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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 57 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (753 motors didn't fit, 1 motors failed safety checks). 56 motor had thrust curves available and 105 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:   Hi Flier XL
Owner: Stephen Peterangelo
Body Diameter: 1.62in
Dry Weight: 200g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 6.00in
CD: 0.30

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 304g 66ft/s 322ft/s 11.9G 1,473ft 9.6s 8s
OK Estes E16 284g 53ft/s 336ft/s 8.8G 1,512ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech E16 309g 58ft/s 315ft/s 9.8G 1,578ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni F36 304g 73ft/s 454ft/s 25.7G 1,980ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech F37 309g 59ft/s 474ft/s 14.6G 2,377ft 11.7s 10s
OK Estes F15 302g 50ft/s 422ft/s 7.9G 2,380ft 12.6s 9s
OK AeroTech F27 280g 65ft/s 473ft/s 12.2G 2,490ft 11.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni F36 301g 69ft/s 509ft/s 13.7G 2,520ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni F32 307g 60ft/s 496ft/s 13.7G 2,530ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech F62 309g 84ft/s 542ft/s 20.4G 2,594ft 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni F29 306g 58ft/s 497ft/s 10.2G 2,608ft 12.2s 10s
OK AeroTech F23 282g 74ft/s 498ft/s 16.6G 2,674ft 12.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni F120 306g 123ft/s 595ft/s 48.3G 2,701ft 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni F31 302g 64ft/s 554ft/s 17.9G 2,732ft 12.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni F59 299g 92ft/s 591ft/s 23.1G 2,818ft 12.1s 11s
OK AeroTech F42 276g 97ft/s 584ft/s 24.4G 2,864ft 12.1s 11s
OK AeroTech F20 280g 75ft/s 530ft/s 16.5G 2,946ft 12.5s 10s
OK AeroTech F22 336g 52ft/s 489ft/s 8.6G 2,995ft 13.3s 10s
OK AeroTech F26 301g 68ft/s 552ft/s 11.9G 3,091ft 13.0s 10s
OK AeroTech F67 280g 108ft/s 686ft/s 30.9G 3,134ft 12.3s 11s
OK AeroTech F50 285g 100ft/s 713ft/s 25.0G 3,424ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech F52 322g 92ft/s 666ft/s 24.3G 3,467ft 13.2s 12s
OK AeroTech F25 290g 87ft/s 623ft/s 19.3G 3,559ft 13.4s 11s
OK AeroTech F40 326g 87ft/s 658ft/s 20.4G 3,693ft 13.7s 12s
OK AeroTech G54 336g 87ft/s 712ft/s 24.1G 3,754ft 13.7s 12s
OK Estes F50 284g 96ft/s 781ft/s 27.5G 3,792ft 13.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni G88 352g 100ft/s 773ft/s 33.0G 3,808ft 13.6s 13s
OK AeroTech G104 336g 118ft/s 793ft/s 36.0G 3,911ft 13.6s 13s
OK AeroTech G38 326g 73ft/s 708ft/s 15.5G 4,097ft 14.3s 12s
OK AeroTech G74 287g 99ft/s 913ft/s 32.0G 4,123ft 13.6s 12s
OK AeroTech G53 346g 98ft/s 756ft/s 24.7G 4,135ft 14.1s 12s
warningsW Apogee F10 284g 55ft/s 468ft/s 9.1G 4,147ft 16.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni G80 343g 91ft/s 862ft/s 28.3G 4,284ft 14.2s 13s
OK AeroTech G77 365g 82ft/s 873ft/s 25.5G 4,512ft 14.6s 13s
OK Estes G40 323g 88ft/s 822ft/s 22.1G 4,563ft 14.5s 12s
OK AeroTech G40 323g 88ft/s 821ft/s 22.1G 4,568ft 14.5s 12s
OK AeroTech G77 322g 96ft/s 988ft/s 31.6G 4,579ft 14.2s 13s
OK AeroTech G79 357g 96ft/s 915ft/s 28.2G 4,684ft 14.6s 13s
OK AeroTech G72 332g 86ft/s 987ft/s 31.8G 4,697ft 14.5s 13s
OK AeroTech G79 324g 82ft/s 963ft/s 25.3G 4,743ft 14.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni G83 345g 101ft/s 937ft/s 28.7G 4,744ft 14.6s 13s
OK Cesaroni G68 356g 85ft/s 899ft/s 25.4G 4,761ft 14.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni G250 341g 161ft/s 1,080ft/s 89.8G 4,779ft 14.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni G57 346g 93ft/s 877ft/s 25.0G 4,847ft 15.0s 13s
OK AeroTech G76 347g 124ft/s 916ft/s 43.5G 4,946ft 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech G75 333g 106ft/s 1,058ft/s 31.6G 4,980ft 14.6s 13s
OK Cesaroni G126 345g 127ft/s 1,059ft/s 46.1G 5,013ft 14.7s 14s
OK AeroTech G64 351g 107ft/s 907ft/s 30.6G 5,082ft 15.0s 13s
OK AeroTech G78 325g 98ft/s 1,085ft/s 31.4G 5,227ft 14.8s 13s
OK AeroTech G125 325g 114ft/s 1,213ft/s 48.2G 5,270ft 14.6s 14s
OK AeroTech G25 321g 65ft/s 783ft/s 12.6G 5,396ft 16.1s 11s
OK AeroTech G80 328g 107ft/s 1,118ft/s 31.6G 5,428ft 14.9s 13s
OK AeroTech G138 348g 123ft/s 1,516ft/s 53.3G 6,376ft 15.5s 14s
OK AeroTech G11 354g 53ft/s 511ft/s 7.6G 7,169ft 24.0s 10s
OK AeroTech G12 355g 53ft/s 534ft/s 8.6G 7,246ft 23.6s 11s
warningsD Estes F26 301g 9:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 328g 24:1 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 AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/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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