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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 102 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (686 motors didn't fit, 3 motors failed safety checks). 103 motor had thrust curves available and 200 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:   Aero-Dart
Owner: Ron Ellis
Body Diameter: 4.7cm
Dry Weight: 216g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 31.5cm
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 AeroTech E23 320g 18m/s 87m/s 11.2G 309m 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech E16 324g 16m/s 83m/s 9.2G 332m 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 320g 20m/s 124m/s 24.4G 377m 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech F37 325g 16m/s 126m/s 13.4G 454m 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F27 296g 17m/s 121m/s 11.4G 469m 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F36 316g 19m/s 136m/s 12.8G 474m 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni F32 322g 16m/s 131m/s 13.0G 480m 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F62 324g 22m/s 147m/s 19.2G 481m 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni F120 322g 32m/s 167m/s 44.5G 490m 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni F29 321g 16m/s 129m/s 9.5G 493m 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F23 298g 20m/s 126m/s 15.7G 497m 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni F31 318g 17m/s 141m/s 17.0G 500m 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 314g 25m/s 160m/s 21.9G 511m 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech F42 291g 26m/s 152m/s 23.1G 515m 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F20 296g 20m/s 133m/s 15.6G 540m 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F26 316g 17m/s 137m/s 11.3G 569m 9.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F50 300g 27m/s 185m/s 23.7G 594m 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech F52 337g 25m/s 174m/s 23.0G 617m 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech F25 306g 24m/s 153m/s 18.3G 635m 9.8s 7s
warningsW Estes F50 299g 25m/s 198m/s 25.3G 647m 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech F40 342g 23m/s 167m/s 19.3G 659m 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G54 352g 23m/s 184m/s 22.6G 661m 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni G88 368g 27m/s 209m/s 31.5G 662m 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech G104 352g 31m/s 212m/s 34.3G 674m 9.6s 9s
OK AeroTech G74 302g 26m/s 236m/s 29.1G 687m 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G53 362g 26m/s 192m/s 23.5G 722m 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G38 342g 20m/s 173m/s 14.8G 725m 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni G80 359g 24m/s 229m/s 27.1G 731m 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 338g 25m/s 253m/s 27.4G 760m 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 380g 22m/s 230m/s 22.6G 772m 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni G250 357g 44m/s 299m/s 82.4G 777m 9.8s 9s
warningsW Estes G40 338g 24m/s 200m/s 21.0G 786m 10.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G40 338g 24m/s 200m/s 21.0G 786m 10.4s 8s
warningsW Apogee F10 300g 15m/s 98m/s 8.5G 786m 13.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 372g 26m/s 237m/s 26.0G 793m 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech G79 340g 22m/s 239m/s 22.8G 797m 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G83 360g 27m/s 243m/s 27.4G 799m 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G68 371g 23m/s 228m/s 24.3G 813m 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni G126 360g 34m/s 280m/s 44.1G 825m 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni G57 362g 25m/s 217m/s 23.9G 829m 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech G76 362g 35m/s 230m/s 41.5G 836m 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G131 416g 32m/s 277m/s 35.5G 848m 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech G125 340g 33m/s 314m/s 42.6G 849m 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 347g 27m/s 253m/s 28.7G 854m 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 340g 27m/s 273m/s 29.1G 862m 10.3s 9s
OK AeroTech G64 366g 28m/s 226m/s 29.2G 865m 10.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 343g 29m/s 277m/s 29.9G 893m 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni G106 402g 27m/s 292m/s 32.3G 927m 10.9s 10s
OK KBA G135 442g 26m/s 298m/s 34.9G 950m 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech G25 336g 18m/s 181m/s 11.8G 951m 11.8s 7s
OK KBA G82 446g 22m/s 260m/s 20.5G 966m 11.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H410 398g 52m/s 410m/s 136.2G 971m 10.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H165 417g 33m/s 338m/s 46.1G 987m 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H175 462g 36m/s 339m/s 47.1G 996m 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni G125 410g 31m/s 321m/s 39.3G 1,003m 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech G138 364g 32m/s 384m/s 43.5G 1,009m 10.6s 10s
OK AeroTech G75 448g 21m/s 256m/s 17.0G 1,010m 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 403g 29m/s 320m/s 38.5G 1,013m 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H163 402g 37m/s 355m/s 54.2G 1,018m 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H133 406g 32m/s 327m/s 47.4G 1,020m 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H238 412g 40m/s 364m/s 57.6G 1,024m 10.8s 10s
OK AeroTech H128 422g 33m/s 338m/s 43.3G 1,033m 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H90 378g 31m/s 307m/s 40.9G 1,047m 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H115 420g 27m/s 332m/s 29.1G 1,061m 11.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni H123 444g 27m/s 331m/s 31.2G 1,069m 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H87 420g 26m/s 296m/s 30.2G 1,074m 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni G33 412g 15m/s 197m/s 13.3G 1,083m 12.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 408g 27m/s 236m/s 29.3G 1,088m 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H237 509g 39m/s 391m/s 54.6G 1,115m 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni H118 448g 31m/s 325m/s 37.8G 1,116m 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H97 493g 25m/s 302m/s 22.0G 1,127m 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H54 424g 26m/s 239m/s 23.3G 1,133m 12.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H220 466g 42m/s 392m/s 66.3G 1,134m 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech H182 422g 35m/s 424m/s 44.9G 1,150m 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H210 462g 37m/s 399m/s 55.9G 1,150m 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H151 454g 34m/s 365m/s 44.8G 1,160m 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H195 412g 41m/s 451m/s 62.1G 1,181m 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H170 448g 38m/s 391m/s 53.3G 1,185m 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H180 468g 38m/s 403m/s 55.1G 1,193m 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H250 472g 41m/s 429m/s 70.1G 1,199m 11.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni H160 488g 32m/s 382m/s 37.9G 1,205m 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H135 467g 33m/s 362m/s 35.2G 1,210m 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H295 558g 45m/s 441m/s 64.1G 1,234m 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni H42 458g 17m/s 231m/s 15.7G 1,267m 13.4s 9s
OK KBA H225 532g 28m/s 419m/s 51.0G 1,272m 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H194 499g 37m/s 417m/s 56.8G 1,292m 11.8s 11s
OK AeroTech H135 428g 29m/s 363m/s 35.7G 1,293m 12.0s 10s
OK KBA H130 924g 25m/s 233m/s 23.3G 1,299m 14.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni H180 530g 37m/s 401m/s 51.3G 1,306m 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H255 448g 47m/s 487m/s 85.1G 1,307m 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni H200 490g 38m/s 424m/s 59.7G 1,308m 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H399 509g 55m/s 515m/s 109.0G 1,311m 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni H140 493g 36m/s 387m/s 50.0G 1,382m 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H233 543g 40m/s 464m/s 63.1G 1,425m 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H53 501g 21m/s 268m/s 18.0G 1,430m 13.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 534g 47m/s 487m/s 78.3G 1,433m 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H159 558g 31m/s 409m/s 33.7G 1,453m 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech I205 530g 39m/s 478m/s 69.1G 1,489m 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H160 534g 42m/s 410m/s 59.6G 1,496m 12.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni I204 564g 40m/s 459m/s 63.8G 1,522m 12.4s 11s
warningsW,D Estes F26 302g 9:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 340g 23:1 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 (14m/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/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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