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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 112 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (678 motors didn't fit, 1 motors failed safety checks). 111 motor had thrust curves available and 220 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: 266g
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 350g 49ft/s 221ft/s 6.9G 611ft 6.5s 4s
OK AeroTech E23 370g 58ft/s 224ft/s 9.5G 621ft 6.0s 4s
OK AeroTech E16 375g 51ft/s 208ft/s 7.9G 671ft 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 370g 65ft/s 321ft/s 20.9G 728ft 6.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 375g 56ft/s 318ft/s 11.0G 876ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F27 346g 57ft/s 296ft/s 9.4G 905ft 6.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 367g 62ft/s 347ft/s 10.7G 909ft 6.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 372g 110ft/s 452ft/s 36.7G 911ft 6.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 375g 75ft/s 380ft/s 16.3G 914ft 6.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni F32 373g 54ft/s 326ft/s 11.1G 926ft 7.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni F29 372g 53ft/s 318ft/s 7.8G 954ft 7.1s 5s
OK AeroTech F23 348g 65ft/s 306ft/s 13.3G 958ft 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F31 368g 57ft/s 342ft/s 14.5G 961ft 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 365g 80ft/s 414ft/s 18.8G 961ft 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 342g 83ft/s 377ft/s 19.5G 971ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 346g 68ft/s 322ft/s 13.2G 1,036ft 7.1s 4s
OK AeroTech F26 367g 60ft/s 326ft/s 9.6G 1,098ft 7.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 351g 87ft/s 456ft/s 20.1G 1,110ft 6.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F22 402g 48ft/s 296ft/s 6.6G 1,122ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 388g 81ft/s 435ft/s 19.7G 1,159ft 7.1s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 350g 90ft/s 483ft/s 21.1G 1,202ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 356g 75ft/s 366ft/s 15.5G 1,212ft 7.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 418g 90ft/s 544ft/s 27.6G 1,226ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 402g 83ft/s 458ft/s 19.1G 1,241ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 402g 106ft/s 542ft/s 29.9G 1,241ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 392g 76ft/s 408ft/s 16.5G 1,251ft 7.4s 5s
OK AeroTech G74 353g 86ft/s 583ft/s 24.0G 1,260ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 409g 81ft/s 579ft/s 23.6G 1,350ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 412g 88ft/s 472ft/s 20.5G 1,360ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 407g 142ft/s 796ft/s 67.5G 1,382ft 7.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 392g 67ft/s 410ft/s 12.7G 1,386ft 7.9s 5s
OK AeroTech G77 388g 84ft/s 618ft/s 22.0G 1,399ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 431g 74ft/s 582ft/s 18.5G 1,430ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 423g 86ft/s 590ft/s 21.8G 1,466ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 411g 91ft/s 604ft/s 23.9G 1,473ft 7.5s 6s
warningsW Estes G40 389g 83ft/s 476ft/s 18.2G 1,484ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 389g 83ft/s 476ft/s 18.2G 1,484ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G79 390g 72ft/s 572ft/s 18.7G 1,486ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 411g 116ft/s 709ft/s 38.5G 1,497ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 422g 76ft/s 555ft/s 21.2G 1,518ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 391g 104ft/s 777ft/s 34.2G 1,538ft 7.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 466g 102ft/s 715ft/s 31.5G 1,552ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 412g 83ft/s 516ft/s 20.8G 1,555ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech G76 413g 114ft/s 564ft/s 36.3G 1,557ft 7.6s 6s
warningsW Apogee F10 350g 49ft/s 205ft/s 7.2G 1,559ft 11.0s 4s
OK AeroTech G75 397g 91ft/s 602ft/s 24.9G 1,592ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G78 391g 90ft/s 659ft/s 24.4G 1,593ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G64 417g 97ft/s 550ft/s 25.5G 1,624ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G80 394g 96ft/s 662ft/s 26.0G 1,653ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni H410 448g 189ft/s 1,086ft/s 112.4G 1,695ft 7.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 453g 91ft/s 728ft/s 28.6G 1,697ft 7.9s 7s
OK KBA G135 492g 91ft/s 767ft/s 28.6G 1,725ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 468g 117ft/s 846ft/s 39.5G 1,782ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H175 513g 116ft/s 875ft/s 41.4G 1,802ft 7.9s 7s
