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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 22 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (789 motors didn't fit). All motors had thrust curves available and 43 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:   Explorer X-13
Owner: Terrance Buyze
Body Diameter: 1.00in
Dry Weight: 38g
MMT Diameter: 18.0mm
MMT Length: 3.50in
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
warningsW Estes 1/2A6 52g 63ft/s 64ft/s 14.9G 65ft 2.2s 2s
OK Estes A8 54g 69ft/s 116ft/s 17.5G 211ft 3.8s 3s
OK Quest A6 50g 83ft/s 125ft/s 23.6G 214ft 3.7s 3s
OK Quest A3 56g 58ft/s 112ft/s 11.8G 228ft 3.9s 3s
OK SCR A3 53g 66ft/s 132ft/s 16.0G 248ft 4.1s 3s
OK Estes B6 57g 80ft/s 216ft/s 21.0G 531ft 5.6s 5s
OK Estes B4 57g 79ft/s 221ft/s 21.1G 569ft 5.8s 5s
OK SCR B4 57g 67ft/s 213ft/s 20.9G 584ft 5.8s 5s
OK Quest B6 56g 87ft/s 244ft/s 25.6G 589ft 5.7s 5s
OK Quest B4 58g 64ft/s 222ft/s 11.6G 607ft 6.0s 5s
OK Estes C5 63g 96ft/s 316ft/s 33.7G 1,066ft 7.5s 6s
OK Quest C6 59g 97ft/s 351ft/s 31.0G 1,146ft 7.6s 6s
OK Estes C6 62g 79ft/s 362ft/s 20.9G 1,165ft 7.9s 6s
OK Quest C12 62g 81ft/s 481ft/s 26.1G 1,168ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech C3 62g 70ft/s 260ft/s 13.9G 1,172ft 8.1s 5s
OK SCR C3 63g 61ft/s 310ft/s 18.7G 1,248ft 8.4s 5s
OK Quest D16 64g 94ft/s 593ft/s 32.0G 1,368ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech D21 63g 141ft/s 791ft/s 50.5G 1,855ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech D10 64g 114ft/s 672ft/s 37.3G 1,859ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech D24 70g 140ft/s 758ft/s 57.5G 1,902ft 8.4s 8s
OK AeroTech D13 70g 108ft/s 645ft/s 32.2G 1,919ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech D2 67g 73ft/s 249ft/s 14.3G 2,349ft 13.1s 5s

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

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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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