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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 178 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (627 motors didn't fit, 6 motors failed safety checks). 181 motor had thrust curves available and 329 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:   Polecat Nike Smoke 4-inch 54 motors
Owner: Rick Baldridge
Body Diameter: 4.50in
Dry Weight: 2,170g
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 852.0mm
CD: 0.45

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 2,697g 63ft/s 404ft/s 8.9G 1,857ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I170 2,698g 52ft/s 391ft/s 6.9G 1,895ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I599 2,682g 111ft/s 476ft/s 28.2G 1,927ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech I229 2,684g 62ft/s 430ft/s 9.4G 1,965ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I150 2,740g 48ft/s 406ft/s 5.6G 2,216ft 11.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni I445 2,745g 83ft/s 523ft/s 18.8G 2,276ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I218 2,750g 61ft/s 474ft/s 8.8G 2,365ft 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I165 2,764g 52ft/s 445ft/s 6.0G 2,492ft 12.4s 9s
OK Contrail J245 3,720g 64ft/s 456ft/s 11.0G 2,576ft 12.4s 10s
OK Contrail J355 3,734g 77ft/s 521ft/s 14.3G 2,744ft 12.5s 11s
OK Hypertek J115 3,452g 50ft/s 386ft/s 6.0G 2,842ft 14.0s 7s
OK Hypertek J250 3,462g 68ft/s 502ft/s 11.0G 2,945ft 12.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I100 2,977g 56ft/s 372ft/s 9.4G 2,997ft 14.2s 5s
OK Contrail J292 3,712g 78ft/s 506ft/s 14.2G 3,036ft 13.2s 11s
OK Hypertek J170 3,452g 63ft/s 465ft/s 9.3G 3,103ft 13.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J250 3,000g 53ft/s 597ft/s 8.3G 3,171ft 13.2s 10s
OK AeroTech I65 2,922g 50ft/s 384ft/s 5.9G 3,204ft 15.0s 7s
OK Hypertek J120 3,463g 54ft/s 425ft/s 6.7G 3,248ft 14.7s 8s
OK AeroTech J250 3,077g 57ft/s 603ft/s 9.0G 3,249ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J280 3,124g 60ft/s 629ft/s 9.4G 3,264ft 13.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni J145 3,007g 58ft/s 475ft/s 15.5G 3,326ft 14.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni J1055 2,942g 124ft/s 802ft/s 38.7G 3,333ft 12.3s 12s
OK AeroTech J250 2,878g 68ft/s 598ft/s 10.9G 3,350ft 13.2s 10s
OK Hypertek J270 3,466g 76ft/s 563ft/s 13.5G 3,411ft 13.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 3,021g 68ft/s 653ft/s 11.7G 3,469ft 13.3s 11s
OK Hypertek J190 3,463g 66ft/s 528ft/s 10.2G 3,594ft 14.4s 9s
OK AeroTech J1299 3,004g 142ft/s 905ft/s 49.4G 3,706ft 12.7s 12s
OK Gorilla J365 3,374g 57ft/s 714ft/s 14.0G 3,721ft 13.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J430 2,970g 83ft/s 766ft/s 17.0G 3,723ft 13.3s 11s
OK AeroTech J180 2,979g 66ft/s 571ft/s 10.2G 3,732ft 14.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni J240 3,045g 60ft/s 649ft/s 8.8G 3,733ft 14.0s 11s
OK AeroTech J460 2,959g 88ft/s 778ft/s 18.0G 3,787ft 13.3s 11s
OK AeroTech J275 3,034g 63ft/s 649ft/s 10.1G 3,817ft 14.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J293 3,010g 63ft/s 701ft/s 11.0G 3,820ft 13.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J244 3,081g 55ft/s 669ft/s 7.7G 3,905ft 14.4s 11s
OK AMW J1365 3,289g 137ft/s 914ft/s 47.9G 3,914ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni J210 3,012g 60ft/s 594ft/s 10.1G 3,960ft 14.8s 11s
OK AMW J400 3,552g 65ft/s 766ft/s 12.5G 4,075ft 14.2s 12s
OK Loki J350 3,430g 66ft/s 766ft/s 12.4G 4,132ft 14.3s 12s
