688ft/s 17.8G 3,578ft 13.5s 12s
OK AeroTech H115 1.65lb 77ft/s 706ft/s 16.2G 3,667ft 13.6s 12s
OK AeroTech H97 1.81lb 68ft/s 669ft/s 12.9G 3,709ft 14.0s 12s
OK KBA H130 2.76lb 72ft/s 578ft/s 16.9G 3,747ft 14.6s 13s
OK Cesaroni H118 1.71lb 84ft/s 707ft/s 21.3G 3,782ft 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni H237 1.85lb 101ft/s 809ft/s 37.0G 3,998ft 13.8s 13s
OK AeroTech H220 1.75lb 114ft/s 817ft/s 38.4G 4,074ft 13.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni H151 1.72lb 93ft/s 794ft/s 25.5G 4,140ft 14.0s 13s
OK AeroTech H210 1.74lb 103ft/s 835ft/s 33.4G 4,160ft 14.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni H160 1.80lb 87ft/s 830ft/s 22.2G 4,310ft 14.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni H135 1.75lb 86ft/s 809ft/s 20.2G 4,313ft 14.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni H170 1.71lb 104ft/s 837ft/s 30.2G 4,315ft 14.2s 13s
OK AeroTech H182 1.66lb 90ft/s 897ft/s 25.8G 4,359ft 14.2s 13s
OK AeroTech H180 1.76lb 100ft/s 872ft/s 32.3G 4,422ft 14.3s 13s
OK AeroTech H250 1.76lb 125ft/s 913ft/s 40.6G 4,488ft 14.3s 13s
OK KBA H225 1.90lb 91ft/s 904ft/s 32.5G 4,614ft 14.7s 14s
OK AeroTech H135 1.67lb 81ft/s 834ft/s 19.9G 4,635ft 14.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni H295 1.95lb 122ft/s 943ft/s 44.4G 4,646ft 14.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni H53 1.83lb 55ft/s 663ft/s 10.5G 4,653ft 15.9s 12s
OK AeroTech H195 1.63lb 115ft/s 976ft/s 34.0G 4,669ft 14.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni H180 1.89lb 100ft/s 905ft/s 31.2G 4,816ft 14.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni H194 1.83lb 106ft/s 939ft/s 33.8G 4,856ft 14.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni H200 1.80lb 112ft/s 955ft/s 35.2G 4,943ft 14.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni H340 2.06lb 126ft/s 1,022ft/s 47.7G 5,046ft 14.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni H140 1.81lb 102ft/s 911ft/s 29.5G 5,104ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni H255 1.71lb 125ft/s 1,065ft/s 48.5G 5,140ft 14.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni H399 1.85lb 147ft/s 1,097ft/s 65.6G 5,172ft 14.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni H226 1.99lb 116ft/s 1,020ft/s 38.6G 5,414ft 15.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni H159 1.96lb 87ft/s 995ft/s 20.8G 5,453ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech H268 1.99lb 114ft/s 1,069ft/s 36.8G 5,486ft 15.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni H233 1.92lb 112ft/s 1,077ft/s 38.8G 5,553ft 15.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni H255 1.90lb 120ft/s 1,120ft/s 47.9G 5,637ft 15.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni H160 1.90lb 115ft/s 994ft/s 36.4G 5,649ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech I200 1.99lb 110ft/s 1,050ft/s 33.4G 5,698ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech I205 1.89lb 106ft/s 1,157ft/s 42.2G 5,979ft 15.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni I204 1.97lb 115ft/s 1,119ft/s 39.9G 5,982ft 15.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni I243 2.08lb 124ft/s 1,193ft/s 46.2G 6,355ft 16.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni I224 2.02lb 126ft/s 1,185ft/s 47.4G 6,378ft 16.2s 15s
OK KBA J520 2.79lb 129ft/s 1,659ft/s 56.5G 8,811ft 18.6s 17s
warningsW,D Estes G80 1.48lb 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 (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (4:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/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 (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/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.

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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