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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 188 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (618 motors didn't fit, 5 motors failed safety checks). 190 motor had thrust curves available and 345 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: 4.80lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 48.00in
CD: 0.70

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 I215 5.96lb 20m/s 130m/s 8.9G 782m 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I170 5.96lb 17m/s 128m/s 7.0G 796m 13.3s 11s
OK AeroTech I229 5.93lb 20m/s 138m/s 9.5G 844m 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech I599 5.93lb 35m/s 148m/s 28.3G 846m 12.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni I150 6.06lb 16m/s 137m/s 5.5G 952m 14.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni I445 6.07lb 27m/s 165m/s 19.1G 1,036m 14.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni I218 6.08lb 20m/s 156m/s 8.9G 1,058m 14.8s 13s
OK Contrail J245 8.22lb 21m/s 149m/s 11.0G 1,093m 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni I165 6.11lb 16m/s 151m/s 6.0G 1,104m 15.5s 12s
OK Hypertek J115 7.63lb 16m/s 131m/s 6.0G 1,197m 16.9s 10s
OK Contrail J355 8.25lb 25m/s 167m/s 14.2G 1,202m 15.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni I100 6.58lb 18m/s 132m/s 9.4G 1,309m 17.5s 9s
OK Contrail J292 8.20lb 25m/s 166m/s 14.1G 1,312m 16.4s 14s
OK Hypertek J250 7.65lb 22m/s 167m/s 11.0G 1,322m 16.4s 13s
OK Hypertek J170 7.63lb 21m/s 158m/s 9.3G 1,377m 17.2s 12s
OK Hypertek J120 7.65lb 17m/s 148m/s 6.7G 1,419m 18.1s 11s
OK AeroTech I65 6.46lb 16m/s 140m/s 5.8G 1,423m 18.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J250 6.63lb 18m/s 202m/s 8.9G 1,527m 17.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni J145 6.65lb 19m/s 171m/s 15.4G 1,555m 18.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J250 6.80lb 19m/s 206m/s 9.5G 1,578m 17.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni J280 6.90lb 19m/s 212m/s 10.0G 1,594m 17.6s 15s
OK Hypertek J270 7.66lb 25m/s 191m/s 13.5G 1,602m 17.7s 14s
OK AeroTech J250 6.36lb 22m/s 210m/s 11.0G 1,660m 17.8s 15s
OK Hypertek J190 7.65lb 22m/s 182m/s 10.2G 1,669m 18.5s 14s
OK Contrail J358 8.64lb 26m/s 205m/s 18.0G 1,735m 18.4s 16s
OK AeroTech J315 6.68lb 22m/s 224m/s 12.0G 1,736m 18.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni J1055 6.50lb 40m/s 253m/s 39.9G 1,739m 17.2s 17s
OK AeroTech J180 6.58lb 22m/s 205m/s 10.2G 1,845m 18.9s 14s
