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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 179 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (609 motors didn't fit, 3 motors failed safety checks). All motors had thrust curves available and 323 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 54
Owner: Wayne Comfort
Body Diameter: 54.0mm
Dry Weight: 4.20lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 36.00in
CD: 0.50

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 Cesaroni I140 5.44lb 15m/s 133m/s 5.7G 925m 14.5s 12s
OK AeroTech I215 5.36lb 22m/s 148m/s 10.0G 983m 14.4s 13s
OK AeroTech I170 5.36lb 18m/s 146m/s 7.9G 1,003m 14.7s 12s
OK AeroTech I599 5.33lb 38m/s 166m/s 31.7G 1,059m 14.2s 14s
OK AeroTech I229 5.33lb 21m/s 157m/s 10.8G 1,060m 14.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni I150 5.46lb 16m/s 157m/s 6.3G 1,198m 16.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni I120 5.57lb 15m/s 156m/s 4.9G 1,289m 17.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni I445 5.47lb 28m/s 186m/s 21.4G 1,294m 15.7s 15s
OK Contrail J245 7.62lb 22m/s 164m/s 11.9G 1,317m 16.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni I218 5.48lb 21m/s 177m/s 10.0G 1,324m 16.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni I165 5.51lb 18m/s 173m/s 6.8G 1,384m 17.2s 14s
OK Contrail J355 7.65lb 26m/s 184m/s 15.4G 1,450m 17.1s 15s
OK Hypertek J115 7.03lb 17m/s 148m/s 6.6G 1,462m 18.5s 12s
OK Contrail J292 7.60lb 26m/s 183m/s 15.3G 1,576m 18.0s 15s
OK Hypertek J250 7.05lb 23m/s 186m/s 12.0G 1,608m 18.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni I100 5.98lb 20m/s 152m/s 10.5G 1,625m 19.2s 10s
OK Hypertek J170 7.03lb 21m/s 176m/s 10.2G 1,677m 18.9s 14s
OK Hypertek J120 7.05lb 18m/s 166m/s 7.4G 1,731m 19.8s 13s
OK AeroTech I65 5.86lb 17m/s 162m/s 6.5G 1,776m 20.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni J250 6.03lb 18m/s 227m/s 10.0G 1,895m 19.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni J145 6.05lb 21m/s 195m/s 17.0G 1,926m 19.9s 15s
OK Hypertek J270 7.06lb 26m/s 212m/s 14.8G 1,951m 19.5s 16s
OK AeroTech J250 6.20lb 19m/s 232m/s 10.7G 1,954m 19.5s 17s
OK Cesaroni J280 6.30lb 20m/s 238m/s 11.2G 1,972m 19.5s 17s
OK Hypertek J190 7.05lb 23m/s 204m/s 11.2G 2,035m 20.4s 15s
OK AeroTech J250 5.76lb 23m/s 238m/s 12.3G 2,062m 19.7s 17s
