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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 137 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (623 motors didn't fit, 31 motors failed safety checks). 168 motor had thrust curves available and 344 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:   Upscale Citation Patriot
Owner: Louie Berlin
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 5.07lb
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 36.00in
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 Contrail G234 6.27lb 94ft/s 120ft/s 18.5G 245ft 4.0s 3s
OK AeroTech G339 5.47lb 86ft/s 137ft/s 14.5G 281ft 4.3s 4s
OK Contrail G123 6.20lb 56ft/s 129ft/s 11.9G 324ft 4.8s 4s
OK Cesaroni G185 5.49lb 59ft/s 146ft/s 7.4G 332ft 4.8s 4s
OK Contrail G100 6.20lb 53ft/s 126ft/s 5.6G 333ft 4.9s 3s
OK Contrail H300 6.42lb 92ft/s 162ft/s 24.1G 417ft 5.1s 5s
OK Contrail H222 6.22lb 80ft/s 161ft/s 23.5G 419ft 5.2s 4s
OK Contrail H303 6.37lb 100ft/s 174ft/s 26.5G 466ft 5.4s 5s
OK Contrail H211 6.39lb 89ft/s 198ft/s 21.2G 625ft 6.3s 5s
OK Contrail H121 6.42lb 55ft/s 193ft/s 8.3G 686ft 6.9s 5s
OK Contrail H246 6.39lb 88ft/s 218ft/s 17.7G 701ft 6.6s 6s
warningsW AeroTech H283 5.61lb 77ft/s 230ft/s 12.4G 701ft 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech H148 5.75lb 57ft/s 215ft/s 6.6G 730ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H130 5.59lb 67ft/s 210ft/s 9.4G 747ft 7.0s 5s
OK Contrail H141 6.42lb 64ft/s 217ft/s 8.3G 776ft 7.1s 5s
OK AeroTech H123 5.68lb 48ft/s 205ft/s 4.9G 795ft 7.6s 5s
OK Loki H90 5.81lb 48ft/s 200ft/s 4.7G 808ft 7.7s 5s
OK AeroTech H669 5.63lb 121ft/s 273ft/s 43.2G 829ft 6.9s 7s
OK Contrail H248 6.82lb 82ft/s 237ft/s 21.8G 832ft 7.2s 6s
OK Loki H125 5.82lb 57ft/s 224ft/s 6.9G 861ft 7.6s 6s
OK Loki H144 5.81lb 65ft/s 234ft/s 8.6G 866ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech H219 5.65lb 71ft/s 261ft/s 10.7G 886ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech H242 5.65lb 65ft/s 261ft/s 8.4G 930ft 7.7s 6s
OK Loki H160 5.81lb 72ft/s 256ft/s 10.2G 959ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H120 5.72lb 48ft/s 249ft/s 4.8G 973ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni H400 5.70lb 86ft/s 303ft/s 16.5G 999ft 7.6s 7s
OK Contrail H277 6.64lb 91ft/s 274ft/s 24.7G 1,021ft 7.8s 7s
OK Contrail H340 6.87lb 92ft/s 283ft/s 28.4G 1,050ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H152 5.73lb 54ft/s 278ft/s 7.3G 1,086ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech H178 5.78lb 53ft/s 294ft/s 7.3G 1,114ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H225 5.50lb 68ft/s 310ft/s 9.5G 1,118ft 8.2s 7s
OK Contrail I500 6.83lb 124ft/s 323ft/s 32.5G 1,198ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech I218 5.89lb 70ft/s 326ft/s 9.9G 1,277ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H170 5.80lb 56ft/s 313ft/s 6.9G 1,283ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 5.78lb 111ft/s 370ft/s 24.2G 1,289ft 8.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H550 5.77lb 112ft/s 373ft/s 24.4G 1,294ft 8.4s 8s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 5.87lb 105ft/s 376ft/s 23.3G 1,308ft 8.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I180 5.92lb 80ft/s 309ft/s 12.8G 1,317ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H999 5.80lb 147ft/s 391ft/s 61.3G 1,323ft 8.3s 8s
OK Contrail I221 6.64lb 86ft/s 311ft/s 15.3G 1,336ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I161 5.88lb 60ft/s 313ft/s 7.3G 1,343ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni I180 5.94lb 56ft/s 335ft/s 6.9G 1,366ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech I140 5.85lb 54ft/s 305ft/s 5.9G 1,376ft 9.5s 7s
OK AeroTech I225 6.14lb 60ft/s 351ft/s 9.1G 1,444ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech I245 5.87lb 85ft/s 357ft/s 14.8G 1,449ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I357 5.83lb 82ft/s 371ft/s 13.6G 1,460ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni I212 6.12lb 59ft/s 361ft/s 8.2G 1,468ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I154 6.15lb 49ft/s 311ft/s 5.1G 1,527ft 10.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni I566 5.92lb 101ft/s 431ft/s 22.4G 1,545ft 9.0s 8s
