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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 51 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (736 motors didn't fit, 15 motors failed safety checks). 66 motor had thrust curves available and 117 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:   Gizmo
Owner: William Koropsak
Body Diameter: 5.00in
Dry Weight: 102.0oz
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 14.00in
CD: 0.28

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 120.6oz 50ft/s 320ft/s 6.8G 1,525ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I229 120.1oz 49ft/s 340ft/s 7.3G 1,648ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech I599 120.1oz 91ft/s 375ft/s 22.0G 1,671ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni I445 122.3oz 69ft/s 417ft/s 14.8G 2,049ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni I218 122.5oz 49ft/s 384ft/s 6.8G 2,078ft 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J145 131.5oz 48ft/s 409ft/s 12.3G 3,112ft 14.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J280 135.7oz 49ft/s 529ft/s 7.7G 3,189ft 14.0s 11s
OK AeroTech J250 127.0oz 56ft/s 514ft/s 8.6G 3,297ft 14.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni J1055 129.2oz 105ft/s 651ft/s 31.0G 3,457ft 13.4s 13s
OK AeroTech J315 132.0oz 56ft/s 557ft/s 9.4G 3,468ft 14.3s 12s
OK AeroTech J180 130.5oz 54ft/s 499ft/s 8.0G 3,698ft 15.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J240 132.9oz 49ft/s 563ft/s 7.0G 3,738ft 15.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni J430 130.2oz 66ft/s 647ft/s 13.4G 3,862ft 14.6s 13s
OK AeroTech J275 132.5oz 51ft/s 567ft/s 8.2G 3,873ft 15.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni J210 131.7oz 50ft/s 527ft/s 7.9G 3,877ft 15.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni J293 131.6oz 52ft/s 605ft/s 8.7G 3,892ft 15.1s 12s
OK AeroTech J460 129.8oz 72ft/s 661ft/s 14.5G 3,978ft 14.6s 13s
OK AeroTech J1299 131.4oz 122ft/s 740ft/s 39.9G 3,978ft 14.1s 13s
OK AMW J1365 141.5oz 111ft/s 759ft/s 39.3G 4,208ft 14.5s 14s
OK Gorilla J167 144.9oz 51ft/s 494ft/s 8.2G 4,256ft 16.6s 11s
OK AMW J400 150.7oz 56ft/s 666ft/s 10.8G 4,262ft 15.5s 13s
OK Loki J350 146.4oz 53ft/s 666ft/s 10.3G 4,313ft 15.6s 13s
OK AMW J475 151.7oz 61ft/s 717ft/s 14.0G 4,517ft 15.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni J360 140.9oz 55ft/s 709ft/s 12.8G 4,629ft 16.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni J380 147.6oz 55ft/s 725ft/s 9.8G 4,678ft 16.1s 13s
OK Gorilla J465 143.7oz 60ft/s 747ft/s 15.9G 4,699ft 15.8s 14s
OK Gorilla J395 142.9oz 56ft/s 726ft/s 10.8G 4,702ft 16.1s 14s
OK AeroTech J450 145.1oz 60ft/s 746ft/s 12.6G 4,778ft 16.1s 14s
OK AeroTech J1799 141.2oz 128ft/s 892ft/s 54.1G 4,812ft 15.1s 14s
OK AMW J395 146.7oz 62ft/s 723ft/s 10.6G 4,845ft 16.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni J1520 138.2oz 117ft/s 902ft/s 44.3G 4,877ft 15.2s 14s
OK Gorilla J485 144.0oz 64ft/s 776ft/s 13.7G 4,877ft 16.0s 14s
OK AMW J325 145.4oz 66ft/s 681ft/s 12.4G 4,922ft 16.5s 13s
OK Gorilla J535 145.2oz 79ft/s 800ft/s 15.8G 4,980ft 15.9s 14s
OK AMW J440 145.4oz 82ft/s 769ft/s 18.9G 4,980ft 15.9s 14s
OK Loki J525 145.7oz 73ft/s 811ft/s 15.5G 5,020ft 16.0s 14s
OK Loki J820 144.7oz 93ft/s 850ft/s 24.9G 5,073ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech J401 134.2oz 66ft/s 800ft/s 11.9G 5,188ft 16.4s 14s
OK AeroTech J540 140.2oz 76ft/s 835ft/s 16.5G 5,199ft 16.1s 14s
OK Loki J175 146.1oz 56ft/s 596ft/s 9.4G 5,278ft 17.8s 11s
OK AMW J745 145.0oz 89ft/s 884ft/s 20.8G 5,357ft 16.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni J355 143.4oz 59ft/s 774ft/s 10.0G 5,391ft 17.0s 14s
OK Loki J300 148.4oz 55ft/s 721ft/s 8.8G 5,449ft 17.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni J295 141.5oz 62ft/s 732ft/s 10.1G 5,503ft 17.3s 13s
OK AeroTech J800 140.3oz 91ft/s 932ft/s 23.4G 5,635ft 16.4s 14s
OK AeroTech J415 143.2oz 63ft/s 834ft/s 12.7G 5,692ft 17.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni J760 140.0oz 86ft/s 963ft/s 22.1G 5,705ft 16.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni J449 141.6oz 64ft/s 874ft/s 13.3G 5,727ft 17.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni K360 145.5oz 57ft/s 831ft/s 9.0G 5,801ft 17.5s 14s
OK AeroTech K400 144.1oz 68ft/s 838ft/s 12.5G 5,928ft 17.5s 14s
OK AeroTech K535 146.6oz 73ft/s 940ft/s 14.7G 6,272ft 17.4s 14s

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 (31ft/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 (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/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 (40ft/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 (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Gorilla J365 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J244 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 6ft (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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