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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 30 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (747 motors didn't fit, 14 motors failed safety checks). 42 motor had thrust curves available and 76 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:   Argent
Owner: Cody Smith
Body Diameter: 2.56in
Dry Weight: 16.5oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 5.00in
CD: 1.50

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 Cesaroni F36 20.2oz 49ft/s 198ft/s 13.2G 418ft 5.0s 4s
OK AeroTech F62 20.3oz 60ft/s 244ft/s 10.2G 547ft 5.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 20.2oz 89ft/s 290ft/s 23.4G 555ft 5.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 19.4oz 49ft/s 191ft/s 8.0G 560ft 5.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni F59 20.0oz 63ft/s 265ft/s 11.7G 583ft 5.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 19.2oz 64ft/s 239ft/s 11.9G 588ft 5.6s 4s
OK AeroTech F20 19.3oz 52ft/s 203ft/s 8.0G 617ft 6.0s 3s
OK AeroTech F50 19.5oz 69ft/s 294ft/s 12.4G 701ft 5.9s 4s
OK AeroTech F52 20.8oz 68ft/s 287ft/s 12.6G 727ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F25 19.7oz 60ft/s 237ft/s 9.5G 751ft 6.4s 4s
warningsW Estes F50 19.4oz 67ft/s 314ft/s 13.0G 772ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 21.0oz 61ft/s 269ft/s 10.6G 786ft 6.4s 4s
OK AeroTech G54 21.3oz 64ft/s 305ft/s 12.4G 789ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G104 21.3oz 86ft/s 362ft/s 19.6G 801ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech G74 19.6oz 71ft/s 379ft/s 14.9G 822ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 21.6oz 69ft/s 317ft/s 13.4G 879ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech G38 20.9oz 54ft/s 272ft/s 8.1G 881ft 6.9s 4s
OK AeroTech G77 20.8oz 70ft/s 411ft/s 14.2G 930ft 6.4s 5s
warningsW Estes G40 20.8oz 63ft/s 318ft/s 11.6G 967ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 20.8oz 63ft/s 318ft/s 11.6G 967ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G79 20.9oz 63ft/s 384ft/s 12.1G 986ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G76 21.7oz 94ft/s 383ft/s 24.0G 1,034ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech G125 20.9oz 87ft/s 521ft/s 22.4G 1,045ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech G75 21.1oz 72ft/s 408ft/s 16.2G 1,068ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G78 20.9oz 72ft/s 444ft/s 15.8G 1,071ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G64 21.8oz 79ft/s 374ft/s 16.8G 1,076ft 6.9s 4s
OK AeroTech G80 21.0oz 77ft/s 449ft/s 16.8G 1,116ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G138 21.7oz 87ft/s 637ft/s 22.8G 1,256ft 6.8s 6s
warningsW,D Estes F26 19.5oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 20.9oz 13:1 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 (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/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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