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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 71 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (720 motors didn't fit). 70 motor had thrust curves available and 141 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:   Mongoose 98 Carbon Fiber
Owner: Ken Bell
Body Diameter: 4.19in
Dry Weight: 14.75lb
MMT Diameter: 98.0mm
MMT Length: 49.00in
CD: 0.43
Web Site:

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 K680 21.44lb 71ft/s 692ft/s 7.9G 6,058ft 19.5s 16s
OK AeroTech K650 21.22lb 67ft/s 692ft/s 7.1G 6,152ft 19.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni K1620 21.53lb 114ft/s 794ft/s 19.1G 6,425ft 19.0s 18s
OK AeroTech K458 21.72lb 52ft/s 638ft/s 5.5G 6,637ft 21.4s 15s
OK AeroTech K1999 21.34lb 127ft/s 848ft/s 22.0G 6,872ft 19.5s 18s
OK AeroTech L339 21.83lb 53ft/s 637ft/s 3.4G 7,250ft 23.5s 15s
OK AeroTech L1300 25.52lb 93ft/s 1,208ft/s 13.3G 11,786ft 25.0s 21s
OK AeroTech L400 26.15lb 61ft/s 785ft/s 5.2G 11,835ft 28.3s 12s
OK AeroTech L2500 25.75lb 130ft/s 1,312ft/s 25.2G 11,948ft 24.4s 22s
OK AeroTech L1500 25.02lb 103ft/s 1,253ft/s 16.5G 12,078ft 24.8s 21s
OK Cesaroni L3150 25.18lb 153ft/s 1,407ft/s 33.6G 12,339ft 24.3s 23s
OK Cesaroni L610 25.72lb 75ft/s 990ft/s 7.2G 12,597ft 27.5s 19s
OK AeroTech L952 25.80lb 70ft/s 1,100ft/s 8.8G 12,983ft 27.0s 20s
OK AeroTech M1075 30.12lb 75ft/s 1,200ft/s 9.1G 13,372ft 27.2s 22s
OK Cesaroni M1560 25.72lb 102ft/s 1,383ft/s 15.5G 13,642ft 26.1s 23s
OK AeroTech M1305 30.40lb 93ft/s 1,399ft/s 13.9G 15,950ft 28.4s 23s
OK AeroTech M1600 30.00lb 95ft/s 1,554ft/s 13.8G 16,346ft 28.3s 24s
OK AeroTech M4500 29.35lb 166ft/s 1,843ft/s 45.4G 16,588ft 27.0s 25s
OK Cesaroni M4770 29.09lb 163ft/s 1,930ft/s 45.0G 16,775ft 27.0s 25s
OK AeroTech M1340 30.18lb 91ft/s 1,477ft/s 13.7G 17,048ft 28.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni M2505 28.53lb 126ft/s 1,803ft/s 23.7G 17,285ft 28.0s 25s
OK AeroTech M2400 28.97lb 123ft/s 1,792ft/s 21.1G 17,440ft 28.1s 24s
OK AeroTech M2100 30.00lb 117ft/s 1,722ft/s 22.9G 17,450ft 28.3s 25s
OK AeroTech M1800 34.95lb 94ft/s 1,588ft/s 17.5G 17,469ft 29.2s 24s
OK Cesaroni M1060 29.46lb 92ft/s 1,427ft/s 10.5G 17,742ft 30.1s 23s
OK Cesaroni M1290 31.09lb 87ft/s 1,538ft/s 10.8G 17,759ft 29.8s 24s
OK AeroTech M1419 30.00lb 82ft/s 1,441ft/s 10.5G 17,834ft 30.0s 22s
OK Cesaroni M1520 29.56lb 97ft/s 1,604ft/s 13.3G 17,982ft 29.7s 25s
OK Cesaroni M1790 32.99lb 93ft/s 1,679ft/s 13.9G 18,060ft 29.6s 25s
OK Cesaroni M520 29.51lb 78ft/s 1,120ft/s 7.2G 18,259ft 32.6s 19s
OK AeroTech M1845 29.48lb 116ft/s 1,736ft/s 18.3G 18,399ft 29.0s 24s
OK Cesaroni M6400 32.21lb 197ft/s 2,075ft/s 55.3G 18,457ft 28.1s 27s
OK AeroTech M2000 34.56lb 102ft/s 1,810ft/s 15.3G 19,522ft 30.2s 26s