OK AeroTech J315 6.08lb 23m/s 252m/s 13.4G 2,149m 20.0s 17s
OK Cesaroni J1055 5.90lb 45m/s 282m/s 44.8G 2,157m 19.2s 18s
OK AeroTech J180 5.98lb 23m/s 233m/s 11.3G 2,281m 20.8s 16s
OK Gorilla J365 6.85lb 19m/s 264m/s 16.3G 2,292m 20.7s 18s
OK Cesaroni J240 6.13lb 20m/s 258m/s 10.1G 2,316m 20.9s 18s
OK AeroTech J275 6.11lb 21m/s 261m/s 11.9G 2,391m 21.1s 17s
OK Cesaroni J210 6.06lb 21m/s 244m/s 11.1G 2,392m 21.7s 18s
OK Cesaroni J430 5.96lb 28m/s 289m/s 18.7G 2,404m 20.6s 19s
OK Cesaroni J293 6.05lb 22m/s 276m/s 12.2G 2,419m 21.1s 18s
OK Cesaroni J244 6.21lb 19m/s 269m/s 9.0G 2,441m 21.5s 18s
OK AeroTech J460 5.94lb 30m/s 296m/s 20.4G 2,472m 20.6s 19s
OK AeroTech J1299 6.04lb 48m/s 319m/s 56.1G 2,480m 20.2s 20s
OK Gorilla J167 6.88lb 21m/s 231m/s 11.2G 2,553m 22.6s 17s
OK AMW J400 7.25lb 23m/s 290m/s 15.3G 2,571m 21.6s 19s
OK AMW J1365 6.67lb 45m/s 319m/s 54.0G 2,581m 20.7s 20s
OK Loki J350 6.98lb 22m/s 291m/s 14.3G 2,613m 21.8s 19s
OK AMW J475 7.31lb 25m/s 309m/s 19.4G 2,726m 21.9s 20s
OK Cesaroni J360 6.63lb 22m/s 317m/s 17.3G 2,835m 22.4s 19s
OK Cesaroni J380 7.05lb 23m/s 321m/s 14.2G 2,851m 22.5s 20s
OK Gorilla J465 6.81lb 25m/s 326m/s 22.3G 2,877m 22.3s 20s
OK Gorilla J395 6.76lb 22m/s 320m/s 15.0G 2,882m 22.6s 20s
OK AeroTech J135 6.72lb 17m/s 255m/s 7.9G 2,916m 23.9s 17s
OK AeroTech J450 6.90lb 25m/s 325m/s 17.5G 2,917m 22.6s 20s
OK AMW J395 7.00lb 25m/s 318m/s 14.4G 2,942m 22.8s 20s
OK Gorilla J450 7.41lb 23m/s 322m/s 18.4G 2,956m 22.9s 20s
OK AeroTech J1799 6.65lb 52m/s 377m/s 73.0G 2,973m 21.6s 21s
OK AMW J325 6.91lb 27m/s 305m/s 16.6G 2,978m 23.0s 20s
OK Gorilla J485 6.82lb 25m/s 340m/s 18.9G 2,991m 22.6s 20s
OK AMW J440 6.91lb 33m/s 334m/s 25.2G 3,030m 22.5s 20s
OK Cesaroni J1520 6.46lb 48m/s 385m/s 63.0G 3,034m 21.8s 21s
OK Gorilla J535 6.90lb 30m/s 346m/s 21.2G 3,037m 22.5s 20s
OK Loki J525 6.93lb 30m/s 352m/s 21.8G 3,071m 22.7s 21s
OK Loki J820 6.87lb 38m/s 365m/s 35.6G 3,105m 22.3s 21s
OK Loki J175 6.96lb 23m/s 277m/s 12.6G 3,164m 24.3s 18s
OK AMW K1720 7.18lb 51m/s 384m/s 64.6G 3,178m 22.5s 22s
OK AeroTech J540 6.59lb 30m/s 372m/s 22.7G 3,192m 22.7s 20s
OK AMW J475 7.49lb 27m/s 338m/s 16.7G 3,210m 23.5s 20s
OK AeroTech J401 6.21lb 26m/s 363m/s 16.6G 3,210m 23.0s 20s
OK Cesaroni J355 6.79lb 25m/s 351m/s 13.8G 3,292m 23.7s 20s
OK Loki J300 7.10lb 23m/s 325m/s 11.8G 3,292m 24.2s 20s
OK AMW J745 6.89lb 36m/s 380m/s 28.3G 3,293m 23.1s 21s
