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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 85 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (684 motors didn't fit, 22 motors failed safety checks). 105 motor had thrust curves available and 208 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:   AMRAAM AIM-120 2 (PML)
Owner: paul shepherdson
Body Diameter: 2.25in
Dry Weight: 0.710Kg
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 14.00in
CD: 0.75

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 0.819Kg 50ft/s 183ft/s 7.0G 522ft 5.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 0.816Kg 75ft/s 210ft/s 17.0G 575ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 0.786Kg 52ft/s 185ft/s 7.9G 579ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 0.809Kg 54ft/s 199ft/s 7.9G 584ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 0.795Kg 56ft/s 235ft/s 8.3G 797ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 0.832Kg 58ft/s 235ft/s 8.7G 823ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 0.836Kg 50ft/s 229ft/s 7.3G 888ft 7.7s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 0.794Kg 56ft/s 261ft/s 9.1G 941ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 0.846Kg 55ft/s 257ft/s 8.8G 941ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 0.862Kg 59ft/s 287ft/s 12.8G 993ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 0.846Kg 72ft/s 294ft/s 13.7G 1,030ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 0.797Kg 60ft/s 307ft/s 10.7G 1,084ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 0.856Kg 60ft/s 278ft/s 9.3G 1,110ft 8.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 0.853Kg 56ft/s 319ft/s 10.8G 1,166ft 8.4s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 0.833Kg 52ft/s 292ft/s 7.9G 1,256ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G40 0.833Kg 52ft/s 292ft/s 7.9G 1,256ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 0.875Kg 53ft/s 332ft/s 9.7G 1,259ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 0.832Kg 57ft/s 351ft/s 11.1G 1,318ft 8.8s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 0.867Kg 61ft/s 347ft/s 10.7G 1,353ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 0.866Kg 54ft/s 338ft/s 9.8G 1,363ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 0.855Kg 62ft/s 352ft/s 10.9G 1,364ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 0.834Kg 52ft/s 345ft/s 9.0G 1,379ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 0.856Kg 57ft/s 326ft/s 9.5G 1,380ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 0.851Kg 104ft/s 409ft/s 33.8G 1,427ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 0.857Kg 78ft/s 351ft/s 16.9G 1,489ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 0.855Kg 77ft/s 402ft/s 18.0G 1,511ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 0.861Kg 67ft/s 347ft/s 11.8G 1,531ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 0.841Kg 63ft/s 380ft/s 11.2G 1,577ft 9.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 0.910Kg 72ft/s 415ft/s 15.8G 1,583ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 0.835Kg 61ft/s 397ft/s 11.4G 1,618ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 0.835Kg 75ft/s 445ft/s 17.5G 1,671ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 0.838Kg 64ft/s 413ft/s 11.7G 1,720ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G106 0.897Kg 64ft/s 445ft/s 13.9G 1,776ft 9.9s 9s
OK KBA G82 0.941Kg 54ft/s 418ft/s 9.9G 1,804ft 10.2s 8s
OK KBA G135 0.936Kg 66ft/s 464ft/s 16.3G 1,823ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 0.943Kg 52ft/s 422ft/s 7.7G 1,914ft 10.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 0.904Kg 76ft/s 508ft/s 17.2G 2,064ft 10.3s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 0.912Kg 83ft/s 528ft/s 20.5G 2,068ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 0.898Kg 69ft/s 506ft/s 16.7G 2,072ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H175 0.957Kg 83ft/s 536ft/s 23.8G 2,090ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G54 0.903Kg 66ft/s 401ft/s 12.7G 2,108ft 10.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 0.900Kg 77ft/s 520ft/s 20.7G 2,119ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H410 0.892Kg 132ft/s 602ft/s 59.4G 2,146ft 10.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni H163 0.897Kg 82ft/s 552ft/s 23.7G 2,164ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H90 0.873Kg 71ft/s 502ft/s 17.1G 2,182ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H87 0.915Kg 64ft/s 493ft/s 13.3G 2,190ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H128 0.916Kg 81ft/s 543ft/s 19.4G 2,201ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H54 0.919Kg 59ft/s 414ft/s 10.2G 2,203ft 11.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 0.858Kg 75ft/s 577ft/s 20.1G 2,207ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H238 0.906Kg 96ft/s 572ft/s 25.9G 2,223ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H123 0.938Kg 68ft/s 539ft/s 14.2G 2,240ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H115 0.915Kg 66ft/s 544ft/s 12.9G 2,292ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H97 0.988Kg 62ft/s 520ft/s 10.5G 2,342ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H118 0.942Kg 77ft/s 549ft/s 17.4G 2,371ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H237 1.004Kg 98ft/s 647ft/s 28.7G 2,506ft 10.9s 10s
OK KBA H130 1.419Kg 67ft/s 485ft/s 14.8G 2,513ft 11.9s 10s
OK AeroTech H220 0.960Kg 101ft/s 649ft/s 31.6G 2,544ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H151 0.948Kg 82ft/s 620ft/s 20.9G 2,590ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech H210 0.956Kg 93ft/s 661ft/s 26.8G 2,593ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H170 0.942Kg 92ft/s 656ft/s 24.7G 2,693ft 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni H160 0.982Kg 82ft/s 653ft/s 18.3G 2,699ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H135 0.961Kg 76ft/s 628ft/s 16.6G 2,703ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H182 0.917Kg 85ft/s 696ft/s 20.4G 2,711ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H180 0.962Kg 93ft/s 685ft/s 26.2G 2,765ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech H250 0.966Kg 112ft/s 723ft/s 33.3G 2,796ft 11.2s 10s
OK KBA H225 1.026Kg 82ft/s 723ft/s 26.1G 2,883ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech H135 0.922Kg 75ft/s 639ft/s 16.1G 2,895ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech H195 0.907Kg 102ft/s 755ft/s 27.6G 2,903ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni H295 1.052Kg 111ft/s 760ft/s 34.5G 2,909ft 11.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni H53 0.996Kg 52ft/s 498ft/s 8.6G 2,958ft 12.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H180 1.024Kg 90ft/s 716ft/s 26.0G 3,026ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H194 0.994Kg 95ft/s 738ft/s 28.0G 3,038ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H200 0.984Kg 100ft/s 749ft/s 29.1G 3,089ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H255 0.942Kg 112ft/s 834ft/s 39.7G 3,190ft 11.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni H140 0.987Kg 91ft/s 707ft/s 24.4G 3,206ft 12.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni H399 1.004Kg 133ft/s 879ft/s 54.5G 3,207ft 11.6s 11s
OK AeroTech H268 1.068Kg 105ft/s 851ft/s 30.7G 3,427ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni H159 1.053Kg 78ft/s 773ft/s 17.2G 3,429ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H233 1.038Kg 102ft/s 850ft/s 32.5G 3,473ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H255 1.028Kg 111ft/s 885ft/s 40.0G 3,516ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni H160 1.029Kg 104ft/s 774ft/s 30.4G 3,556ft 12.4s 10s
OK AeroTech I200 1.068Kg 100ft/s 825ft/s 28.0G 3,584ft 12.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni I204 1.059Kg 106ft/s 874ft/s 33.5G 3,755ft 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech I205 1.025Kg 96ft/s 899ft/s 35.2G 3,757ft 12.4s 11s
warningsW,D Estes G80 0.835Kg 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 (27ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/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 (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 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.)

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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