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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 24 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (746 motors didn't fit, 21 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:   Estes Nike Smoke
Owner: Jef Fineran
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 19.0oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 300.0mm
CD: 0.30

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 20.8oz 72ft/s 126ft/s 15.1G 243ft 4.0s 4s
OK Estes E30 20.7oz 50ft/s 156ft/s 7.5G 408ft 5.3s 4s
OK AeroTech E28 21.0oz 53ft/s 178ft/s 7.7G 531ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech E30 20.7oz 52ft/s 180ft/s 7.4G 537ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F44 20.7oz 62ft/s 207ft/s 10.4G 607ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F51 21.6oz 57ft/s 229ft/s 10.0G 746ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F39 21.1oz 58ft/s 224ft/s 9.1G 758ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni F70 21.6oz 70ft/s 254ft/s 14.9G 829ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F35 22.0oz 56ft/s 247ft/s 8.5G 900ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F32 21.3oz 54ft/s 244ft/s 8.9G 917ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni F50 22.3oz 60ft/s 262ft/s 10.0G 942ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni F79 22.8oz 68ft/s 313ft/s 14.0G 1,127ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni F240 22.2oz 127ft/s 346ft/s 45.0G 1,164ft 8.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni F30 22.6oz 51ft/s 273ft/s 7.6G 1,224ft 8.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni F85 22.4oz 77ft/s 343ft/s 15.5G 1,261ft 8.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni F51 22.4oz 65ft/s 320ft/s 12.4G 1,298ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G100 24.6oz 88ft/s 472ft/s 24.3G 1,985ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni G84 25.1oz 78ft/s 512ft/s 17.6G 2,280ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni G127 24.9oz 98ft/s 564ft/s 25.2G 2,344ft 10.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni G145 24.7oz 108ft/s 583ft/s 45.4G 2,411ft 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni G107 25.0oz 106ft/s 548ft/s 30.6G 2,415ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni G117 25.1oz 93ft/s 574ft/s 24.5G 2,453ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni G150 24.6oz 108ft/s 600ft/s 34.9G 2,473ft 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni G65 25.1oz 82ft/s 506ft/s 20.8G 2,525ft 11.4s 9s

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 (23ft/s)
failedG Estes D12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Estes D11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (17ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni E22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni E31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Estes E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (18ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E18 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG Apogee E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F30 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F24 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/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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