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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 116 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (681 motors didn't fit, 14 motors failed safety checks). 127 motor had thrust curves available and 221 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:   5FDP
Owner: Jim Lane
Body Diameter: 5.54in
Dry Weight: 128.0oz
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 20.00in
CD: 0.50

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 I215 146.6oz 51ft/s 247ft/s 5.4G 957ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech I229 146.1oz 51ft/s 265ft/s 5.8G 1,034ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech I599 146.1oz 95ft/s 301ft/s 17.8G 1,057ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni I445 148.3oz 73ft/s 332ft/s 11.9G 1,290ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni I218 148.5oz 50ft/s 296ft/s 5.4G 1,302ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni J145 157.5oz 49ft/s 305ft/s 10.1G 1,963ft 11.8s 7s
OK AeroTech J250 160.0oz 49ft/s 394ft/s 5.8G 1,983ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni J280 161.7oz 52ft/s 412ft/s 6.1G 2,004ft 11.2s 9s
OK AeroTech J250 153.0oz 57ft/s 391ft/s 6.9G 2,061ft 11.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni J1055 155.2oz 110ft/s 526ft/s 25.3G 2,146ft 10.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 158.0oz 59ft/s 431ft/s 7.6G 2,173ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech J180 156.5oz 56ft/s 376ft/s 6.5G 2,326ft 12.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni J240 158.9oz 51ft/s 429ft/s 5.6G 2,342ft 12.1s 9s
OK Gorilla J365 170.5oz 51ft/s 483ft/s 9.4G 2,379ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni J430 156.2oz 69ft/s 507ft/s 11.0G 2,403ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J275 158.5oz 53ft/s 432ft/s 6.5G 2,427ft 12.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni J293 157.6oz 56ft/s 464ft/s 7.1G 2,430ft 12.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni J210 157.7oz 52ft/s 396ft/s 6.5G 2,435ft 12.7s 9s
OK AeroTech J1299 157.4oz 128ft/s 600ft/s 32.6G 2,457ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J244 160.1oz 48ft/s 443ft/s 4.9G 2,462ft 12.5s 9s
OK AeroTech J460 155.8oz 75ft/s 517ft/s 11.7G 2,473ft 11.5s 9s
OK AMW J1365 167.5oz 120ft/s 622ft/s 32.5G 2,614ft 11.3s 11s
OK AMW J400 176.7oz 57ft/s 526ft/s 8.6G 2,687ft 12.4s 10s
OK Gorilla J167 170.9oz 54ft/s 369ft/s 6.8G 2,712ft 13.6s 8s
OK Loki J350 172.4oz 57ft/s 524ft/s 8.4G 2,714ft 12.4s 10s
OK AMW J475 177.7oz 65ft/s 569ft/s 11.4G 2,839ft 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J360 166.9oz 57ft/s 550ft/s 10.7G 2,895ft 12.8s 10s
OK Gorilla J465 169.7oz 63ft/s 589ft/s 12.7G 2,928ft 12.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J380 173.6oz 58ft/s 565ft/s 7.7G 2,930ft 12.8s 10s
OK Gorilla J395 168.9oz 60ft/s 567ft/s 8.7G 2,936ft 12.8s 10s
OK AeroTech J1799 167.2oz 142ft/s 729ft/s 45.2G 2,960ft 11.7s 11s
OK AeroTech J450 171.1oz 63ft/s 588ft/s 10.3G 2,985ft 12.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1520 164.2oz 129ft/s 733ft/s 35.6G 2,991ft 11.8s 11s
OK Gorilla J485 170.0oz 68ft/s 610ft/s 11.2G 3,036ft 12.7s 11s
OK AMW J395 172.7oz 65ft/s 564ft/s 8.8G 3,039ft 13.0s 10s