OK Gorilla J365 7.45lb 18m/s 238m/s 14.8G 1,865m 18.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni J240 6.73lb 19m/s 229m/s 9.0G 1,871m 19.0s 16s
OK Cesaroni J210 6.66lb 20m/s 215m/s 10.1G 1,932m 19.6s 16s
OK AeroTech J275 6.71lb 20m/s 231m/s 10.6G 1,934m 19.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni J430 6.56lb 27m/s 258m/s 16.9G 1,939m 18.5s 17s
OK Cesaroni J293 6.65lb 21m/s 244m/s 11.0G 1,952m 19.1s 16s
OK Cesaroni J244 6.81lb 18m/s 238m/s 8.0G 1,971m 19.5s 16s
OK AeroTech J460 6.54lb 28m/s 263m/s 18.4G 1,996m 18.6s 17s
OK AeroTech J1299 6.64lb 46m/s 287m/s 50.5G 2,001m 18.2s 18s
OK Gorilla J167 7.48lb 20m/s 203m/s 10.2G 2,084m 20.6s 15s
OK Contrail J272 8.65lb 25m/s 216m/s 13.9G 2,085m 20.3s 16s
OK AMW J1365 7.27lb 45m/s 289m/s 49.0G 2,094m 18.6s 18s
OK AMW J400 7.85lb 22m/s 261m/s 13.8G 2,097m 19.6s 17s
OK Loki J350 7.58lb 21m/s 261m/s 13.0G 2,128m 19.7s 17s
OK Contrail J642 8.75lb 36m/s 258m/s 36.6G 2,164m 19.6s 18s
OK AMW J475 7.91lb 24m/s 278m/s 17.6G 2,224m 19.8s 18s
OK Contrail J416 8.55lb 30m/s 249m/s 19.7G 2,287m 20.7s 18s
OK Cesaroni J360 7.23lb 21m/s 283m/s 15.8G 2,300m 20.2s 17s
OK Cesaroni J380 7.65lb 22m/s 287m/s 12.7G 2,317m 20.3s 18s
OK Gorilla J465 7.41lb 24m/s 293m/s 20.1G 2,336m 20.1s 18s
OK Gorilla J395 7.36lb 22m/s 287m/s 13.6G 2,338m 20.4s 18s
OK AeroTech J450 7.50lb 24m/s 292m/s 15.8G 2,370m 20.4s 18s
OK AeroTech J135 7.32lb 16m/s 225m/s 7.1G 2,376m 21.8s 14s
OK AMW J395 7.60lb 23m/s 285m/s 13.1G 2,395m 20.6s 18s
OK AeroTech J1799 7.25lb 52m/s 341m/s 66.6G 2,409m 19.4s 19s
OK Gorilla J450 8.01lb 22m/s 291m/s 16.8G 2,411m 20.7s 18s
OK AMW J325 7.51lb 26m/s 272m/s 15.2G 2,426m 20.8s 17s
OK Gorilla J485 7.42lb 24m/s 305m/s 17.2G 2,427m 20.4s 18s
OK Cesaroni J1520 7.06lb 47m/s 348m/s 56.6G 2,452m 19.6s 19s
OK AMW J440 7.51lb 33m/s 301m/s 23.1G 2,466m 20.3s 18s
OK Gorilla J535 7.50lb 29m/s 312m/s 19.3G 2,470m 20.3s 18s
OK Loki J525 7.53lb 27m/s 317m/s 19.7G 2,495m 20.4s 18s
OK Loki J820 7.47lb 37m/s 329m/s 31.9G 2,523m 20.1s 19s
OK AMW K1720 7.78lb 50m/s 349m/s 58.8G 2,581m 20.2s 20s
OK Loki J175 7.56lb 22m/s 245m/s 11.5G 2,585m 22.1s 16s
OK AeroTech J540 7.19lb 30m/s 332m/s 20.6G 2,590m 20.5s 18s
OK AeroTech J401 6.81lb 25m/s 322m/s 15.0G 2,597m 20.8s 18s
OK AMW J475 8.09lb 26m/s 306m/s 15.3G 2,624m 21.3s 18s
OK AMW J745 7.49lb 33m/s 343m/s 25.8G 2,671m 20.8s 19s
OK Cesaroni J355 7.39lb 24m/s 312m/s 12.5G 2,674m 21.5s 18s
OK Loki J300 7.70lb 22m/s 290m/s 10.8G 2,684m 22.0s 18s