OK Contrail I747 6.92lb 165ft/s 427ft/s 60.7G 1,626ft 9.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni I195 5.99lb 61ft/s 379ft/s 7.9G 1,644ft 9.9s 8s
OK Contrail I250 6.67lb 83ft/s 375ft/s 18.3G 1,672ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I345 5.94lb 83ft/s 431ft/s 13.8G 1,675ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni I170 5.93lb 59ft/s 388ft/s 7.5G 1,699ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I285 6.16lb 77ft/s 416ft/s 12.8G 1,703ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I175 6.03lb 55ft/s 380ft/s 6.1G 1,707ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni I800 6.08lb 121ft/s 483ft/s 31.6G 1,725ft 9.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I236 5.95lb 67ft/s 411ft/s 10.7G 1,745ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I1299 6.00lb 164ft/s 505ft/s 55.9G 1,768ft 9.3s 9s
OK AeroTech I305 6.35lb 79ft/s 428ft/s 13.5G 1,798ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni I223 6.16lb 63ft/s 418ft/s 8.3G 1,800ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I211 6.07lb 71ft/s 401ft/s 10.9G 1,802ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I195 6.33lb 74ft/s 399ft/s 11.8G 1,820ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I300 6.04lb 84ft/s 438ft/s 16.3G 1,824ft 9.9s 8s
OK Loki I316 6.26lb 94ft/s 456ft/s 17.0G 1,950ft 10.1s 9s
warningsW Loki I110 6.37lb 51ft/s 359ft/s 8.3G 1,988ft 11.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni I287 6.40lb 69ft/s 471ft/s 10.9G 2,001ft 10.5s 9s
OK Loki I210 6.26lb 79ft/s 432ft/s 14.9G 2,041ft 10.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I59 6.14lb 48ft/s 236ft/s 5.2G 2,046ft 13.1s 5s
OK Loki I405 6.27lb 113ft/s 497ft/s 27.8G 2,049ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I285 6.19lb 75ft/s 487ft/s 11.8G 2,123ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I255 6.21lb 71ft/s 483ft/s 10.4G 2,155ft 10.8s 9s
OK Loki I377 6.30lb 101ft/s 504ft/s 22.5G 2,157ft 10.4s 9s
OK Loki I430 6.26lb 92ft/s 538ft/s 18.1G 2,159ft 10.5s 9s
OK Contrail I155 6.67lb 57ft/s 404ft/s 6.5G 2,189ft 11.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I327 6.45lb 81ft/s 516ft/s 14.1G 2,205ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I366 6.29lb 90ft/s 524ft/s 16.4G 2,208ft 10.6s 9s
OK AMW I297 6.37lb 75ft/s 509ft/s 12.2G 2,215ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I364 6.56lb 78ft/s 513ft/s 13.2G 2,221ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni I470 6.16lb 94ft/s 564ft/s 19.3G 2,229ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni I303 6.17lb 76ft/s 516ft/s 14.0G 2,248ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I280 6.43lb 74ft/s 515ft/s 10.8G 2,284ft 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni I242 6.28lb 66ft/s 496ft/s 9.2G 2,288ft 11.2s 9s
OK KBA I550 6.64lb 98ft/s 630ft/s 22.2G 2,308ft 10.4s 9s
OK KBA I301 6.67lb 74ft/s 548ft/s 12.9G 2,328ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I435 6.21lb 110ft/s 573ft/s 26.4G 2,342ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I125 6.50lb 58ft/s 391ft/s 8.3G 2,368ft 12.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni I350 6.79lb 78ft/s 547ft/s 12.3G 2,380ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech I284 6.29lb 88ft/s 545ft/s 16.3G 2,405ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I500 6.34lb 97ft/s 619ft/s 19.4G 2,511ft 10.9s 10s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 6.39lb 106ft/s 643ft/s 21.2G 2,541ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I600 6.40lb 112ft/s 639ft/s 27.8G 2,550ft 10.9s 10s
OK Loki J396 6.73lb 81ft/s 599ft/s 16.9G 2,570ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech I350 6.43lb 84ft/s 616ft/s 16.0G 2,592ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech J420 6.50lb 93ft/s 611ft/s 18.3G 2,593ft 11.2s 10s
OK KBA J740 6.67lb 120ft/s 678ft/s 30.3G 2,596ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech J350 6.54lb 109ft/s 613ft/s 27.3G 2,609ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni J335 6.45lb 82ft/s 590ft/s 13.3G 2,613ft 11.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni J381 6.59lb 90ft/s 604ft/s 16.3G 2,615ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I216 6.39lb 70ft/s 520ft/s 10.9G 2,624ft 11.8s 9s