OK Gorilla J450 179.3oz 61ft/s 592ft/s 11.0G 3,069ft 13.0s 10s
OK AMW J325 171.4oz 69ft/s 521ft/s 10.3G 3,098ft 13.1s 10s
OK Gorilla J535 171.2oz 82ft/s 634ft/s 13.2G 3,104ft 12.5s 10s
OK AMW J440 171.4oz 89ft/s 609ft/s 15.9G 3,108ft 12.5s 10s
OK Loki J525 171.7oz 75ft/s 642ft/s 12.4G 3,123ft 12.6s 11s
OK Loki J820 170.7oz 103ft/s 681ft/s 20.9G 3,143ft 12.3s 11s
OK AMW K1720 175.7oz 140ft/s 761ft/s 39.5G 3,189ft 12.1s 11s
OK AeroTech J401 160.2oz 69ft/s 614ft/s 9.8G 3,216ft 13.0s 10s
OK AeroTech J540 166.2oz 82ft/s 649ft/s 13.5G 3,226ft 12.7s 10s
OK AMW J745 171.0oz 91ft/s 704ft/s 17.3G 3,313ft 12.7s 11s
OK Loki J175 172.1oz 58ft/s 446ft/s 7.8G 3,350ft 14.5s 8s
OK AMW J475 180.7oz 71ft/s 622ft/s 10.7G 3,365ft 13.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J355 169.4oz 62ft/s 589ft/s 8.2G 3,369ft 13.6s 10s
OK Loki J300 174.4oz 59ft/s 548ft/s 7.3G 3,430ft 14.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J295 167.5oz 64ft/s 549ft/s 8.4G 3,449ft 13.8s 10s
OK AeroTech J800 166.3oz 97ft/s 733ft/s 19.5G 3,477ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J760 166.0oz 93ft/s 759ft/s 18.5G 3,509ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech J415 169.2oz 67ft/s 640ft/s 10.4G 3,547ft 13.5s 10s
OK AMW K665 189.3oz 77ft/s 712ft/s 14.5G 3,549ft 13.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni J449 167.6oz 69ft/s 674ft/s 11.1G 3,554ft 13.4s 11s
OK AeroTech K456 180.3oz 65ft/s 658ft/s 9.3G 3,561ft 13.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni K360 171.5oz 58ft/s 633ft/s 7.3G 3,618ft 14.0s 11s
OK Gorilla K222 184.3oz 58ft/s 464ft/s 7.3G 3,642ft 15.1s 9s
OK AeroTech K2050 173.6oz 140ft/s 900ft/s 43.9G 3,650ft 12.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K2045 173.5oz 145ft/s 925ft/s 45.6G 3,679ft 12.6s 12s
OK AeroTech K400 170.1oz 73ft/s 642ft/s 10.4G 3,693ft 13.8s 11s
OK Gorilla K520 178.9oz 70ft/s 709ft/s 10.9G 3,723ft 13.7s 11s
OK Gorilla K555 183.6oz 69ft/s 722ft/s 11.6G 3,727ft 13.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni K454 177.1oz 65ft/s 679ft/s 10.1G 3,740ft 13.8s 11s
OK Gorilla K630 183.0oz 79ft/s 744ft/s 14.6G 3,756ft 13.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni K530 185.8oz 69ft/s 724ft/s 10.1G 3,771ft 13.8s 11s
OK AMW K475 180.6oz 67ft/s 698ft/s 9.8G 3,774ft 13.9s 11s
OK Gorilla K533 188.6oz 66ft/s 708ft/s 12.5G 3,780ft 13.8s 11s
OK KBA K700 181.0oz 87ft/s 793ft/s 16.4G 3,801ft 13.4s 12s
OK AMW K535 183.0oz 73ft/s 714ft/s 11.5G 3,857ft 13.9s 11s
OK AeroTech K513 186.1oz 72ft/s 735ft/s 11.4G 3,882ft 13.8s 11s
OK AeroTech K535 172.6oz 77ft/s 721ft/s 12.3G 3,895ft 13.7s 11s
OK AeroTech K695 180.5oz 85ft/s 789ft/s 17.3G 3,908ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech K185 178.6oz 50ft/s 499ft/s 5.7G 3,919ft 15.5s 8s
OK AMW K610 190.3oz 77ft/s 747ft/s 13.1G 3,993ft 14.0s 11s
OK AMW K455 181.1oz 81ft/s 679ft/s 14.4G 4,005ft 14.1s 11s
OK AMW K935 181.2oz 100ft/s 864ft/s 20.5G 4,064ft 13.5s 12s
OK AeroTech K1100 175.1oz 113ft/s 894ft/s 26.5G 4,088ft 13.3s 12s
OK AMW K700 201.7oz 77ft/s 803ft/s 13.7G 4,147ft 14.0s 12s
OK Loki K690 212.7oz 73ft/s 805ft/s 13.0G 4,160ft 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni K940 176.2oz 100ft/s 914ft/s 21.6G 4,211ft 13.6s 12s
