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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 164 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (645 motors didn't fit, 2 motors failed safety checks). 163 motor had thrust curves available and 297 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: 54.0mm
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 Cesaroni I140 5.04lb 16m/s 147m/s 6.3G 1,084m 15.6s 13s
OK AeroTech I215 4.96lb 22m/s 162m/s 10.9G 1,149m 15.4s 14s
OK AeroTech I170 4.96lb 19m/s 160m/s 8.6G 1,175m 15.8s 13s
OK AeroTech I599 4.93lb 39m/s 181m/s 34.5G 1,231m 15.3s 15s
OK AeroTech I229 4.93lb 22m/s 171m/s 11.8G 1,237m 15.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni I150 5.06lb 17m/s 172m/s 6.8G 1,398m 17.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni I445 5.07lb 29m/s 202m/s 23.3G 1,499m 16.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni I120 5.17lb 16m/s 172m/s 5.4G 1,504m 18.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni I218 5.08lb 22m/s 194m/s 10.9G 1,538m 17.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni I165 5.11lb 19m/s 190m/s 7.4G 1,609m 18.4s 15s
OK Hypertek J115 6.63lb 18m/s 160m/s 7.0G 1,668m 19.6s 13s
OK Hypertek J250 6.65lb 24m/s 200m/s 12.8G 1,828m 19.1s 16s
OK Cesaroni I100 5.58lb 21m/s 167m/s 11.3G 1,875m 20.4s 11s
OK Hypertek J170 6.63lb 22m/s 190m/s 10.9G 1,908m 20.0s 15s
OK Hypertek J120 6.65lb 19m/s 180m/s 7.9G 1,973m 21.0s 14s
OK AeroTech I65 5.46lb 18m/s 179m/s 7.1G 2,054m 21.5s 13s
OK AeroTech J90 5.68lb 15m/s 196m/s 6.4G 2,154m 21.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni J250 5.63lb 19m/s 247m/s 10.8G 2,178m 20.6s 18s
OK Cesaroni J145 5.65lb 21m/s 213m/s 18.3G 2,212m 21.1s 16s
OK Hypertek J270 6.66lb 27m/s 228m/s 15.7G 2,215m 20.7s 17s
OK AeroTech J250 5.80lb 21m/s 252m/s 11.6G 2,243m 20.7s 18s
OK Cesaroni J280 5.90lb 21m/s 258m/s 12.2G 2,262m 20.8s 18s
OK Hypertek J190 6.65lb 23m/s 220m/s 11.9G 2,313m 21.6s 17s
OK AeroTech J250 5.36lb 24m/s 260m/s 13.4G 2,369m 21.0s 18s
OK AeroTech J315 5.68lb 24m/s 274m/s 14.4G 2,463m 21.3s 19s
OK Cesaroni J1055 5.50lb 45m/s 305m/s 48.7G 2,473m 20.4s 20s
OK AeroTech J180 5.58lb 24m/s 254m/s 12.2G 2,611m 22.1s 17s
OK Gorilla J365 6.45lb 20m/s 285m/s 17.5G 2,613m 22.0s 20s
OK Cesaroni J240 5.73lb 21m/s 281m/s 10.9G 2,653m 22.3s 19s
OK AeroTech J275 5.71lb 22m/s 284m/s 12.8G 2,735m 22.4s 19s
OK Cesaroni J210 5.66lb 22m/s 265m/s 12.1G 2,738m 23.1s 19s
OK Cesaroni J430 5.56lb 28m/s 314m/s 20.1G 2,753m 21.9s 20s
OK Cesaroni J293 5.65lb 23m/s 300m/s 13.2G 2,771m 22.4s 20s
OK Cesaroni J244 5.81lb 20m/s 293m/s 9.8G 2,795m 22.9s 19s
OK AeroTech J460 5.54lb 30m/s 321m/s 22.0G 2,827m 22.0s 20s
