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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 40 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (717 motors didn't fit, 34 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:   mirage
Owner: Keith Pate
Body Diameter: 2.60in
Dry Weight: 35.0oz
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 Cesaroni F120 38.7oz 65ft/s 153ft/s 12.4G 352ft 4.8s 4s
OK AeroTech F52 39.3oz 49ft/s 169ft/s 6.2G 519ft 6.1s 5s
warningsW Estes F50 37.9oz 48ft/s 187ft/s 6.5G 605ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 40.4oz 52ft/s 211ft/s 9.4G 664ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 39.8oz 61ft/s 217ft/s 10.0G 696ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 38.1oz 52ft/s 221ft/s 7.7G 723ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 40.1oz 49ft/s 203ft/s 6.7G 746ft 7.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni G80 40.1oz 49ft/s 235ft/s 7.8G 801ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 39.3oz 49ft/s 257ft/s 8.1G 927ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 40.5oz 51ft/s 257ft/s 7.9G 962ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 40.1oz 49ft/s 241ft/s 6.9G 967ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 40.1oz 55ft/s 261ft/s 8.0G 970ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 40.0oz 90ft/s 305ft/s 25.2G 1,057ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 40.2oz 67ft/s 263ft/s 12.5G 1,086ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G64 40.3oz 57ft/s 260ft/s 8.7G 1,114ft 8.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 40.1oz 68ft/s 300ft/s 13.2G 1,118ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 39.6oz 52ft/s 283ft/s 8.1G 1,159ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 42.1oz 63ft/s 313ft/s 12.2G 1,193ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 39.4oz 53ft/s 296ft/s 8.3G 1,202ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G125 39.4oz 65ft/s 331ft/s 13.1G 1,270ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 39.5oz 56ft/s 309ft/s 8.5G 1,298ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 41.6oz 54ft/s 336ft/s 10.3G 1,359ft 9.1s 8s
OK KBA G135 43.0oz 58ft/s 354ft/s 12.4G 1,415ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 41.8oz 57ft/s 310ft/s 9.4G 1,637ft 10.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 41.9oz 66ft/s 389ft/s 12.9G 1,654ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 41.6oz 61ft/s 387ft/s 12.5G 1,655ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 42.1oz 71ft/s 403ft/s 15.5G 1,672ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H133 41.7oz 69ft/s 399ft/s 15.5G 1,710ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H54 42.4oz 51ft/s 321ft/s 7.6G 1,719ft 10.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 42.2oz 54ft/s 380ft/s 9.9G 1,750ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 40.7oz 61ft/s 385ft/s 12.7G 1,752ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 41.6oz 75ft/s 421ft/s 17.8G 1,767ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H410 41.4oz 120ft/s 456ft/s 44.8G 1,783ft 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H128 42.3oz 72ft/s 418ft/s 14.6G 1,803ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G138 40.2oz 62ft/s 436ft/s 15.6G 1,809ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H238 41.9oz 83ft/s 439ft/s 19.6G 1,840ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H115 42.2oz 58ft/s 420ft/s 9.6G 1,883ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H182 42.3oz 73ft/s 540ft/s 15.5G 2,356ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech H195 41.9oz 89ft/s 589ft/s 20.8G 2,585ft 11.4s 10s
warningsW,D Estes G80 39.4oz 7:1 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 (20ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F62 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G54 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Estes G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G77 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G68 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG KBA G82 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/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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