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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 123 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (686 motors didn't fit, 2 motors failed safety checks). 125 motor had thrust curves available and 239 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:   Nova Star
Owner: Terrance Buyze
Body Diameter: 5.54in
Dry Weight: 152.0oz
MMT Diameter: 75.0mm
MMT Length: 48.00in
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 Contrail K707 281.6oz 87ft/s 474ft/s 16.6G 2,641ft 12.3s 10s
OK Contrail K630 277.2oz 67ft/s 495ft/s 10.6G 2,753ft 12.7s 11s
OK AeroTech K1499 213.4oz 121ft/s 680ft/s 28.4G 2,990ft 12.0s 11s
OK Contrail K456 282.7oz 75ft/s 497ft/s 10.4G 3,192ft 13.7s 10s
OK Contrail K777 294.9oz 101ft/s 583ft/s 20.8G 3,579ft 13.9s 11s
OK Contrail K678 294.9oz 86ft/s 577ft/s 13.2G 3,587ft 14.1s 11s
OK Contrail K300 295.2oz 55ft/s 464ft/s 5.4G 3,714ft 15.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni K735 240.5oz 70ft/s 769ft/s 12.2G 4,156ft 14.4s 12s
OK Contrail K543 279.2oz 77ft/s 649ft/s 10.6G 4,290ft 15.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni K2000 238.9oz 127ft/s 1,049ft/s 36.7G 4,603ft 13.9s 13s
OK Contrail K888 299.2oz 94ft/s 739ft/s 15.4G 4,761ft 15.5s 13s
OK AeroTech K780 255.5oz 76ft/s 845ft/s 12.4G 4,785ft 15.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni K1085 237.7oz 88ft/s 962ft/s 16.3G 4,831ft 14.6s 12s
OK Contrail K404 298.4oz 63ft/s 605ft/s 7.1G 4,869ft 17.0s 11s
OK AeroTech K1000 243.8oz 93ft/s 949ft/s 15.9G 4,995ft 14.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni K555 249.3oz 62ft/s 783ft/s 7.6G 5,041ft 16.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni K661 241.2oz 72ft/s 844ft/s 10.0G 5,086ft 15.7s 12s
OK AeroTech K560 248.8oz 67ft/s 746ft/s 9.9G 5,099ft 15.9s 11s
OK Gorilla L695 272.0oz 55ft/s 889ft/s 12.2G 5,224ft 16.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni K510 243.4oz 72ft/s 735ft/s 9.1G 5,272ft 16.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni L585 250.2oz 68ft/s 823ft/s 8.4G 5,473ft 16.4s 12s
OK Hypertek L475 289.5oz 63ft/s 734ft/s 7.3G 5,540ft 17.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni L910 244.3oz 84ft/s 996ft/s 13.5G 5,641ft 15.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni L820 272.6oz 68ft/s 955ft/s 11.1G 5,654ft 16.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni L3200 267.1oz 148ft/s 1,368ft/s 50.4G 5,687ft 14.8s 14s
OK Loki L780 275.5oz 63ft/s 962ft/s 10.5G 5,776ft 16.5s 13s
OK Hypertek L535 291.3oz 71ft/s 792ft/s 9.6G 5,787ft 17.2s 11s
OK Hypertek L355 291.5oz 62ft/s 606ft/s 7.3G 5,795ft 18.8s 9s
OK Hypertek L610 291.4oz 75ft/s 816ft/s 10.0G 5,866ft 17.1s 11s
OK Hypertek L550 289.5oz 72ft/s 772ft/s 9.5G 5,976ft 17.5s 11s
OK Hypertek L350 289.7oz 60ft/s 675ft/s 6.8G 6,156ft 19.2s 10s
OK Gorilla L789 271.2oz 69ft/s 998ft/s 10.5G 6,200ft 16.8s 13s
OK AeroTech L1150 281.6oz 92ft/s 1,103ft/s 15.7G 6,230ft 16.3s 13s
OK Gorilla L1150 275.5oz 87ft/s 1,122ft/s 20.1G 6,311ft 16.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1720 269.8oz 110ft/s 1,334ft/s 25.1G 6,334ft 15.7s 14s
OK Loki L480 276.8oz 52ft/s 809ft/s 5.8G 6,397ft 18.4s 12s
OK Gorilla L985 280.1oz 73ft/s 1,126ft/s 13.1G 6,445ft 16.8s 13s
OK Loki L930 276.8oz 85ft/s 1,052ft/s 13.7G 6,452ft 16.8s 13s
OK AeroTech L1520 280.8oz 107ft/s 1,254ft/s 20.3G 6,457ft 16.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni L995 278.7oz 94ft/s 1,052ft/s 15.3G 6,494ft 16.6s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1355 327.0oz 94ft/s 1,141ft/s 18.3G 6,525ft 16.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni L645 284.3oz 66ft/s 903ft/s 8.1G 6,529ft 17.7s 12s