OK Cesaroni J140 7.62lb 15m/s 229m/s 5.4G 2,711m 23.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni J295 7.27lb 23m/s 298m/s 12.6G 2,725m 21.8s 18s
OK Gorilla K222 8.32lb 22m/s 252m/s 10.5G 2,761m 23.0s 16s
OK AMW K665 8.63lb 28m/s 344m/s 22.3G 2,799m 21.4s 19s
OK AeroTech K456 8.07lb 24m/s 334m/s 13.8G 2,806m 21.7s 19s
OK AeroTech J800 7.19lb 36m/s 367m/s 28.7G 2,815m 21.0s 19s
OK AeroTech J415 7.38lb 25m/s 334m/s 16.1G 2,822m 21.6s 18s
OK Cesaroni J449 7.27lb 26m/s 349m/s 16.4G 2,854m 21.6s 19s
OK Cesaroni J760 7.17lb 35m/s 378m/s 27.2G 2,859m 21.1s 19s
OK Cesaroni K360 7.52lb 21m/s 335m/s 11.5G 2,880m 22.1s 19s
OK AeroTech K400 7.43lb 27m/s 335m/s 15.3G 2,944m 22.2s 19s
OK Gorilla K555 8.28lb 25m/s 355m/s 17.5G 2,962m 22.2s 20s
OK Cesaroni K454 7.87lb 24m/s 349m/s 14.8G 2,966m 22.1s 19s
OK Gorilla K520 7.98lb 24m/s 356m/s 16.8G 2,972m 22.2s 20s
OK Gorilla K533 8.58lb 24m/s 350m/s 18.2G 2,981m 22.2s 20s
OK Cesaroni K530 8.42lb 25m/s 365m/s 16.4G 2,987m 22.1s 19s
OK AMW K475 8.09lb 25m/s 351m/s 15.9G 2,995m 22.3s 19s
OK Gorilla K630 8.24lb 28m/s 364m/s 22.1G 2,997m 22.0s 20s
OK AeroTech K185 7.96lb 18m/s 271m/s 8.7G 3,005m 23.6s 16s
OK AeroTech K2050 7.65lb 52m/s 421m/s 66.0G 3,007m 21.1s 20s
OK Cesaroni K2045 7.64lb 55m/s 433m/s 70.3G 3,039m 21.1s 20s
OK AMW K535 8.24lb 27m/s 358m/s 16.8G 3,058m 22.4s 20s
OK KBA K700 8.11lb 32m/s 384m/s 25.9G 3,061m 22.0s 20s
OK AeroTech K513 8.43lb 27m/s 369m/s 17.7G 3,068m 22.3s 20s
OK AeroTech K535 7.59lb 29m/s 375m/s 18.0G 3,112m 22.2s 19s
OK AeroTech K695 8.08lb 30m/s 394m/s 25.1G 3,129m 22.0s 20s
OK AMW K610 8.69lb 28m/s 366m/s 18.3G 3,149m 22.6s 20s
OK Contrail K321 9.30lb 20m/s 298m/s 16.8G 3,154m 24.0s 19s
OK AMW K455 8.12lb 30m/s 350m/s 20.5G 3,159m 22.7s 19s
OK Loki K690 10.09lb 26m/s 383m/s 19.1G 3,249m 23.0s 21s
OK AMW K700 9.40lb 28m/s 389m/s 21.2G 3,265m 22.8s 20s
OK AMW K935 8.12lb 35m/s 418m/s 29.9G 3,297m 22.4s 21s
OK AeroTech K1100 7.75lb 41m/s 441m/s 38.0G 3,328m 22.1s 20s
OK Gorilla K327 8.81lb 25m/s 318m/s 16.8G 3,344m 23.8s 18s
OK AeroTech K550 8.08lb 29m/s 388m/s 22.2G 3,353m 22.8s 19s
OK AeroTech K540 7.61lb 31m/s 409m/s 24.3G 3,356m 22.4s 19s
OK AMW K855 9.48lb 31m/s 410m/s 25.8G 3,371m 22.9s 21s
OK Cesaroni K500 8.05lb 26m/s 397m/s 16.3G 3,373m 23.1s 20s
OK Contrail K555 9.29lb 30m/s 347m/s 32.8G 3,377m 23.7s 21s
OK Cesaroni K160 8.05lb 17m/s 262m/s 6.6G 3,386m 25.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni K400 8.22lb 24m/s 375m/s 12.1G 3,400m 23.6s 20s
OK Cesaroni K515 8.45lb 26m/s 394m/s 17.0G 3,422m 23.3s 20s