OK Cesaroni J140 7.02lb 16m/s 262m/s 6.0G 3,319m 26.0s 17s
OK Cesaroni J295 6.67lb 24m/s 337m/s 13.8G 3,352m 24.0s 20s
OK Gorilla K222 7.72lb 23m/s 284m/s 11.5G 3,362m 25.2s 19s
OK AMW K665 8.03lb 29m/s 380m/s 24.5G 3,428m 23.7s 22s
OK AeroTech K456 7.47lb 25m/s 372m/s 15.3G 3,442m 24.0s 21s
OK AeroTech J415 6.78lb 26m/s 374m/s 17.8G 3,471m 23.8s 20s
OK AeroTech J800 6.59lb 37m/s 409m/s 31.4G 3,471m 23.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni J449 6.67lb 27m/s 391m/s 17.9G 3,518m 23.9s 21s
OK Cesaroni J760 6.57lb 35m/s 422m/s 29.8G 3,532m 23.4s 22s
OK Cesaroni K360 6.92lb 22m/s 377m/s 12.8G 3,545m 24.4s 21s
OK AeroTech K400 6.83lb 28m/s 374m/s 16.8G 3,625m 24.6s 21s
OK Gorilla K555 7.68lb 26m/s 393m/s 19.1G 3,637m 24.5s 22s
OK Cesaroni K454 7.27lb 25m/s 390m/s 16.3G 3,643m 24.5s 21s
OK Gorilla K533 7.98lb 26m/s 387m/s 19.8G 3,651m 24.6s 22s
OK Gorilla K520 7.38lb 27m/s 396m/s 18.6G 3,654m 24.6s 22s
OK Cesaroni K530 7.82lb 26m/s 406m/s 18.3G 3,665m 24.5s 22s
OK AeroTech K185 7.36lb 19m/s 306m/s 9.6G 3,667m 25.9s 18s
OK Gorilla K630 7.64lb 28m/s 402m/s 24.2G 3,681m 24.4s 22s
OK AeroTech K2050 7.05lb 57m/s 464m/s 72.6G 3,714m 23.5s 23s
OK AMW K535 7.64lb 28m/s 398m/s 18.3G 3,753m 24.8s 22s
OK Cesaroni K2045 7.04lb 55m/s 477m/s 78.4G 3,755m 23.5s 23s
OK AeroTech K513 7.83lb 27m/s 409m/s 19.5G 3,760m 24.6s 22s
OK KBA K700 7.51lb 32m/s 425m/s 28.5G 3,766m 24.4s 23s
OK AeroTech K535 6.99lb 30m/s 420m/s 19.9G 3,827m 24.5s 22s
OK AeroTech K695 7.48lb 32m/s 437m/s 27.3G 3,843m 24.4s 22s
OK AMW K610 8.09lb 29m/s 404m/s 19.7G 3,855m 25.1s 22s
OK AMW K455 7.52lb 31m/s 390m/s 22.2G 3,873m 25.1s 22s
OK Loki K690 9.49lb 26m/s 420m/s 20.9G 3,962m 25.4s 23s
OK AMW K700 8.80lb 28m/s 427m/s 23.3G 3,992m 25.3s 23s
OK AMW K935 7.52lb 38m/s 462m/s 32.7G 4,060m 24.9s 23s
OK Gorilla K327 8.21lb 26m/s 356m/s 18.1G 4,069m 26.2s 21s
OK AeroTech K1100 7.15lb 43m/s 489m/s 41.3G 4,100m 24.5s 23s
OK AeroTech K550 7.48lb 31m/s 433m/s 24.3G 4,111m 25.2s 22s
OK AeroTech K540 7.01lb 34m/s 459m/s 26.5G 4,117m 24.8s 22s
OK AMW K855 8.88lb 31m/s 449m/s 28.2G 4,125m 25.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni K160 7.45lb 18m/s 299m/s 7.3G 4,131m 28.1s 18s
OK Cesaroni K500 7.45lb 26m/s 444m/s 17.8G 4,143m 25.5s 22s
OK Cesaroni K400 7.62lb 25m/s 421m/s 13.1G 4,168m 26.1s 22s
OK Cesaroni K515 7.85lb 27m/s 438m/s 18.4G 4,193m 25.7s 22s
