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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 113 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (662 motors didn't fit, 16 motors failed safety checks). 126 motor had thrust curves available and 218 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 54mm
Owner: Dave Juliano
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 136.0oz
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 20.00in
CD: 0.75

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 I215 154.6oz 49ft/s 240ft/s 5.1G 1,015ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech I229 154.1oz 49ft/s 256ft/s 5.4G 1,114ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech I599 154.1oz 93ft/s 288ft/s 16.9G 1,173ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni I218 156.5oz 49ft/s 291ft/s 5.1G 1,457ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni I445 156.3oz 69ft/s 321ft/s 11.3G 1,478ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J145 165.5oz 48ft/s 319ft/s 9.5G 2,325ft 13.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni J280 169.7oz 50ft/s 415ft/s 6.0G 2,483ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech J250 161.0oz 56ft/s 405ft/s 6.6G 2,575ft 13.1s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 166.0oz 58ft/s 440ft/s 7.3G 2,763ft 13.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni J1055 163.2oz 110ft/s 511ft/s 24.3G 2,842ft 12.7s 12s
OK AeroTech J180 164.5oz 55ft/s 397ft/s 6.1G 2,931ft 14.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni J240 166.9oz 50ft/s 446ft/s 5.4G 2,986ft 14.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni J210 165.7oz 51ft/s 421ft/s 6.1G 3,051ft 14.7s 11s
OK Gorilla J365 178.5oz 50ft/s 488ft/s 9.3G 3,086ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech J275 166.5oz 52ft/s 453ft/s 6.4G 3,139ft 14.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni J293 165.6oz 54ft/s 480ft/s 6.7G 3,161ft 14.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni J430 164.2oz 68ft/s 513ft/s 10.4G 3,188ft 13.9s 12s
OK AeroTech J460 163.8oz 73ft/s 526ft/s 11.3G 3,326ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech J1299 165.4oz 122ft/s 585ft/s 31.4G 3,393ft 13.7s 13s
OK Gorilla J167 178.9oz 53ft/s 401ft/s 6.5G 3,425ft 15.8s 10s
OK AMW J400 184.7oz 56ft/s 541ft/s 8.7G 3,602ft 15.0s 13s
OK AMW J1365 175.5oz 121ft/s 608ft/s 31.4G 3,630ft 14.1s 13s
OK Loki J350 180.4oz 56ft/s 539ft/s 8.2G 3,636ft 15.1s 12s
OK AMW J475 185.7oz 65ft/s 584ft/s 11.3G 3,900ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni J360 174.9oz 54ft/s 573ft/s 10.1G 3,961ft 15.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni J380 181.6oz 57ft/s 588ft/s 7.9G 4,030ft 15.8s 13s
OK Gorilla J395 176.9oz 59ft/s 589ft/s 8.5G 4,034ft 15.7s 13s
OK Gorilla J465 177.7oz 62ft/s 606ft/s 12.7G 4,076ft 15.5s 13s
OK AeroTech J450 179.1oz 63ft/s 607ft/s 10.0G 4,133ft 15.7s 13s
OK AMW J395 180.7oz 64ft/s 592ft/s 8.4G 4,185ft 16.0s 13s
OK AMW J325 179.4oz 66ft/s 562ft/s 9.8G 4,239ft 16.1s 13s
OK Gorilla J485 178.0oz 64ft/s 631ft/s 10.9G 4,263ft 15.8s 14s