OK AeroTech L1256 284.5oz 98ft/s 1,163ft/s 17.7G 6,542ft 16.4s 13s
OK Gorilla L1112 280.0oz 92ft/s 1,148ft/s 15.8G 6,542ft 16.6s 13s
OK AeroTech L850 284.0oz 84ft/s 1,001ft/s 14.0G 6,602ft 16.8s 12s
OK Loki L1482 276.8oz 98ft/s 1,321ft/s 19.6G 6,616ft 16.2s 14s
OK AeroTech L1040 318.4oz 76ft/s 1,068ft/s 12.6G 6,616ft 17.1s 13s
OK AeroTech L875 313.4oz 73ft/s 1,026ft/s 9.8G 6,651ft 17.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1050 273.6oz 87ft/s 1,129ft/s 14.5G 6,672ft 16.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni L851 285.7oz 76ft/s 1,039ft/s 11.2G 6,692ft 17.2s 13s
OK AeroTech L1390 288.8oz 98ft/s 1,222ft/s 19.5G 6,715ft 16.5s 14s
OK AeroTech L900 318.6oz 72ft/s 1,035ft/s 10.0G 6,759ft 17.6s 13s
OK Gorilla L425 275.5oz 68ft/s 736ft/s 8.9G 6,846ft 18.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni L800 275.8oz 86ft/s 987ft/s 14.6G 6,885ft 17.3s 13s
OK Loki L840 284.2oz 82ft/s 1,022ft/s 13.8G 6,911ft 17.2s 12s
OK AeroTech L1170 328.0oz 92ft/s 1,165ft/s 15.2G 6,915ft 17.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1350 278.0oz 99ft/s 1,298ft/s 18.5G 7,164ft 16.7s 13s
OK AeroTech L1250 351.2oz 86ft/s 1,136ft/s 14.9G 7,196ft 17.8s 14s
OK Gorilla L1065 341.2oz 87ft/s 1,123ft/s 18.1G 7,224ft 17.4s 13s
OK AeroTech L1420 312.9oz 96ft/s 1,318ft/s 17.2G 7,375ft 17.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni L2375 298.8oz 124ft/s 1,605ft/s 30.5G 7,376ft 16.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni L1685 365.4oz 108ft/s 1,286ft/s 21.5G 7,440ft 17.1s 14s
OK AeroTech L2200 320.7oz 125ft/s 1,469ft/s 34.1G 7,551ft 16.7s 14s
OK Contrail L369 321.3oz 54ft/s 651ft/s 5.1G 7,556ft 21.7s 11s
OK AMW L1290 342.4oz 82ft/s 1,229ft/s 14.4G 7,564ft 17.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni L1410 332.4oz 87ft/s 1,306ft/s 15.9G 7,589ft 17.5s 14s
OK AeroTech L1365 325.1oz 94ft/s 1,285ft/s 17.3G 7,600ft 17.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni L1395 304.5oz 103ft/s 1,367ft/s 20.4G 7,754ft 17.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni M2250 307.7oz 134ft/s 1,592ft/s 30.2G 7,876ft 16.6s 14s
OK AeroTech M1350 321.6oz 98ft/s 1,299ft/s 18.9G 7,993ft 17.5s 14s
OK AeroTech M1500 324.7oz 100ft/s 1,368ft/s 18.2G 8,067ft 17.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni L1115 307.3oz 99ft/s 1,208ft/s 18.4G 8,080ft 18.0s 13s
OK Loki M1200 341.3oz 77ft/s 1,271ft/s 13.5G 8,093ft 18.2s 14s
OK AeroTech M1780 318.3oz 122ft/s 1,468ft/s 26.3G 8,123ft 17.3s 14s
OK Gorilla M1355 346.0oz 90ft/s 1,304ft/s 17.9G 8,148ft 18.0s 14s
OK AeroTech M2050 312.8oz 127ft/s 1,553ft/s 28.6G 8,179ft 17.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni M3100 329.0oz 143ft/s 1,842ft/s 39.1G 8,210ft 16.7s 15s
OK AeroTech M1550 351.1oz 107ft/s 1,372ft/s 20.8G 8,217ft 17.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1830 311.6oz 112ft/s 1,520ft/s 24.8G 8,224ft 17.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1101 326.2oz 88ft/s 1,224ft/s 14.9G 8,232ft 18.2s 13s
OK AeroTech M1297 315.6oz 108ft/s 1,317ft/s 21.8G 8,294ft 17.7s 13s
OK Gorilla M1665 350.2oz 107ft/s 1,403ft/s 22.4G 8,418ft 17.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1230 322.9oz 89ft/s 1,307ft/s 15.7G 8,450ft 18.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni M1770 363.4oz 98ft/s 1,498ft/s 18.6G 8,465ft 18.0s 15s
OK Gorilla M1952 344.0oz 121ft/s 1,534ft/s 27.5G 8,525ft 17.7s 14s