OK AMW J475 3,580g 75ft/s 823ft/s 16.6G 4,234ft 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech J1799 3,281g 157ft/s 1,074ft/s 66.4G 4,268ft 13.2s 13s
OK Gorilla J167 3,386g 61ft/s 549ft/s 10.2G 4,292ft 15.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1520 3,196g 144ft/s 1,088ft/s 53.1G 4,323ft 13.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni J360 3,274g 65ft/s 808ft/s 15.9G 4,355ft 14.5s 12s
OK Gorilla J465 3,352g 71ft/s 859ft/s 18.7G 4,365ft 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni J380 3,463g 65ft/s 827ft/s 11.4G 4,377ft 14.5s 12s
OK Gorilla J395 3,330g 67ft/s 829ft/s 13.0G 4,421ft 14.6s 12s
OK AeroTech J450 3,393g 74ft/s 854ft/s 15.2G 4,466ft 14.5s 12s
OK Gorilla J485 3,360g 75ft/s 889ft/s 16.5G 4,500ft 14.4s 12s
OK Loki J820 3,380g 114ft/s 986ft/s 30.4G 4,535ft 13.8s 12s
OK Gorilla J535 3,395g 91ft/s 920ft/s 19.4G 4,542ft 14.2s 12s
OK AMW J395 3,438g 72ft/s 817ft/s 13.0G 4,545ft 14.8s 12s
OK Gorilla J450 3,625g 65ft/s 850ft/s 16.0G 4,561ft 14.8s 12s
OK AMW J440 3,399g 101ft/s 878ft/s 23.2G 4,570ft 14.2s 12s
OK Loki J525 3,410g 84ft/s 931ft/s 18.3G 4,579ft 14.3s 12s
OK AMW K1720 3,521g 153ft/s 1,098ft/s 57.2G 4,597ft 13.8s 13s
OK AMW J325 3,400g 77ft/s 750ft/s 15.2G 4,645ft 15.0s 12s
OK AeroTech J540 3,254g 91ft/s 943ft/s 20.2G 4,659ft 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech J401 3,082g 79ft/s 901ft/s 14.9G 4,719ft 14.5s 12s
OK AeroTech J135 3,311g 50ft/s 603ft/s 6.7G 4,754ft 16.4s 9s
OK AMW J745 3,390g 101ft/s 1,017ft/s 25.4G 4,798ft 14.3s 13s
OK AMW J475 3,663g 81ft/s 886ft/s 15.4G 4,918ft 15.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni J355 3,345g 70ft/s 850ft/s 12.3G 4,943ft 15.2s 12s
OK AeroTech J800 3,256g 112ft/s 1,062ft/s 28.8G 4,944ft 14.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni J760 3,247g 106ft/s 1,105ft/s 27.3G 4,998ft 14.3s 13s
OK AMW K665 3,907g 82ft/s 1,004ft/s 20.7G 5,066ft 14.9s 13s
OK Loki J175 3,420g 66ft/s 649ft/s 11.6G 5,075ft 16.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J295 3,289g 73ft/s 789ft/s 12.6G 5,090ft 15.5s 11s
OK Loki J300 3,485g 69ft/s 785ft/s 10.8G 5,091ft 15.8s 12s
OK AeroTech K2050 3,462g 157ft/s 1,303ft/s 63.8G 5,097ft 14.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J415 3,338g 77ft/s 920ft/s 15.4G 5,112ft 15.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni K2045 3,460g 166ft/s 1,344ft/s 66.6G 5,113ft 14.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni J449 3,292g 80ft/s 974ft/s 16.4G 5,126ft 15.0s 12s
OK AeroTech K456 3,654g 75ft/s 938ft/s 13.5G 5,131ft 15.2s 12s
OK Cesaroni K360 3,402g 67ft/s 910ft/s 10.8G 5,256ft 15.5s 12s
OK Gorilla K555 3,747g 77ft/s 1,024ft/s 16.7G 5,346ft 15.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni K530 3,810g 74ft/s 1,028ft/s 14.5G 5,351ft 15.3s 13s
OK Gorilla K520 3,612g 76ft/s 1,009ft/s 15.7G 5,354ft 15.4s 13s
OK Gorilla K630 3,730g 85ft/s 1,052ft/s 20.8G 5,354ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni K454 3,561g 74ft/s 966ft/s 14.7G 5,363ft 15.4s 12s
OK AeroTech K400 3,364g 84ft/s 916ft/s 15.4G 5,371ft 15.5s 12s
OK KBA K700 3,673g 98ft/s 1,124ft/s 23.5G 5,389ft 15.0s 13s
OK Gorilla K533 3,887g 73ft/s 994ft/s 17.7G 5,398ft 15.5s 13s
OK AMW K475 3,662g 77ft/s 989ft/s 14.2G 5,424ft 15.6s 13s
OK Gorilla K222 3,767g 65ft/s 663ft/s 10.5G 5,444ft 17.0s 10s
OK AeroTech K695 3,657g 93ft/s 1,115ft/s 24.8G 5,464ft 14.9s 13s
OK AeroTech K513 3,817g 79ft/s 1,035ft/s 16.4G 5,482ft 15.3s 13s
OK AeroTech K535 3,434g 90ft/s 1,023ft/s 18.0G 5,504ft 15.2s 12s