OK Gorilla J450 187.3oz 61ft/s 613ft/s 10.9G 4,263ft 16.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J1799 175.2oz 135ft/s 714ft/s 43.2G 4,338ft 15.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni J1520 172.2oz 123ft/s 720ft/s 35.4G 4,391ft 15.2s 14s
OK AMW J440 179.4oz 89ft/s 633ft/s 15.1G 4,398ft 15.7s 14s
OK Gorilla J535 179.2oz 78ft/s 652ft/s 12.6G 4,413ft 15.8s 14s
OK Loki J525 179.7oz 74ft/s 660ft/s 12.5G 4,444ft 15.9s 14s
OK Loki J175 180.1oz 57ft/s 494ft/s 7.4G 4,487ft 17.4s 11s
OK Loki J820 178.7oz 99ft/s 693ft/s 20.2G 4,574ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech J401 168.2oz 65ft/s 651ft/s 9.3G 4,591ft 16.3s 14s
OK AeroTech J540 174.2oz 78ft/s 682ft/s 13.0G 4,674ft 16.2s 14s
OK AMW K1720 183.7oz 134ft/s 749ft/s 38.3G 4,700ft 15.7s 15s
OK AMW J475 188.7oz 68ft/s 652ft/s 10.2G 4,755ft 16.7s 14s
OK Loki J300 182.4oz 58ft/s 599ft/s 7.0G 4,760ft 17.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni J355 177.4oz 61ft/s 638ft/s 7.9G 4,769ft 17.0s 14s
OK AMW J745 179.0oz 92ft/s 721ft/s 16.6G 4,836ft 16.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni J295 175.5oz 62ft/s 608ft/s 8.0G 4,839ft 17.2s 13s
OK Gorilla K222 192.3oz 57ft/s 521ft/s 7.0G 4,918ft 18.2s 12s
OK AeroTech K456 188.3oz 65ft/s 702ft/s 8.9G 5,147ft 17.3s 14s
OK AeroTech J415 177.2oz 66ft/s 691ft/s 10.2G 5,152ft 17.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni J449 175.6oz 68ft/s 719ft/s 10.5G 5,188ft 17.2s 14s
OK AeroTech J800 174.3oz 94ft/s 763ft/s 18.6G 5,188ft 16.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni K360 179.5oz 57ft/s 689ft/s 7.2G 5,209ft 17.6s 14s
OK AMW K665 197.3oz 73ft/s 743ft/s 14.7G 5,210ft 16.9s 15s
OK Cesaroni J760 174.0oz 89ft/s 784ft/s 17.6G 5,254ft 16.7s 15s
OK AeroTech K400 178.1oz 69ft/s 698ft/s 9.9G 5,339ft 17.6s 14s
OK AeroTech K185 186.6oz 49ft/s 559ft/s 5.6G 5,425ft 18.9s 11s
OK Gorilla K520 186.9oz 66ft/s 754ft/s 10.9G 5,467ft 17.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni K454 185.1oz 65ft/s 734ft/s 9.6G 5,474ft 17.6s 15s
OK Gorilla K555 191.6oz 69ft/s 759ft/s 11.5G 5,480ft 17.6s 15s
OK Gorilla K533 196.6oz 66ft/s 754ft/s 12.1G 5,561ft 17.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni K530 193.8oz 66ft/s 773ft/s 10.4G 5,582ft 17.7s 15s
OK Gorilla K630 191.0oz 75ft/s 782ft/s 14.5G 5,585ft 17.4s 15s
OK AeroTech K2050 181.6oz 144ft/s 896ft/s 42.7G 5,667ft 16.8s 16s
OK AMW K535 191.0oz 73ft/s 766ft/s 11.1G 5,690ft 17.8s 15s
OK KBA K700 189.0oz 83ft/s 824ft/s 16.8G 5,725ft 17.4s 16s
OK Cesaroni K2045 181.5oz 139ft/s 917ft/s 44.4G 5,752ft 16.8s 16s
OK AeroTech K513 194.1oz 72ft/s 789ft/s 11.5G 5,788ft 17.8s 15s
OK AeroTech K535 180.6oz 77ft/s 786ft/s 11.7G 5,836ft 17.8s 15s
OK AMW K455 189.1oz 81ft/s 749ft/s 13.7G 5,910ft 18.1s 15s
OK AMW K610 198.3oz 73ft/s 797ft/s 12.5G 5,938ft 18.0s 15s
OK AeroTech K695 188.5oz 81ft/s 839ft/s 16.6G 5,947ft 17.7s 15s
OK Loki K690 220.7oz 74ft/s 853ft/s 13.1G 6,261ft 18.4s 16s
OK AMW K935 189.2oz 96ft/s 902ft/s 19.9G 6,272ft 17.9s 16s
OK AMW K700 209.7oz 77ft/s 855ft/s 14.2G 6,282ft 18.3s 16s
