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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 146 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (642 motors didn't fit, 17 motors failed safety checks). 163 motor had thrust curves available and 335 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:   Blackhawk 54
Owner: Wayne Comfort
Body Diameter: 54.0mm
Dry Weight: 3.80lb
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 27.00in
CD: 0.41

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 G130 4.94lb 20m/s 38m/s 23.4G 93m 4.6s 4s
OK Contrail G300 5.00lb 35m/s 42m/s 35.7G 94m 4.4s 4s
OK Contrail G234 5.00lb 33m/s 48m/s 23.5G 128m 5.2s 5s
OK Loki G80 4.36lb 15m/s 47m/s 4.8G 151m 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G339 4.20lb 30m/s 56m/s 19.2G 162m 5.9s 5s
OK Loki G94 4.33lb 17m/s 50m/s 5.9G 164m 6.3s 5s
OK Contrail G123 4.93lb 19m/s 53m/s 15.3G 176m 6.3s 5s
OK Contrail G100 4.93lb 18m/s 53m/s 7.3G 183m 6.5s 5s
OK Loki G66 4.35lb 15m/s 50m/s 5.0G 185m 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni G185 4.22lb 21m/s 61m/s 10.1G 196m 6.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G115 4.23lb 16m/s 62m/s 6.0G 223m 7.3s 6s
OK Contrail H300 5.15lb 34m/s 64m/s 30.3G 225m 6.9s 6s
OK Contrail H222 4.95lb 28m/s 64m/s 29.8G 229m 7.0s 6s
OK Contrail H303 5.10lb 36m/s 69m/s 33.4G 256m 7.3s 7s
OK Contrail H211 5.12lb 31m/s 80m/s 26.7G 355m 8.7s 8s
OK Loki H100 4.54lb 16m/s 80m/s 6.6G 387m 9.5s 8s
OK Contrail H121 5.15lb 19m/s 81m/s 10.6G 396m 9.5s 8s
OK Contrail H246 5.12lb 29m/s 87m/s 22.4G 406m 9.2s 8s
warningsW AeroTech H283 4.34lb 27m/s 95m/s 16.5G 444m 9.6s 9s
OK Contrail H141 5.15lb 22m/s 89m/s 10.6G 456m 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H148 4.48lb 20m/s 92m/s 8.8G 461m 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H130 4.32lb 24m/s 92m/s 12.5G 478m 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech H100 4.38lb 16m/s 93m/s 5.8G 514m 11.0s 9s
OK Loki H90 4.54lb 17m/s 90m/s 6.3G 514m 11.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H123 4.41lb 17m/s 92m/s 6.6G 514m 10.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 4.45lb 16m/s 100m/s 6.7G 539m 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H669 4.36lb 42m/s 110m/s 56.1G 542m 10.4s 10s
OK Loki H125 4.55lb 20m/s 98m/s 9.1G 551m 11.1s 9s
OK Loki H144 4.54lb 23m/s 101m/s 11.3G 555m 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H143 4.57lb 17m/s 104m/s 7.3G 560m 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech H219 4.38lb 25m/s 110m/s 14.1G 587m 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech H242 4.38lb 23m/s 112m/s 11.3G 619m 11.5s 10s
OK Loki H160 4.54lb 25m/s 110m/s 13.3G 627m 11.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni H120 4.45lb 17m/s 110m/s 6.5G 650m 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H110 4.52lb 15m/s 109m/s 5.3G 659m 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H400 4.43lb 31m/s 124m/s 21.9G 677m 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni H125 4.45lb 16m/s 114m/s 6.9G 680m 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H100 4.52lb 15m/s 114m/s 4.9G 723m 13.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni H152 4.46lb 19m/s 121m/s 9.7G 741m 12.7s 11s
OK AeroTech H178 4.51lb 19m/s 126m/s 10.1G 766m 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni H225 4.23lb 24m/s 133m/s 12.7G 792m 12.8s 12s
OK AeroTech I218 4.62lb 25m/s 140m/s 13.0G 894m 13.6s 12s