OK AeroTech K540 173.0oz 84ft/s 776ft/s 16.8G 4,220ft 13.9s 11s
OK AeroTech K550 180.5oz 81ft/s 754ft/s 14.9G 4,233ft 14.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni K500 180.1oz 72ft/s 755ft/s 11.0G 4,239ft 14.4s 11s
OK AMW K855 202.8oz 89ft/s 859ft/s 17.1G 4,250ft 14.0s 12s
OK Gorilla K700 188.5oz 81ft/s 846ft/s 14.2G 4,325ft 14.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni K400 182.7oz 66ft/s 699ft/s 8.4G 4,325ft 14.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni K515 186.3oz 74ft/s 763ft/s 12.1G 4,331ft 14.5s 11s
OK Gorilla K763 191.2oz 80ft/s 874ft/s 15.5G 4,364ft 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni K630 177.7oz 82ft/s 845ft/s 15.0G 4,368ft 14.1s 11s
OK Gorilla K327 192.1oz 68ft/s 603ft/s 11.8G 4,380ft 15.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni K650 198.2oz 75ft/s 848ft/s 11.8G 4,390ft 14.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni K445 177.3oz 79ft/s 728ft/s 12.5G 4,406ft 14.6s 11s
OK Gorilla K805 190.6oz 83ft/s 887ft/s 19.5G 4,420ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech K805 182.4oz 86ft/s 889ft/s 16.6G 4,440ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech K1103 179.5oz 115ft/s 988ft/s 31.3G 4,479ft 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni K520 183.6oz 73ft/s 791ft/s 11.1G 4,487ft 14.6s 11s
OK AMW K710 191.9oz 91ft/s 837ft/s 15.5G 4,510ft 14.3s 12s
OK AMW K670 194.5oz 86ft/s 847ft/s 14.4G 4,540ft 14.5s 12s
OK AMW K1250 192.0oz 113ft/s 1,015ft/s 29.2G 4,671ft 14.0s 12s
OK Loki K250 191.2oz 69ft/s 562ft/s 14.1G 4,684ft 16.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni K740 179.8oz 89ft/s 924ft/s 16.4G 4,689ft 14.3s 12s
OK AMW K580 192.3oz 92ft/s 807ft/s 19.2G 4,693ft 14.7s 12s
OK Loki K960 189.6oz 118ft/s 977ft/s 28.2G 4,720ft 14.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni K1200 185.6oz 111ft/s 1,070ft/s 25.6G 4,797ft 14.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni K635 190.4oz 82ft/s 889ft/s 13.5G 4,907ft 14.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni K650 188.3oz 88ft/s 900ft/s 22.5G 4,928ft 14.7s 11s
OK Loki K527 197.6oz 79ft/s 830ft/s 12.9G 5,002ft 15.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni K490 193.4oz 70ft/s 813ft/s 9.9G 5,062ft 15.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K780 188.0oz 93ft/s 995ft/s 18.1G 5,073ft 14.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K570 187.4oz 89ft/s 865ft/s 16.2G 5,157ft 15.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni K600 194.7oz 82ft/s 893ft/s 13.4G 5,199ft 15.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni K261 196.1oz 52ft/s 633ft/s 5.6G 5,442ft 17.6s 9s
warningsD AMW K590 188.6oz 11:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 180.8oz 14:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 192.8oz 15:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

D No simulation data found for this motor.

Don't like the units? Login to set your preferences. Don't understand the results? See the motor guide help page.

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 AeroTech I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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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