OK AeroTech J1299 5.64lb 51m/s 344m/s 60.6G 2,836m 21.5s 21s
OK Gorilla J167 6.48lb 22m/s 251m/s 12.0G 2,903m 23.9s 18s
OK AMW J400 6.85lb 23m/s 311m/s 16.4G 2,921m 23.0s 21s
OK AMW J1365 6.27lb 48m/s 342m/s 57.8G 2,941m 22.1s 21s
OK Loki J350 6.58lb 22m/s 313m/s 15.3G 2,973m 23.1s 20s
OK AMW J475 6.91lb 26m/s 331m/s 20.8G 3,095m 23.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni J360 6.23lb 22m/s 342m/s 18.5G 3,228m 23.7s 21s
OK Cesaroni J380 6.65lb 23m/s 346m/s 15.4G 3,242m 23.8s 21s
OK Gorilla J465 6.41lb 25m/s 352m/s 24.0G 3,275m 23.7s 21s
OK Gorilla J395 6.36lb 24m/s 346m/s 16.1G 3,282m 24.0s 21s
OK AeroTech J135 6.32lb 18m/s 278m/s 8.5G 3,316m 25.3s 18s
OK AeroTech J450 6.50lb 25m/s 349m/s 18.7G 3,318m 24.0s 22s
OK AMW J395 6.60lb 26m/s 343m/s 15.4G 3,345m 24.2s 21s
OK Gorilla J450 7.01lb 23m/s 345m/s 19.7G 3,355m 24.3s 22s
OK AeroTech J1799 6.25lb 56m/s 404m/s 78.0G 3,382m 23.0s 22s
OK AMW J325 6.51lb 27m/s 329m/s 17.7G 3,383m 24.4s 21s
OK Gorilla J485 6.42lb 27m/s 366m/s 20.3G 3,404m 24.0s 22s
OK AMW J440 6.51lb 36m/s 359m/s 26.9G 3,442m 23.9s 22s
OK Gorilla J535 6.50lb 32m/s 373m/s 22.8G 3,450m 23.9s 22s
OK Cesaroni J1520 6.06lb 51m/s 415m/s 68.0G 3,456m 23.2s 22s
OK Loki J525 6.53lb 30m/s 379m/s 23.5G 3,491m 24.1s 22s
OK Loki J820 6.47lb 40m/s 392m/s 38.4G 3,526m 23.7s 22s
OK Loki J175 6.56lb 24m/s 301m/s 13.5G 3,588m 25.7s 19s
OK AMW K1720 6.78lb 54m/s 410m/s 69.0G 3,610m 23.9s 23s
OK AeroTech J540 6.19lb 33m/s 402m/s 24.4G 3,625m 24.1s 22s
OK AMW J475 7.09lb 28m/s 363m/s 17.7G 3,634m 25.0s 22s
OK AeroTech J401 5.81lb 28m/s 394m/s 18.0G 3,655m 24.4s 22s
OK Loki J300 6.70lb 24m/s 351m/s 12.6G 3,736m 25.7s 21s
OK Cesaroni J355 6.39lb 25m/s 379m/s 14.8G 3,739m 25.1s 22s
OK AMW J745 6.49lb 36m/s 408m/s 30.2G 3,742m 24.6s 23s
OK Cesaroni J140 6.62lb 16m/s 285m/s 6.5G 3,767m 27.5s 18s
OK Gorilla K222 7.32lb 23m/s 307m/s 12.2G 3,798m 26.7s 20s
OK Cesaroni J295 6.27lb 26m/s 365m/s 14.7G 3,808m 25.5s 21s
OK AMW K665 7.63lb 30m/s 406m/s 26.2G 3,877m 25.2s 23s
OK AeroTech K456 7.07lb 26m/s 400m/s 16.5G 3,898m 25.5s 22s
OK AeroTech J415 6.38lb 26m/s 405m/s 19.1G 3,937m 25.3s 22s
OK AeroTech J800 6.19lb 39m/s 441m/s 33.5G 3,941m 24.7s 23s
OK Cesaroni J449 6.27lb 28m/s 423m/s 19.2G 3,996m 25.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni J760 6.17lb 38m/s 455m/s 31.8G 4,014m 24.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K360 6.52lb 24m/s 408m/s 13.8G 4,025m 25.9s 22s
OK AeroTech K400 6.43lb 28m/s 404m/s 17.9G 4,117m 26.1s 23s
OK Gorilla K555 7.28lb 27m/s 421m/s 20.4G 4,121m 26.1s 24s
OK Cesaroni K454 6.87lb 26m/s 420m/s 17.4G 4,128m 26.0s 23s
OK Gorilla K533 7.58lb 26m/s 415m/s 21.0G 4,130m 26.1s 23s
OK AeroTech K185 6.96lb 20m/s 331m/s 10.2G 4,145m 27.3s 20s
