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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 86 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (697 motors didn't fit, 8 motors failed safety checks). 92 motor had thrust curves available and 181 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:   Nike Smoke
Owner: David Head
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 1.00lb
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 280.0mm
CD: 0.64

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 1.23lb 49ft/s 148ft/s 6.0G 395ft 5.2s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 1.23lb 53ft/s 212ft/s 13.5G 529ft 5.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 1.24lb 49ft/s 221ft/s 7.3G 645ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F27 1.18lb 49ft/s 205ft/s 5.8G 660ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 1.22lb 51ft/s 240ft/s 6.8G 682ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 1.24lb 65ft/s 264ft/s 10.6G 710ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 1.18lb 53ft/s 215ft/s 8.3G 717ft 6.7s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 1.23lb 95ft/s 306ft/s 24.7G 735ft 6.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni F31 1.22lb 49ft/s 243ft/s 9.3G 745ft 6.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 1.22lb 69ft/s 287ft/s 12.0G 765ft 6.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 1.17lb 70ft/s 265ft/s 12.2G 771ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 1.18lb 55ft/s 229ft/s 8.2G 797ft 6.9s 4s
OK AeroTech F26 1.22lb 48ft/s 238ft/s 6.0G 850ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 1.19lb 71ft/s 328ft/s 12.8G 940ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 1.27lb 74ft/s 320ft/s 13.0G 970ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 1.20lb 61ft/s 271ft/s 9.8G 989ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 1.28lb 66ft/s 306ft/s 10.9G 1,043ft 7.5s 5s
warningsW Estes F50 1.18lb 74ft/s 354ft/s 13.6G 1,046ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 1.30lb 70ft/s 343ft/s 12.9G 1,059ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 1.34lb 78ft/s 395ft/s 18.7G 1,072ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 1.30lb 91ft/s 399ft/s 20.1G 1,093ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 1.19lb 78ft/s 423ft/s 15.7G 1,131ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G38 1.28lb 56ft/s 316ft/s 8.3G 1,170ft 8.1s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 1.32lb 76ft/s 360ft/s 13.7G 1,186ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 1.32lb 71ft/s 431ft/s 15.8G 1,201ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 1.36lb 66ft/s 439ft/s 13.2G 1,275ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 1.27lb 72ft/s 466ft/s 15.3G 1,286ft 7.8s 6s
warningsW Estes G40 1.27lb 68ft/s 369ft/s 11.9G 1,306ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 1.27lb 68ft/s 369ft/s 11.9G 1,306ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 1.31lb 126ft/s 568ft/s 47.5G 1,310ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 1.35lb 76ft/s 451ft/s 15.2G 1,328ft 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 1.32lb 81ft/s 460ft/s 16.1G 1,335ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 1.27lb 65ft/s 443ft/s 12.8G 1,352ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 1.34lb 69ft/s 433ft/s 14.4G 1,359ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 1.32lb 72ft/s 409ft/s 14.0G 1,384ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 1.32lb 99ft/s 532ft/s 26.1G 1,397ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 1.32lb 99ft/s 438ft/s 24.6G 1,421ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 1.44lb 90ft/s 543ft/s 22.1G 1,449ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 1.33lb 81ft/s 431ft/s 17.3G 1,471ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 1.29lb 79ft/s 475ft/s 16.6G 1,472ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 1.28lb 96ft/s 586ft/s 24.1G 1,474ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 1.28lb 78ft/s 510ft/s 16.6G 1,486ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G80 1.28lb 84ft/s 520ft/s 17.3G 1,551ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G25 1.27lb 49ft/s 330ft/s 6.5G 1,587ft 9.6s 5s
OK Cesaroni G106 1.41lb 77ft/s 567ft/s 19.9G 1,589ft 8.3s 7s
OK KBA G135 1.50lb 81ft/s 595ft/s 21.3G 1,616ft 8.4s 7s
OK KBA G82 1.51lb 66ft/s 515ft/s 12.7G 1,654ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 1.40lb 169ft/s 805ft/s 81.3G 1,700ft 8.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 1.44lb 101ft/s 664ft/s 28.3G 1,724ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H175 1.54lb 108ft/s 682ft/s 29.9G 1,741ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 1.51lb 64ft/s 503ft/s 10.5G 1,746ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 1.43lb 94ft/s 627ft/s 24.4G 1,749ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 1.41lb 87ft/s 624ft/s 23.8G 1,763ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 1.42lb 95ft/s 640ft/s 29.4G 1,780ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 1.41lb 108ft/s 694ft/s 33.6G 1,782ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 1.33lb 96ft/s 730ft/s 25.1G 1,789ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 1.43lb 115ft/s 720ft/s 34.9G 1,799ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H128 1.45lb 103ft/s 666ft/s 26.7G 1,818ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 1.36lb 90ft/s 588ft/s 24.7G 1,849ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H123 1.50lb 84ft/s 657ft/s 19.9G 1,872ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 1.45lb 77ft/s 575ft/s 18.9G 1,883ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 1.45lb 82ft/s 646ft/s 17.9G 1,894ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 1.43lb 84ft/s 457ft/s 18.0G 1,900ft 9.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni H118 1.51lb 95ft/s 643ft/s 24.3G 1,964ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H237 1.65lb 114ft/s 803ft/s 35.8G 1,970ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 1.46lb 75ft/s 464ft/s 14.6G 1,984ft 9.5s 6s
OK AeroTech H97 1.61lb 75ft/s 604ft/s 14.1G 1,987ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 1.55lb 123ft/s 797ft/s 43.5G 1,996ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H210 1.54lb 114ft/s 804ft/s 34.7G 2,026ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H151 1.52lb 105ft/s 728ft/s 29.0G 2,059ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H182 1.46lb 103ft/s 828ft/s 27.5G 2,082ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H170 1.51lb 118ft/s 782ft/s 34.4G 2,106ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 1.56lb 141ft/s 866ft/s 45.5G 2,128ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H160 1.60lb 98ft/s 772ft/s 25.1G 2,132ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 1.56lb 113ft/s 811ft/s 35.3G 2,135ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 1.55lb 98ft/s 721ft/s 23.0G 2,155ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H195 1.43lb 120ft/s 880ft/s 38.9G 2,166ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H42 1.53lb 52ft/s 447ft/s 10.0G 2,214ft 10.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H135 1.47lb 93ft/s 716ft/s 22.3G 2,299ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H194 1.63lb 110ft/s 847ft/s 38.1G 2,312ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H200 1.60lb 116ft/s 861ft/s 39.8G 2,341ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 1.51lb 141ft/s 974ft/s 55.0G 2,350ft 8.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H140 1.61lb 115ft/s 780ft/s 33.3G 2,482ft 9.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H53 1.63lb 63ft/s 529ft/s 11.9G 2,548ft 10.8s 6s
warningsW,D Estes F26 1.19lb 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 1.28lb 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 (38ft/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 (35ft/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 (43ft/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 (39ft/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 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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