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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 94 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (686 motors didn't fit, 22 motors failed safety checks). 114 motor had thrust curves available and 230 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:   Lucky Strike
Owner: Erik Czerwin
Body Diameter: 2.24in
Dry Weight: 27.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 18.00in
CD: 0.56

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 F62 30.8oz 57ft/s 171ft/s 6.5G 490ft 5.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 29.7oz 58ft/s 173ft/s 7.3G 545ft 6.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 30.7oz 86ft/s 197ft/s 15.9G 548ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 30.5oz 59ft/s 186ft/s 7.3G 552ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F67 29.8oz 69ft/s 212ft/s 9.4G 670ft 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 30.2oz 52ft/s 189ft/s 5.9G 764ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 30.0oz 62ft/s 221ft/s 7.7G 776ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 31.3oz 63ft/s 222ft/s 8.1G 802ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 31.5oz 56ft/s 218ft/s 6.8G 867ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 31.8oz 64ft/s 244ft/s 8.2G 931ft 7.9s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 29.9oz 63ft/s 246ft/s 8.5G 933ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 32.4oz 67ft/s 271ft/s 12.0G 995ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 31.4oz 48ft/s 231ft/s 5.0G 1,009ft 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 31.8oz 80ft/s 278ft/s 12.8G 1,038ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 30.1oz 68ft/s 289ft/s 10.0G 1,098ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 32.1oz 66ft/s 265ft/s 8.7G 1,119ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G80 32.1oz 64ft/s 303ft/s 10.1G 1,189ft 8.6s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 31.3oz 59ft/s 281ft/s 7.4G 1,279ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G40 31.3oz 59ft/s 281ft/s 7.4G 1,279ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 32.8oz 61ft/s 315ft/s 9.2G 1,293ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 31.3oz 67ft/s 333ft/s 10.5G 1,369ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 32.5oz 69ft/s 331ft/s 10.1G 1,405ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G68 32.5oz 60ft/s 323ft/s 9.2G 1,409ft 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G83 32.1oz 70ft/s 335ft/s 10.2G 1,418ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G57 32.1oz 63ft/s 314ft/s 8.9G 1,424ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 31.4oz 58ft/s 330ft/s 8.4G 1,433ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G250 32.0oz 118ft/s 386ft/s 31.9G 1,515ft 9.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G76 32.2oz 86ft/s 338ft/s 15.9G 1,565ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G126 32.1oz 86ft/s 383ft/s 16.8G 1,604ft 9.6s 9s
OK AeroTech G64 32.3oz 72ft/s 336ft/s 11.1G 1,609ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 31.6oz 68ft/s 366ft/s 10.5G 1,673ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni G131 34.1oz 80ft/s 396ft/s 15.4G 1,689ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G78 31.4oz 69ft/s 381ft/s 10.7G 1,728ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 31.4oz 84ft/s 424ft/s 16.7G 1,806ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech G80 31.5oz 73ft/s 398ft/s 10.9G 1,851ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni G106 33.6oz 69ft/s 427ft/s 13.0G 1,917ft 10.6s 9s
OK KBA G82 35.1oz 60ft/s 403ft/s 9.5G 1,934ft 10.9s 9s
OK KBA G135 35.0oz 78ft/s 444ft/s 15.5G 1,975ft 10.6s 10s
OK AeroTech G75 35.2oz 57ft/s 410ft/s 7.3G 2,061ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G125 33.9oz 85ft/s 491ft/s 16.2G 2,282ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni G54 33.8oz 76ft/s 397ft/s 11.9G 2,288ft 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 33.6oz 81ft/s 489ft/s 15.7G 2,288ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech H165 34.1oz 96ft/s 508ft/s 19.4G 2,297ft 11.1s 10s
OK RATT H70 39.4oz 75ft/s 416ft/s 11.4G 2,316ft 11.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H175 35.7oz 95ft/s 514ft/s 23.3G 2,323ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H133 33.7oz 87ft/s 503ft/s 19.5G 2,352ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni H54 34.4oz 65ft/s 412ft/s 9.6G 2,395ft 12.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni H87 34.2oz 69ft/s 482ft/s 12.5G 2,417ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H163 33.6oz 94ft/s 531ft/s 22.3G 2,419ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni H90 32.7oz 78ft/s 490ft/s 16.0G 2,420ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni H410 33.4oz 150ft/s 572ft/s 56.1G 2,425ft 11.0s 11s