OK Cesaroni K940 7.81lb 35m/s 453m/s 30.9G 3,437m 22.4s 21s
OK Gorilla K700 8.58lb 28m/s 418m/s 20.8G 3,476m 23.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni K650 9.19lb 27m/s 424m/s 18.9G 3,479m 23.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni K445 7.88lb 29m/s 389m/s 18.0G 3,489m 23.4s 20s
OK Cesaroni K630 7.91lb 30m/s 437m/s 21.5G 3,502m 22.9s 20s
OK Gorilla K763 8.75lb 29m/s 430m/s 22.6G 3,505m 23.2s 21s
OK Contrail K265 8.80lb 23m/s 302m/s 11.0G 3,539m 25.6s 19s
OK Loki K250 8.75lb 26m/s 311m/s 19.6G 3,559m 25.3s 18s
OK Gorilla K805 8.71lb 29m/s 435m/s 29.0G 3,561m 23.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni K520 8.27lb 27m/s 414m/s 15.8G 3,564m 23.5s 20s
OK AMW K710 8.79lb 32m/s 413m/s 21.7G 3,588m 23.5s 21s
OK AeroTech K805 8.20lb 32m/s 449m/s 24.4G 3,589m 23.1s 21s
OK AeroTech K990 9.45lb 32m/s 444m/s 26.7G 3,611m 23.4s 21s
OK AMW K670 8.96lb 31m/s 420m/s 20.1G 3,616m 23.7s 21s
OK AeroTech K850 9.30lb 31m/s 451m/s 27.3G 3,618m 23.3s 21s
OK AeroTech K1103 8.02lb 42m/s 486m/s 44.2G 3,666m 22.8s 21s
OK AMW K580 8.82lb 33m/s 409m/s 26.5G 3,715m 23.9s 21s
OK Cesaroni K740 8.04lb 34m/s 474m/s 24.1G 3,799m 23.5s 21s
OK AMW K1250 8.80lb 40m/s 483m/s 40.3G 3,805m 23.4s 22s
OK Loki K960 8.65lb 43m/s 478m/s 39.1G 3,830m 23.5s 22s
OK Cesaroni K650 8.57lb 31m/s 466m/s 31.3G 3,897m 23.9s 20s
OK Cesaroni K675 9.08lb 29m/s 453m/s 21.4G 3,899m 24.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni K635 8.70lb 29m/s 464m/s 19.5G 3,908m 24.1s 21s
OK AeroTech K828 9.70lb 35m/s 473m/s 29.4G 3,922m 24.0s 22s
OK Loki K527 9.15lb 27m/s 423m/s 17.7G 3,928m 24.8s 21s
OK Gorilla K980 10.22lb 34m/s 454m/s 29.6G 3,931m 24.4s 22s
OK Cesaroni K1200 8.40lb 41m/s 528m/s 36.9G 3,937m 23.4s 22s
OK AeroTech K1275 9.18lb 41m/s 509m/s 37.8G 3,961m 23.6s 22s
OK Cesaroni K490 8.89lb 26m/s 437m/s 14.3G 3,974m 24.8s 21s
OK Cesaroni K780 8.55lb 33m/s 514m/s 25.3G 4,072m 23.9s 21s
OK Cesaroni K570 8.51lb 32m/s 459m/s 22.7G 4,089m 24.5s 21s
OK AMW K1075 10.62lb 33m/s 470m/s 27.6G 4,109m 25.0s 23s
OK Cesaroni K600 8.97lb 30m/s 469m/s 18.5G 4,114m 24.7s 21s
OK Cesaroni K261 9.06lb 19m/s 352m/s 8.1G 4,119m 26.7s 18s
OK AeroTech K270 9.43lb 20m/s 336m/s 9.2G 4,131m 26.9s 18s
OK AeroTech K700 9.29lb 33m/s 480m/s 25.3G 4,203m 24.5s 21s
OK Cesaroni K815 9.64lb 30m/s 508m/s 27.0G 4,250m 24.8s 22s
OK Cesaroni K750 9.33lb 32m/s 505m/s 22.7G 4,270m 24.7s 22s
OK AeroTech K480 9.38lb 31m/s 454m/s 20.9G 4,291m 25.2s 20s