OK AeroTech J340 6.34lb 95ft/s 601ft/s 20.3G 2,627ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni J285 6.38lb 78ft/s 573ft/s 11.8G 2,644ft 11.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni J357 6.39lb 84ft/s 612ft/s 17.1G 2,654ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J270 6.51lb 68ft/s 566ft/s 9.2G 2,654ft 11.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni J316 6.41lb 81ft/s 580ft/s 14.3G 2,663ft 11.6s 9s
OK AeroTech J425 6.46lb 83ft/s 652ft/s 14.5G 2,710ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J290 6.52lb 77ft/s 588ft/s 12.5G 2,757ft 11.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni J400 6.62lb 88ft/s 637ft/s 15.0G 2,758ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech J520 6.77lb 123ft/s 653ft/s 33.0G 2,767ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech J500 6.51lb 110ft/s 680ft/s 26.3G 2,827ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech J270 6.49lb 73ft/s 590ft/s 11.4G 2,828ft 11.9s 9s
OK Loki J528 6.71lb 115ft/s 705ft/s 33.2G 2,854ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech J575 7.09lb 115ft/s 718ft/s 26.8G 2,926ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J410 6.69lb 90ft/s 683ft/s 16.1G 3,005ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni J330 6.62lb 88ft/s 650ft/s 14.6G 3,007ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech J435 6.45lb 101ft/s 706ft/s 23.1G 3,008ft 11.7s 10s
OK Loki J712 6.73lb 118ft/s 765ft/s 28.4G 3,022ft 11.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni J425 6.61lb 97ft/s 695ft/s 21.8G 3,025ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni J520 6.94lb 95ft/s 749ft/s 20.2G 3,150ft 11.9s 10s
OK Loki J320 6.73lb 87ft/s 656ft/s 16.7G 3,155ft 12.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni J354 6.79lb 86ft/s 666ft/s 16.3G 3,156ft 12.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni J580 7.37lb 97ft/s 766ft/s 19.4G 3,238ft 12.1s 11s
OK Loki J650 7.59lb 103ft/s 791ft/s 24.0G 3,349ft 12.2s 11s
OK AeroTech J825 7.00lb 127ft/s 893ft/s 36.8G 3,406ft 11.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J595 6.98lb 109ft/s 831ft/s 28.3G 3,528ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J600 7.07lb 109ft/s 858ft/s 22.1G 3,542ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J394 7.14lb 81ft/s 767ft/s 13.0G 3,572ft 12.8s 10s
OK AeroTech J570 7.06lb 128ft/s 805ft/s 35.7G 3,646ft 12.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni J453 7.20lb 98ft/s 787ft/s 21.7G 3,646ft 12.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni J420 7.00lb 103ft/s 779ft/s 24.2G 3,664ft 12.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni J150 7.17lb 59ft/s 517ft/s 9.2G 3,786ft 14.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni J530 7.22lb 112ft/s 866ft/s 24.1G 3,861ft 12.7s 11s
OK Loki J1000 7.59lb 137ft/s 1,018ft/s 40.5G 3,967ft 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech J510 7.45lb 114ft/s 865ft/s 30.4G 3,994ft 12.8s 10s
OK Loki J1026 7.65lb 135ft/s 1,060ft/s 34.1G 4,080ft 12.7s 11s
OK Loki K1127 7.65lb 142ft/s 1,043ft/s 39.3G 4,095ft 12.7s 11s
OK Loki K627 7.79lb 116ft/s 1,029ft/s 27.6G 4,771ft 13.6s 11s

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

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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
failedA Contrail G130 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (178ft)
failedG AeroTech G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedA Contrail G300 rocket doesn't reach a safe altitude (185ft)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/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.)

A The minimum altitude check is used to ensure that the rocket flies high enough to ensure time for a safe recovery. In addition, many barometric altimeters require a minimum altitude to detect lift-off. (The minimum altitude is 10m or 33ft for an A motor and doubles for each impulse class).

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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