OK Gorilla K327 200.1oz 68ft/s 686ft/s 11.4G 6,347ft 19.2s 14s
OK AeroTech K1100 183.1oz 110ft/s 939ft/s 25.3G 6,408ft 17.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni K500 188.1oz 68ft/s 839ft/s 10.6G 6,418ft 18.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni K400 190.7oz 65ft/s 791ft/s 8.0G 6,426ft 19.2s 15s
OK AeroTech K550 188.5oz 77ft/s 831ft/s 14.7G 6,437ft 18.5s 15s
OK AeroTech K540 181.0oz 85ft/s 862ft/s 16.0G 6,482ft 18.3s 15s
OK AMW K855 210.8oz 85ft/s 908ft/s 17.4G 6,536ft 18.4s 16s
OK Cesaroni K515 194.3oz 70ft/s 844ft/s 11.5G 6,551ft 18.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni K940 184.2oz 95ft/s 964ft/s 20.6G 6,618ft 18.1s 16s
OK Gorilla K700 196.5oz 77ft/s 906ft/s 13.9G 6,640ft 18.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni K445 185.3oz 77ft/s 825ft/s 11.9G 6,657ft 19.0s 15s
OK Loki K250 199.2oz 66ft/s 657ft/s 13.5G 6,679ft 20.5s 14s
OK Gorilla K763 199.2oz 81ft/s 933ft/s 15.2G 6,752ft 18.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni K650 206.2oz 72ft/s 919ft/s 12.3G 6,757ft 18.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni K630 185.7oz 82ft/s 927ft/s 14.3G 6,788ft 18.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni K520 191.6oz 73ft/s 883ft/s 10.6G 6,858ft 19.2s 16s
OK Gorilla K805 198.6oz 83ft/s 950ft/s 19.5G 6,906ft 18.7s 17s
OK AMW K710 199.9oz 87ft/s 908ft/s 14.9G 6,939ft 18.9s 16s
OK AeroTech K805 190.4oz 87ft/s 963ft/s 16.1G 6,947ft 18.7s 16s
OK AMW K670 202.5oz 82ft/s 921ft/s 13.8G 6,988ft 19.1s 16s
OK AeroTech K1103 187.5oz 118ft/s 1,045ft/s 29.9G 7,183ft 18.5s 17s
OK AMW K580 200.3oz 88ft/s 897ft/s 18.4G 7,206ft 19.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni K740 187.8oz 90ft/s 1,015ft/s 16.0G 7,431ft 19.2s 17s
OK AMW K1250 200.0oz 117ft/s 1,068ft/s 28.0G 7,480ft 18.9s 17s
OK Loki K960 197.6oz 113ft/s 1,049ft/s 27.0G 7,539ft 19.1s 17s
OK Loki K527 205.6oz 75ft/s 931ft/s 12.3G 7,683ft 20.2s 16s
OK Cesaroni K635 198.4oz 78ft/s 1,002ft/s 13.2G 7,718ft 19.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni K650 196.3oz 84ft/s 1,010ft/s 21.6G 7,761ft 19.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni K490 201.4oz 70ft/s 942ft/s 9.5G 7,804ft 20.4s 16s
OK Cesaroni K1200 193.6oz 106ft/s 1,144ft/s 24.5G 7,813ft 19.1s 17s
OK Cesaroni K261 204.1oz 51ft/s 754ft/s 5.4G 7,966ft 22.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni K570 195.4oz 87ft/s 996ft/s 15.5G 8,102ft 20.1s 16s
OK Cesaroni K780 196.0oz 89ft/s 1,111ft/s 17.3G 8,176ft 19.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni K600 202.7oz 79ft/s 1,022ft/s 12.8G 8,183ft 20.3s 17s
warningsD AMW K590 196.6oz 11:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 188.8oz 13:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 200.8oz 15:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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 I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J244 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/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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