OK AeroTech K375 9.44lb 39m/s 406m/s 31.4G 4,294m 25.6s 20s
OK Cesaroni K1440 8.97lb 46m/s 580m/s 47.4G 4,322m 24.1s 22s
OK KBA K1750 10.45lb 43m/s 556m/s 52.1G 4,341m 24.7s 23s
OK Gorilla K1075 10.40lb 33m/s 510m/s 28.4G 4,350m 25.2s 23s
OK Cesaroni K711 9.65lb 31m/s 495m/s 34.3G 4,354m 25.1s 22s
OK AeroTech K455 9.84lb 35m/s 419m/s 29.2G 4,366m 25.8s 20s
OK Loki K830 10.09lb 26m/s 533m/s 27.2G 4,386m 25.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni K820 9.17lb 35m/s 520m/s 39.6G 4,404m 24.8s 22s
OK AMW K1130 10.47lb 36m/s 518m/s 31.1G 4,458m 25.4s 23s
OK KBA K750 10.61lb 33m/s 483m/s 24.1G 4,461m 25.7s 22s
OK Gorilla K1185 10.40lb 32m/s 537m/s 31.6G 4,481m 25.4s 23s
OK Gorilla K470 9.93lb 31m/s 428m/s 23.2G 4,501m 25.9s 21s
OK AeroTech K1050 9.66lb 39m/s 554m/s 33.4G 4,521m 25.1s 23s
OK Cesaroni K660 9.10lb 35m/s 508m/s 25.8G 4,527m 25.2s 22s
OK Cesaroni K590 9.20lb 40m/s 468m/s 43.4G 4,546m 25.5s 21s
OK Cesaroni K260 9.31lb 21m/s 370m/s 9.5G 4,562m 27.6s 19s
OK AMW L1276 11.33lb 35m/s 534m/s 31.6G 4,655m 26.0s 24s
OK KBA L2300 10.60lb 50m/s 599m/s 67.8G 4,677m 25.3s 24s
OK AeroTech L1000 9.64lb 37m/s 573m/s 30.0G 4,685m 25.1s 22s
OK AeroTech L1090 10.16lb 38m/s 547m/s 28.3G 4,690m 25.6s 23s
OK AMW L985 10.47lb 37m/s 530m/s 30.6G 4,722m 26.0s 23s
OK Loki K350 10.40lb 32m/s 395m/s 25.4G 4,737m 27.6s 21s
OK Cesaroni L1030 9.95lb 34m/s 595m/s 33.9G 4,792m 25.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni L990 9.73lb 37m/s 575m/s 36.6G 4,802m 25.5s 23s
OK Loki L1400 10.40lb 39m/s 598m/s 43.9G 4,850m 25.7s 24s
OK Cesaroni L805 10.32lb 34m/s 548m/s 31.2G 4,865m 25.9s 22s
OK Cesaroni L730 9.75lb 35m/s 535m/s 27.1G 4,884m 26.0s 22s
OK Cesaroni K300 9.80lb 23m/s 399m/s 11.5G 4,889m 28.1s 20s
OK AeroTech K250 9.68lb 19m/s 393m/s 9.4G 4,935m 28.6s 18s
OK Cesaroni L640 9.75lb 37m/s 497m/s 34.9G 4,973m 26.4s 21s
OK Cesaroni L265 10.27lb 20m/s 386m/s 9.2G 5,046m 29.4s 19s
OK Cesaroni L935 10.40lb 37m/s 591m/s 32.3G 5,144m 26.3s 23s
OK Loki L1040 11.33lb 35m/s 651m/s 27.9G 5,858m 27.9s 24s
OK Loki L2050 13.74lb 47m/s 747m/s 59.1G 6,470m 28.6s 26s
OK Loki M1378 14.35lb 39m/s 728m/s 35.5G 7,072m 29.9s 26s
warningsD AMW K590 8.59lb 15:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 8.10lb 19:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 8.85lb 21:1 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 (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 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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