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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 47 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (743 motors didn't fit, 7 motors failed safety checks). 52 motor had thrust curves available and 96 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:   Lil' Nuke
Owner: Erik Czerwin
Body Diameter: 2.26in
Dry Weight: 13.4oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 6.00in
CD: 0.39

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 17.1oz 52ft/s 186ft/s 7.1G 617ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 17.1oz 55ft/s 261ft/s 15.7G 876ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F37 17.3oz 51ft/s 280ft/s 8.7G 1,077ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F27 16.2oz 50ft/s 267ft/s 7.0G 1,111ft 8.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 17.0oz 53ft/s 300ft/s 8.1G 1,152ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F62 17.2oz 64ft/s 326ft/s 12.4G 1,213ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F23 16.3oz 55ft/s 283ft/s 9.8G 1,217ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni F120 17.1oz 99ft/s 364ft/s 29.5G 1,280ft 8.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni F31 17.0oz 51ft/s 316ft/s 10.8G 1,281ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 16.9oz 72ft/s 353ft/s 14.0G 1,330ft 8.8s 8s
OK AeroTech F42 16.1oz 70ft/s 338ft/s 14.4G 1,344ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F20 16.2oz 58ft/s 303ft/s 9.7G 1,372ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F26 17.0oz 50ft/s 318ft/s 7.1G 1,461ft 9.6s 7s
OK AeroTech F67 16.2oz 80ft/s 403ft/s 18.2G 1,515ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech F50 16.4oz 74ft/s 419ft/s 14.9G 1,693ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech F52 17.7oz 76ft/s 407ft/s 15.1G 1,722ft 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech F25 16.6oz 66ft/s 364ft/s 11.5G 1,745ft 10.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F40 17.9oz 65ft/s 401ft/s 12.7G 1,848ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G54 18.2oz 72ft/s 440ft/s 15.2G 1,900ft 10.2s 9s
warningsW Estes F50 16.3oz 77ft/s 461ft/s 16.3G 1,917ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni G88 18.8oz 80ft/s 485ft/s 21.4G 1,949ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G104 18.2oz 92ft/s 496ft/s 23.1G 2,003ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G38 17.8oz 59ft/s 426ft/s 9.6G 2,089ft 10.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G74 16.5oz 75ft/s 539ft/s 18.9G 2,119ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech G53 18.5oz 78ft/s 470ft/s 15.8G 2,148ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni G80 18.5oz 72ft/s 539ft/s 18.2G 2,220ft 10.7s 10s
OK AeroTech G77 19.2oz 67ft/s 553ft/s 16.1G 2,358ft 11.1s 10s
warningsW Estes G40 17.7oz 71ft/s 499ft/s 13.8G 2,394ft 11.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G40 17.7oz 71ft/s 499ft/s 13.8G 2,394ft 11.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 17.7oz 74ft/s 600ft/s 19.2G 2,429ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 18.9oz 77ft/s 577ft/s 18.0G 2,478ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni G83 18.5oz 82ft/s 587ft/s 18.5G 2,501ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni G68 18.9oz 67ft/s 564ft/s 16.5G 2,515ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 17.8oz 67ft/s 587ft/s 15.5G 2,531ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G250 18.4oz 131ft/s 683ft/s 56.6G 2,535ft 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni G57 18.5oz 73ft/s 546ft/s 16.1G 2,556ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G76 18.6oz 103ft/s 577ft/s 28.2G 2,656ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G126 18.5oz 98ft/s 668ft/s 29.9G 2,674ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech G64 18.7oz 88ft/s 571ft/s 19.8G 2,734ft 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 18.0oz 80ft/s 634ft/s 19.1G 2,779ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G78 17.8oz 80ft/s 667ft/s 19.6G 2,834ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G25 17.7oz 51ft/s 469ft/s 7.7G 2,863ft 12.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 17.8oz 95ft/s 747ft/s 29.5G 2,870ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech G80 17.9oz 86ft/s 690ft/s 19.9G 2,966ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech G138 18.6oz 95ft/s 949ft/s 33.0G 3,556ft 12.2s 11s
warningsW,D Estes F26 16.4oz 6:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 17.8oz 16:1 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 (41ft/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 (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/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 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.)

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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