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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 123 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (667 motors didn't fit, 21 motors failed safety checks). 141 motor had thrust curves available and 249 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:   Nike Smoke 5.5
Owner: Nathan Mazelin
Body Diameter: 5.54in
Dry Weight: 8.00lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 23.00in
CD: 0.28

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 I215 9.16lb 48ft/s 254ft/s 5.4G 1,077ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech I599 9.13lb 88ft/s 304ft/s 17.9G 1,220ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni I445 9.27lb 66ft/s 338ft/s 12.0G 1,519ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J280 10.10lb 48ft/s 433ft/s 6.3G 2,468ft 12.7s 10s
OK AeroTech J250 9.56lb 53ft/s 419ft/s 7.0G 2,552ft 12.8s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 9.88lb 55ft/s 456ft/s 7.7G 2,715ft 13.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1055 9.70lb 104ft/s 536ft/s 25.5G 2,749ft 12.3s 12s
OK AeroTech J180 9.78lb 54ft/s 408ft/s 6.5G 2,888ft 13.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni J240 9.93lb 48ft/s 461ft/s 5.7G 2,929ft 13.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni J210 9.86lb 49ft/s 432ft/s 6.5G 3,010ft 14.3s 10s
OK AeroTech J275 9.91lb 51ft/s 466ft/s 6.7G 3,059ft 13.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni J293 9.85lb 52ft/s 496ft/s 7.1G 3,076ft 13.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J430 9.76lb 66ft/s 533ft/s 11.0G 3,077ft 13.4s 11s
OK AeroTech J460 9.74lb 70ft/s 545ft/s 11.9G 3,192ft 13.5s 11s
OK AeroTech J1299 9.84lb 115ft/s 612ft/s 33.0G 3,222ft 13.0s 12s
OK Gorilla J167 10.68lb 50ft/s 408ft/s 6.8G 3,362ft 15.3s 9s
OK AMW J1365 10.47lb 113ft/s 635ft/s 32.9G 3,435ft 13.4s 13s
OK AMW J400 11.05lb 55ft/s 557ft/s 9.0G 3,451ft 14.4s 12s
OK Loki J350 10.78lb 52ft/s 556ft/s 8.6G 3,485ft 14.5s 12s
OK AMW J475 11.11lb 62ft/s 602ft/s 11.8G 3,696ft 14.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni J360 10.43lb 53ft/s 590ft/s 10.7G 3,763ft 15.0s 12s
OK Cesaroni J380 10.85lb 54ft/s 605ft/s 8.2G 3,819ft 15.0s 12s
OK Gorilla J395 10.56lb 55ft/s 606ft/s 8.9G 3,827ft 15.0s 12s
OK Gorilla J465 10.61lb 60ft/s 625ft/s 13.2G 3,846ft 14.8s 13s
OK AeroTech J450 10.70lb 60ft/s 625ft/s 10.5G 3,907ft 15.0s 13s
OK AMW J395 10.80lb 59ft/s 606ft/s 8.8G 3,961ft 15.2s 12s
OK Gorilla J485 10.62lb 62ft/s 649ft/s 11.4G 4,006ft 15.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J1799 10.45lb 133ft/s 745ft/s 45.3G 4,010ft 14.1s 14s
OK Gorilla J450 11.21lb 56ft/s 630ft/s 11.3G 4,020ft 15.3s 13s
OK AMW J325 10.71lb 63ft/s 572ft/s 10.3G 4,020ft 15.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni J1520 10.26lb 121ft/s 751ft/s 36.8G 4,058ft 14.2s 14s
OK AMW J440 10.71lb 84ft/s 648ft/s 15.9G 4,116ft 14.9s 13s
OK Gorilla J535 10.70lb 74ft/s 671ft/s 13.2G 4,122ft 14.9s 13s
OK Loki J525 10.73lb 71ft/s 680ft/s 13.0G 4,151ft 15.0s 13s
