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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 110 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (676 motors didn't fit, 5 motors failed safety checks). 113 motor had thrust curves available and 226 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 Saturn V
Owner: Scott Storey
Body Diameter: 4.41in
Dry Weight: 17.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 124.0cm
CD: 0.83

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 E23 20.7oz 53ft/s 125ft/s 5.6G 268ft 4.2s 3s
OK Cesaroni F36 20.7oz 55ft/s 182ft/s 12.8G 329ft 4.3s 3s
OK AeroTech F37 20.9oz 54ft/s 180ft/s 6.5G 397ft 4.9s 3s
OK AeroTech F27 19.8oz 51ft/s 162ft/s 5.4G 409ft 5.0s 3s
OK Cesaroni F36 20.6oz 56ft/s 198ft/s 6.4G 414ft 4.9s 3s
OK Cesaroni F120 20.7oz 102ft/s 273ft/s 22.3G 417ft 4.4s 4s
OK AeroTech F62 20.8oz 69ft/s 221ft/s 9.9G 420ft 4.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni F32 20.8oz 50ft/s 183ft/s 6.6G 421ft 5.1s 3s
OK Cesaroni F29 20.7oz 48ft/s 177ft/s 4.5G 434ft 5.2s 3s
OK AeroTech F23 19.9oz 57ft/s 168ft/s 7.8G 438ft 5.1s 3s
OK Cesaroni F59 20.5oz 74ft/s 241ft/s 11.4G 443ft 4.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni F31 20.6oz 52ft/s 188ft/s 8.8G 448ft 5.1s 3s
OK AeroTech F42 19.7oz 72ft/s 213ft/s 11.6G 450ft 4.8s 3s
OK AeroTech F20 19.8oz 58ft/s 178ft/s 7.7G 480ft 5.3s 3s
OK AeroTech F26 20.6oz 51ft/s 179ft/s 5.7G 512ft 5.6s 3s
OK AeroTech F50 20.0oz 77ft/s 259ft/s 12.1G 527ft 5.0s 4s
OK AeroTech F52 21.3oz 77ft/s 252ft/s 12.2G 549ft 5.2s 4s
OK AeroTech F25 20.2oz 66ft/s 204ft/s 9.3G 576ft 5.6s 3s
warningsW Estes F50 19.9oz 77ft/s 274ft/s 12.5G 577ft 5.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni G88 22.4oz 82ft/s 326ft/s 17.8G 585ft 5.1s 4s
OK AeroTech G104 21.8oz 97ft/s 322ft/s 19.1G 591ft 5.0s 4s
OK AeroTech G54 21.8oz 77ft/s 267ft/s 11.9G 593ft 5.3s 4s
OK AeroTech F40 21.5oz 69ft/s 234ft/s 10.2G 597ft 5.5s 3s
OK AeroTech G74 20.1oz 82ft/s 333ft/s 14.3G 606ft 5.2s 4s
OK Cesaroni G80 22.1oz 79ft/s 341ft/s 15.1G 649ft 5.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni G250 22.0oz 136ft/s 485ft/s 41.6G 660ft 5.0s 4s
OK AeroTech G53 22.1oz 79ft/s 276ft/s 13.0G 660ft 5.6s 4s
OK AeroTech G38 21.4oz 61ft/s 231ft/s 7.9G 672ft 6.0s 3s
OK AeroTech G77 21.3oz 80ft/s 356ft/s 13.2G 684ft 5.4s 4s
OK AeroTech G77 22.8oz 73ft/s 344ft/s 11.5G 690ft 5.6s 4s
OK AeroTech G79 22.5oz 80ft/s 346ft/s 13.7G 713ft 5.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni G83 22.1oz 86ft/s 354ft/s 15.3G 715ft 5.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni G126 22.1oz 107ft/s 421ft/s 24.9G 725ft 5.3s 4s
warningsW Estes G40 21.3oz 73ft/s 272ft/s 11.3G 727ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G40 21.3oz 73ft/s 272ft/s 11.3G 727ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G79 21.4oz 72ft/s 327ft/s 11.4G 732ft 5.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni G68 22.5oz 72ft/s 321ft/s 13.7G 742ft 5.7s 4s
OK AeroTech G125 21.4oz 98ft/s 454ft/s 20.9G 756ft 5.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni G131 24.1oz 97ft/s 434ft/s 21.1G 757ft 5.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni G57 22.1oz 79ft/s 294ft/s 13.3G 761ft 5.9s 4s
OK AeroTech G76 22.2oz 107ft/s 333ft/s 23.4G 765ft 5.6s 4s
OK AeroTech G78 21.4oz 83ft/s 380ft/s 15.1G 788ft 5.6s 4s
OK AeroTech G75 21.6oz 83ft/s 347ft/s 15.8G 791ft 5.7s 4s
OK AeroTech G64 22.3oz 92ft/s 322ft/s 16.4G 801ft 5.8s 3s
OK Cesaroni H410 23.4oz 178ft/s 672ft/s 70.0G 816ft 5.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G80 21.5oz 89ft/s 380ft/s 16.4G 822ft 5.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni G106 23.6oz 82ft/s 431ft/s 19.0G 833ft 5.7s 4s
OK KBA G135 25.0oz 88ft/s 466ft/s 19.6G 836ft 5.7s 5s
OK AeroTech H165 24.1oz 112ft/s 506ft/s 25.6G 876ft 5.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni H175 25.7oz 110ft/s 535ft/s 28.7G 885ft 5.6s 5s
OK KBA G82 25.1oz 73ft/s 382ft/s 11.4G 890ft 6.1s 4s
OK AeroTech H238 23.9oz 129ft/s 556ft/s 31.9G 903ft 5.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni H163 23.6oz 111ft/s 526ft/s 32.1G 903ft 5.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni G125 23.9oz 103ft/s 463ft/s 23.4G 904ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G138 22.2oz 97ft/s 544ft/s 20.9G 904ft 5.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni G118 23.6oz 94ft/s 459ft/s 22.8G 914ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G25 21.3oz 53ft/s 232ft/s 6.0G 915ft 7.4s 2s