OK Cesaroni K940 7.21lb 39m/s 503m/s 33.6G 4,238m 24.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K650 8.59lb 28m/s 470m/s 21.1G 4,263m 25.8s 23s
OK Gorilla K700 7.98lb 30m/s 463m/s 22.8G 4,274m 25.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K445 7.28lb 29m/s 437m/s 19.6G 4,281m 25.9s 22s
OK Cesaroni K630 7.31lb 31m/s 489m/s 23.4G 4,304m 25.3s 23s
OK Gorilla K763 8.15lb 31m/s 474m/s 24.5G 4,305m 25.8s 24s
OK Loki K250 8.15lb 27m/s 351m/s 21.1G 4,332m 27.7s 21s
OK Gorilla K805 8.11lb 32m/s 480m/s 31.6G 4,375m 25.8s 24s
OK Cesaroni K520 7.67lb 28m/s 463m/s 17.1G 4,375m 26.1s 23s
OK AMW K710 8.19lb 33m/s 456m/s 23.5G 4,397m 26.1s 23s
OK AeroTech K805 7.60lb 34m/s 499m/s 26.8G 4,416m 25.7s 23s
OK AeroTech K990 8.85lb 32m/s 488m/s 29.2G 4,424m 26.0s 24s
OK AMW K670 8.36lb 31m/s 464m/s 21.7G 4,434m 26.3s 24s
OK AeroTech K850 8.70lb 34m/s 496m/s 29.9G 4,436m 25.9s 24s
OK AeroTech K1103 7.42lb 46m/s 539m/s 47.9G 4,519m 25.4s 24s
OK AMW K580 8.22lb 33m/s 454m/s 28.5G 4,551m 26.6s 23s
OK Cesaroni K740 7.44lb 35m/s 529m/s 26.3G 4,678m 26.1s 24s
OK AMW K1250 8.20lb 43m/s 530m/s 43.3G 4,681m 26.1s 24s
OK Loki K960 8.05lb 43m/s 527m/s 42.1G 4,711m 26.2s 24s
OK Cesaroni K650 7.97lb 32m/s 519m/s 33.7G 4,770m 26.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni K675 8.48lb 30m/s 503m/s 23.0G 4,777m 26.8s 24s
OK Cesaroni K635 8.10lb 30m/s 517m/s 21.2G 4,793m 26.7s 24s
OK AeroTech K828 9.10lb 35m/s 521m/s 31.4G 4,800m 26.6s 24s
OK Loki K527 8.55lb 29m/s 468m/s 19.0G 4,804m 27.5s 23s
OK Gorilla K980 9.62lb 34m/s 495m/s 31.9G 4,810m 27.2s 25s
OK Cesaroni K1200 7.80lb 40m/s 584m/s 40.4G 4,853m 26.1s 24s
OK AeroTech K1275 8.58lb 42m/s 560m/s 40.7G 4,860m 26.3s 24s
OK Cesaroni K490 8.29lb 26m/s 489m/s 15.9G 4,865m 27.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni K780 7.95lb 35m/s 573m/s 27.3G 4,998m 26.5s 24s
OK Cesaroni K261 8.46lb 20m/s 397m/s 8.7G 5,005m 29.3s 20s
OK Cesaroni K570 7.91lb 34m/s 513m/s 24.6G 5,012m 27.1s 23s
OK AeroTech K270 8.83lb 21m/s 377m/s 9.9G 5,013m 29.5s 21s
OK AMW K1075 10.02lb 36m/s 511m/s 30.6G 5,026m 27.8s 26s
OK Cesaroni K600 8.37lb 30m/s 524m/s 20.0G 5,040m 27.3s 24s
OK AeroTech K700 8.69lb 35m/s 532m/s 27.3G 5,136m 27.2s 24s
OK Cesaroni K815 9.04lb 30m/s 561m/s 28.9G 5,210m 27.5s 25s
OK AeroTech K375 8.84lb 38m/s 455m/s 33.7G 5,217m 28.3s 23s
OK Cesaroni K750 8.73lb 32m/s 561m/s 24.6G 5,228m 27.4s 24s
