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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 114 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (680 motors didn't fit). 112 motor had thrust curves available and 222 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:   Aerodactyl
Owner: Kevin Katz
Body Diameter: 2.60in
Dry Weight: 269g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 18.00in
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 Estes E16 353g 56ft/s 219ft/s 6.8G 607ft 6.5s 4s
OK AeroTech E23 373g 70ft/s 222ft/s 9.4G 618ft 6.0s 4s
OK AeroTech E16 378g 58ft/s 206ft/s 7.8G 667ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 373g 73ft/s 319ft/s 20.7G 726ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 378g 65ft/s 316ft/s 10.9G 874ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F27 349g 68ft/s 294ft/s 9.4G 902ft 6.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 370g 71ft/s 345ft/s 10.6G 906ft 6.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 375g 129ft/s 449ft/s 36.4G 910ft 6.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 378g 90ft/s 377ft/s 16.1G 912ft 6.5s 6s
OK Estes F15 371g 51ft/s 236ft/s 6.2G 912ft 8.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni F32 376g 64ft/s 324ft/s 11.0G 924ft 7.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni F29 375g 60ft/s 317ft/s 7.8G 951ft 7.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 351g 75ft/s 304ft/s 13.2G 955ft 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F31 371g 65ft/s 340ft/s 14.4G 959ft 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 368g 95ft/s 411ft/s 18.6G 960ft 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 345g 94ft/s 375ft/s 19.3G 969ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F67 349g 107ft/s 467ft/s 23.6G 1,010ft 6.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 349g 78ft/s 321ft/s 13.1G 1,034ft 7.1s 4s
OK AeroTech F26 370g 67ft/s 324ft/s 9.5G 1,095ft 7.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 354g 98ft/s 454ft/s 19.9G 1,110ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F22 405g 56ft/s 295ft/s 6.6G 1,119ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 391g 99ft/s 433ft/s 19.5G 1,159ft 7.1s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 353g 102ft/s 481ft/s 20.9G 1,202ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 359g 87ft/s 364ft/s 15.4G 1,211ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 421g 102ft/s 541ft/s 27.4G 1,226ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 406g 93ft/s 456ft/s 18.9G 1,240ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 405g 122ft/s 540ft/s 29.7G 1,241ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 395g 90ft/s 406ft/s 16.4G 1,250ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech G74 356g 100ft/s 580ft/s 23.8G 1,261ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 412g 99ft/s 576ft/s 23.4G 1,350ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 415g 100ft/s 470ft/s 20.3G 1,360ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 410g 167ft/s 791ft/s 67.1G 1,385ft 7.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 395g 78ft/s 409ft/s 12.6G 1,385ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G77 392g 96ft/s 616ft/s 21.8G 1,401ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 434g 89ft/s 579ft/s 18.4G 1,431ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 426g 99ft/s 588ft/s 21.6G 1,467ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 414g 105ft/s 602ft/s 23.7G 1,474ft 7.6s 6s
warningsW Estes G40 392g 92ft/s 475ft/s 18.0G 1,484ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 392g 92ft/s 475ft/s 18.0G 1,484ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G79 393g 88ft/s 570ft/s 18.6G 1,487ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 414g 125ft/s 706ft/s 38.2G 1,499ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 425g 92ft/s 553ft/s 21.1G 1,518ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 394g 123ft/s 774ft/s 34.0G 1,540ft 7.2s 6s
warningsW Apogee F10 353g 56ft/s 204ft/s 7.1G 1,553ft 11.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni G131 469g 119ft/s 712ft/s 31.3G 1,553ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 415g 100ft/s 514ft/s 20.7G 1,555ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech G76 416g 135ft/s 562ft/s 36.0G 1,558ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 400g 104ft/s 599ft/s 24.7G 1,593ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G78 394g 104ft/s 657ft/s 24.3G 1,594ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G64 420g 112ft/s 548ft/s 25.3G 1,624ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G80 397g 111ft/s 660ft/s 25.8G 1,654ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni H410 452g 214ft/s 1,081ft/s 111.8G 1,699ft 7.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 456g 104ft/s 726ft/s 28.4G 1,699ft 7.9s 7s
OK KBA G135 495g 106ft/s 764ft/s 28.4G 1,727ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 471g 131ft/s 843ft/s 39.3G 1,785ft 7.8s 7s
