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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 58 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (703 motors didn't fit, 30 motors failed safety checks). 86 motor had thrust curves available and 171 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:   LOC Minnie Magg
Owner: Rodney Earp
Body Diameter: 5.50in
Dry Weight: 44.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 10.00in
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 47.7oz 68ft/s 119ft/s 9.7G 198ft 3.6s 3s
OK AeroTech F52 48.3oz 48ft/s 123ft/s 4.9G 281ft 4.5s 3s
warningsW Estes F50 46.9oz 50ft/s 135ft/s 5.0G 317ft 4.7s 3s
OK AeroTech G54 48.8oz 49ft/s 135ft/s 5.0G 325ft 4.8s 3s
OK Cesaroni G88 49.4oz 54ft/s 160ft/s 7.5G 349ft 4.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G104 48.8oz 64ft/s 163ft/s 8.0G 363ft 4.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G74 47.1oz 53ft/s 164ft/s 5.9G 368ft 5.0s 4s
OK AeroTech G53 49.1oz 51ft/s 145ft/s 5.3G 389ft 5.3s 3s
OK Cesaroni G80 49.1oz 51ft/s 175ft/s 6.2G 409ft 5.2s 4s
OK AeroTech G77 49.8oz 48ft/s 181ft/s 5.4G 444ft 5.5s 4s
OK AeroTech G77 48.3oz 52ft/s 188ft/s 6.1G 459ft 5.5s 4s
OK AeroTech G79 48.4oz 48ft/s 180ft/s 4.9G 480ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G79 49.5oz 54ft/s 188ft/s 6.1G 480ft 5.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni G68 49.5oz 48ft/s 179ft/s 5.7G 481ft 5.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni G83 49.1oz 55ft/s 191ft/s 6.3G 483ft 5.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni G57 49.1oz 49ft/s 169ft/s 5.4G 486ft 5.8s 4s
OK Cesaroni G250 49.0oz 94ft/s 238ft/s 19.8G 508ft 5.3s 5s
OK AeroTech G76 49.2oz 67ft/s 187ft/s 10.0G 535ft 5.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni G126 49.1oz 68ft/s 226ft/s 10.6G 539ft 5.6s 5s
OK AeroTech G64 49.3oz 57ft/s 183ft/s 6.9G 550ft 5.9s 3s
OK AeroTech G75 48.6oz 54ft/s 201ft/s 6.4G 561ft 5.9s 4s
OK AeroTech G78 48.4oz 54ft/s 213ft/s 6.5G 574ft 6.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni G131 51.1oz 64ft/s 237ft/s 9.4G 574ft 5.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G125 48.4oz 67ft/s 246ft/s 9.8G 593ft 5.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G80 48.5oz 57ft/s 221ft/s 6.7G 613ft 6.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni G106 50.6oz 56ft/s 248ft/s 8.3G 641ft 6.2s 5s
OK KBA G82 52.1oz 48ft/s 230ft/s 5.4G 659ft 6.4s 4s
OK KBA G135 52.0oz 63ft/s 266ft/s 9.4G 664ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni G125 50.9oz 70ft/s 283ft/s 10.4G 751ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech H165 51.1oz 77ft/s 299ft/s 12.2G 751ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni G118 50.6oz 64ft/s 280ft/s 10.1G 753ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni H175 52.7oz 77ft/s 311ft/s 13.4G 766ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni H410 50.4oz 123ft/s 355ft/s 35.4G 771ft 6.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H133 50.7oz 72ft/s 289ft/s 12.6G 771ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni G54 50.8oz 58ft/s 204ft/s 7.5G 775ft 7.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni H163 50.6oz 75ft/s 311ft/s 14.4G 785ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech G138 49.2oz 67ft/s 320ft/s 11.0G 793ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni H90 49.7oz 63ft/s 266ft/s 10.2G 794ft 6.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni H87 51.2oz 55ft/s 262ft/s 8.0G 802ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech H128 51.3oz 74ft/s 304ft/s 11.6G 804ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech H238 50.9oz 86ft/s 326ft/s 15.3G 808ft 6.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni H54 51.4oz 51ft/s 209ft/s 6.1G 812ft 7.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni H123 52.0oz 63ft/s 301ft/s 8.6G 822ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech H115 51.2oz 61ft/s 295ft/s 7.5G 841ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech H97 53.8oz 55ft/s 284ft/s 6.2G 872ft 7.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni H118 52.2oz 68ft/s 301ft/s 10.7G 876ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech H220 52.8oz 93ft/s 375ft/s 19.9G 933ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H210 52.7oz 87ft/s 378ft/s 15.9G 948ft 6.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni H151 52.4oz 77ft/s 345ft/s 13.0G 955ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni H170 52.2oz 82ft/s 369ft/s 15.4G 991ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech H182 51.3oz 74ft/s 385ft/s 11.9G 992ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni H135 52.9oz 71ft/s 344ft/s 10.3G 1,002ft 7.2s 5s
OK AeroTech H180 52.9oz 85ft/s 387ft/s 16.1G 1,020ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H250 53.0oz 101ft/s 414ft/s 20.8G 1,024ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech H195 50.9oz 93ft/s 415ft/s 16.9G 1,065ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H135 51.5oz 69ft/s 342ft/s 9.7G 1,071ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni H255 52.2oz 104ft/s 468ft/s 24.9G 1,169ft 7.1s 6s
warningsW,D Estes G80 48.4oz 6:1 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 (16ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/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 (12ft/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 (33ft/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 (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (2:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (16ft/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 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 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 (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/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.)

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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