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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 53 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (757 motors didn't fit, 1 motors failed safety checks). 54 motor had thrust curves available and 114 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:   Nike Smoke 2.6
Owner: David Abmayr
Body Diameter: 2.60in
Dry Weight: 26.0oz
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
CD: 0.64

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 Loki G69 34.5oz 68ft/s 303ft/s 9.2G 1,206ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G61 32.8oz 62ft/s 306ft/s 7.9G 1,251ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G67 33.1oz 64ft/s 321ft/s 8.9G 1,252ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G339 32.4oz 147ft/s 389ft/s 41.1G 1,308ft 8.3s 8s
OK Loki G70 34.5oz 68ft/s 320ft/s 9.6G 1,315ft 8.9s 7s
OK Loki G80 35.0oz 75ft/s 329ft/s 10.6G 1,326ft 8.8s 7s
OK Loki G94 34.5oz 80ft/s 350ft/s 12.7G 1,386ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G46 32.9oz 52ft/s 312ft/s 8.6G 1,431ft 9.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G79 34.0oz 58ft/s 376ft/s 8.7G 1,495ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni G69 32.9oz 62ft/s 357ft/s 8.4G 1,499ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G185 32.6oz 97ft/s 426ft/s 21.7G 1,507ft 8.9s 8s
OK Loki G66 34.8oz 72ft/s 349ft/s 11.0G 1,538ft 9.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G58 33.5oz 52ft/s 359ft/s 8.6G 1,600ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G69 33.1oz 62ft/s 384ft/s 7.9G 1,605ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G60 33.3oz 63ft/s 379ft/s 8.3G 1,642ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni G115 32.9oz 79ft/s 435ft/s 13.4G 1,681ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G78 32.9oz 64ft/s 406ft/s 13.3G 1,703ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni G50 33.7oz 48ft/s 366ft/s 6.4G 1,771ft 10.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H73 36.9oz 58ft/s 433ft/s 7.4G 2,115ft 11.1s 8s
OK Loki H100 37.8oz 74ft/s 494ft/s 12.6G 2,243ft 10.8s 9s
warningsW AeroTech H283 34.7oz 125ft/s 618ft/s 33.9G 2,271ft 10.3s 10s
OK AeroTech H148 36.9oz 93ft/s 571ft/s 18.0G 2,407ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H130 34.4oz 116ft/s 565ft/s 26.2G 2,414ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H669 34.9oz 199ft/s 726ft/s 113.4G 2,444ft 10.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H123 35.7oz 81ft/s 555ft/s 14.0G 2,607ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H219 35.2oz 114ft/s 684ft/s 29.0G 2,618ft 10.9s 10s
OK Loki H144 37.9oz 109ft/s 597ft/s 22.7G 2,626ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H100 35.2oz 75ft/s 565ft/s 12.0G 2,627ft 11.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H123 36.5oz 74ft/s 622ft/s 13.3G 2,655ft 11.4s 9s
OK Loki H90 37.8oz 80ft/s 532ft/s 13.0G 2,667ft 11.7s 9s
OK Loki H125 38.1oz 92ft/s 575ft/s 18.4G 2,669ft 11.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H143 38.2oz 75ft/s 635ft/s 14.1G 2,672ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H242 35.3oz 107ft/s 687ft/s 23.2G 2,728ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni H400 36.0oz 138ft/s 795ft/s 43.8G 2,756ft 10.9s 10s
OK Loki H160 37.8oz 114ft/s 643ft/s 26.5G 2,768ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech H112 39.4oz 66ft/s 562ft/s 9.1G 2,917ft 12.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H120 36.4oz 79ft/s 656ft/s 13.7G 2,920ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H125 36.3oz 75ft/s 684ft/s 13.6G 2,973ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H225 32.8oz 113ft/s 838ft/s 27.3G 2,976ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H110 37.5oz 69ft/s 642ft/s 10.6G 2,991ft 12.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H178 37.4oz 89ft/s 756ft/s 19.3G 3,032ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H152 36.5oz 93ft/s 716ft/s 19.9G 3,043ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech H550 37.1oz 173ft/s 952ft/s 63.2G 3,111ft 11.2s 11s
OK AeroTech H999 37.7oz 236ft/s 991ft/s 153.0G 3,163ft 11.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H100 37.5oz 73ft/s 651ft/s 10.4G 3,171ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech I218 39.1oz 109ft/s 797ft/s 25.5G 3,250ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech H170 37.6oz 94ft/s 779ft/s 18.2G 3,305ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I180 39.6oz 129ft/s 734ft/s 32.1G 3,316ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I161 38.9oz 96ft/s 758ft/s 19.2G 3,406ft 12.2s 10s
OK AeroTech I245 38.9oz 135ft/s 846ft/s 37.4G 3,446ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech I357 38.1oz 130ft/s 902ft/s 35.0G 3,455ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I140 38.6oz 88ft/s 737ft/s 15.8G 3,529ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H45 38.9oz 60ft/s 525ft/s 6.9G 3,646ft 14.2s 8s

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
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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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