OK Cesaroni H133 23.7oz 105ft/s 475ft/s 28.1G 916ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech H128 24.3oz 109ft/s 495ft/s 25.0G 934ft 5.8s 4s
OK AeroTech G75 25.2oz 69ft/s 359ft/s 9.8G 952ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni H123 25.0oz 91ft/s 486ft/s 19.0G 972ft 6.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni H90 22.7oz 97ft/s 406ft/s 23.5G 977ft 6.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni H237 27.4oz 127ft/s 626ft/s 34.5G 985ft 5.7s 5s
OK AeroTech H115 24.2oz 89ft/s 459ft/s 16.8G 992ft 6.0s 4s
OK AeroTech H220 25.8oz 133ft/s 614ft/s 41.8G 996ft 5.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni H87 24.2oz 86ft/s 398ft/s 18.1G 1,002ft 6.3s 4s
OK AeroTech H210 25.7oz 124ft/s 600ft/s 31.7G 1,011ft 5.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni H118 25.2oz 103ft/s 459ft/s 23.3G 1,027ft 6.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni G54 23.8oz 90ft/s 324ft/s 17.1G 1,047ft 6.7s 4s
OK RATT H70 29.4oz 88ft/s 373ft/s 15.6G 1,051ft 6.7s 4s
OK AeroTech H182 24.3oz 106ft/s 586ft/s 25.5G 1,053ft 5.8s 5s
OK AeroTech H250 26.0oz 147ft/s 637ft/s 42.6G 1,054ft 5.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni H151 25.4oz 109ft/s 521ft/s 27.8G 1,055ft 6.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni G33 23.9oz 49ft/s 247ft/s 7.7G 1,059ft 7.9s 3s
OK AeroTech H97 26.8oz 81ft/s 425ft/s 13.1G 1,061ft 6.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni H170 25.2oz 121ft/s 572ft/s 32.9G 1,069ft 5.9s 5s
OK AeroTech H180 25.9oz 122ft/s 594ft/s 32.7G 1,081ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni H295 29.1oz 142ft/s 718ft/s 42.6G 1,084ft 5.9s 5s
OK AeroTech H195 23.9oz 136ft/s 617ft/s 37.2G 1,088ft 5.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni H160 26.6oz 108ft/s 562ft/s 24.1G 1,090ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni H54 24.4oz 80ft/s 321ft/s 13.9G 1,101ft 7.0s 3s
OK KBA H225 28.1oz 106ft/s 655ft/s 27.4G 1,113ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni H135 25.9oz 100ft/s 505ft/s 22.0G 1,119ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni H399 27.4oz 172ft/s 821ft/s 71.0G 1,120ft 5.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni H340 30.8oz 161ft/s 766ft/s 51.2G 1,149ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni H255 25.2oz 148ft/s 702ft/s 52.8G 1,166ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni H194 27.0oz 124ft/s 602ft/s 36.6G 1,173ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni H200 26.7oz 131ft/s 621ft/s 38.2G 1,186ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni H180 28.1oz 125ft/s 601ft/s 33.7G 1,192ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech H135 24.5oz 101ft/s 489ft/s 21.1G 1,202ft 6.4s 4s
OK KBA H130 42.0oz 85ft/s 447ft/s 17.8G 1,240ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni H42 25.5oz 58ft/s 297ft/s 9.5G 1,256ft 8.1s 4s
OK AeroTech H268 29.6oz 134ft/s 703ft/s 38.8G 1,266ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni H255 28.2oz 155ft/s 719ft/s 51.8G 1,288ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni H226 29.7oz 135ft/s 677ft/s 41.5G 1,290ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni H140 26.8oz 119ft/s 534ft/s 32.0G 1,295ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni H233 28.6oz 132ft/s 680ft/s 41.9G 1,296ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni H159 29.1oz 101ft/s 559ft/s 21.7G 1,364ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech I200 29.6oz 128ft/s 640ft/s 35.9G 1,377ft 6.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni H160 28.3oz 134ft/s 579ft/s 39.4G 1,409ft 6.6s 4s
OK Cesaroni I204 29.3oz 135ft/s 663ft/s 43.0G 1,419ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech I205 28.1oz 124ft/s 664ft/s 45.6G 1,421ft 6.4s 4s
OK Cesaroni H53 27.1oz 69ft/s 351ft/s 11.4G 1,427ft 8.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni I224 30.1oz 147ft/s 717ft/s 51.0G 1,490ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni I243 31.1oz 143ft/s 705ft/s 49.6G 1,492ft 6.5s 5s
OK RATT I80 36.5oz 66ft/s 422ft/s 10.5G 1,795ft 8.9s 4s
OK KBA J520 42.5oz 150ft/s 1,037ft/s 59.5G 1,903ft 7.1s 6s
OK RATT I90 41.1oz 72ft/s 447ft/s 11.2G 2,421ft 10.6s 4s
warningsW,D Estes F26 20.0oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 21.4oz 13:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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

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 Estes E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/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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