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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 158 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (627 motors didn't fit, 26 motors failed safety checks). 181 motor had thrust curves available and 329 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:   Sub-Lime
Owner: Kevin Katz
Body Diameter: 4.50in
Dry Weight: 15.20lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 30.00in
CD: 0.75

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 I599 16.33lb 84ft/s 161ft/s 9.5G 420ft 5.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni I445 16.47lb 66ft/s 176ft/s 6.3G 533ft 6.2s 5s
OK Contrail J245 18.62lb 50ft/s 172ft/s 4.3G 680ft 7.4s 5s
OK Contrail J355 18.65lb 50ft/s 206ft/s 5.7G 790ft 7.7s 6s
OK Hypertek J170 18.03lb 48ft/s 163ft/s 3.4G 798ft 8.5s 4s
OK Hypertek J250 18.05lb 54ft/s 188ft/s 4.1G 823ft 8.1s 5s
OK Contrail J292 18.60lb 61ft/s 203ft/s 5.7G 889ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech J250 16.76lb 52ft/s 211ft/s 3.5G 971ft 8.8s 6s
OK Hypertek J190 18.05lb 51ft/s 195ft/s 3.7G 1,053ft 9.6s 5s
OK Hypertek J270 18.06lb 61ft/s 220ft/s 5.1G 1,077ft 9.1s 6s
OK AeroTech J315 17.08lb 54ft/s 237ft/s 4.0G 1,081ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech J180 16.98lb 50ft/s 204ft/s 3.3G 1,119ft 9.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni J1055 16.90lb 103ft/s 296ft/s 14.1G 1,194ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech J275 17.11lb 49ft/s 240ft/s 3.5G 1,240ft 10.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni J293 17.05lb 50ft/s 258ft/s 3.7G 1,254ft 9.9s 7s
OK Gorilla J365 17.85lb 51ft/s 276ft/s 5.4G 1,281ft 9.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni J430 16.96lb 64ft/s 286ft/s 5.9G 1,316ft 9.6s 8s
OK Gorilla J167 17.88lb 49ft/s 203ft/s 3.7G 1,341ft 11.1s 5s
OK AeroTech J460 16.94lb 68ft/s 295ft/s 6.4G 1,398ft 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech J1299 17.04lb 116ft/s 343ft/s 18.4G 1,490ft 9.5s 9s
OK AMW J400 18.25lb 54ft/s 309ft/s 5.0G 1,566ft 10.7s 8s
OK Loki J350 17.98lb 53ft/s 307ft/s 4.7G 1,569ft 10.7s 8s
OK AMW J1365 17.67lb 117ft/s 364ft/s 18.8G 1,647ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni J360 17.63lb 53ft/s 321ft/s 5.9G 1,712ft 11.2s 8s
OK AMW J475 18.31lb 63ft/s 342ft/s 6.7G 1,757ft 10.9s 9s
OK Gorilla J395 17.76lb 55ft/s 335ft/s 4.9G 1,765ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni J380 18.05lb 52ft/s 333ft/s 4.5G 1,766ft 11.4s 9s
OK Gorilla J465 17.81lb 61ft/s 350ft/s 7.5G 1,821ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech J450 17.90lb 61ft/s 351ft/s 5.8G 1,849ft 11.3s 9s
OK AMW J395 18.00lb 60ft/s 339ft/s 4.9G 1,866ft 11.5s 9s
OK AMW J325 17.91lb 62ft/s 318ft/s 5.8G 1,884ft 11.6s 8s
OK Loki J175 17.96lb 52ft/s 265ft/s 4.3G 1,917ft 12.7s 6s
OK Gorilla J485 17.82lb 63ft/s 364ft/s 6.3G 1,922ft 11.4s 9s
OK Gorilla J450 18.41lb 60ft/s 359ft/s 6.5G 1,941ft 11.6s 9s
OK Gorilla J535 17.90lb 72ft/s 382ft/s 7.5G 2,042ft 11.5s 9s
OK AMW J440 17.91lb 81ft/s 373ft/s 9.1G 2,043ft 11.4s 9s
OK Loki J525 17.93lb 70ft/s 386ft/s 7.3G 2,049ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J1799 17.65lb 134ft/s 428ft/s 26.1G 2,053ft 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1520 17.46lb 120ft/s 427ft/s 20.9G 2,061ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech J401 17.21lb 61ft/s 367ft/s 5.3G 2,064ft 11.9s 9s