OK Gorilla K520 6.98lb 27m/s 425m/s 19.9G 4,145m 26.1s 23s
OK Cesaroni K530 7.42lb 26m/s 436m/s 19.8G 4,148m 26.0s 23s
OK AMW K475 7.09lb 27m/s 419m/s 18.9G 4,168m 26.2s 23s
OK Gorilla K630 7.24lb 30m/s 431m/s 25.8G 4,170m 25.9s 24s
OK AeroTech K2050 6.65lb 55m/s 497m/s 77.6G 4,216m 25.0s 24s
OK AMW K535 7.24lb 29m/s 426m/s 19.4G 4,251m 26.4s 24s
OK AeroTech K513 7.43lb 27m/s 439m/s 20.9G 4,252m 26.1s 23s
OK Cesaroni K2045 6.64lb 58m/s 511m/s 84.7G 4,262m 25.0s 24s
OK KBA K700 7.11lb 34m/s 455m/s 30.5G 4,269m 25.9s 24s
OK AeroTech K535 6.59lb 32m/s 453m/s 21.3G 4,335m 26.0s 23s
OK AeroTech K695 7.08lb 32m/s 470m/s 29.0G 4,348m 25.9s 24s
OK AMW K610 7.69lb 28m/s 432m/s 20.8G 4,357m 26.6s 24s
OK AMW K455 7.12lb 32m/s 419m/s 23.5G 4,383m 26.6s 23s
OK Loki K690 9.09lb 27m/s 446m/s 22.1G 4,466m 27.0s 25s
OK AMW K700 8.40lb 29m/s 455m/s 24.7G 4,505m 26.8s 24s
OK Gorilla K327 7.81lb 26m/s 383m/s 19.1G 4,583m 27.7s 22s
OK AMW K935 7.12lb 40m/s 494m/s 34.7G 4,601m 26.4s 25s
OK AeroTech K1100 6.75lb 44m/s 525m/s 43.8G 4,643m 26.1s 24s
OK AeroTech K550 7.08lb 31m/s 466m/s 25.9G 4,644m 26.7s 23s
OK AeroTech K540 6.61lb 34m/s 495m/s 28.2G 4,650m 26.2s 23s
OK AMW K855 8.48lb 33m/s 478m/s 30.0G 4,655m 27.0s 25s
OK Cesaroni K160 7.05lb 18m/s 325m/s 7.8G 4,669m 29.6s 20s
OK Cesaroni K500 7.05lb 28m/s 479m/s 19.0G 4,687m 27.0s 24s
OK Cesaroni K400 7.22lb 25m/s 454m/s 13.9G 4,713m 27.6s 24s
OK Cesaroni K515 7.45lb 28m/s 471m/s 19.5G 4,738m 27.3s 24s
OK Cesaroni K940 6.81lb 38m/s 540m/s 35.9G 4,802m 26.5s 25s
OK Cesaroni K650 8.19lb 29m/s 503m/s 22.7G 4,812m 27.4s 25s
OK Gorilla K700 7.58lb 29m/s 495m/s 24.3G 4,839m 27.5s 25s
OK Cesaroni K445 6.88lb 31m/s 471m/s 20.8G 4,841m 27.4s 24s
OK Cesaroni K630 6.91lb 33m/s 527m/s 24.8G 4,865m 26.8s 24s
OK Gorilla K763 7.75lb 30m/s 507m/s 26.0G 4,870m 27.4s 25s
OK Loki K250 7.75lb 28m/s 380m/s 22.2G 4,884m 29.3s 22s
OK Cesaroni K520 7.27lb 30m/s 499m/s 18.1G 4,946m 27.6s 24s
OK Gorilla K805 7.71lb 31m/s 513m/s 33.6G 4,947m 27.4s 25s
OK AMW K710 7.79lb 34m/s 487m/s 24.8G 4,968m 27.7s 25s
OK AeroTech K990 8.45lb 34m/s 519m/s 31.1G 4,994m 27.6s 25s
OK AeroTech K805 7.20lb 35m/s 535m/s 28.6G 4,998m 27.3s 25s
OK AeroTech K850 8.30lb 33m/s 529m/s 31.9G 5,008m 27.5s 25s
OK AMW K670 7.96lb 33m/s 495m/s 23.0G 5,010m 27.9s 25s
OK AeroTech K1103 7.02lb 44m/s 577m/s 50.7G 5,114m 27.0s 25s
OK AMW K580 7.82lb 35m/s 485m/s 30.0G 5,139m 28.2s 25s
OK Cesaroni K740 7.04lb 37m/s 569m/s 28.0G 5,293m 27.6s 25s
OK AMW K1250 7.80lb 46m/s 564m/s 45.6G 5,294m 27.8s 26s
OK Loki K960 7.65lb 45m/s 563m/s 44.4G 5,327m 27.8s 26s
OK Cesaroni K650 7.57lb 34m/s 558m/s 35.6G 5,375m 28.0s 25s
OK Cesaroni K675 8.08lb 31m/s 538m/s 24.2G 5,390m 28.4s 25s
