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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 98 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (709 motors didn't fit, 2 motors failed safety checks). All motors had thrust curves available and 194 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:   BlackOps38
Owner: KenRico
Body Diameter: 38.0mm
Dry Weight: 12.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 11.00in
CD: 0.42

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 Estes E16 15.0oz 15m/s 63m/s 5.5G 234m 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech E23 15.7oz 19m/s 64m/s 7.8G 244m 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech E16 15.8oz 16m/s 62m/s 6.4G 259m 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 15.7oz 20m/s 90m/s 17.2G 363m 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech F37 15.9oz 19m/s 97m/s 9.7G 448m 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech F27 14.8oz 18m/s 94m/s 7.8G 467m 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni F32 15.8oz 18m/s 101m/s 9.1G 482m 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni F36 15.6oz 19m/s 104m/s 9.0G 483m 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni F29 15.7oz 17m/s 101m/s 6.7G 498m 10.4s 8s
OK AeroTech F62 15.8oz 24m/s 112m/s 13.7G 513m 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech F23 14.9oz 20m/s 101m/s 10.8G 516m 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni F120 15.7oz 35m/s 123m/s 32.6G 547m 10.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni F31 15.6oz 19m/s 111m/s 11.9G 549m 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni F59 15.5oz 26m/s 121m/s 15.4G 570m 10.5s 10s
OK AeroTech F42 14.7oz 26m/s 118m/s 15.8G 581m 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech F20 14.8oz 21m/s 108m/s 10.7G 589m 11.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F22 16.8oz 16m/s 102m/s 5.7G 594m 11.6s 8s
OK AeroTech F26 15.6oz 18m/s 114m/s 7.8G 627m 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech F67 14.8oz 30m/s 139m/s 20.2G 668m 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech F50 15.0oz 28m/s 146m/s 16.4G 753m 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech F52 16.3oz 27m/s 141m/s 16.6G 753m 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech F25 15.2oz 24m/s 131m/s 12.7G 767m 12.2s 10s
warningsW Apogee F10 15.0oz 15m/s 95m/s 5.7G 802m 15.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F40 16.5oz 24m/s 141m/s 14.0G 811m 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G54 16.8oz 27m/s 153m/s 16.6G 840m 12.5s 11s
OK Estes F50 15.0oz 27m/s 162m/s 18.1G 866m 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni G88 17.4oz 28m/s 166m/s 23.2G 868m 12.5s 12s
OK AeroTech G104 16.8oz 34m/s 170m/s 25.1G 898m 12.6s 12s
OK AeroTech G38 16.4oz 22m/s 153m/s 10.6G 929m 13.4s 11s
OK AeroTech G53 17.1oz 29m/s 165m/s 17.2G 960m 13.3s 11s
OK AeroTech G74 15.1oz 29m/s 188m/s 21.2G 975m 13.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni G80 17.1oz 27m/s 185m/s 19.8G 1,006m 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech G77 17.8oz 25m/s 191m/s 18.2G 1,069m 13.8s 12s
OK AeroTech G40 16.3oz 26m/s 180m/s 15.1G 1,089m 13.9s 12s
OK Estes G40 16.3oz 26m/s 180m/s 15.1G 1,089m 13.9s 12s
OK AeroTech G77 16.3oz 28m/s 210m/s 21.6G 1,128m 13.8s 13s
OK AeroTech G79 17.5oz 29m/s 200m/s 19.9G 1,135m 14.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni G68 17.5oz 25m/s 198m/s 17.9G 1,148m 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni G83 17.1oz 29m/s 204m/s 20.1G 1,150m 14.1s 13s
OK AeroTech G72 16.6oz 27m/s 211m/s 22.1G 1,156m 14.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni G57 17.1oz 27m/s 194m/s 17.5G 1,166m 14.3s 12s
OK AeroTech G79 16.4oz 25m/s 208m/s 17.4G 1,172m 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni G250 17.0oz 48m/s 230m/s 62.5G 1,188m 13.8s 13s
OK AeroTech G76 17.2oz 38m/s 204m/s 30.6G 1,224m 14.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni G126 17.1oz 38m/s 230m/s 32.4G 1,250m 14.3s 13s
