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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 66 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (717 motors didn't fit, 8 motors failed safety checks). 72 motor had thrust curves available and 139 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:   Argent
Owner: Bill McCullough
Body Diameter: 2.50in
Dry Weight: 400g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
CD: 0.60

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 504g 49ft/s 171ft/s 6.7G 506ft 5.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 504g 52ft/s 243ft/s 15.1G 683ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 509g 48ft/s 255ft/s 8.2G 833ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F27 480g 49ft/s 240ft/s 6.6G 856ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 501g 53ft/s 276ft/s 7.7G 883ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 509g 65ft/s 301ft/s 11.8G 919ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 482g 55ft/s 252ft/s 9.3G 929ft 7.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 506g 94ft/s 343ft/s 27.8G 955ft 7.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni F31 502g 48ft/s 284ft/s 10.4G 966ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 499g 69ft/s 327ft/s 13.4G 994ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 476g 71ft/s 307ft/s 13.7G 1,002ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 480g 56ft/s 269ft/s 9.2G 1,033ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F26 501g 50ft/s 281ft/s 6.8G 1,100ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F50 485g 75ft/s 379ft/s 14.3G 1,225ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 522g 73ft/s 368ft/s 14.5G 1,259ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F25 490g 63ft/s 319ft/s 11.0G 1,282ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 526g 66ft/s 355ft/s 12.2G 1,351ft 8.5s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 484g 73ft/s 412ft/s 15.4G 1,366ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G54 536g 69ft/s 395ft/s 14.4G 1,375ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G88 552g 77ft/s 448ft/s 20.6G 1,396ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 536g 91ft/s 454ft/s 22.2G 1,427ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 487g 77ft/s 488ft/s 17.7G 1,483ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 526g 57ft/s 371ft/s 9.2G 1,515ft 9.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 546g 74ft/s 416ft/s 15.2G 1,538ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G80 543g 74ft/s 492ft/s 17.5G 1,568ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 565g 67ft/s 502ft/s 14.9G 1,664ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 522g 75ft/s 538ft/s 17.5G 1,684ft 8.9s 8s
warningsW Estes G40 523g 68ft/s 433ft/s 13.3G 1,697ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G40 523g 68ft/s 433ft/s 13.3G 1,697ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 541g 126ft/s 638ft/s 53.2G 1,729ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 557g 74ft/s 518ft/s 17.0G 1,733ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G83 545g 79ft/s 528ft/s 17.8G 1,745ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 524g 64ft/s 516ft/s 14.4G 1,763ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 556g 69ft/s 501ft/s 15.9G 1,769ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 546g 75ft/s 477ft/s 15.5G 1,801ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 545g 94ft/s 607ft/s 28.8G 1,836ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 547g 102ft/s 508ft/s 27.1G 1,851ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 600g 92ft/s 615ft/s 24.2G 1,896ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 551g 84ft/s 500ft/s 19.1G 1,913ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 531g 77ft/s 554ft/s 18.4G 1,920ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G125 525g 92ft/s 674ft/s 27.3G 1,940ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 525g 76ft/s 591ft/s 18.5G 1,944ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 528g 82ft/s 606ft/s 19.1G 2,028ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G25 521g 49ft/s 393ft/s 7.3G 2,048ft 10.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G106 587g 80ft/s 650ft/s 21.8G 2,082ft 9.6s 8s
OK KBA G135 626g 83ft/s 674ft/s 24.0G 2,120ft 9.6s 9s
OK KBA G82 631g 65ft/s 592ft/s 14.1G 2,152ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H410 582g 165ft/s 904ft/s 90.8G 2,260ft 9.3s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 633g 64ft/s 585ft/s 11.6G 2,266ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 602g 101ft/s 759ft/s 31.3G 2,269ft 9.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni G125 594g 95ft/s 723ft/s 26.7G 2,295ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni G118 588g 89ft/s 720ft/s 26.1G 2,313ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 590g 96ft/s 737ft/s 32.2G 2,338ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H163 587g 109ft/s 795ft/s 36.8G 2,347ft 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech G138 548g 91ft/s 844ft/s 28.9G 2,359ft 9.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H238 596g 115ft/s 821ft/s 39.0G 2,373ft 9.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H128 606g 102ft/s 767ft/s 29.6G 2,387ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 563g 93ft/s 692ft/s 27.1G 2,416ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 605g 79ft/s 674ft/s 20.7G 2,455ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 593g 86ft/s 538ft/s 19.8G 2,458ft 10.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H115 605g 84ft/s 753ft/s 19.7G 2,475ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 609g 73ft/s 549ft/s 15.9G 2,562ft 10.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H182 607g 104ft/s 963ft/s 30.5G 2,739ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech H195 597g 131ft/s 1,028ft/s 42.5G 2,851ft 10.0s 9s
warningsW,D Estes F26 486g 6:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 525g 15:1 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 (42ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/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 (45ft/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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