OK AeroTech M6000 33.40lb 176ft/s 2,185ft/s 52.3G 20,052ft 29.2s 28s
OK AeroTech M2500 32.53lb 123ft/s 1,987ft/s 19.9G 20,206ft 29.9s 26s
OK Gorilla M1025 37.10lb 89ft/s 1,394ft/s 9.8G 20,426ft 32.9s 24s
OK Cesaroni N10000 36.62lb 228ft/s 2,280ft/s 81.2G 20,480ft 29.3s 28s
OK AeroTech N2220 41.20lb 103ft/s 1,781ft/s 15.3G 20,813ft 31.4s 26s
OK AeroTech M750 34.10lb 68ft/s 1,253ft/s 7.1G 20,888ft 34.3s 18s
OK Cesaroni M1890 34.20lb 97ft/s 1,874ft/s 14.7G 20,921ft 31.1s 26s
OK Cesaroni M3400 32.63lb 133ft/s 2,193ft/s 27.9G 20,963ft 29.9s 27s
OK Cesaroni M1800 33.14lb 102ft/s 1,882ft/s 14.0G 21,214ft 31.2s 26s
OK AeroTech M1939 34.57lb 98ft/s 1,797ft/s 13.9G 21,424ft 31.3s 24s
OK Cesaroni M1450 33.66lb 110ft/s 1,714ft/s 15.2G 21,429ft 31.8s 25s
OK Cesaroni N1800 34.99lb 102ft/s 1,871ft/s 13.6G 21,551ft 31.5s 26s
OK Cesaroni N2600 40.06lb 108ft/s 1,985ft/s 17.7G 21,831ft 31.7s 27s
OK Gorilla N2717 37.10lb 107ft/s 1,988ft/s 26.3G 21,933ft 31.3s 27s
OK Cesaroni M795 33.47lb 94ft/s 1,416ft/s 10.7G 22,860ft 34.5s 22s
OK Loki N3800 40.32lb 149ft/s 2,200ft/s 29.4G 23,623ft 31.9s 29s
OK Cesaroni N2200 39.79lb 107ft/s 1,973ft/s 14.5G 23,681ft 33.1s 27s
OK AeroTech N2000 41.83lb 108ft/s 1,927ft/s 15.4G 24,580ft 33.4s 26s
OK Cesaroni N5600 39.62lb 170ft/s 2,600ft/s 39.6G 24,813ft 31.7s 29s
OK AeroTech N3300 41.32lb 115ft/s 2,385ft/s 23.0G 25,117ft 32.6s 28s
OK Cesaroni N3400 45.55lb 112ft/s 2,314ft/s 21.5G 25,527ft 33.4s 29s
OK Cesaroni N2500 40.47lb 122ft/s 2,164ft/s 19.4G 25,531ft 33.3s 28s
OK Gorilla N1720 48.75lb 109ft/s 1,689ft/s 15.9G 25,698ft 35.6s 27s
OK Cesaroni N2850 40.52lb 118ft/s 2,317ft/s 18.9G 25,717ft 33.3s 28s
OK Cesaroni N3180 41.64lb 124ft/s 2,407ft/s 21.2G 25,856ft 33.1s 28s
OK Cesaroni N1975 43.96lb 82ft/s 2,157ft/s 11.9G 26,516ft 35.0s 28s
OK Cesaroni N2501 44.09lb 115ft/s 2,248ft/s 16.9G 27,068ft 34.1s 28s
OK AeroTech N1000 42.91lb 91ft/s 1,588ft/s 10.2G 27,713ft 37.8s 22s
OK Cesaroni N1100 40.30lb 107ft/s 1,676ft/s 14.2G 27,982ft 36.8s 24s
OK Cesaroni N3800 46.19lb 130ft/s 2,604ft/s 24.2G 29,231ft 34.6s 30s
OK Cesaroni N4100 47.26lb 125ft/s 2,760ft/s 24.6G 29,317ft 34.5s 30s
OK Cesaroni N1560 49.71lb 102ft/s 1,834ft/s 13.5G 29,596ft 37.6s 27s
OK Cesaroni N2540 50.64lb 97ft/s 2,374ft/s 13.3G 29,862ft 36.2s 29s
OK Cesaroni N2900 45.98lb 122ft/s 2,458ft/s 18.8G 30,174ft 35.6s 29s
OK Cesaroni N3301 51.18lb 126ft/s 2,520ft/s 20.8G 30,482ft 35.6s 30s
OK Cesaroni N5800 47.44lb 164ft/s 3,075ft/s 35.7G 31,367ft 34.6s 31s
OK Cesaroni O3400 51.88lb 126ft/s 2,632ft/s 21.2G 32,102ft 36.0s 30s
warningsD Gorilla M1565 36.36lb 10:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

D No simulation data found for this motor.

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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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