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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 61 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (713 motors didn't fit, 36 motors failed safety checks). 97 motor had thrust curves available and 180 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:   Madcow AGM 33 Pike 5.5
Owner: Glenn Iverson
Body Diameter: 5.50in
Dry Weight: 28.00lb
MMT Diameter: 75.0mm
MMT Length: 36.00in
CD: 0.53

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 K707 36.10lb 48ft/s 218ft/s 7.6G 935ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech K1499 31.84lb 63ft/s 276ft/s 11.2G 1,170ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni K2000 33.43lb 66ft/s 475ft/s 16.0G 2,894ft 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech K1000 33.74lb 49ft/s 456ft/s 6.7G 3,059ft 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni L3200 35.20lb 86ft/s 662ft/s 23.5G 4,571ft 16.1s 15s
OK AeroTech L1150 36.10lb 51ft/s 598ft/s 7.3G 4,659ft 17.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni L995 35.92lb 50ft/s 597ft/s 7.1G 4,911ft 17.7s 14s
OK Gorilla L1112 36.00lb 50ft/s 625ft/s 7.1G 5,033ft 17.8s 14s
OK AeroTech L1256 36.28lb 55ft/s 648ft/s 8.3G 5,186ft 17.9s 15s
OK AeroTech L1520 36.05lb 57ft/s 675ft/s 9.8G 5,242ft 17.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni L1720 35.37lb 63ft/s 696ft/s 11.6G 5,245ft 17.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni L1355 38.94lb 57ft/s 659ft/s 9.5G 5,347ft 18.1s 15s
OK Loki L1482 35.80lb 54ft/s 705ft/s 9.8G 5,461ft 18.1s 16s
OK AeroTech L1390 36.55lb 55ft/s 683ft/s 9.4G 5,489ft 18.2s 15s
OK AeroTech L1170 39.00lb 51ft/s 672ft/s 7.5G 5,622ft 18.7s 15s
OK AeroTech L1250 40.45lb 50ft/s 668ft/s 7.6G 5,699ft 18.9s 15s
OK Gorilla L1065 39.82lb 50ft/s 672ft/s 9.2G 5,958ft 19.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni L1350 35.87lb 55ft/s 743ft/s 8.8G 6,172ft 19.1s 16s
OK AeroTech L1420 38.06lb 57ft/s 775ft/s 9.1G 6,496ft 19.6s 16s
OK AeroTech L1365 38.82lb 53ft/s 769ft/s 8.5G 6,631ft 19.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni L1410 39.28lb 51ft/s 784ft/s 8.6G 6,697ft 20.0s 17s
OK Cesaroni L1685 41.34lb 64ft/s 795ft/s 11.4G 6,827ft 19.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni L1395 37.53lb 57ft/s 819ft/s 9.8G 7,034ft 20.2s 17s
OK Cesaroni L1115 37.71lb 56ft/s 763ft/s 8.8G 7,080ft 20.6s 16s
OK Cesaroni L2375 37.17lb 73ft/s 899ft/s 15.3G 7,130ft 19.7s 18s
OK AeroTech L2200 38.54lb 71ft/s 873ft/s 17.6G 7,206ft 19.7s 17s
OK Gorilla M745 40.39lb 51ft/s 658ft/s 7.8G 7,254ft 21.6s 14s
OK AeroTech M1350 38.60lb 56ft/s 811ft/s 9.3G 7,314ft 20.5s 17s
OK Cesaroni M1101 38.89lb 51ft/s 785ft/s 7.3G 7,346ft 21.1s 16s
OK Gorilla M1355 40.13lb 52ft/s 816ft/s 9.8G 7,393ft 20.7s 17s
OK AeroTech M1500 38.79lb 58ft/s 843ft/s 9.1G 7,394ft 20.7s 17s
OK AeroTech M1550 40.44lb 62ft/s 864ft/s 10.8G 7,667ft 20.9s 17s
OK AeroTech M1297 38.22lb 62ft/s 841ft/s 10.7G 7,779ft 21.1s 17s
OK AeroTech M1780 38.39lb 71ft/s 901ft/s 13.1G 7,835ft 20.7s 17s
OK Cesaroni M1230 38.68lb 51ft/s 839ft/s 7.9G 7,844ft 21.5s 17s
OK Cesaroni M2250 37.73lb 75ft/s 953ft/s 15.2G 7,903ft 20.4s 18s
OK AeroTech M2050 38.05lb 71ft/s 936ft/s 14.2G 7,936ft 20.8s 18s
OK Gorilla M1665 40.39lb 62ft/s 892ft/s 11.9G 8,052ft 21.1s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1830 37.97lb 65ft/s 936ft/s 12.2G 8,084ft 21.0s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1770 41.21lb 60ft/s 939ft/s 10.2G 8,228ft 21.4s 18s
OK Cesaroni M2075 43.85lb 68ft/s 940ft/s 14.2G 8,401ft 21.4s 18s
OK Gorilla M1952 40.00lb 71ft/s 958ft/s 14.2G 8,450ft 21.3s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1670 39.53lb 61ft/s 930ft/s 11.6G 8,535ft 21.8s 18s