OK Loki J300 18.10lb 52ft/s 338ft/s 4.0G 2,140ft 12.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni J355 17.79lb 57ft/s 361ft/s 4.5G 2,161ft 12.5s 9s
OK Loki J820 17.87lb 92ft/s 412ft/s 12.0G 2,171ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech J540 17.59lb 75ft/s 394ft/s 7.6G 2,173ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni J295 17.67lb 58ft/s 340ft/s 4.6G 2,173ft 12.6s 9s
OK Gorilla K222 18.72lb 54ft/s 286ft/s 4.1G 2,188ft 13.5s 7s
OK AMW J475 18.49lb 66ft/s 385ft/s 6.1G 2,239ft 12.3s 9s
OK AMW K1720 18.18lb 132ft/s 457ft/s 23.4G 2,276ft 11.4s 11s
OK AMW J745 17.89lb 87ft/s 428ft/s 10.0G 2,298ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni K360 17.92lb 54ft/s 391ft/s 4.1G 2,405ft 13.1s 10s
OK AeroTech J415 17.78lb 63ft/s 398ft/s 5.9G 2,422ft 12.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni J449 17.67lb 64ft/s 414ft/s 6.1G 2,435ft 12.7s 10s
OK AeroTech K456 18.47lb 61ft/s 411ft/s 5.3G 2,445ft 12.9s 10s
OK AeroTech J800 17.59lb 88ft/s 449ft/s 11.1G 2,503ft 12.3s 10s
OK AeroTech K400 17.83lb 66ft/s 404ft/s 5.8G 2,515ft 13.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J760 17.57lb 87ft/s 461ft/s 10.5G 2,532ft 12.4s 11s
OK AMW K665 19.03lb 72ft/s 449ft/s 8.9G 2,560ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni K454 18.27lb 63ft/s 429ft/s 5.7G 2,631ft 13.2s 10s
OK Gorilla K520 18.38lb 64ft/s 445ft/s 6.4G 2,636ft 13.1s 11s
OK Gorilla K555 18.68lb 65ft/s 453ft/s 6.9G 2,668ft 13.1s 11s
OK AMW K475 18.49lb 62ft/s 442ft/s 6.1G 2,674ft 13.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni K530 18.82lb 63ft/s 458ft/s 6.2G 2,730ft 13.4s 11s
OK Gorilla K533 18.98lb 65ft/s 453ft/s 7.4G 2,737ft 13.3s 11s
OK Gorilla K630 18.64lb 74ft/s 471ft/s 8.8G 2,757ft 13.1s 11s
OK AMW K535 18.64lb 71ft/s 457ft/s 6.7G 2,792ft 13.4s 11s
OK KBA K700 18.51lb 80ft/s 498ft/s 10.2G 2,850ft 13.1s 11s
OK AeroTech K2050 18.05lb 138ft/s 544ft/s 26.0G 2,861ft 12.5s 12s
OK AeroTech K535 17.99lb 72ft/s 462ft/s 7.0G 2,869ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech K513 18.83lb 69ft/s 472ft/s 6.9G 2,880ft 13.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni K2045 18.04lb 139ft/s 556ft/s 26.9G 2,916ft 12.6s 12s
OK AMW K455 18.52lb 75ft/s 446ft/s 8.4G 2,922ft 13.6s 10s
OK AMW K610 19.09lb 72ft/s 484ft/s 7.8G 2,983ft 13.6s 11s
OK AeroTech K695 18.48lb 80ft/s 504ft/s 10.1G 2,998ft 13.4s 11s
OK Gorilla K327 19.21lb 67ft/s 406ft/s 7.1G 3,168ft 14.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni K400 18.62lb 60ft/s 463ft/s 4.8G 3,178ft 14.7s 11s
OK AMW K935 18.52lb 94ft/s 550ft/s 12.2G 3,208ft 13.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni K500 18.45lb 68ft/s 496ft/s 6.3G 3,224ft 14.4s 11s
OK Loki K250 19.15lb 57ft/s 375ft/s 8.4G 3,233ft 15.9s 9s
OK AMW K700 19.80lb 74ft/s 527ft/s 8.7G 3,244ft 14.0s 12s
OK Loki K690 20.49lb 71ft/s 530ft/s 8.2G 3,245ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech K550 18.48lb 75ft/s 498ft/s 8.9G 3,282ft 14.2s 11s
OK AeroTech K540 18.01lb 79ft/s 511ft/s 9.7G 3,307ft 14.1s 11s
OK AeroTech K1100 18.15lb 103ft/s 567ft/s 15.6G 3,307ft 13.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K515 18.85lb 69ft/s 506ft/s 7.1G 3,333ft 14.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni K445 18.28lb 73ft/s 488ft/s 7.2G 3,361ft 14.6s 11s
