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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 80 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (690 motors didn't fit, 40 motors failed safety checks). 120 motor had thrust curves available and 253 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:   Basic Blues 3
Owner: Nathan Mazelin
Body Diameter: 3.12in
Dry Weight: 4.40lb
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 14.75in
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 G339 4.80lb 73ft/s 158ft/s 16.7G 374ft 4.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni G185 4.82lb 48ft/s 170ft/s 8.6G 445ft 5.5s 5s
warningsW AeroTech H283 4.94lb 65ft/s 266ft/s 14.3G 937ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H148 5.08lb 48ft/s 252ft/s 7.6G 978ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H130 4.92lb 58ft/s 248ft/s 10.8G 1,002ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech H669 4.96lb 103ft/s 313ft/s 49.2G 1,110ft 8.0s 8s
OK Loki H125 5.15lb 49ft/s 264ft/s 7.9G 1,151ft 8.7s 7s
OK Loki H144 5.14lb 57ft/s 275ft/s 9.9G 1,156ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H219 4.98lb 59ft/s 302ft/s 12.2G 1,183ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H242 4.98lb 54ft/s 306ft/s 9.7G 1,250ft 8.8s 7s
OK Loki H160 5.14lb 61ft/s 300ft/s 11.6G 1,281ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H400 5.03lb 73ft/s 349ft/s 18.9G 1,342ft 8.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H225 4.83lb 59ft/s 364ft/s 11.0G 1,514ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I218 5.22lb 59ft/s 381ft/s 11.3G 1,715ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H170 5.13lb 49ft/s 369ft/s 8.0G 1,728ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H550 5.11lb 92ft/s 426ft/s 27.6G 1,738ft 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H550 5.10lb 92ft/s 430ft/s 27.8G 1,747ft 9.7s 9s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 5.20lb 86ft/s 432ft/s 27.0G 1,762ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I180 5.25lb 68ft/s 364ft/s 14.5G 1,764ft 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H999 5.13lb 122ft/s 447ft/s 69.5G 1,785ft 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I161 5.21lb 50ft/s 370ft/s 8.4G 1,806ft 10.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I225 5.47lb 51ft/s 409ft/s 10.4G 1,937ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I245 5.20lb 71ft/s 418ft/s 16.9G 1,950ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech I357 5.16lb 70ft/s 433ft/s 15.5G 1,968ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni I212 5.45lb 50ft/s 422ft/s 9.6G 1,973ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni I566 5.25lb 85ft/s 495ft/s 25.7G 2,090ft 10.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni I195 5.32lb 50ft/s 447ft/s 9.0G 2,216ft 11.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni I345 5.27lb 71ft/s 500ft/s 15.6G 2,264ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech I285 5.49lb 64ft/s 483ft/s 14.5G 2,292ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni I170 5.26lb 49ft/s 457ft/s 8.6G 2,293ft 11.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I800 5.41lb 98ft/s 552ft/s 36.7G 2,336ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I236 5.28lb 57ft/s 482ft/s 12.2G 2,357ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech I1299 5.33lb 138ft/s 575ft/s 63.6G 2,399ft 10.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I305 5.68lb 66ft/s 497ft/s 15.3G 2,414ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni I223 5.49lb 52ft/s 489ft/s 9.5G 2,425ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I211 5.40lb 60ft/s 471ft/s 12.4G 2,425ft 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I195 5.66lb 62ft/s 468ft/s 13.4G 2,439ft 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I300 5.37lb 71ft/s 510ft/s 18.5G 2,460ft 11.5s 10s
OK Loki I316 5.59lb 75ft/s 530ft/s 19.3G 2,626ft 11.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni I287 5.73lb 58ft/s 548ft/s 12.6G 2,694ft 12.1s 10s
