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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 84 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (639 motors didn't fit, 68 motors failed safety checks). 152 motor had thrust curves available and 316 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:   Adventurer 3
Owner: Dave Juliano
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 10.00lb
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 20.00in
CD: 0.10

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 Contrail H246 11.32lb 61ft/s 116ft/s 9.6G 272ft 4.4s 3s
OK AeroTech H669 10.56lb 87ft/s 141ft/s 22.6G 330ft 4.7s 4s
OK AeroTech H219 10.58lb 50ft/s 129ft/s 5.2G 331ft 5.0s 4s
OK Loki H160 10.74lb 49ft/s 128ft/s 5.0G 372ft 5.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni H400 10.63lb 63ft/s 155ft/s 8.4G 417ft 5.4s 5s
OK AeroTech I218 10.82lb 50ft/s 169ft/s 4.9G 577ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech I180 10.85lb 56ft/s 163ft/s 6.5G 608ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech H550 10.71lb 78ft/s 196ft/s 12.6G 647ft 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech H550 10.70lb 79ft/s 197ft/s 12.6G 653ft 6.6s 6s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 10.80lb 78ft/s 199ft/s 12.7G 663ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H999 10.73lb 105ft/s 208ft/s 32.7G 697ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech I245 10.80lb 63ft/s 193ft/s 7.6G 740ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech I357 10.76lb 58ft/s 198ft/s 6.9G 747ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni I566 10.85lb 74ft/s 231ft/s 12.4G 881ft 7.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni I345 10.87lb 57ft/s 233ft/s 7.1G 963ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni I236 10.88lb 48ft/s 223ft/s 5.4G 978ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech I285 11.09lb 57ft/s 230ft/s 6.7G 985ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech I211 11.00lb 51ft/s 223ft/s 5.6G 1,039ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I195 11.26lb 53ft/s 227ft/s 6.2G 1,074ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni I800 11.01lb 88ft/s 263ft/s 17.9G 1,110ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I305 11.28lb 59ft/s 243ft/s 7.3G 1,121ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I300 10.97lb 60ft/s 244ft/s 8.5G 1,121ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech I1299 10.93lb 120ft/s 275ft/s 30.3G 1,194ft 8.7s 8s
OK Loki I316 11.19lb 67ft/s 264ft/s 9.1G 1,306ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni I287 11.33lb 50ft/s 267ft/s 6.1G 1,322ft 9.9s 8s
OK Loki I210 11.19lb 58ft/s 253ft/s 7.9G 1,339ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni I285 11.12lb 54ft/s 279ft/s 6.1G 1,466ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I255 11.14lb 51ft/s 278ft/s 5.4G 1,478ft 10.5s 9s
OK Loki I405 11.20lb 81ft/s 291ft/s 15.1G 1,496ft 10.0s 9s
OK Loki I430 11.19lb 65ft/s 306ft/s 9.7G 1,606ft 10.5s 9s
OK Loki I377 11.23lb 74ft/s 299ft/s 12.1G 1,612ft 10.5s 9s
OK AMW I297 11.30lb 54ft/s 296ft/s 6.4G 1,628ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I327 11.38lb 60ft/s 302ft/s 7.5G 1,651ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I303 11.10lb 56ft/s 300ft/s 7.4G 1,670ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I366 11.22lb 67ft/s 307ft/s 8.8G 1,676ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I364 11.49lb 59ft/s 304ft/s 7.3G 1,684ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I280 11.36lb 53ft/s 302ft/s 5.7G 1,702ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni I470 11.09lb 72ft/s 323ft/s 10.3G 1,758ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I350 11.72lb 58ft/s 328ft/s 6.8G 1,918ft 11.7s 10s
OK KBA I301 11.60lb 56ft/s 328ft/s 6.9G 1,972ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech I435 11.14lb 80ft/s 338ft/s 14.2G 1,976ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech I284 11.22lb 65ft/s 329ft/s 8.8G 1,986ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni I216 11.32lb 50ft/s 322ft/s 5.7G 2,124ft 12.6s 10s
OK KBA I550 11.57lb 74ft/s 361ft/s 12.7G 2,135ft 12.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni J270 11.44lb 49ft/s 347ft/s 5.1G 2,257ft 12.9s 10s
OK AeroTech I500 11.27lb 72ft/s 367ft/s 10.7G 2,285ft 12.4s 11s
OK Loki J396 11.66lb 60ft/s 365ft/s 9.8G 2,308ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni J285 11.31lb 56ft/s 353ft/s 6.5G 2,314ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J335 11.38lb 60ft/s 360ft/s 7.1G 2,323ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J316 11.34lb 58ft/s 357ft/s 7.7G 2,341ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I350 11.36lb 63ft/s 371ft/s 8.8G 2,369ft 12.8s 11s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 11.32lb 76ft/s 379ft/s 11.7G 2,384ft 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech J420 11.43lb 69ft/s 372ft/s 10.0G 2,389ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J381 11.52lb 64ft/s 370ft/s 8.9G 2,408ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I600 11.33lb 83ft/s 382ft/s 15.2G 2,426ft 12.7s 12s