OK Gorilla M1610 396.0oz 88ft/s 1,368ft/s 18.6G 8,558ft 18.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni M2075 405.7oz 115ft/s 1,449ft/s 25.5G 8,627ft 18.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni M1810 343.0oz 102ft/s 1,554ft/s 20.6G 8,673ft 17.8s 14s
OK Loki M1882 347.2oz 117ft/s 1,586ft/s 25.7G 8,698ft 17.7s 14s
OK Loki M2550 347.1oz 132ft/s 1,751ft/s 30.1G 8,770ft 17.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni M3700 355.8oz 145ft/s 1,946ft/s 41.0G 8,794ft 17.3s 16s
OK Gorilla M745 350.2oz 85ft/s 999ft/s 15.0G 8,816ft 19.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni M1675 336.2oz 104ft/s 1,527ft/s 21.1G 8,821ft 17.9s 14s
OK Loki M900 347.1oz 68ft/s 1,156ft/s 9.5G 8,830ft 19.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1160 353.0oz 78ft/s 1,280ft/s 12.4G 8,942ft 19.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1670 336.5oz 109ft/s 1,469ft/s 22.7G 9,024ft 18.6s 15s
OK KBA M3500 405.0oz 127ft/s 1,957ft/s 35.0G 9,034ft 17.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni M2080 400.3oz 105ft/s 1,559ft/s 22.6G 9,059ft 18.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni M1401 355.7oz 94ft/s 1,401ft/s 16.0G 9,108ft 18.7s 14s
OK AMW M2050 403.5oz 105ft/s 1,537ft/s 22.0G 9,154ft 18.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni M1400 339.0oz 109ft/s 1,381ft/s 22.4G 9,155ft 18.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni L395 353.3oz 52ft/s 746ft/s 4.9G 9,210ft 23.8s 11s
OK Loki M1650 350.6oz 135ft/s 1,401ft/s 37.4G 9,233ft 18.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1300 351.5oz 118ft/s 1,252ft/s 28.3G 9,386ft 18.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni M1540 360.3oz 107ft/s 1,486ft/s 23.1G 9,441ft 18.5s 14s
OK Loki M1969 405.6oz 105ft/s 1,586ft/s 20.9G 9,527ft 18.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni M2045 366.1oz 113ft/s 1,677ft/s 24.5G 9,580ft 18.3s 15s
OK AeroTech M1315 351.1oz 97ft/s 1,362ft/s 17.4G 9,593ft 19.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni M2150 375.1oz 111ft/s 1,711ft/s 23.6G 9,625ft 18.3s 15s
OK Gorilla M2925 401.0oz 127ft/s 1,867ft/s 38.3G 9,741ft 18.3s 16s
OK AeroTech M650 332.8oz 87ft/s 1,024ft/s 13.4G 10,109ft 21.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni M1590 366.3oz 109ft/s 1,527ft/s 21.9G 10,188ft 19.0s 14s
OK AeroTech M1850 388.1oz 107ft/s 1,377ft/s 21.5G 10,196ft 19.5s 13s
OK Loki M3000 404.6oz 147ft/s 1,906ft/s 39.0G 10,244ft 18.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni M2020 400.0oz 116ft/s 1,704ft/s 23.1G 10,425ft 19.0s 15s
OK Gorilla M1085 401.0oz 98ft/s 1,190ft/s 19.7G 10,499ft 20.5s 13s
OK Loki M3464 420.0oz 138ft/s 2,064ft/s 39.3G 10,537ft 18.6s 16s
OK Cesaroni M1545 429.9oz 87ft/s 1,483ft/s 14.4G 10,760ft 20.2s 15s
OK AMW M1630 407.3oz 130ft/s 1,465ft/s 29.0G 10,780ft 19.7s 15s
OK KBA M1450 420.6oz 98ft/s 1,440ft/s 18.5G 10,861ft 20.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni M840 397.3oz 92ft/s 1,122ft/s 16.8G 11,400ft 22.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni M2245 440.6oz 109ft/s 1,877ft/s 23.7G 11,419ft 19.6s 15s
OK AeroTech M685 399.2oz 80ft/s 1,022ft/s 11.5G 11,984ft 23.5s 12s

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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 Hypertek L200 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Hypertek L225 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 9ft (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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