OK AeroTech M650 39.30lb 48ft/s 690ft/s 6.6G 8,548ft 23.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni M1810 39.94lb 61ft/s 985ft/s 11.1G 8,668ft 21.8s 18s
OK Cesaroni M3100 39.06lb 78ft/s 1,086ft/s 20.9G 8,749ft 21.0s 19s
OK Cesaroni M1401 40.73lb 55ft/s 926ft/s 8.2G 8,786ft 22.4s 17s
OK Cesaroni M1675 39.51lb 62ft/s 976ft/s 11.1G 8,818ft 21.9s 18s
OK Loki M1882 40.20lb 68ft/s 1,004ft/s 13.8G 8,843ft 21.6s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1400 39.69lb 63ft/s 921ft/s 11.5G 8,879ft 22.2s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1300 40.47lb 70ft/s 894ft/s 14.9G 9,093ft 22.4s 18s
OK Loki M1650 40.41lb 80ft/s 949ft/s 19.8G 9,153ft 22.2s 18s
OK Loki M2550 40.19lb 79ft/s 1,092ft/s 16.4G 9,279ft 21.7s 19s
OK AeroTech M1315 40.44lb 57ft/s 921ft/s 9.0G 9,341ft 22.9s 17s
OK Cesaroni M3700 40.74lb 91ft/s 1,165ft/s 22.6G 9,487ft 21.7s 20s
OK Cesaroni M1540 41.02lb 62ft/s 997ft/s 12.2G 9,544ft 22.7s 18s
OK Cesaroni M2045 41.38lb 68ft/s 1,121ft/s 13.2G 10,157ft 22.8s 19s
OK Cesaroni M2150 41.94lb 66ft/s 1,143ft/s 13.5G 10,284ft 23.0s 20s
OK Cesaroni M840 43.33lb 54ft/s 826ft/s 9.2G 10,433ft 25.6s 17s
OK Cesaroni M1590 41.40lb 65ft/s 1,063ft/s 11.6G 10,540ft 23.6s 19s
OK Cesaroni M2020 43.50lb 68ft/s 1,184ft/s 12.8G 11,303ft 23.9s 20s

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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 K630 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Contrail K456 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K735 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Contrail K543 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K780 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K555 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K1085 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K560 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K661 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K510 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L585 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L695 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L910 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L820 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Loki L780 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki L480 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L789 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L425 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L645 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L1150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Gorilla L985 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Loki L930 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L850 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L851 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L1050 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L800 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L1040 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Contrail L369 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L900 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech L875 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Loki L840 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AMW L1290 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni L395 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Loki M1200 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Loki M900 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni M1160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/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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