OK AeroTech K480 8.78lb 31m/s 505m/s 22.4G 5,233m 27.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K1440 8.37lb 47m/s 639m/s 51.2G 5,325m 26.9s 25s
OK Cesaroni K711 9.05lb 33m/s 550m/s 36.7G 5,327m 27.8s 24s
OK Gorilla K1075 9.80lb 35m/s 557m/s 31.0G 5,335m 28.1s 26s
OK KBA K1750 9.85lb 42m/s 604m/s 56.9G 5,337m 27.6s 26s
OK Loki K830 9.49lb 28m/s 586m/s 31.0G 5,388m 28.2s 26s
OK Cesaroni K820 8.57lb 35m/s 577m/s 42.4G 5,404m 27.6s 25s
OK KBA K750 10.01lb 35m/s 532m/s 25.7G 5,445m 28.5s 25s
OK Gorilla K470 9.33lb 33m/s 478m/s 24.9G 5,475m 28.7s 23s
OK Gorilla K1185 9.80lb 34m/s 587m/s 34.1G 5,507m 28.3s 26s
OK AMW K1130 9.87lb 39m/s 573m/s 34.3G 5,532m 28.4s 26s
OK Cesaroni K260 8.71lb 22m/s 418m/s 10.3G 5,545m 30.3s 22s
OK Cesaroni K660 8.50lb 35m/s 567m/s 27.7G 5,546m 28.0s 24s
OK Cesaroni K590 8.60lb 43m/s 524m/s 46.5G 5,553m 28.2s 24s
OK AeroTech K1050 9.06lb 39m/s 610m/s 35.7G 5,553m 27.9s 25s
OK AMW L1276 10.73lb 37m/s 579m/s 34.4G 5,704m 29.0s 27s
OK AeroTech L1000 9.04lb 40m/s 634m/s 32.0G 5,741m 27.9s 25s
OK AeroTech L1090 9.56lb 37m/s 602m/s 30.2G 5,747m 28.5s 26s
OK Loki K350 9.80lb 32m/s 443m/s 27.1G 5,747m 30.5s 24s
OK AMW L985 9.87lb 36m/s 580m/s 32.5G 5,792m 29.0s 26s
OK KBA L2300 10.00lb 53m/s 641m/s 72.3G 5,818m 28.6s 27s
OK Cesaroni L1030 9.35lb 34m/s 659m/s 36.1G 5,881m 28.3s 26s
OK Cesaroni L990 9.13lb 40m/s 636m/s 39.1G 5,893m 28.3s 25s
OK Cesaroni K300 9.20lb 24m/s 449m/s 12.3G 5,939m 30.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni L805 9.72lb 34m/s 608m/s 33.2G 5,942m 28.8s 25s
OK Loki L1400 9.80lb 42m/s 654m/s 48.7G 5,968m 28.7s 27s
OK Cesaroni L730 9.15lb 35m/s 595m/s 28.9G 5,979m 28.9s 25s
OK AeroTech K250 9.08lb 19m/s 444m/s 10.1G 5,981m 31.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni L640 9.15lb 40m/s 555m/s 37.6G 6,067m 29.2s 24s
OK Cesaroni L265 9.67lb 21m/s 436m/s 9.8G 6,101m 32.2s 22s
OK Cesaroni L935 9.80lb 39m/s 653m/s 34.4G 6,302m 29.2s 26s
OK Loki L1040 10.73lb 34m/s 717m/s 30.3G 7,188m 31.1s 27s
warningsD AMW K590 7.99lb 17:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 7.50lb 21:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 8.25lb 23:1 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 (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 2m (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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