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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 90 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (694 motors didn't fit, 7 motors failed safety checks). 95 motor had thrust curves available and 184 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:   Fireball
Owner: Erik Conway
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 16.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 12.00in
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 E23 19.7oz 51ft/s 146ft/s 6.0G 378ft 5.1s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 19.7oz 55ft/s 210ft/s 13.5G 498ft 5.5s 4s
OK AeroTech F37 19.9oz 51ft/s 217ft/s 7.2G 606ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F27 18.8oz 49ft/s 201ft/s 5.8G 621ft 6.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 19.6oz 53ft/s 236ft/s 6.8G 639ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F32 19.8oz 48ft/s 224ft/s 7.0G 644ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 19.8oz 67ft/s 260ft/s 10.5G 662ft 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 18.9oz 55ft/s 210ft/s 8.3G 672ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 19.7oz 98ft/s 303ft/s 24.5G 681ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F31 19.6oz 50ft/s 237ft/s 9.3G 696ft 6.5s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 19.5oz 72ft/s 282ft/s 12.0G 711ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 18.7oz 70ft/s 259ft/s 12.2G 716ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 18.8oz 56ft/s 223ft/s 8.2G 744ft 6.7s 4s
OK AeroTech F26 19.6oz 49ft/s 231ft/s 6.0G 793ft 7.0s 4s
OK AeroTech F50 19.0oz 75ft/s 320ft/s 12.8G 865ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 20.3oz 74ft/s 313ft/s 13.0G 895ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F25 19.2oz 64ft/s 262ft/s 9.8G 916ft 7.1s 4s
warningsW Estes F50 18.9oz 74ft/s 345ft/s 13.5G 959ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 20.5oz 66ft/s 297ft/s 10.9G 964ft 7.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G54 20.8oz 74ft/s 333ft/s 12.8G 975ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 21.4oz 78ft/s 388ft/s 18.7G 982ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 20.8oz 94ft/s 391ft/s 20.1G 1,000ft 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 19.1oz 78ft/s 413ft/s 15.5G 1,032ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech G38 20.4oz 58ft/s 304ft/s 8.3G 1,080ft 7.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 21.1oz 76ft/s 349ft/s 13.7G 1,089ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni G80 21.1oz 75ft/s 421ft/s 15.8G 1,098ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 21.8oz 69ft/s 428ft/s 13.0G 1,165ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 20.3oz 76ft/s 453ft/s 15.0G 1,171ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 21.0oz 132ft/s 560ft/s 47.0G 1,183ft 7.0s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 20.3oz 71ft/s 356ft/s 11.9G 1,198ft 7.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 20.3oz 71ft/s 356ft/s 11.9G 1,198ft 7.7s 5s
OK AeroTech G79 21.5oz 80ft/s 438ft/s 15.1G 1,211ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 21.1oz 81ft/s 447ft/s 16.1G 1,217ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 20.4oz 68ft/s 428ft/s 12.7G 1,233ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 21.5oz 69ft/s 418ft/s 14.4G 1,242ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 21.1oz 76ft/s 393ft/s 14.0G 1,267ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 21.1oz 99ft/s 520ft/s 26.1G 1,267ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G76 21.2oz 99ft/s 424ft/s 24.6G 1,295ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 23.1oz 96ft/s 531ft/s 22.1G 1,315ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 20.4oz 96ft/s 571ft/s 23.8G 1,332ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 20.6oz 79ft/s 457ft/s 16.6G 1,340ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G64 21.3oz 87ft/s 416ft/s 17.3G 1,343ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G78 20.4oz 81ft/s 493ft/s 16.5G 1,350ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G80 20.5oz 84ft/s 502ft/s 17.3G 1,408ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G106 22.6oz 82ft/s 551ft/s 19.9G 1,441ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G25 20.3oz 51ft/s 315ft/s 6.5G 1,462ft 9.1s 4s
OK KBA G135 24.0oz 87ft/s 580ft/s 20.9G 1,463ft 7.9s 7s
OK KBA G82 24.1oz 70ft/s 498ft/s 12.6G 1,506ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni H410 22.4oz 168ft/s 792ft/s 80.4G 1,520ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 23.1oz 107ft/s 644ft/s 28.1G 1,555ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H175 24.7oz 108ft/s 664ft/s 29.9G 1,570ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 22.9oz 97ft/s 606ft/s 24.4G 1,581ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 24.2oz 66ft/s 483ft/s 10.4G 1,592ft 8.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G118 22.6oz 93ft/s 602ft/s 23.8G 1,594ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 22.6oz 108ft/s 673ft/s 33.6G 1,605ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 22.7oz 103ft/s 618ft/s 29.4G 1,608ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 21.2oz 95ft/s 707ft/s 24.5G 1,610ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 22.9oz 125ft/s 700ft/s 34.5G 1,618ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H128 23.3oz 105ft/s 644ft/s 26.5G 1,641ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 21.7oz 90ft/s 562ft/s 24.7G 1,676ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H123 24.0oz 90ft/s 635ft/s 19.9G 1,693ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 23.2oz 81ft/s 550ft/s 18.9G 1,709ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 23.2oz 88ft/s 620ft/s 17.8G 1,713ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 22.8oz 89ft/s 437ft/s 18.0G 1,734ft 8.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni H237 26.4oz 123ft/s 782ft/s 35.8G 1,771ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 24.2oz 95ft/s 618ft/s 24.3G 1,777ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 24.8oz 128ft/s 775ft/s 43.5G 1,793ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 25.8oz 77ft/s 579ft/s 14.0G 1,804ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 23.4oz 80ft/s 442ft/s 14.6G 1,813ft 9.1s 6s
OK AeroTech H210 24.7oz 119ft/s 778ft/s 34.3G 1,820ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H151 24.4oz 105ft/s 700ft/s 29.0G 1,856ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H182 23.3oz 103ft/s 795ft/s 27.4G 1,871ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H170 24.2oz 118ft/s 754ft/s 34.4G 1,895ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 25.0oz 141ft/s 837ft/s 45.4G 1,908ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H180 24.9oz 118ft/s 782ft/s 35.1G 1,920ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H160 25.6oz 106ft/s 743ft/s 25.1G 1,921ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H195 22.9oz 132ft/s 842ft/s 38.9G 1,944ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H135 24.9oz 98ft/s 690ft/s 23.0G 1,946ft 8.6s 7s
OK KBA H225 27.1oz 103ft/s 841ft/s 32.0G 2,001ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H42 24.5oz 54ft/s 424ft/s 10.0G 2,031ft 10.2s 6s
OK KBA H130 41.0oz 83ft/s 540ft/s 18.3G 2,074ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech H135 23.5oz 93ft/s 683ft/s 22.2G 2,077ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H194 26.0oz 120ft/s 812ft/s 38.1G 2,079ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H200 25.7oz 126ft/s 828ft/s 39.7G 2,104ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H255 24.2oz 141ft/s 936ft/s 55.0G 2,105ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H140 25.8oz 115ft/s 744ft/s 33.3G 2,241ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H53 26.1oz 66ft/s 501ft/s 11.9G 2,330ft 10.3s 6s
OK AeroTech I205 27.1oz 119ft/s 926ft/s 47.3G 2,477ft 8.8s 7s
warningsW,D Estes F26 19.0oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 20.4oz 14:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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

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 Estes E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 7ft (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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