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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 84 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (701 motors didn't fit, 17 motors failed safety checks). 99 motor had thrust curves available and 195 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 PSII
Owner: KenRico
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 475g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 12.00in
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 Cesaroni F36 579g 49ft/s 205ft/s 13.0G 520ft 5.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 576g 49ft/s 233ft/s 6.6G 677ft 6.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 584g 59ft/s 257ft/s 10.1G 709ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 557g 48ft/s 210ft/s 7.9G 710ft 6.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 581g 88ft/s 295ft/s 23.9G 738ft 6.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 574g 62ft/s 278ft/s 11.5G 767ft 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 551g 64ft/s 258ft/s 11.7G 772ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 555g 51ft/s 224ft/s 7.8G 794ft 7.0s 4s
OK AeroTech F67 555g 74ft/s 315ft/s 14.7G 854ft 6.7s 6s
OK AeroTech F50 560g 68ft/s 320ft/s 12.2G 952ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 597g 67ft/s 313ft/s 12.5G 981ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 565g 59ft/s 266ft/s 9.4G 996ft 7.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 601g 60ft/s 301ft/s 10.5G 1,056ft 7.7s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 559g 67ft/s 347ft/s 13.1G 1,065ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 611g 67ft/s 336ft/s 12.5G 1,076ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 627g 71ft/s 385ft/s 18.0G 1,094ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 611g 85ft/s 390ft/s 19.3G 1,118ft 7.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 562g 70ft/s 413ft/s 15.1G 1,160ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G38 601g 53ft/s 312ft/s 8.0G 1,187ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 621g 69ft/s 354ft/s 13.2G 1,210ft 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 618g 68ft/s 422ft/s 15.3G 1,231ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 640g 62ft/s 431ft/s 12.8G 1,309ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 597g 69ft/s 457ft/s 14.9G 1,325ft 8.0s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 598g 62ft/s 366ft/s 11.5G 1,336ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 598g 62ft/s 366ft/s 11.5G 1,336ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 616g 121ft/s 552ft/s 46.1G 1,358ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 632g 69ft/s 443ft/s 14.7G 1,366ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 620g 73ft/s 452ft/s 15.5G 1,374ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 599g 62ft/s 437ft/s 12.4G 1,391ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 631g 63ft/s 427ft/s 13.9G 1,396ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 621g 69ft/s 405ft/s 13.5G 1,420ft 8.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 620g 89ft/s 522ft/s 25.2G 1,446ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 622g 93ft/s 433ft/s 23.7G 1,464ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 675g 87ft/s 533ft/s 21.4G 1,500ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 626g 79ft/s 426ft/s 16.7G 1,514ft 8.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 606g 71ft/s 470ft/s 16.0G 1,521ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 600g 86ft/s 576ft/s 23.5G 1,533ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 600g 73ft/s 503ft/s 16.0G 1,537ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 603g 76ft/s 515ft/s 16.6G 1,606ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 662g 75ft/s 559ft/s 19.2G 1,647ft 8.6s 7s
OK KBA G135 701g 79ft/s 585ft/s 20.9G 1,676ft 8.6s 8s
OK KBA G82 706g 61ft/s 510ft/s 12.4G 1,708ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 658g 154ft/s 787ft/s 79.2G 1,785ft 8.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 677g 98ft/s 655ft/s 27.5G 1,798ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 708g 60ft/s 501ft/s 10.2G 1,803ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H175 722g 97ft/s 671ft/s 29.0G 1,815ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 670g 87ft/s 621ft/s 23.6G 1,821ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 663g 84ft/s 618ft/s 23.0G 1,834ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 665g 92ft/s 634ft/s 28.4G 1,854ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 662g 96ft/s 685ft/s 32.5G 1,860ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 623g 86ft/s 721ft/s 24.6G 1,872ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H238 671g 112ft/s 710ft/s 34.1G 1,882ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 681g 94ft/s 660ft/s 26.0G 1,897ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 638g 81ft/s 588ft/s 23.8G 1,923ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H123 703g 82ft/s 652ft/s 19.3G 1,950ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 680g 74ft/s 575ft/s 18.3G 1,954ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 668g 81ft/s 457ft/s 17.4G 1,961ft 9.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 680g 80ft/s 644ft/s 17.3G 1,974ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 707g 89ft/s 641ft/s 23.5G 2,045ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 684g 69ft/s 465ft/s 14.1G 2,048ft 9.8s 6s
OK AeroTech H97 753g 71ft/s 603ft/s 13.7G 2,063ft 9.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H237 769g 111ft/s 793ft/s 34.8G 2,065ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H220 725g 119ft/s 788ft/s 42.2G 2,092ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H210 721g 105ft/s 797ft/s 34.1G 2,124ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H151 713g 94ft/s 725ft/s 28.1G 2,153ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H182 682g 92ft/s 825ft/s 26.7G 2,184ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H170 707g 105ft/s 777ft/s 33.3G 2,205ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H160 747g 95ft/s 768ft/s 24.3G 2,230ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H250 731g 124ft/s 861ft/s 44.2G 2,236ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 727g 108ft/s 807ft/s 34.4G 2,238ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 726g 88ft/s 721ft/s 22.2G 2,251ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H195 672g 116ft/s 879ft/s 37.6G 2,278ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H42 717g 50ft/s 450ft/s 9.6G 2,278ft 10.9s 7s
OK KBA H130 1,184g 77ft/s 549ft/s 17.9G 2,333ft 10.7s 9s
OK KBA H225 791g 92ft/s 861ft/s 32.1G 2,336ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H135 687g 84ft/s 718ft/s 21.7G 2,400ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 759g 106ft/s 846ft/s 37.0G 2,426ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H200 749g 112ft/s 859ft/s 38.6G 2,456ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 707g 137ft/s 970ft/s 53.3G 2,474ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H140 752g 103ft/s 783ft/s 32.3G 2,595ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H53 761g 58ft/s 534ft/s 11.5G 2,634ft 11.1s 7s
OK AeroTech I205 790g 106ft/s 977ft/s 46.0G 2,889ft 9.8s 8s
warningsW,D Estes F26 561g 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 600g 13:1 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 (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (16ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/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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