OK AMW K535 3,729g 84ft/s 1,006ft/s 16.4G 5,515ft 15.6s 13s
OK AeroTech K1100 3,506g 126ft/s 1,269ft/s 38.1G 5,641ft 14.7s 13s
OK AMW K610 3,935g 82ft/s 1,043ft/s 18.3G 5,669ft 15.7s 13s
OK AMW K935 3,678g 115ft/s 1,218ft/s 29.3G 5,689ft 15.1s 13s
OK AMW K455 3,674g 92ft/s 950ft/s 20.5G 5,713ft 15.7s 13s
OK AeroTech K185 3,604g 58ft/s 715ft/s 8.4G 5,788ft 17.3s 10s
OK AMW K700 4,258g 85ft/s 1,110ft/s 19.1G 5,796ft 15.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni K940 3,536g 108ft/s 1,298ft/s 30.9G 5,816ft 14.9s 13s
OK Loki K690 4,570g 80ft/s 1,108ft/s 18.0G 5,825ft 15.9s 14s
OK AeroTech K540 3,445g 96ft/s 1,093ft/s 24.4G 5,838ft 15.2s 12s
OK AMW K855 4,291g 95ft/s 1,185ft/s 23.7G 5,901ft 15.6s 14s
OK AeroTech K550 3,657g 89ft/s 1,054ft/s 21.3G 5,908ft 15.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni K500 3,646g 80ft/s 1,061ft/s 15.9G 5,945ft 15.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni K630 3,580g 93ft/s 1,190ft/s 21.6G 6,024ft 15.4s 13s
OK Gorilla K700 3,886g 84ft/s 1,182ft/s 20.2G 6,061ft 15.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni K515 3,824g 81ft/s 1,065ft/s 17.1G 6,065ft 16.0s 13s
OK Gorilla K763 3,962g 88ft/s 1,220ft/s 21.9G 6,071ft 15.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni K650 4,160g 80ft/s 1,181ft/s 16.6G 6,071ft 15.9s 13s
OK AeroTech K1103 3,629g 139ft/s 1,392ft/s 44.3G 6,113ft 15.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni K400 3,721g 71ft/s 980ft/s 12.1G 6,120ft 16.5s 12s
OK Gorilla K805 3,945g 90ft/s 1,232ft/s 27.5G 6,120ft 15.6s 13s
OK AeroTech K805 3,713g 99ft/s 1,245ft/s 23.6G 6,137ft 15.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni K445 3,568g 89ft/s 1,016ft/s 18.1G 6,184ft 16.1s 12s
OK AeroTech K850 4,211g 96ft/s 1,294ft/s 25.3G 6,198ft 15.7s 14s
OK AeroTech K990 4,279g 99ft/s 1,281ft/s 24.5G 6,219ft 15.8s 14s
OK Gorilla K327 3,987g 74ft/s 836ft/s 16.6G 6,240ft 16.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni K520 3,746g 85ft/s 1,105ft/s 15.8G 6,252ft 16.1s 13s
OK AMW K710 3,982g 99ft/s 1,158ft/s 21.7G 6,287ft 16.0s 13s
OK AMW K670 4,055g 94ft/s 1,171ft/s 20.0G 6,328ft 16.1s 14s
OK AMW K1250 3,985g 133ft/s 1,403ft/s 40.4G 6,400ft 15.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni K740 3,639g 105ft/s 1,292ft/s 23.6G 6,432ft 15.7s 13s
OK Loki K960 3,916g 130ft/s 1,353ft/s 39.2G 6,460ft 15.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni K1200 3,802g 123ft/s 1,494ft/s 35.8G 6,492ft 15.4s 14s
OK AMW K580 3,993g 100ft/s 1,110ft/s 26.6G 6,537ft 16.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni K160 3,642g 53ft/s 660ft/s 6.5G 6,597ft 19.2s 10s
OK AeroTech K1275 4,156g 126ft/s 1,434ft/s 37.8G 6,623ft 15.6s 14s
OK AeroTech K828 4,393g 108ft/s 1,321ft/s 29.4G 6,704ft 16.1s 14s
OK Cesaroni K650 3,880g 97ft/s 1,243ft/s 31.4G 6,705ft 16.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni K635 3,938g 91ft/s 1,227ft/s 19.1G 6,712ft 16.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni K675 4,110g 85ft/s 1,220ft/s 21.5G 6,728ft 16.3s 13s
OK Loki K250 3,961g 81ft/s 785ft/s 19.6G 6,743ft 18.3s 11s
OK Gorilla K980 4,627g 104ft/s 1,310ft/s 28.2G 6,786ft 16.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni K780 3,870g 100ft/s 1,377ft/s 25.3G 6,837ft 15.9s 13s
OK Loki K527 4,143g 84ft/s 1,138ft/s 17.8G 6,947ft 17.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni K490 4,024g 80ft/s 1,118ft/s 13.9G 6,984ft 17.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni K1440 4,063g 136ft/s 1,627ft/s 46.7G 7,029ft 15.7s 14s
