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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 54 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (716 motors didn't fit, 21 motors failed safety checks). 73 motor had thrust curves available and 140 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:   DGA Mini Sonik-Blast
Owner: Chris Coffin
Body Diameter: 3.12in
Dry Weight: 27.5oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 8.50in
CD: 0.38

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 AeroTech F62 31.3oz 48ft/s 167ft/s 6.3G 460ft 5.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 30.2oz 49ft/s 168ft/s 7.2G 510ft 6.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 31.3oz 73ft/s 193ft/s 15.6G 512ft 5.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 31.0oz 51ft/s 181ft/s 7.2G 516ft 5.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 30.5oz 54ft/s 215ft/s 7.6G 717ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 31.8oz 55ft/s 215ft/s 8.0G 742ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 32.0oz 50ft/s 211ft/s 6.7G 801ft 7.4s 5s
warningsW Estes F50 30.5oz 54ft/s 239ft/s 8.3G 856ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 32.3oz 52ft/s 236ft/s 8.1G 857ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 32.9oz 57ft/s 265ft/s 11.8G 913ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 32.3oz 69ft/s 271ft/s 12.6G 950ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 30.6oz 58ft/s 281ft/s 9.8G 999ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 32.7oz 57ft/s 257ft/s 8.5G 1,024ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 32.6oz 54ft/s 295ft/s 9.9G 1,083ft 8.2s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 31.8oz 49ft/s 270ft/s 7.3G 1,163ft 8.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 31.8oz 49ft/s 270ft/s 7.3G 1,163ft 8.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 33.3oz 51ft/s 307ft/s 9.0G 1,174ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 31.8oz 54ft/s 324ft/s 10.2G 1,235ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 33.0oz 59ft/s 321ft/s 9.8G 1,271ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 33.0oz 52ft/s 313ft/s 9.0G 1,276ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 32.6oz 60ft/s 326ft/s 10.0G 1,281ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 32.7oz 55ft/s 303ft/s 8.7G 1,290ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 31.9oz 50ft/s 319ft/s 8.2G 1,293ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 32.5oz 100ft/s 378ft/s 31.2G 1,358ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 32.7oz 76ft/s 327ft/s 15.6G 1,409ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 32.6oz 76ft/s 373ft/s 16.5G 1,437ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 32.8oz 64ft/s 323ft/s 10.9G 1,448ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 32.1oz 57ft/s 353ft/s 10.3G 1,499ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 34.6oz 70ft/s 385ft/s 14.8G 1,513ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 31.9oz 58ft/s 369ft/s 10.5G 1,543ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 31.9oz 73ft/s 412ft/s 16.3G 1,605ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 32.0oz 62ft/s 384ft/s 10.7G 1,648ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G106 34.1oz 59ft/s 414ft/s 12.8G 1,707ft 9.9s 9s
OK KBA G82 35.7oz 52ft/s 391ft/s 9.2G 1,730ft 10.2s 8s
OK KBA G135 35.5oz 64ft/s 433ft/s 15.1G 1,758ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 35.7oz 50ft/s 395ft/s 7.1G 1,839ft 10.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 34.4oz 72ft/s 475ft/s 15.9G 2,012ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 34.1oz 68ft/s 473ft/s 15.5G 2,019ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 34.6oz 81ft/s 493ft/s 19.0G 2,022ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G54 34.3oz 64ft/s 378ft/s 11.7G 2,034ft 11.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 34.2oz 76ft/s 487ft/s 19.2G 2,071ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H410 33.9oz 128ft/s 559ft/s 55.0G 2,117ft 10.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H163 34.1oz 81ft/s 515ft/s 21.9G 2,123ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H54 34.9oz 57ft/s 391ft/s 9.4G 2,129ft 11.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 33.3oz 69ft/s 471ft/s 15.8G 2,130ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H87 34.7oz 62ft/s 463ft/s 12.3G 2,133ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H128 34.8oz 79ft/s 509ft/s 18.0G 2,160ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech G138 32.7oz 69ft/s 537ft/s 18.8G 2,170ft 10.6s 10s
OK AeroTech H238 34.4oz 91ft/s 535ft/s 24.1G 2,189ft 10.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H115 34.7oz 64ft/s 511ft/s 11.9G 2,253ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H182 34.8oz 79ft/s 654ft/s 19.0G 2,711ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H135 35.0oz 70ft/s 606ft/s 14.9G 2,885ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H195 34.5oz 94ft/s 711ft/s 25.6G 2,925ft 11.6s 10s
warningsW,D Estes G80 31.9oz 9:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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

D No simulation data found for this motor.

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 E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/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.)

5 The 5:1 thrust-to-weight ratio check is a useful rule of thumb, but it does break down for motors with unusual thrust curves. For example, motors with a high initial thrust and a long tail-off may fail this test but still be safe for use.

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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