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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 111 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (639 motors didn't fit, 41 motors failed safety checks). 152 motor had thrust curves available and 318 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:   Madcow AGM 33 Pike
Owner: Bill Graham
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 2,242g
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 51.0cm
CD: 0.50

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 Contrail G234 2,786g 84ft/s 123ft/s 18.9G 262ft 4.1s 4s
OK AeroTech G339 2,423g 75ft/s 141ft/s 14.9G 306ft 4.5s 4s
OK Contrail G123 2,753g 50ft/s 134ft/s 12.2G 350ft 5.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni G185 2,430g 50ft/s 150ft/s 7.7G 363ft 5.0s 4s
OK Contrail H300 2,854g 88ft/s 167ft/s 24.6G 454ft 5.4s 5s
OK Contrail H222 2,762g 71ft/s 165ft/s 24.0G 456ft 5.4s 5s
OK Contrail H303 2,831g 94ft/s 179ft/s 27.1G 511ft 5.7s 5s
OK Contrail H246 2,840g 78ft/s 225ft/s 18.1G 782ft 7.0s 6s
warningsW AeroTech H283 2,489g 67ft/s 238ft/s 12.7G 793ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech H148 2,551g 50ft/s 224ft/s 6.7G 824ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech H130 2,479g 60ft/s 220ft/s 9.7G 845ft 7.5s 6s
OK Contrail H141 2,854g 56ft/s 225ft/s 8.5G 868ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech H669 2,494g 108ft/s 281ft/s 44.2G 952ft 7.5s 7s
OK Loki H125 2,584g 50ft/s 235ft/s 7.1G 978ft 8.2s 6s
OK Loki H144 2,578g 59ft/s 246ft/s 8.8G 986ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H219 2,503g 63ft/s 272ft/s 10.9G 1,017ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H242 2,506g 56ft/s 273ft/s 8.7G 1,069ft 8.3s 7s
OK Loki H160 2,577g 61ft/s 269ft/s 10.4G 1,101ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H400 2,526g 75ft/s 313ft/s 17.0G 1,160ft 8.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H152 2,540g 48ft/s 292ft/s 7.5G 1,258ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H225 2,435g 58ft/s 324ft/s 9.8G 1,309ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I218 2,614g 62ft/s 343ft/s 10.2G 1,500ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H170 2,572g 50ft/s 331ft/s 7.1G 1,505ft 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech H550 2,565g 96ft/s 383ft/s 24.8G 1,530ft 9.3s 9s
OK AeroTech H550 2,558g 96ft/s 386ft/s 25.0G 1,539ft 9.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I180 2,627g 69ft/s 328ft/s 13.1G 1,546ft 9.7s 8s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 2,604g 91ft/s 389ft/s 24.4G 1,553ft 9.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H999 2,573g 128ft/s 403ft/s 62.7G 1,578ft 9.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I161 2,608g 52ft/s 332ft/s 7.6G 1,578ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I225 2,728g 53ft/s 369ft/s 9.4G 1,709ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I245 2,607g 73ft/s 377ft/s 15.2G 1,724ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I357 2,585g 71ft/s 390ft/s 14.0G 1,740ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni I212 2,717g 51ft/s 380ft/s 8.6G 1,740ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I566 2,626g 90ft/s 446ft/s 23.2G 1,862ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I195 2,659g 52ft/s 403ft/s 8.1G 1,965ft 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni I345 2,637g 72ft/s 451ft/s 14.1G 2,021ft 10.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni I170 2,634g 52ft/s 412ft/s 7.7G 2,036ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni I175 2,680g 48ft/s 405ft/s 6.4G 2,040ft 11.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I285 2,735g 67ft/s 438ft/s 13.1G 2,049ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I800 2,699g 104ft/s 499ft/s 33.2G 2,102ft 10.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni I236 2,642g 60ft/s 436ft/s 11.0G 2,103ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech I1299 2,664g 143ft/s 520ft/s 57.5G 2,165ft 10.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni I223 2,736g 54ft/s 443ft/s 8.5G 2,169ft 11.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I211 2,697g 63ft/s 427ft/s 11.1G 2,170ft 11.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I305 2,823g 68ft/s 452ft/s 13.9G 2,172ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I195 2,814g 64ft/s 425ft/s 12.1G 2,187ft 11.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I300 2,683g 75ft/s 462ft/s 16.7G 2,210ft 11.1s 10s
OK Loki I316 2,782g 79ft/s 483ft/s 17.4G 2,373ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni I287 2,847g 60ft/s 498ft/s 11.4G 2,435ft 11.7s 10s
OK Loki I210 2,782g 73ft/s 461ft/s 15.2G 2,477ft 11.8s 10s
OK Loki I405 2,785g 100ft/s 525ft/s 28.4G 2,515ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni I285 2,748g 66ft/s 519ft/s 12.1G 2,601ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni I255 2,758g 62ft/s 515ft/s 10.7G 2,637ft 12.2s 10s
OK Loki I377 2,802g 90ft/s 535ft/s 22.9G 2,651ft 11.8s 10s
OK Loki I430 2,782g 78ft/s 565ft/s 18.5G 2,659ft 11.8s 11s
OK AeroTech I327 2,870g 70ft/s 547ft/s 14.4G 2,709ft 12.1s 10s
OK AMW I297 2,833g 66ft/s 541ft/s 12.4G 2,719ft 12.1s 10s
OK AeroTech I366 2,798g 79ft/s 556ft/s 16.8G 2,722ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I364 2,920g 68ft/s 546ft/s 13.7G 2,730ft 12.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni I470 2,737g 84ft/s 594ft/s 19.8G 2,764ft 11.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni I303 2,742g 70ft/s 549ft/s 14.4G 2,770ft 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni I242 2,792g 59ft/s 533ft/s 9.4G 2,806ft 12.6s 10s