OK AeroTech J340 11.27lb 67ft/s 368ft/s 11.0G 2,434ft 13.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni J357 11.32lb 62ft/s 374ft/s 9.2G 2,451ft 13.1s 11s
OK AeroTech J350 11.47lb 79ft/s 377ft/s 15.1G 2,475ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J290 11.45lb 56ft/s 369ft/s 6.7G 2,522ft 13.5s 11s
OK KBA J740 11.60lb 89ft/s 399ft/s 18.3G 2,540ft 12.9s 12s
OK AeroTech J425 11.39lb 61ft/s 392ft/s 8.5G 2,598ft 13.4s 12s
OK AeroTech J270 11.42lb 55ft/s 375ft/s 6.1G 2,648ft 13.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J400 11.55lb 64ft/s 395ft/s 8.6G 2,704ft 13.7s 12s
OK AeroTech J520 11.70lb 91ft/s 412ft/s 18.7G 2,875ft 13.8s 12s
OK AeroTech J500 11.44lb 80ft/s 423ft/s 14.5G 3,000ft 14.1s 13s
OK Loki J528 11.64lb 87ft/s 436ft/s 18.7G 3,131ft 14.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni J330 11.55lb 62ft/s 420ft/s 8.0G 3,158ft 14.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J410 11.62lb 67ft/s 436ft/s 8.9G 3,269ft 15.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J435 11.38lb 77ft/s 447ft/s 12.6G 3,390ft 15.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni J425 11.54lb 72ft/s 443ft/s 12.0G 3,392ft 15.1s 13s
OK Loki J320 11.66lb 62ft/s 433ft/s 9.2G 3,407ft 15.5s 13s
OK AeroTech J575 12.02lb 90ft/s 457ft/s 15.6G 3,432ft 15.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni J354 11.72lb 64ft/s 445ft/s 9.0G 3,531ft 15.7s 13s
OK Loki J712 11.66lb 85ft/s 472ft/s 16.0G 3,574ft 15.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni J520 11.87lb 73ft/s 481ft/s 11.4G 3,832ft 16.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni J580 12.30lb 72ft/s 499ft/s 12.5G 4,055ft 16.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni J394 12.07lb 61ft/s 528ft/s 8.8G 4,726ft 18.1s 16s
OK AeroTech J825 11.93lb 98ft/s 570ft/s 21.2G 4,991ft 17.9s 17s
OK Cesaroni J595 11.91lb 83ft/s 565ft/s 16.2G 5,130ft 18.3s 17s
OK Cesaroni J420 11.93lb 76ft/s 547ft/s 13.8G 5,164ft 18.6s 16s
OK Cesaroni J453 12.13lb 72ft/s 556ft/s 12.5G 5,189ft 18.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni J600 12.00lb 78ft/s 571ft/s 13.3G 5,205ft 18.5s 17s
OK AeroTech J570 11.99lb 97ft/s 573ft/s 20.6G 5,462ft 18.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni J530 12.15lb 82ft/s 620ft/s 13.9G 6,207ft 20.1s 18s

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 Contrail G130 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedA AeroTech G339 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (81ft)
failedG AeroTech G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedA Contrail G234 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (78ft)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (18ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G185 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Contrail G123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Contrail G100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10ft/s)
failedA Contrail G300 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (59ft)
failedA Contrail H222 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (142ft)
failedA Contrail H300 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (146ft)
failedA Contrail H303 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (167ft)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedA AeroTech H283 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (246ft)
failedG AeroTech H148 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H130 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H242 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Loki H144 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Loki H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Contrail H141 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H225 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H152 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H178 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I161 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I212 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I225 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I195 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I154 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I175 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I223 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Loki I110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I242 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/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.)

A The minimum altitude check is used to ensure that the rocket flies high enough to ensure time for a safe recovery. In addition, many barometric altimeters require a minimum altitude to detect lift-off. (The minimum altitude is 10m or 33ft for an A motor and doubles for each impulse class).

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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