OK Gorilla K700 18.98lb 78ft/s 551ft/s 8.5G 3,408ft 14.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni K940 18.21lb 95ft/s 581ft/s 12.7G 3,422ft 13.9s 12s
OK AMW K855 19.88lb 85ft/s 565ft/s 10.8G 3,428ft 14.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni K630 18.31lb 77ft/s 554ft/s 8.7G 3,504ft 14.5s 12s
OK Gorilla K763 19.15lb 81ft/s 570ft/s 9.4G 3,505ft 14.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni K520 18.67lb 69ft/s 527ft/s 6.4G 3,509ft 14.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni K650 19.59lb 72ft/s 559ft/s 7.5G 3,515ft 14.6s 12s
OK AeroTech K805 18.60lb 84ft/s 583ft/s 9.8G 3,619ft 14.5s 12s
OK Gorilla K805 19.11lb 81ft/s 585ft/s 12.0G 3,626ft 14.4s 12s
OK AMW K710 19.19lb 85ft/s 560ft/s 9.3G 3,632ft 14.6s 12s
OK AMW K670 19.36lb 82ft/s 566ft/s 8.6G 3,652ft 14.7s 12s
OK AeroTech K990 19.85lb 86ft/s 614ft/s 11.2G 3,777ft 14.6s 13s
OK AMW K580 19.22lb 84ft/s 551ft/s 11.6G 3,784ft 15.0s 12s
OK AeroTech K850 19.70lb 87ft/s 618ft/s 11.5G 3,791ft 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech K1103 18.42lb 108ft/s 638ft/s 18.6G 3,818ft 14.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni K740 18.44lb 86ft/s 614ft/s 9.7G 3,926ft 14.9s 12s
OK AMW K1250 19.20lb 111ft/s 668ft/s 17.9G 4,033ft 14.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni K261 19.46lb 48ft/s 442ft/s 3.2G 4,044ft 17.5s 9s
OK Loki K960 19.05lb 108ft/s 650ft/s 17.1G 4,056ft 14.8s 13s
OK Loki K527 19.55lb 72ft/s 573ft/s 7.7G 4,073ft 15.8s 12s
OK AeroTech K270 19.83lb 52ft/s 429ft/s 3.8G 4,081ft 17.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni K490 19.29lb 67ft/s 568ft/s 5.8G 4,116ft 16.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni K635 19.10lb 79ft/s 610ft/s 8.1G 4,121ft 15.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K675 19.48lb 78ft/s 613ft/s 9.4G 4,131ft 15.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni K650 18.97lb 83ft/s 616ft/s 13.6G 4,177ft 15.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni K1200 18.80lb 105ft/s 703ft/s 15.4G 4,240ft 15.0s 13s
OK Gorilla K980 20.62lb 92ft/s 661ft/s 13.4G 4,243ft 15.3s 13s
OK AeroTech K828 20.10lb 91ft/s 662ft/s 13.6G 4,295ft 15.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni K570 18.91lb 85ft/s 608ft/s 9.7G 4,358ft 15.9s 12s
OK AeroTech K1275 19.58lb 112ft/s 707ft/s 17.0G 4,388ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni K600 19.37lb 75ft/s 626ft/s 8.0G 4,421ft 16.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni K780 18.95lb 87ft/s 680ft/s 10.8G 4,467ft 15.7s 13s
OK AMW K1075 21.02lb 92ft/s 696ft/s 13.1G 4,475ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech K375 19.84lb 102ft/s 546ft/s 14.2G 4,654ft 16.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni K260 19.71lb 54ft/s 480ft/s 3.9G 4,702ft 18.4s 10s
OK AeroTech K700 19.69lb 91ft/s 664ft/s 11.2G 4,712ft 16.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni K815 20.04lb 82ft/s 707ft/s 12.5G 4,730ft 16.1s 13s
OK AeroTech K480 19.78lb 79ft/s 625ft/s 9.4G 4,743ft 16.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K750 19.73lb 85ft/s 694ft/s 9.9G 4,787ft 16.2s 13s
OK AeroTech K455 20.24lb 101ft/s 574ft/s 13.5G 4,820ft 17.0s 12s
OK Loki K830 20.49lb 72ft/s 744ft/s 11.0G 4,840ft 16.5s 14s