OK Loki J820 10.67lb 97ft/s 715ft/s 20.9G 4,233ft 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech J401 10.01lb 63ft/s 666ft/s 9.8G 4,282ft 15.4s 13s
OK Loki J175 10.76lb 54ft/s 498ft/s 7.8G 4,287ft 16.7s 10s
OK AeroTech J540 10.39lb 76ft/s 699ft/s 13.7G 4,331ft 15.2s 13s
OK AMW K1720 10.98lb 132ft/s 779ft/s 40.0G 4,331ft 14.7s 14s
OK AMW J475 11.29lb 65ft/s 667ft/s 10.7G 4,443ft 15.8s 13s
OK Cesaroni J355 10.59lb 59ft/s 649ft/s 8.3G 4,457ft 16.0s 13s
OK AMW J745 10.69lb 85ft/s 743ft/s 17.5G 4,469ft 15.3s 14s
OK Loki J300 10.90lb 55ft/s 607ft/s 7.3G 4,482ft 16.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni J295 10.47lb 60ft/s 614ft/s 8.4G 4,537ft 16.3s 12s
OK Gorilla K222 11.52lb 56ft/s 522ft/s 7.3G 4,673ft 17.4s 11s
OK AeroTech J800 10.39lb 90ft/s 783ft/s 19.5G 4,746ft 15.5s 14s
OK AeroTech J415 10.58lb 63ft/s 702ft/s 10.6G 4,759ft 16.1s 13s
OK AeroTech K456 11.27lb 62ft/s 715ft/s 9.3G 4,763ft 16.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni J449 10.47lb 66ft/s 734ft/s 11.1G 4,786ft 16.1s 13s
OK AMW K665 11.83lb 73ft/s 760ft/s 15.2G 4,792ft 15.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni J760 10.37lb 88ft/s 807ft/s 18.5G 4,801ft 15.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni K360 10.72lb 56ft/s 698ft/s 7.4G 4,829ft 16.6s 13s
OK AeroTech K400 10.63lb 67ft/s 707ft/s 10.4G 4,942ft 16.5s 13s
OK Gorilla K520 11.18lb 64ft/s 768ft/s 11.2G 5,028ft 16.5s 14s
OK Gorilla K555 11.48lb 63ft/s 776ft/s 11.9G 5,036ft 16.5s 14s
OK Cesaroni K454 11.07lb 62ft/s 744ft/s 10.1G 5,037ft 16.5s 13s
OK AMW K475 11.29lb 65ft/s 759ft/s 10.4G 5,086ft 16.6s 14s
OK AeroTech K2050 10.85lb 135ft/s 929ft/s 44.6G 5,104ft 15.5s 15s
OK Gorilla K533 11.78lb 63ft/s 767ft/s 12.6G 5,105ft 16.5s 14s
OK Gorilla K630 11.44lb 71ft/s 799ft/s 15.1G 5,109ft 16.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni K530 11.62lb 63ft/s 787ft/s 10.6G 5,111ft 16.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni K2045 10.84lb 135ft/s 953ft/s 46.3G 5,165ft 15.5s 15s
OK KBA K700 11.31lb 78ft/s 844ft/s 17.3G 5,211ft 16.2s 14s
OK AMW K535 11.44lb 69ft/s 778ft/s 11.6G 5,217ft 16.7s 14s
OK AeroTech K513 11.63lb 68ft/s 801ft/s 11.8G 5,280ft 16.6s 14s
OK AeroTech K535 10.79lb 73ft/s 796ft/s 12.3G 5,314ft 16.6s 14s
OK AeroTech K695 11.28lb 78ft/s 854ft/s 17.4G 5,382ft 16.4s 14s
OK AMW K455 11.32lb 77ft/s 754ft/s 14.4G 5,413ft 16.9s 14s
OK AMW K610 11.89lb 69ft/s 809ft/s 13.1G 5,423ft 16.8s 14s
OK AMW K935 11.32lb 94ft/s 923ft/s 20.7G 5,648ft 16.5s 15s
OK Loki K690 13.29lb 70ft/s 867ft/s 13.5G 5,682ft 17.1s 15s
OK AMW K700 12.60lb 73ft/s 869ft/s 14.5G 5,688ft 17.0s 15s
OK AeroTech K1100 10.95lb 105ft/s 959ft/s 26.5G 5,729ft 16.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni K500 11.25lb 65ft/s 844ft/s 11.1G 5,810ft 17.4s 14s
OK AeroTech K550 11.28lb 76ft/s 836ft/s 15.2G 5,815ft 17.1s 14s
OK AeroTech K540 10.81lb 80ft/s 867ft/s 16.8G 5,829ft 16.9s 14s
OK Gorilla K327 12.01lb 64ft/s 682ft/s 11.9G 5,839ft 18.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni K400 11.42lb 60ft/s 791ft/s 8.4G 5,858ft 17.9s 14s