OK KBA G82 497g 74ft/s 644ft/s 17.5G 1,802ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G138 414g 102ft/s 934ft/s 34.3G 1,819ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 460g 104ft/s 786ft/s 34.8G 1,829ft 7.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 453g 118ft/s 885ft/s 48.0G 1,835ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 462g 135ft/s 922ft/s 48.5G 1,837ft 7.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 454g 100ft/s 782ft/s 34.1G 1,849ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G25 387g 59ft/s 417ft/s 10.0G 1,849ft 9.3s 4s
OK Cesaroni H133 456g 115ft/s 804ft/s 42.0G 1,856ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H128 472g 115ft/s 834ft/s 37.3G 1,882ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 499g 72ft/s 616ft/s 14.6G 1,904ft 8.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H90 429g 105ft/s 711ft/s 36.0G 1,943ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H123 494g 95ft/s 818ft/s 27.9G 1,959ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 471g 94ft/s 791ft/s 25.3G 1,964ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H87 471g 89ft/s 693ft/s 26.8G 1,999ft 8.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni H237 560g 128ft/s 1,013ft/s 48.4G 2,001ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 516g 140ft/s 1,003ft/s 59.7G 2,029ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 498g 105ft/s 782ft/s 33.8G 2,056ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech H210 512g 125ft/s 998ft/s 47.1G 2,057ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 459g 96ft/s 557ft/s 25.8G 2,072ft 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech H182 473g 112ft/s 1,009ft/s 38.7G 2,088ft 7.9s 7s
OK RATT H70 618g 88ft/s 604ft/s 21.5G 2,097ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 544g 84ft/s 726ft/s 19.1G 2,107ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G33 463g 53ft/s 445ft/s 11.7G 2,110ft 10.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H151 504g 111ft/s 884ft/s 40.2G 2,114ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 522g 157ft/s 1,064ft/s 62.1G 2,138ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H195 463g 136ft/s 1,060ft/s 55.1G 2,144ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H170 498g 124ft/s 961ft/s 47.7G 2,147ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H180 518g 126ft/s 993ft/s 48.0G 2,164ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 475g 82ft/s 557ft/s 20.7G 2,170ft 9.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni H160 538g 114ft/s 941ft/s 34.2G 2,190ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H295 608g 149ft/s 1,150ft/s 58.4G 2,201ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H135 517g 107ft/s 864ft/s 31.7G 2,225ft 8.5s 7s
OK KBA H225 582g 105ft/s 1,068ft/s 41.9G 2,275ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H399 560g 183ft/s 1,325ft/s 99.0G 2,297ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H340 657g 163ft/s 1,214ft/s 68.6G 2,335ft 8.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 498g 157ft/s 1,184ft/s 76.3G 2,339ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H194 550g 122ft/s 1,012ft/s 51.4G 2,344ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H200 540g 128ft/s 1,038ft/s 54.0G 2,370ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H180 580g 124ft/s 995ft/s 46.7G 2,381ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H135 478g 104ft/s 848ft/s 31.1G 2,386ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H42 508g 59ft/s 526ft/s 14.0G 2,461ft 10.3s 6s
OK KBA H130 975g 83ft/s 647ft/s 22.0G 2,525ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H140 543g 132ft/s 916ft/s 45.2G 2,555ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H268 624g 138ft/s 1,157ft/s 53.0G 2,559ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 584g 160ft/s 1,197ft/s 71.4G 2,577ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H226 626g 138ft/s 1,108ft/s 56.2G 2,579ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni H233 594g 136ft/s 1,137ft/s 57.6G 2,581ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H159 609g 101ft/s 961ft/s 30.3G 2,683ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech I200 624g 132ft/s 1,064ft/s 48.8G 2,716ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech I205 581g 131ft/s 1,133ft/s 63.0G 2,759ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H53 552g 69ft/s 614ft/s 16.3G 2,769ft 10.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni H160 585g 141ft/s 981ft/s 54.3G 2,771ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni I204 615g 137ft/s 1,110ft/s 58.4G 2,791ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni I243 665g 145ft/s 1,169ft/s 66.1G 2,939ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni I224 636g 163ft/s 1,196ft/s 68.7G 2,949ft 9.0s 7s
OK KBA J520 988g 148ft/s 1,648ft/s 72.8G 3,927ft 10.6s 9s
warningsW,D Estes F26 352g 8:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 391g 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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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 F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/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.)

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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