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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 61 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (703 motors didn't fit, 27 motors failed safety checks). 86 motor had thrust curves available and 171 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:   Madcow DX3
Owner: Kenneth B Weaver
Body Diameter: 2.64in
Dry Weight: 16.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 10.00in
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 Cesaroni F120 19.7oz 68ft/s 307ft/s 24.8G 768ft 6.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 18.7oz 52ft/s 268ft/s 12.2G 805ft 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 19.0oz 51ft/s 332ft/s 12.8G 987ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 20.3oz 53ft/s 325ft/s 13.0G 1,017ft 7.4s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 18.9oz 53ft/s 360ft/s 13.6G 1,101ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 20.8oz 51ft/s 348ft/s 12.9G 1,113ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 21.4oz 56ft/s 399ft/s 18.7G 1,129ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 20.8oz 66ft/s 404ft/s 20.1G 1,153ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 19.1oz 54ft/s 429ft/s 15.7G 1,195ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G53 21.1oz 54ft/s 366ft/s 13.7G 1,248ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 21.1oz 50ft/s 436ft/s 15.8G 1,268ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 20.3oz 51ft/s 473ft/s 15.5G 1,361ft 8.0s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 20.3oz 51ft/s 377ft/s 11.9G 1,376ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 20.3oz 51ft/s 377ft/s 11.9G 1,376ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 21.0oz 91ft/s 572ft/s 47.8G 1,392ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 21.5oz 54ft/s 458ft/s 15.3G 1,404ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 21.1oz 56ft/s 467ft/s 16.1G 1,412ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 21.5oz 48ft/s 441ft/s 14.4G 1,435ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 21.1oz 51ft/s 418ft/s 14.0G 1,461ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 21.1oz 72ft/s 539ft/s 26.1G 1,483ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 21.2oz 70ft/s 447ft/s 24.6G 1,503ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 23.1oz 66ft/s 550ft/s 22.1G 1,536ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 21.3oz 60ft/s 439ft/s 17.3G 1,554ft 8.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 20.6oz 56ft/s 485ft/s 16.6G 1,559ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 20.4oz 69ft/s 595ft/s 24.3G 1,568ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 20.4oz 55ft/s 519ft/s 16.6G 1,575ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 20.5oz 60ft/s 531ft/s 17.3G 1,645ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 22.6oz 58ft/s 577ft/s 19.9G 1,686ft 8.6s 7s
OK KBA G135 24.0oz 60ft/s 603ft/s 21.5G 1,715ft 8.7s 8s
OK KBA G82 24.1oz 49ft/s 525ft/s 12.8G 1,750ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 22.4oz 115ft/s 812ft/s 81.8G 1,818ft 8.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 23.1oz 75ft/s 675ft/s 28.4G 1,836ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H175 24.7oz 76ft/s 691ft/s 29.9G 1,853ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 22.9oz 66ft/s 640ft/s 24.4G 1,860ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 22.6oz 63ft/s 636ft/s 23.8G 1,874ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 22.7oz 73ft/s 652ft/s 29.4G 1,893ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 22.6oz 74ft/s 706ft/s 33.6G 1,898ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 21.2oz 69ft/s 744ft/s 25.4G 1,908ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H238 22.9oz 85ft/s 731ft/s 35.2G 1,918ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 23.3oz 72ft/s 679ft/s 26.9G 1,935ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 21.7oz 66ft/s 604ft/s 24.7G 1,964ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H123 24.0oz 62ft/s 670ft/s 19.9G 1,990ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H87 23.2oz 58ft/s 590ft/s 18.9G 1,997ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 22.8oz 61ft/s 470ft/s 18.1G 2,008ft 9.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 23.2oz 60ft/s 662ft/s 17.9G 2,013ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 24.2oz 66ft/s 659ft/s 24.3G 2,087ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 23.4oz 53ft/s 478ft/s 14.6G 2,096ft 9.9s 6s
OK AeroTech H97 25.8oz 53ft/s 619ft/s 14.2G 2,107ft 9.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H220 24.8oz 96ft/s 810ft/s 43.5G 2,130ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H210 24.7oz 80ft/s 819ft/s 35.1G 2,163ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H151 24.4oz 71ft/s 744ft/s 29.0G 2,193ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H182 23.3oz 71ft/s 847ft/s 27.6G 2,222ft 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H170 24.2oz 89ft/s 799ft/s 34.4G 2,246ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H250 25.0oz 101ft/s 884ft/s 45.6G 2,274ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 24.9oz 84ft/s 829ft/s 35.5G 2,278ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 24.9oz 70ft/s 739ft/s 23.0G 2,294ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H195 22.9oz 96ft/s 902ft/s 38.9G 2,314ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H135 23.5oz 67ft/s 736ft/s 22.4G 2,446ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H255 24.2oz 99ft/s 996ft/s 55.0G 2,513ft 9.3s 8s
warningsW,D Estes F26 19.0oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsW,D Estes G80 20.4oz 14:1 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 (36ft/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 (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F62 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G77 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 3ft (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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