OK KBA G82 500g 88ft/s 642ft/s 17.4G 1,803ft 8.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni H175 516g 138ft/s 872ft/s 41.1G 1,805ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 417g 121ft/s 931ft/s 34.1G 1,823ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 464g 123ft/s 784ft/s 34.6G 1,832ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 456g 141ft/s 881ft/s 47.7G 1,838ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 465g 152ft/s 918ft/s 48.2G 1,841ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G25 390g 67ft/s 416ft/s 9.9G 1,848ft 9.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni G118 457g 116ft/s 779ft/s 33.9G 1,852ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 459g 125ft/s 801ft/s 41.7G 1,859ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H128 475g 134ft/s 831ft/s 37.1G 1,885ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 502g 83ft/s 615ft/s 14.5G 1,905ft 8.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H90 432g 122ft/s 709ft/s 35.7G 1,945ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H123 497g 110ft/s 816ft/s 27.7G 1,961ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 474g 109ft/s 789ft/s 25.2G 1,966ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H87 474g 102ft/s 691ft/s 26.7G 2,001ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H237 563g 153ft/s 1,009ft/s 48.1G 2,005ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 519g 161ft/s 1,000ft/s 59.4G 2,033ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 501g 123ft/s 780ft/s 33.6G 2,058ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H210 515g 149ft/s 995ft/s 46.9G 2,061ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 462g 111ft/s 556ft/s 25.6G 2,073ft 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech H182 476g 134ft/s 1,007ft/s 38.4G 2,093ft 8.0s 7s
OK RATT H70 621g 101ft/s 602ft/s 21.4G 2,097ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 547g 97ft/s 725ft/s 19.0G 2,109ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G33 466g 59ft/s 445ft/s 11.7G 2,109ft 10.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H151 507g 134ft/s 882ft/s 40.0G 2,117ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 525g 174ft/s 1,061ft/s 61.8G 2,142ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H195 466g 169ft/s 1,058ft/s 54.8G 2,148ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H170 501g 150ft/s 958ft/s 47.4G 2,151ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H180 521g 149ft/s 991ft/s 47.7G 2,167ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 478g 101ft/s 556ft/s 20.6G 2,171ft 9.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H160 541g 124ft/s 939ft/s 34.0G 2,193ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H295 611g 164ft/s 1,146ft/s 58.1G 2,205ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H135 520g 125ft/s 862ft/s 31.5G 2,228ft 8.5s 7s
OK KBA H225 585g 126ft/s 1,065ft/s 41.7G 2,279ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H399 563g 221ft/s 1,321ft/s 98.5G 2,302ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H340 660g 180ft/s 1,210ft/s 68.3G 2,340ft 8.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 501g 175ft/s 1,181ft/s 75.8G 2,344ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H194 553g 148ft/s 1,010ft/s 51.1G 2,348ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H200 543g 156ft/s 1,036ft/s 53.7G 2,374ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H180 583g 149ft/s 993ft/s 46.5G 2,385ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H135 481g 121ft/s 846ft/s 30.9G 2,389ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H42 511g 68ft/s 525ft/s 13.9G 2,461ft 10.3s 6s
OK KBA H130 978g 94ft/s 645ft/s 22.0G 2,524ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H140 546g 143ft/s 914ft/s 45.0G 2,558ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H268 627g 166ft/s 1,154ft/s 52.7G 2,564ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 587g 178ft/s 1,194ft/s 71.0G 2,582ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H226 629g 153ft/s 1,105ft/s 56.0G 2,583ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H233 597g 158ft/s 1,134ft/s 57.3G 2,585ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H159 612g 119ft/s 959ft/s 30.1G 2,687ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech I200 627g 149ft/s 1,062ft/s 48.6G 2,720ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I205 584g 144ft/s 1,131ft/s 62.6G 2,764ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H53 555g 81ft/s 613ft/s 16.2G 2,770ft 10.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni H160 588g 156ft/s 980ft/s 54.0G 2,774ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni I204 618g 168ft/s 1,108ft/s 58.1G 2,795ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni I243 668g 160ft/s 1,166ft/s 65.8G 2,944ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni I224 639g 181ft/s 1,193ft/s 68.3G 2,954ft 9.1s 7s
OK KBA J520 991g 166ft/s 1,645ft/s 72.6G 3,932ft 10.6s 9s
warningsW,D Estes F26 355g 8:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 394g 20:1 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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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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