OK Gorilla K1075 20.80lb 92ft/s 744ft/s 12.5G 4,842ft 16.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni K711 20.05lb 85ft/s 685ft/s 16.0G 4,892ft 16.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni K1440 19.37lb 123ft/s 803ft/s 20.9G 4,918ft 15.7s 14s
OK KBA K1750 20.85lb 117ft/s 819ft/s 22.7G 4,936ft 15.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni K820 19.57lb 95ft/s 721ft/s 18.0G 4,956ft 16.3s 13s
OK Gorilla K1185 20.80lb 95ft/s 784ft/s 14.2G 5,019ft 16.3s 14s
OK AMW K1130 20.87lb 101ft/s 763ft/s 15.1G 5,037ft 16.3s 14s
OK Gorilla K470 20.33lb 86ft/s 600ft/s 10.7G 5,045ft 17.1s 12s
OK KBA K750 21.01lb 91ft/s 706ft/s 11.7G 5,080ft 16.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni K590 19.60lb 108ft/s 644ft/s 19.8G 5,103ft 16.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni K660 19.50lb 91ft/s 698ft/s 11.5G 5,108ft 16.7s 13s
OK AeroTech K1050 20.06lb 102ft/s 788ft/s 15.5G 5,167ft 16.4s 14s
OK Loki K350 20.80lb 79ft/s 541ft/s 12.2G 5,173ft 18.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni K300 20.20lb 60ft/s 538ft/s 5.0G 5,282ft 18.8s 10s
OK AeroTech K250 20.08lb 51ft/s 515ft/s 3.9G 5,290ft 19.5s 9s
OK AMW L1276 21.73lb 100ft/s 814ft/s 14.5G 5,317ft 16.6s 14s
OK AMW L985 20.87lb 101ft/s 781ft/s 14.8G 5,390ft 16.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni L265 20.67lb 53ft/s 505ft/s 4.1G 5,400ft 20.2s 10s
OK KBA L2300 21.00lb 139ft/s 908ft/s 31.0G 5,405ft 16.2s 15s
OK AeroTech L1090 20.56lb 99ft/s 795ft/s 13.4G 5,450ft 16.8s 14s
OK AeroTech L1000 20.04lb 102ft/s 814ft/s 13.9G 5,523ft 16.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni L990 20.13lb 102ft/s 819ft/s 17.2G 5,647ft 17.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni L1030 20.35lb 96ft/s 843ft/s 16.0G 5,667ft 17.0s 14s
OK Loki L1400 20.80lb 113ft/s 882ft/s 18.9G 5,675ft 16.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni L730 20.15lb 95ft/s 759ft/s 12.6G 5,697ft 17.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni L640 20.15lb 107ft/s 705ft/s 16.0G 5,777ft 17.6s 13s
OK Cesaroni L805 20.72lb 89ft/s 787ft/s 15.0G 5,782ft 17.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni L935 20.80lb 99ft/s 859ft/s 15.7G 6,181ft 17.6s 14s
OK Loki L1040 21.73lb 96ft/s 984ft/s 12.8G 7,197ft 18.7s 15s
warningsD AMW K590 18.99lb 7:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 18.50lb 8:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 19.25lb 10:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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 AeroTech I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I215 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I229 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I218 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Hypertek J115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J145 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J280 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Hypertek J120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J240 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J210 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J244 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K185 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 12ft (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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