OK AeroTech H128 34.3oz 92ft/s 526ft/s 18.3G 2,461ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G138 32.2oz 83ft/s 554ft/s 19.7G 2,483ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H123 35.0oz 79ft/s 522ft/s 13.5G 2,497ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech H238 33.9oz 106ft/s 551ft/s 24.6G 2,502ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H115 34.2oz 77ft/s 531ft/s 12.2G 2,569ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech H97 36.8oz 68ft/s 510ft/s 9.9G 2,602ft 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H42 35.5oz 48ft/s 408ft/s 6.6G 2,612ft 13.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H118 35.2oz 84ft/s 537ft/s 16.4G 2,662ft 11.9s 10s
OK KBA H130 52.0oz 78ft/s 477ft/s 14.2G 2,729ft 12.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni H237 37.4oz 106ft/s 624ft/s 28.2G 2,862ft 12.0s 11s
OK AeroTech H220 35.8oz 114ft/s 628ft/s 29.8G 2,911ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H151 35.4oz 95ft/s 606ft/s 19.7G 2,955ft 12.3s 11s
OK AeroTech H210 35.7oz 104ft/s 640ft/s 25.6G 2,973ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H135 35.9oz 85ft/s 618ft/s 15.6G 3,088ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni H160 36.6oz 93ft/s 638ft/s 17.2G 3,091ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni H170 35.2oz 106ft/s 640ft/s 23.3G 3,096ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech H182 34.3oz 92ft/s 678ft/s 19.4G 3,135ft 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech H180 35.9oz 103ft/s 669ft/s 24.9G 3,195ft 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech H250 36.0oz 125ft/s 702ft/s 31.5G 3,246ft 12.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni H53 37.1oz 57ft/s 504ft/s 8.1G 3,304ft 14.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H135 34.5oz 84ft/s 635ft/s 15.1G 3,325ft 13.0s 11s
OK KBA H225 38.1oz 95ft/s 702ft/s 25.2G 3,334ft 12.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni H295 39.1oz 122ft/s 736ft/s 34.2G 3,392ft 12.8s 12s
OK AeroTech H195 33.9oz 112ft/s 739ft/s 26.0G 3,402ft 12.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni H180 38.1oz 105ft/s 704ft/s 24.6G 3,515ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H194 37.0oz 105ft/s 726ft/s 26.4G 3,543ft 13.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni H200 36.7oz 109ft/s 738ft/s 27.5G 3,611ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H340 40.8oz 131ft/s 805ft/s 38.3G 3,727ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H140 36.8oz 105ft/s 704ft/s 23.0G 3,730ft 13.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H255 35.2oz 129ft/s 817ft/s 37.5G 3,773ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H399 37.4oz 157ft/s 852ft/s 51.6G 3,806ft 13.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni H226 39.7oz 117ft/s 802ft/s 30.8G 4,008ft 13.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni H159 39.1oz 90ft/s 775ft/s 16.3G 4,019ft 13.9s 12s
OK AeroTech H268 39.6oz 117ft/s 839ft/s 29.2G 4,055ft 13.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni H233 38.6oz 114ft/s 842ft/s 30.8G 4,119ft 13.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni H160 38.3oz 115ft/s 776ft/s 28.8G 4,184ft 13.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni H255 38.2oz 124ft/s 874ft/s 37.9G 4,184ft 13.7s 12s
OK AeroTech I200 39.6oz 111ft/s 824ft/s 26.6G 4,241ft 14.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni I204 39.3oz 118ft/s 878ft/s 31.7G 4,475ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech I205 38.1oz 105ft/s 901ft/s 33.4G 4,490ft 14.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni I243 41.1oz 126ft/s 943ft/s 37.2G 4,780ft 14.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni I224 40.1oz 130ft/s 936ft/s 38.0G 4,787ft 14.4s 13s
warningsW,D Estes G80 31.4oz 9:1 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 (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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.)

5 The 5:1 thrust-to-weight ratio check is a useful rule of thumb, but it does break down for motors with unusual thrust curves. For example, motors with a high initial thrust and a long tail-off may fail this test but still be safe for use.

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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