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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 25 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (762 motors didn't fit, 4 motors failed safety checks). 29 motor had thrust curves available and 52 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:   Estes Nike Smoke BT-60 (24mm Conversion)
Owner: Ian McMahon
Body Diameter: 41.6mm
Dry Weight: 3.4oz
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
MMT Length: 95.0mm
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
warningsW Estes C11 4.6oz 17m/s 59m/s 16.1G 138m 5.3s 4s
warningsW Estes D12 4.9oz 17m/s 93m/s 21.0G 290m 7.3s 6s
OK Estes D11 5.0oz 17m/s 93m/s 18.1G 301m 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech D15 5.1oz 22m/s 106m/s 20.3G 322m 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni E75 5.2oz 36m/s 161m/s 63.3G 378m 7.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni E22 5.4oz 19m/s 134m/s 19.2G 385m 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni E31 5.2oz 23m/s 151m/s 26.9G 411m 7.8s 7s
warningsW Estes E12 5.5oz 19m/s 119m/s 20.7G 439m 8.6s 6s
OK Estes E9 5.4oz 15m/s 117m/s 11.7G 463m 9.2s 6s
OK Estes E30 5.1oz 28m/s 188m/s 33.9G 492m 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech E11 5.6oz 15m/s 131m/s 11.3G 511m 9.0s 6s
OK AeroTech E20 5.1oz 24m/s 167m/s 23.5G 519m 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech E12 5.5oz 16m/s 131m/s 11.0G 533m 9.1s 6s
OK AeroTech E30 5.1oz 27m/s 205m/s 33.4G 550m 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech E28 5.4oz 27m/s 198m/s 33.1G 553m 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F44 5.1oz 28m/s 243m/s 44.5G 556m 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech E18 5.5oz 21m/s 166m/s 19.4G 568m 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech E15 5.1oz 21m/s 157m/s 19.3G 602m 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F30 5.9oz 22m/s 212m/s 21.8G 617m 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F12 5.8oz 18m/s 162m/s 13.5G 620m 9.5s 7s
OK AeroTech F39 5.5oz 32m/s 229m/s 37.8G 636m 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F24 5.6oz 23m/s 190m/s 25.5G 653m 9.2s 7s
warningsW Apogee E6 5.0oz 17m/s 98m/s 13.4G 695m 11.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F32 5.7oz 28m/s 235m/s 36.8G 698m 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F35 6.4oz 26m/s 233m/s 31.8G 702m 9.3s 8s

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

Don't like the units? Login to set your preferences. Don't understand the results? See the motor guide help page.

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 D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 1m (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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