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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 22 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (746 motors didn't fit, 23 motors failed safety checks). 45 motor had thrust curves available and 82 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:   Buzzed LightYear
Owner: Tom Markel
Body Diameter: 7.8cm
Dry Weight: 550g
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 30.0cm
CD: 2.00

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 E75 602g 20m/s 36m/s 14.8G 48m 3.0s 3s
OK AeroTech E30 597g 15m/s 45m/s 7.2G 87m 4.1s 3s
OK AeroTech F44 598g 16m/s 54m/s 9.8G 91m 4.1s 3s
OK Cesaroni F51 623g 16m/s 58m/s 9.8G 107m 4.4s 3s
OK AeroTech F39 611g 16m/s 54m/s 8.9G 109m 4.5s 3s
OK Cesaroni F70 623g 19m/s 65m/s 14.6G 112m 4.3s 3s
OK AeroTech F35 635g 15m/s 58m/s 8.3G 124m 4.7s 3s
OK AeroTech F32 614g 15m/s 55m/s 8.7G 126m 4.9s 3s
OK Cesaroni F50 644g 16m/s 63m/s 9.8G 126m 4.7s 3s
OK Cesaroni F240 642g 35m/s 96m/s 42.4G 131m 4.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni F79 658g 19m/s 78m/s 13.7G 138m 4.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni F85 646g 20m/s 84m/s 14.8G 146m 4.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni F51 645g 17m/s 70m/s 12.2G 157m 5.1s 3s
OK Cesaroni F30 652g 15m/s 56m/s 7.4G 160m 5.5s 3s
OK Cesaroni G100 709g 24m/s 103m/s 23.9G 202m 5.2s 4s
OK Cesaroni G127 716g 27m/s 122m/s 24.2G 223m 5.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni G145 712g 30m/s 127m/s 44.7G 225m 5.2s 4s
OK Cesaroni G150 710g 29m/s 132m/s 34.3G 229m 5.2s 4s
OK Cesaroni G84 722g 22m/s 101m/s 17.2G 231m 5.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni G117 722g 26m/s 121m/s 24.1G 235m 5.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni G107 720g 29m/s 110m/s 30.0G 235m 5.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni G65 724g 23m/s 93m/s 20.4G 260m 6.0s 4s

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 Estes C11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6m/s)
failedG Estes D12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG Estes D11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6m/s)
failedG AeroTech D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (5m/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG AeroTech D15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Cesaroni E22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG Cesaroni E31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Estes E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (5m/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (5m/s)
failedG AeroTech E11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG Estes E30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG AeroTech E20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech E18 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (5m/s)
failedG Apogee E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG AeroTech E28 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech E15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG AeroTech F12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG AeroTech F30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech F24 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/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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