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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 67 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (688 motors didn't fit, 36 motors failed safety checks). 101 motor had thrust curves available and 179 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:   Phoenix 5.5
Owner: David Abmayr
Body Diameter: 5.50in
Dry Weight: 13.00lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 18.00in
CD: 0.67

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 I599 14.13lb 75ft/s 188ft/s 11.1G 530ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni I445 14.27lb 58ft/s 207ft/s 7.4G 666ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech J315 14.88lb 48ft/s 275ft/s 4.7G 1,273ft 9.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni J1055 14.70lb 89ft/s 341ft/s 16.3G 1,341ft 8.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni J430 14.76lb 55ft/s 329ft/s 7.0G 1,490ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech J460 14.74lb 60ft/s 338ft/s 7.5G 1,563ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech J1299 14.84lb 102ft/s 394ft/s 21.2G 1,616ft 9.6s 9s
OK AMW J1365 15.47lb 103ft/s 416ft/s 21.6G 1,758ft 9.9s 9s
OK AMW J475 16.11lb 54ft/s 386ft/s 7.6G 1,894ft 10.9s 9s
OK Gorilla J395 15.56lb 48ft/s 379ft/s 5.7G 1,925ft 11.3s 9s
OK Gorilla J465 15.61lb 52ft/s 396ft/s 8.5G 1,958ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech J450 15.70lb 53ft/s 397ft/s 6.7G 1,990ft 11.3s 9s
OK AMW J395 15.80lb 52ft/s 382ft/s 5.7G 2,018ft 11.5s 9s
OK AMW J325 15.71lb 54ft/s 356ft/s 6.7G 2,047ft 11.7s 8s
OK Gorilla J485 15.62lb 55ft/s 412ft/s 7.3G 2,050ft 11.3s 9s
OK Gorilla J450 16.21lb 51ft/s 404ft/s 7.4G 2,072ft 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech J1799 15.45lb 118ft/s 488ft/s 30.0G 2,104ft 10.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1520 15.26lb 106ft/s 488ft/s 23.7G 2,117ft 10.7s 10s
OK Gorilla J535 15.70lb 63ft/s 431ft/s 8.7G 2,143ft 11.3s 9s
OK AMW J440 15.71lb 71ft/s 416ft/s 10.5G 2,144ft 11.2s 9s
OK Loki J525 15.73lb 60ft/s 435ft/s 8.3G 2,152ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech J401 15.01lb 55ft/s 414ft/s 6.2G 2,189ft 11.7s 9s
OK Loki J820 15.67lb 81ft/s 464ft/s 13.9G 2,230ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech J540 15.39lb 65ft/s 442ft/s 8.8G 2,258ft 11.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni J355 15.59lb 50ft/s 403ft/s 5.3G 2,295ft 12.3s 9s
OK AMW K1720 15.98lb 112ft/s 517ft/s 26.7G 2,300ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J295 15.47lb 51ft/s 377ft/s 5.4G 2,325ft 12.5s 8s
OK AMW J475 16.29lb 57ft/s 430ft/s 7.1G 2,339ft 12.1s 9s
OK AMW J745 15.69lb 74ft/s 482ft/s 11.5G 2,353ft 11.6s 10s
OK Gorilla K222 16.52lb 48ft/s 318ft/s 4.8G 2,395ft 13.5s 7s
OK AeroTech J415 15.58lb 54ft/s 442ft/s 6.8G 2,501ft 12.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni J449 15.47lb 56ft/s 462ft/s 7.2G 2,509ft 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni K360 15.72lb 48ft/s 435ft/s 4.7G 2,513ft 12.8s 9s
OK AeroTech K456 16.27lb 53ft/s 456ft/s 6.2G 2,520ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J800 15.39lb 79ft/s 502ft/s 12.9G 2,523ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni J760 15.37lb 75ft/s 518ft/s 12.1G 2,547ft 11.9s 10s
OK AMW K665 16.83lb 65ft/s 499ft/s 10.0G 2,580ft 12.2s 10s
OK AeroTech K400 15.63lb 58ft/s 447ft/s 6.8G 2,596ft 12.7s 9s
OK Gorilla K520 16.18lb 55ft/s 494ft/s 7.3G 2,675ft 12.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni K454 16.07lb 54ft/s 474ft/s 6.7G 2,680ft 12.8s 10s
OK Gorilla K555 16.48lb 56ft/s 504ft/s 7.8G 2,694ft 12.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni K530 16.62lb 55ft/s 506ft/s 6.9G 2,747ft 12.8s 10s
OK Gorilla K630 16.44lb 63ft/s 522ft/s 9.9G 2,752ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech K2050 15.85lb 122ft/s 614ft/s 29.6G 2,770ft 11.8s 11s
OK AMW K535 16.44lb 60ft/s 503ft/s 7.7G 2,805ft 12.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni K2045 15.84lb 118ft/s 629ft/s 30.7G 2,810ft 11.8s 11s
OK KBA K700 16.31lb 71ft/s 553ft/s 11.4G 2,816ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech K535 15.79lb 63ft/s 508ft/s 8.1G 2,861ft 12.9s 10s
OK AeroTech K513 16.63lb 59ft/s 519ft/s 7.8G 2,865ft 12.9s 10s
OK AMW K455 16.32lb 65ft/s 485ft/s 9.7G 2,925ft 13.1s 10s
OK AeroTech K695 16.28lb 69ft/s 555ft/s 11.6G 2,936ft 12.7s 10s
OK AMW K935 16.32lb 81ft/s 608ft/s 13.9G 3,094ft 12.7s 11s
OK AeroTech K1100 15.95lb 93ft/s 627ft/s 17.9G 3,156ft 12.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni K500 16.25lb 59ft/s 540ft/s 7.3G 3,167ft 13.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni K400 16.42lb 54ft/s 501ft/s 5.5G 3,173ft 14.1s 10s
OK AeroTech K550 16.28lb 66ft/s 540ft/s 10.1G 3,196ft 13.4s 10s
OK AeroTech K540 15.81lb 71ft/s 555ft/s 11.2G 3,207ft 13.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni K940 16.01lb 84ft/s 642ft/s 14.5G 3,256ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni K445 16.08lb 63ft/s 526ft/s 8.3G 3,295ft 13.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni K630 16.11lb 69ft/s 603ft/s 10.0G 3,358ft 13.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni K520 16.47lb 60ft/s 570ft/s 7.4G 3,401ft 14.0s 11s
OK AeroTech K805 16.40lb 72ft/s 636ft/s 11.2G 3,438ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech K1103 16.22lb 95ft/s 701ft/s 21.3G 3,551ft 13.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni K740 16.24lb 74ft/s 665ft/s 11.1G 3,681ft 13.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni K1200 16.60lb 92ft/s 768ft/s 17.6G 3,874ft 13.6s 12s
warningsD AMW K590 16.79lb 8:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 16.30lb 10:1 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 (24ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I215 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I229 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I218 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J145 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J280 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J275 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J240 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J210 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J293 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Gorilla J365 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J244 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Loki J350 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Gorilla J167 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AMW J400 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J360 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J380 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Loki J175 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Loki J300 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K185 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/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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