OK Loki I210 5.59lb 67ft/s 507ft/s 16.8G 2,743ft 12.2s 10s
OK Loki I405 5.60lb 92ft/s 576ft/s 31.3G 2,768ft 11.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni I285 5.52lb 62ft/s 571ft/s 13.4G 2,869ft 12.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni I255 5.54lb 58ft/s 567ft/s 11.9G 2,910ft 12.5s 11s
OK Loki I377 5.63lb 85ft/s 587ft/s 25.3G 2,913ft 12.2s 11s
OK Loki I430 5.59lb 75ft/s 622ft/s 20.4G 2,924ft 12.2s 11s
OK AeroTech I327 5.78lb 68ft/s 600ft/s 15.8G 2,973ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech I366 5.62lb 75ft/s 611ft/s 18.5G 2,986ft 12.3s 11s
OK AMW I297 5.70lb 65ft/s 594ft/s 13.7G 2,988ft 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech I364 5.89lb 66ft/s 598ft/s 15.1G 2,993ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni I470 5.49lb 79ft/s 654ft/s 21.8G 3,027ft 12.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni I303 5.50lb 65ft/s 604ft/s 15.9G 3,042ft 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech I280 5.76lb 61ft/s 603ft/s 12.2G 3,083ft 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni I242 5.61lb 56ft/s 586ft/s 10.4G 3,087ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni I125 5.83lb 49ft/s 471ft/s 9.3G 3,168ft 13.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I435 5.54lb 95ft/s 665ft/s 29.7G 3,177ft 12.4s 11s
OK KBA I301 6.00lb 60ft/s 605ft/s 14.2G 3,185ft 13.0s 11s
OK KBA I550 5.97lb 81ft/s 676ft/s 23.5G 3,187ft 12.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni I350 6.12lb 64ft/s 635ft/s 13.7G 3,205ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I284 5.62lb 74ft/s 639ft/s 18.5G 3,254ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech I500 5.67lb 83ft/s 717ft/s 21.9G 3,411ft 12.8s 12s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 5.72lb 89ft/s 744ft/s 24.0G 3,456ft 12.8s 12s
OK KBA J520 5.99lb 77ft/s 719ft/s 25.7G 3,461ft 13.0s 12s
OK AeroTech I600 5.73lb 98ft/s 740ft/s 31.2G 3,467ft 12.8s 12s
OK AeroTech J420 5.83lb 78ft/s 712ft/s 20.6G 3,516ft 13.1s 11s
OK AeroTech I350 5.76lb 69ft/s 719ft/s 18.2G 3,516ft 13.1s 12s
OK AeroTech J350 5.87lb 95ft/s 712ft/s 30.6G 3,532ft 13.0s 11s
OK KBA J740 6.00lb 99ft/s 774ft/s 34.5G 3,533ft 12.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni J335 5.78lb 69ft/s 691ft/s 15.0G 3,535ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni I216 5.72lb 59ft/s 616ft/s 12.3G 3,537ft 13.6s 11s
OK AeroTech J340 5.67lb 78ft/s 704ft/s 22.8G 3,554ft 13.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni J285 5.71lb 63ft/s 674ft/s 13.5G 3,578ft 13.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni J270 5.84lb 57ft/s 668ft/s 10.6G 3,585ft 13.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni J357 5.72lb 74ft/s 717ft/s 19.2G 3,598ft 13.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J316 5.74lb 68ft/s 679ft/s 16.1G 3,604ft 13.4s 11s
OK AeroTech J425 5.79lb 65ft/s 761ft/s 16.5G 3,681ft 13.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni J290 5.85lb 67ft/s 693ft/s 14.1G 3,725ft 13.7s 11s
OK AeroTech J270 5.82lb 63ft/s 697ft/s 12.8G 3,822ft 13.8s 11s
OK AeroTech J500 5.84lb 90ft/s 792ft/s 29.5G 3,844ft 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech J435 5.78lb 91ft/s 827ft/s 25.9G 4,092ft 13.7s 12s

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
failedG AeroTech G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (22ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H152 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H178 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (29ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I154 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (21ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I175 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Loki I110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 5ft (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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