OK AeroTech H170 4.53lb 20m/s 137m/s 9.4G 904m 13.8s 12s
OK AeroTech I180 4.65lb 28m/s 136m/s 16.6G 917m 13.7s 12s
OK AeroTech H550 4.51lb 39m/s 151m/s 31.6G 926m 13.4s 13s
OK AeroTech H550 4.50lb 39m/s 153m/s 31.9G 938m 13.4s 13s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 4.60lb 37m/s 153m/s 32.2G 940m 13.5s 13s
OK AeroTech I161 4.61lb 21m/s 139m/s 9.8G 947m 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech H999 4.53lb 51m/s 157m/s 78.8G 962m 13.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni I180 4.67lb 19m/s 145m/s 9.7G 969m 14.3s 12s
OK AeroTech I140 4.58lb 19m/s 139m/s 7.9G 976m 14.5s 12s
OK AeroTech I225 4.87lb 21m/s 151m/s 12.3G 1,028m 14.5s 13s
OK AeroTech I245 4.60lb 30m/s 155m/s 19.4G 1,052m 14.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni I212 4.85lb 20m/s 155m/s 11.4G 1,053m 14.8s 13s
OK AeroTech I357 4.56lb 28m/s 158m/s 17.7G 1,069m 14.5s 13s
OK AeroTech I154 4.88lb 17m/s 143m/s 6.8G 1,074m 15.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni I566 4.65lb 35m/s 176m/s 31.0G 1,163m 14.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni I195 4.72lb 21m/s 167m/s 10.4G 1,216m 15.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni I175 4.76lb 20m/s 169m/s 8.4G 1,267m 16.2s 14s
OK AeroTech I285 4.89lb 27m/s 177m/s 16.5G 1,269m 15.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni I345 4.67lb 28m/s 181m/s 17.8G 1,270m 15.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni I170 4.66lb 21m/s 171m/s 10.1G 1,272m 16.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni I236 4.68lb 23m/s 180m/s 13.9G 1,325m 16.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni I800 4.81lb 41m/s 194m/s 43.9G 1,335m 15.7s 15s
OK AeroTech I195 5.06lb 26m/s 176m/s 15.2G 1,349m 16.4s 14s
OK AeroTech I305 5.08lb 28m/s 183m/s 17.7G 1,350m 16.1s 15s
OK AeroTech I211 4.80lb 25m/s 178m/s 14.1G 1,359m 16.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni I223 4.89lb 21m/s 182m/s 11.3G 1,359m 16.5s 15s
OK AeroTech I1299 4.73lb 57m/s 202m/s 73.0G 1,391m 15.9s 16s
OK AeroTech I300 4.77lb 30m/s 188m/s 20.9G 1,397m 16.4s 15s
warningsW Loki I110 5.10lb 18m/s 169m/s 10.6G 1,461m 17.7s 14s
OK AeroTech I59 4.87lb 17m/s 126m/s 7.0G 1,475m 19.2s 11s
OK Loki I316 4.99lb 32m/s 196m/s 21.8G 1,500m 16.8s 15s
OK Cesaroni I287 5.13lb 24m/s 202m/s 14.9G 1,546m 17.3s 16s
OK Loki I210 4.99lb 28m/s 193m/s 18.9G 1,564m 17.4s 15s
OK Loki I405 5.00lb 38m/s 211m/s 35.2G 1,618m 17.2s 16s
OK Cesaroni I285 4.92lb 25m/s 214m/s 15.1G 1,690m 18.0s 16s
OK Cesaroni I255 4.94lb 24m/s 214m/s 13.6G 1,711m 18.1s 16s
OK Loki I377 5.03lb 34m/s 218m/s 28.4G 1,715m 17.8s 16s
OK Loki I430 4.99lb 32m/s 226m/s 23.0G 1,737m 17.9s 17s
OK AeroTech I327 5.18lb 28m/s 222m/s 17.7G 1,756m 18.1s 16s
OK AMW I297 5.10lb 26m/s 221m/s 15.5G 1,766m 18.2s 16s
OK AeroTech I364 5.29lb 27m/s 222m/s 17.4G 1,766m 18.2s 17s
OK AeroTech I366 5.02lb 31m/s 227m/s 20.9G 1,784m 18.1s 17s
OK Cesaroni I125 5.23lb 20m/s 191m/s 10.5G 1,797m 19.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni I303 4.90lb 27m/s 227m/s 17.9G 1,825m 18.5s 17s
OK Cesaroni I242 5.01lb 23m/s 223m/s 11.8G 1,832m 18.8s 16s
OK AeroTech I280 5.16lb 25m/s 227m/s 13.7G 1,834m 18.6s 17s
OK Cesaroni I470 4.89lb 34m/s 238m/s 24.6G 1,839m 18.2s 17s
OK Cesaroni I350 5.52lb 26m/s 234m/s 16.0G 1,901m 18.9s 17s
OK KBA I301 5.40lb 24m/s 245m/s 16.5G 1,927m 18.7s 17s
OK AeroTech I435 4.94lb 39m/s 245m/s 33.4G 1,950m 18.6s 17s
OK KBA I550 5.37lb 33m/s 266m/s 31.3G 1,981m 18.5s 17s