OK Cesaroni K570 3,855g 97ft/s 1,188ft/s 22.8G 7,061ft 16.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni K600 4,062g 92ft/s 1,226ft/s 18.6G 7,096ft 16.7s 13s
OK AMW K1075 4,809g 102ft/s 1,366ft/s 27.0G 7,096ft 16.8s 15s
OK KBA K1750 4,734g 130ft/s 1,642ft/s 46.0G 7,156ft 16.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni K815 4,367g 92ft/s 1,383ft/s 27.1G 7,199ft 16.5s 14s
OK AeroTech K700 4,205g 103ft/s 1,272ft/s 24.9G 7,212ft 16.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni K750 4,227g 97ft/s 1,340ft/s 22.3G 7,251ft 16.5s 13s
OK Gorilla K1075 4,711g 100ft/s 1,445ft/s 26.2G 7,365ft 16.8s 15s
OK Loki K830 4,570g 81ft/s 1,482ft/s 19.8G 7,406ft 17.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni K820 4,152g 107ft/s 1,400ft/s 39.7G 7,417ft 16.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni K711 4,368g 95ft/s 1,295ft/s 34.4G 7,450ft 16.8s 13s
OK Gorilla K1185 4,711g 96ft/s 1,528ft/s 29.3G 7,509ft 16.9s 15s
OK AeroTech K1050 4,373g 119ft/s 1,523ft/s 33.4G 7,525ft 16.5s 14s
OK AMW K1130 4,744g 112ft/s 1,460ft/s 31.2G 7,527ft 16.9s 15s
OK AeroTech K480 4,248g 94ft/s 1,186ft/s 20.9G 7,529ft 17.2s 12s
OK KBA L2300 4,800g 148ft/s 1,800ft/s 62.6G 7,618ft 16.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni K261 4,102g 57ft/s 874ft/s 7.9G 7,693ft 19.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni K660 4,119g 106ft/s 1,324ft/s 25.9G 7,705ft 16.9s 13s
OK KBA K750 4,806g 100ft/s 1,314ft/s 24.2G 7,709ft 17.3s 14s
OK AeroTech K375 4,276g 117ft/s 1,014ft/s 30.8G 7,767ft 17.8s 12s
OK AeroTech K270 4,270g 62ft/s 850ft/s 9.2G 7,770ft 19.5s 11s
OK AeroTech L1000 4,364g 112ft/s 1,545ft/s 30.0G 7,802ft 16.5s 14s
OK AeroTech K455 4,456g 107ft/s 1,056ft/s 28.9G 7,849ft 17.8s 12s
OK AMW L1276 5,130g 105ft/s 1,533ft/s 28.1G 7,863ft 17.3s 15s
OK AeroTech L1090 4,602g 115ft/s 1,494ft/s 28.4G 7,884ft 17.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni K590 4,164g 131ft/s 1,165ft/s 43.5G 7,913ft 17.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni L1030 4,508g 105ft/s 1,578ft/s 34.0G 7,920ft 16.7s 14s
OK Loki L1400 4,710g 118ft/s 1,692ft/s 36.4G 7,940ft 16.8s 15s
OK AMW L985 4,742g 113ft/s 1,461ft/s 30.6G 7,976ft 17.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni L990 4,406g 114ft/s 1,546ft/s 36.7G 7,980ft 16.8s 14s
OK Gorilla K470 4,497g 95ft/s 1,095ft/s 22.9G 8,002ft 17.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni L805 4,672g 104ft/s 1,424ft/s 31.3G 8,271ft 17.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni L730 4,417g 107ft/s 1,388ft/s 27.1G 8,288ft 17.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni K260 4,217g 63ft/s 912ft/s 9.4G 8,436ft 19.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni L935 4,712g 112ft/s 1,545ft/s 32.4G 8,600ft 17.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni L640 4,414g 113ft/s 1,242ft/s 33.9G 8,646ft 17.8s 13s
OK Loki K350 4,710g 98ft/s 977ft/s 25.5G 8,677ft 19.5s 13s
OK Cesaroni K300 4,440g 69ft/s 986ft/s 11.5G 8,951ft 20.0s 12s
OK AeroTech K250 4,381g 57ft/s 954ft/s 9.2G 9,132ft 20.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni L265 4,651g 62ft/s 923ft/s 9.2G 9,470ft 21.5s 11s
OK Loki L1040 5,132g 106ft/s 1,718ft/s 25.5G 9,739ft 18.4s 15s
warningsD AMW K590 3,887g 16:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 3,667g 19:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 4,006g 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 (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/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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