OK AeroTech I280 2,858g 62ft/s 550ft/s 11.0G 2,809ft 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni I125 2,889g 52ft/s 429ft/s 8.4G 2,857ft 13.5s 9s
OK KBA I301 2,968g 65ft/s 586ft/s 13.2G 2,889ft 12.3s 10s
OK KBA I550 2,954g 87ft/s 662ft/s 23.3G 2,897ft 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I435 2,760g 97ft/s 606ft/s 26.9G 2,913ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I350 3,024g 68ft/s 581ft/s 12.5G 2,933ft 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech I284 2,798g 77ft/s 583ft/s 16.8G 2,982ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech I500 2,818g 81ft/s 654ft/s 19.9G 3,141ft 12.5s 11s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 2,840g 87ft/s 678ft/s 21.8G 3,187ft 12.5s 11s
OK Loki J396 2,994g 70ft/s 636ft/s 17.7G 3,199ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech I600 2,844g 106ft/s 676ft/s 28.4G 3,199ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni I216 2,843g 59ft/s 563ft/s 11.2G 3,238ft 13.3s 10s
OK AeroTech J420 2,892g 82ft/s 651ft/s 18.7G 3,239ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech I350 2,858g 76ft/s 656ft/s 16.5G 3,239ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J335 2,869g 71ft/s 632ft/s 13.6G 3,252ft 13.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni J381 2,930g 77ft/s 644ft/s 16.6G 3,261ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech J350 2,907g 97ft/s 652ft/s 27.9G 3,261ft 12.7s 11s
OK KBA J740 2,966g 106ft/s 707ft/s 31.6G 3,261ft 12.6s 12s
OK AeroTech J340 2,819g 81ft/s 643ft/s 20.7G 3,279ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J285 2,837g 68ft/s 616ft/s 12.2G 3,289ft 13.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni J270 2,897g 61ft/s 611ft/s 9.6G 3,292ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J316 2,849g 70ft/s 621ft/s 14.6G 3,311ft 13.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni J357 2,843g 77ft/s 655ft/s 17.5G 3,317ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech J425 2,873g 72ft/s 695ft/s 15.0G 3,400ft 13.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni J290 2,902g 68ft/s 635ft/s 12.8G 3,433ft 13.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni J400 2,944g 75ft/s 681ft/s 15.6G 3,455ft 13.1s 11s
OK AeroTech J520 3,014g 106ft/s 694ft/s 33.7G 3,476ft 13.0s 12s
OK AeroTech J270 2,884g 64ft/s 639ft/s 11.7G 3,527ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech J500 2,896g 97ft/s 726ft/s 26.9G 3,566ft 13.0s 12s
OK Loki J528 2,987g 101ft/s 746ft/s 33.9G 3,606ft 13.0s 12s
OK AeroTech J575 3,156g 99ft/s 760ft/s 27.5G 3,700ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni J330 2,944g 76ft/s 701ft/s 15.0G 3,777ft 13.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni J410 2,977g 79ft/s 734ft/s 16.5G 3,786ft 13.6s 12s
OK AeroTech J435 2,866g 90ft/s 758ft/s 23.5G 3,807ft 13.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni J425 2,942g 87ft/s 746ft/s 22.2G 3,819ft 13.5s 12s
OK Loki J712 2,994g 104ft/s 807ft/s 29.0G 3,838ft 13.4s 12s
OK Loki J320 2,994g 75ft/s 712ft/s 17.0G 3,959ft 14.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni J354 3,020g 78ft/s 724ft/s 16.6G 3,970ft 13.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J520 3,092g 86ft/s 800ft/s 20.6G 3,993ft 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni J580 3,286g 86ft/s 817ft/s 20.0G 4,103ft 13.9s 12s
OK AeroTech J825 3,117g 119ft/s 948ft/s 37.5G 4,377ft 13.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni J595 3,108g 96ft/s 898ft/s 28.9G 4,514ft 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni J394 3,181g 71ft/s 835ft/s 13.2G 4,526ft 14.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni J600 3,148g 90ft/s 922ft/s 22.5G 4,534ft 14.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni J453 3,206g 88ft/s 854ft/s 22.1G 4,637ft 14.6s 12s
OK AeroTech J570 3,144g 117ft/s 873ft/s 36.4G 4,656ft 14.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni J420 3,116g 92ft/s 846ft/s 24.7G 4,657ft 14.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni J150 3,193g 53ft/s 580ft/s 9.4G 4,665ft 16.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J530 3,219g 99ft/s 938ft/s 24.5G 4,946ft 14.7s 13s

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

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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
failedA Contrail G130 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (190ft)
failedG AeroTech G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Contrail G100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedA Contrail G300 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (197ft)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H178 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I154 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Loki I110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/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.)

A The minimum altitude check is used to ensure that the rocket flies high enough to ensure time for a safe recovery. In addition, many barometric altimeters require a minimum altitude to detect lift-off. (The minimum altitude is 10m or 33ft for an A motor and doubles for each impulse class).

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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