OK AeroTech K828 8.70lb 37m/s 555m/s 32.9G 5,409m 28.3s 26s
OK Cesaroni K635 7.70lb 32m/s 556m/s 22.5G 5,410m 28.2s 25s
OK Loki K527 8.15lb 29m/s 501m/s 20.0G 5,419m 29.1s 25s
OK AeroTech K1275 8.18lb 43m/s 597m/s 42.8G 5,482m 27.9s 26s
OK Cesaroni K490 7.89lb 28m/s 527m/s 17.0G 5,488m 29.0s 25s
OK Cesaroni K1200 7.40lb 43m/s 626m/s 43.1G 5,491m 27.7s 26s
OK Cesaroni K261 8.06lb 20m/s 428m/s 9.3G 5,629m 30.9s 22s
OK AeroTech K270 8.43lb 22m/s 406m/s 10.4G 5,634m 31.1s 22s
OK Cesaroni K780 7.55lb 35m/s 616m/s 28.8G 5,638m 28.1s 25s
OK Cesaroni K570 7.51lb 34m/s 552m/s 25.9G 5,655m 28.7s 25s
OK Cesaroni K600 7.97lb 32m/s 563m/s 21.0G 5,684m 28.9s 25s
OK AeroTech K700 8.29lb 36m/s 569m/s 28.7G 5,779m 28.8s 25s
OK AeroTech K375 8.44lb 40m/s 489m/s 35.4G 5,858m 29.9s 24s
OK Cesaroni K815 8.64lb 32m/s 599m/s 30.3G 5,875m 29.2s 26s
OK AeroTech K480 8.38lb 32m/s 540m/s 23.5G 5,884m 29.5s 25s
OK Cesaroni K750 8.33lb 33m/s 601m/s 26.0G 5,890m 29.0s 26s
OK AeroTech K455 8.84lb 40m/s 502m/s 32.8G 5,954m 30.1s 25s
OK Cesaroni K711 8.65lb 35m/s 589m/s 38.4G 6,000m 29.5s 26s
OK Cesaroni K1440 7.97lb 47m/s 682m/s 54.1G 6,016m 28.5s 27s
OK Cesaroni K820 8.17lb 37m/s 617m/s 44.6G 6,095m 29.3s 26s
OK Cesaroni K260 8.31lb 23m/s 451m/s 10.9G 6,235m 32.0s 23s
OK Cesaroni K590 8.20lb 45m/s 563m/s 48.8G 6,249m 29.9s 26s
OK Cesaroni K660 8.10lb 36m/s 608m/s 29.1G 6,250m 29.7s 26s
OK AeroTech K1050 8.66lb 41m/s 649m/s 37.4G 6,266m 29.6s 27s
OK AeroTech L1000 8.64lb 38m/s 676m/s 33.6G 6,465m 29.6s 27s
OK AeroTech L1090 9.16lb 39m/s 640m/s 31.7G 6,475m 30.3s 27s
OK Cesaroni L1030 8.95lb 36m/s 703m/s 37.8G 6,627m 30.0s 27s
OK Cesaroni L990 8.73lb 39m/s 679m/s 40.9G 6,641m 30.1s 27s
OK Cesaroni K300 8.80lb 25m/s 483m/s 12.9G 6,672m 32.7s 24s
OK Cesaroni L805 9.32lb 35m/s 649m/s 34.7G 6,679m 30.5s 27s
OK AeroTech K250 8.68lb 20m/s 479m/s 10.7G 6,708m 32.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni L730 8.75lb 37m/s 636m/s 30.3G 6,732m 30.6s 27s
OK Cesaroni L640 8.75lb 42m/s 595m/s 39.5G 6,821m 31.0s 26s
OK Cesaroni L265 9.27lb 21m/s 470m/s 10.3G 6,835m 33.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni L935 9.40lb 38m/s 697m/s 35.9G 7,096m 31.0s 28s
warningsD AMW K590 7.59lb 18:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 7.10lb 22:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 7.85lb 24:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

D No simulation data found for this motor.

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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 I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/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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