OK AeroTech I284 5.02lb 30m/s 241m/s 21.1G 1,984m 19.0s 17s
OK Cesaroni J94 5.26lb 16m/s 194m/s 6.0G 2,083m 21.6s 15s
OK Loki J396 5.46lb 28m/s 257m/s 22.6G 2,128m 19.6s 18s
OK KBA J520 5.39lb 33m/s 261m/s 28.7G 2,130m 19.5s 18s
OK AeroTech I500 5.07lb 33m/s 264m/s 25.4G 2,134m 19.4s 18s
OK Cesaroni I216 5.12lb 24m/s 240m/s 13.9G 2,143m 20.1s 17s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 5.12lb 36m/s 272m/s 27.7G 2,176m 19.5s 18s
OK AeroTech I600 5.13lb 40m/s 271m/s 35.0G 2,181m 19.5s 18s
OK Cesaroni J335 5.18lb 29m/s 261m/s 17.0G 2,188m 19.9s 18s
OK AeroTech J420 5.23lb 32m/s 265m/s 23.2G 2,189m 19.8s 18s
OK Cesaroni J381 5.32lb 31m/s 263m/s 20.4G 2,191m 19.8s 18s
OK AeroTech I350 5.16lb 29m/s 268m/s 21.0G 2,200m 19.8s 18s
OK AeroTech J350 5.27lb 38m/s 265m/s 34.2G 2,201m 19.7s 18s
OK Cesaroni J270 5.24lb 23m/s 256m/s 12.4G 2,202m 20.2s 18s
OK KBA J740 5.40lb 40m/s 275m/s 41.7G 2,209m 19.6s 19s
OK Cesaroni J285 5.11lb 26m/s 258m/s 15.7G 2,215m 20.1s 18s
OK Cesaroni J316 5.14lb 28m/s 258m/s 18.1G 2,220m 20.1s 18s
OK AeroTech J340 5.07lb 33m/s 266m/s 25.6G 2,223m 19.8s 18s
OK AeroTech J520 5.47lb 42m/s 267m/s 36.0G 2,242m 19.8s 18s
OK Cesaroni J357 5.12lb 29m/s 271m/s 21.6G 2,256m 20.0s 18s
OK Cesaroni J290 5.25lb 27m/s 267m/s 15.8G 2,319m 20.5s 18s
OK Loki J474 5.47lb 42m/s 271m/s 48.2G 2,335m 20.2s 19s
OK AeroTech J425 5.19lb 27m/s 284m/s 19.8G 2,335m 20.3s 19s
OK Cesaroni J400 5.35lb 30m/s 279m/s 20.1G 2,355m 20.4s 19s
OK AeroTech J270 5.22lb 26m/s 272m/s 14.8G 2,397m 20.8s 18s
OK Loki J326 5.49lb 36m/s 270m/s 38.9G 2,455m 20.9s 18s
OK AeroTech J500 5.24lb 37m/s 296m/s 33.0G 2,473m 20.5s 19s
OK Loki J528 5.44lb 41m/s 298m/s 41.2G 2,488m 20.6s 19s
OK AeroTech J575 5.82lb 40m/s 303m/s 34.1G 2,549m 20.8s 19s
OK Cesaroni J330 5.35lb 30m/s 294m/s 18.4G 2,600m 21.4s 19s
OK Cesaroni J410 5.42lb 31m/s 303m/s 20.2G 2,620m 21.3s 19s
OK Cesaroni J425 5.34lb 33m/s 307m/s 27.2G 2,657m 21.3s 19s
OK AeroTech J435 5.18lb 36m/s 314m/s 29.0G 2,674m 21.3s 20s
OK Loki J712 5.46lb 38m/s 322m/s 35.2G 2,695m 21.2s 20s
OK Loki J320 5.46lb 30m/s 298m/s 20.8G 2,719m 21.9s 19s
OK Cesaroni J354 5.52lb 29m/s 306m/s 20.2G 2,740m 21.8s 19s
OK Cesaroni J520 5.67lb 34m/s 324m/s 25.3G 2,792m 21.7s 20s
OK Cesaroni J580 6.10lb 32m/s 327m/s 27.1G 2,848m 22.0s 20s
OK Loki J650 6.32lb 36m/s 333m/s 35.2G 2,952m 22.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni J150 5.90lb 21m/s 269m/s 11.4G 3,086m 24.4s 18s
OK AeroTech J825 5.73lb 44m/s 378m/s 45.2G 3,168m 22.5s 21s
OK Cesaroni J394 5.87lb 28m/s 352m/s 18.9G 3,192m 23.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni J595 5.71lb 38m/s 373m/s 34.9G 3,250m 22.9s 21s
OK Cesaroni J600 5.80lb 36m/s 377m/s 29.1G 3,266m 22.9s 21s
OK Cesaroni J453 5.93lb 35m/s 360m/s 26.6G 3,287m 23.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni J420 5.73lb 34m/s 355m/s 29.8G 3,304m 23.3s 21s
OK AeroTech J570 5.79lb 43m/s 367m/s 43.8G 3,333m 23.1s 21s
OK Cesaroni J530 5.95lb 36m/s 394m/s 29.5G 3,578m 23.8s 22s
OK AeroTech J510 6.18lb 39m/s 396m/s 36.8G 3,666m 24.1s 22s
OK Loki J1000 6.32lb 46m/s 428m/s 49.8G 3,771m 24.1s 23s
OK Loki J1026 6.38lb 46m/s 449m/s 44.5G 3,917m 24.5s 23s
OK Loki K1127 6.38lb 48m/s 445m/s 51.8G 3,927m 24.5s 23s
OK Loki K627 6.52lb 39m/s 481m/s 33.2G 4,560m 26.1s 24s

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 G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/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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