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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 34 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (754 motors didn't fit, 3 motors failed safety checks). 37 motor had thrust curves available and 66 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:   Super Alpha 24 mm
Owner: Stephen Peterangelo
Body Diameter: 1.62in
Dry Weight: 150g
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 6.00in
CD: 0.60

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
warningsW Estes C11 185g 61ft/s 131ft/s 11.1G 272ft 4.4s 4s
warningsW Estes D12 193g 69ft/s 221ft/s 14.8G 692ft 6.7s 5s
OK Estes D11 195g 64ft/s 222ft/s 12.8G 720ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech D9 197g 48ft/s 232ft/s 8.5G 757ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech D15 197g 74ft/s 259ft/s 14.5G 806ft 6.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni E22 206g 64ft/s 331ft/s 14.0G 1,014ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni E75 202g 124ft/s 388ft/s 46.2G 1,031ft 7.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni E31 202g 75ft/s 372ft/s 19.5G 1,108ft 7.6s 7s
warningsW Estes E12 210g 67ft/s 302ft/s 15.1G 1,164ft 8.4s 6s
OK Estes E9 208g 51ft/s 296ft/s 8.4G 1,211ft 9.0s 6s
OK AeroTech E11 212g 54ft/s 338ft/s 8.2G 1,392ft 8.9s 6s
OK Estes E30 197g 95ft/s 474ft/s 24.4G 1,415ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech E12 209g 53ft/s 341ft/s 7.9G 1,468ft 9.1s 6s
OK AeroTech E20 199g 82ft/s 429ft/s 16.9G 1,474ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech E28 205g 94ft/s 511ft/s 24.2G 1,612ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech E18 209g 74ft/s 433ft/s 14.2G 1,618ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech E30 197g 94ft/s 524ft/s 24.0G 1,618ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F44 198g 107ft/s 609ft/s 32.5G 1,666ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech E15 198g 70ft/s 419ft/s 13.8G 1,718ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F12 219g 62ft/s 431ft/s 9.9G 1,770ft 9.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F30 221g 79ft/s 557ft/s 16.4G 1,820ft 9.1s 7s
warningsW Apogee E6 196g 56ft/s 266ft/s 9.4G 1,840ft 11.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni F51 223g 100ft/s 615ft/s 29.4G 1,877ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F39 211g 103ft/s 604ft/s 27.9G 1,903ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F24 213g 85ft/s 506ft/s 18.8G 1,907ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni F70 223g 115ft/s 680ft/s 42.7G 1,935ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech F35 235g 95ft/s 625ft/s 24.3G 2,092ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech F32 214g 100ft/s 632ft/s 27.2G 2,110ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni F50 244g 101ft/s 657ft/s 27.6G 2,117ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni F240 242g 206ft/s 904ft/s 119.7G 2,199ft 9.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni F79 258g 116ft/s 770ft/s 36.6G 2,257ft 9.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni F85 246g 128ft/s 845ft/s 41.4G 2,380ft 9.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni F51 245g 111ft/s 748ft/s 33.8G 2,517ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni F30 252g 84ft/s 623ft/s 20.9G 2,561ft 10.4s 8s

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

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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 D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/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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