OK AeroTech G64 17.3oz 31m/s 203m/s 21.5G 1,258m 14.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni G131 19.1oz 34m/s 229m/s 29.8G 1,274m 14.5s 13s
OK AeroTech G75 16.6oz 30m/s 225m/s 20.8G 1,298m 14.6s 13s
OK AeroTech G25 16.3oz 19m/s 175m/s 8.5G 1,301m 15.7s 11s
OK AeroTech G78 16.4oz 29m/s 235m/s 21.7G 1,334m 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech G125 16.4oz 34m/s 260m/s 33.7G 1,368m 14.6s 14s
OK AeroTech G80 16.5oz 31m/s 245m/s 21.9G 1,402m 15.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni G106 18.6oz 29m/s 250m/s 24.4G 1,427m 15.3s 14s
OK KBA G82 20.1oz 25m/s 231m/s 17.9G 1,429m 15.6s 14s
OK KBA G135 20.0oz 30m/s 252m/s 28.9G 1,447m 15.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni G33 18.9oz 17m/s 199m/s 10.0G 1,497m 17.0s 13s
OK AeroTech G11 17.4oz 15m/s 114m/s 5.2G 1,507m 22.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 20.2oz 24m/s 238m/s 13.8G 1,508m 16.1s 14s
OK AeroTech G12 17.5oz 15m/s 121m/s 5.9G 1,556m 22.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni H175 20.7oz 40m/s 288m/s 44.0G 1,616m 15.8s 15s
OK AeroTech H165 19.1oz 38m/s 292m/s 36.4G 1,617m 15.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni G125 18.9oz 35m/s 284m/s 29.9G 1,619m 15.8s 15s
OK Cesaroni G118 18.6oz 33m/s 284m/s 29.2G 1,631m 15.9s 15s
OK Cesaroni G54 18.8oz 31m/s 234m/s 22.2G 1,647m 16.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni H133 18.7oz 36m/s 291m/s 35.9G 1,660m 16.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni H410 18.4oz 63m/s 329m/s 106.1G 1,679m 15.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni H163 18.6oz 40m/s 307m/s 41.1G 1,692m 16.0s 15s
OK AeroTech H128 19.3oz 38m/s 301m/s 33.9G 1,703m 16.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni H87 19.2oz 29m/s 280m/s 23.0G 1,707m 16.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni H90 17.7oz 34m/s 291m/s 30.5G 1,707m 16.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni H54 19.4oz 28m/s 242m/s 17.8G 1,709m 16.8s 13s
OK AeroTech H238 18.9oz 43m/s 315m/s 45.9G 1,723m 16.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni H123 20.0oz 31m/s 296m/s 25.3G 1,731m 16.4s 15s
OK AeroTech G138 17.2oz 34m/s 332m/s 38.9G 1,734m 15.9s 15s
OK AeroTech H115 19.2oz 31m/s 308m/s 23.1G 1,761m 16.3s 15s
OK AeroTech H97 21.8oz 28m/s 285m/s 17.9G 1,779m 16.9s 15s
OK Cesaroni H118 20.2oz 35m/s 303m/s 29.3G 1,815m 16.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni H42 20.5oz 20m/s 241m/s 12.1G 1,867m 18.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni H237 22.4oz 41m/s 340m/s 52.2G 1,891m 16.7s 16s
OK AeroTech H220 20.8oz 47m/s 345m/s 52.1G 1,933m 16.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni H151 20.4oz 39m/s 339m/s 34.9G 1,962m 16.9s 16s
OK AeroTech H210 20.7oz 43m/s 355m/s 46.5G 1,974m 16.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni H160 21.6oz 36m/s 351m/s 30.8G 2,036m 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni H135 20.9oz 36m/s 345m/s 27.6G 2,036m 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni H170 20.2oz 43m/s 357m/s 41.4G 2,036m 17.0s 16s
OK AeroTech H182 19.3oz 38m/s 390m/s 36.6G 2,045m 16.8s 16s
OK AeroTech H180 20.9oz 42m/s 370m/s 44.3G 2,072m 17.1s 16s
OK AeroTech H250 21.0oz 52m/s 386m/s 55.4G 2,107m 17.2s 16s
OK AeroTech H169 19.1oz 46m/s 395m/s 43.9G 2,149m 17.0s 16s
OK AeroTech H195 18.9oz 45m/s 424m/s 47.4G 2,162m 16.9s 16s
OK AeroTech H135 19.5oz 35m/s 358m/s 27.8G 2,188m 17.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni H53 22.1oz 23m/s 284m/s 14.2G 2,203m 18.9s 15s
OK Cesaroni H194 22.0oz 40m/s 395m/s 45.2G 2,258m 17.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni H200 21.7oz 46m/s 402m/s 47.3G 2,296m 17.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni H140 21.8oz 42m/s 383m/s 39.6G 2,367m 18.1s 16s
OK Cesaroni H255 20.2oz 52m/s 453m/s 66.2G 2,380m 17.6s 17s
warningsD Estes F26 15.6oz 6:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 16.5oz 17:1 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 F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 2m (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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