OK AMW K855 12.68lb 79ft/s 924ft/s 17.9G 5,881ft 17.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni K940 11.01lb 94ft/s 984ft/s 21.6G 5,909ft 16.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni K515 11.65lb 67ft/s 849ft/s 12.1G 5,930ft 17.5s 14s
OK Gorilla K700 11.78lb 72ft/s 920ft/s 14.4G 5,982ft 17.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni K445 11.08lb 73ft/s 824ft/s 12.5G 6,026ft 17.6s 14s
OK Gorilla K763 11.95lb 76ft/s 948ft/s 15.8G 6,062ft 17.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni K650 12.39lb 72ft/s 930ft/s 12.5G 6,071ft 17.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni K630 11.11lb 78ft/s 935ft/s 15.0G 6,076ft 17.2s 14s
OK Gorilla K805 11.91lb 78ft/s 963ft/s 20.1G 6,175ft 17.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni K520 11.47lb 69ft/s 886ft/s 11.1G 6,178ft 17.7s 14s
OK Loki K250 11.95lb 65ft/s 648ft/s 14.1G 6,181ft 19.3s 12s
OK AeroTech K805 11.40lb 82ft/s 975ft/s 16.8G 6,206ft 17.3s 15s
OK AMW K710 11.99lb 81ft/s 914ft/s 15.6G 6,238ft 17.5s 15s
OK AMW K670 12.16lb 82ft/s 930ft/s 14.4G 6,281ft 17.6s 15s
OK AeroTech K1103 11.22lb 115ft/s 1,064ft/s 31.3G 6,354ft 17.0s 15s
OK AMW K580 12.02lb 82ft/s 899ft/s 19.2G 6,477ft 17.9s 15s
OK Cesaroni K740 11.24lb 84ft/s 1,022ft/s 16.7G 6,596ft 17.6s 15s
OK AMW K1250 12.00lb 104ft/s 1,088ft/s 29.2G 6,619ft 17.3s 16s
OK Loki K960 11.85lb 110ft/s 1,062ft/s 28.2G 6,674ft 17.5s 16s
OK Cesaroni K675 12.28lb 74ft/s 995ft/s 15.6G 6,850ft 18.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni K635 11.90lb 77ft/s 1,001ft/s 13.7G 6,860ft 18.2s 15s
OK Cesaroni K1200 11.60lb 103ft/s 1,161ft/s 25.6G 6,860ft 17.4s 16s
OK Cesaroni K650 11.77lb 83ft/s 1,010ft/s 22.5G 6,888ft 18.1s 15s
OK Loki K527 12.35lb 71ft/s 930ft/s 12.9G 6,895ft 18.6s 15s
OK AeroTech K828 12.90lb 91ft/s 1,063ft/s 21.8G 6,941ft 18.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni K490 12.09lb 66ft/s 933ft/s 9.9G 6,985ft 18.8s 15s
OK AeroTech K1275 12.38lb 110ft/s 1,140ft/s 27.6G 6,990ft 17.6s 16s
OK Cesaroni K780 11.75lb 88ft/s 1,113ft/s 18.1G 7,190ft 18.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni K570 11.71lb 84ft/s 988ft/s 16.2G 7,197ft 18.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni K600 12.17lb 74ft/s 1,015ft/s 13.4G 7,261ft 18.7s 15s
OK Cesaroni K261 12.26lb 48ft/s 739ft/s 5.6G 7,272ft 20.7s 12s
OK AeroTech K270 12.63lb 53ft/s 714ft/s 6.6G 7,314ft 20.8s 12s
OK AeroTech K700 12.49lb 88ft/s 1,056ft/s 18.3G 7,498ft 18.5s 15s
OK Cesaroni K750 12.53lb 80ft/s 1,108ft/s 16.3G 7,591ft 18.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni K1440 12.17lb 120ft/s 1,294ft/s 34.1G 7,609ft 17.9s 16s
OK AeroTech K480 12.58lb 78ft/s 995ft/s 15.3G 7,668ft 19.1s 14s
OK AeroTech K375 12.64lb 100ft/s 872ft/s 22.9G 7,706ft 19.6s 14s
OK Cesaroni K711 12.85lb 85ft/s 1,085ft/s 25.5G 7,756ft 18.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni K820 12.37lb 90ft/s 1,147ft/s 29.1G 7,799ft 18.6s 16s
OK Cesaroni K660 12.30lb 88ft/s 1,105ft/s 18.8G 8,049ft 19.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni K260 12.51lb 56ft/s 782ft/s 6.7G 8,113ft 21.4s 13s
OK Cesaroni K590 12.40lb 112ft/s 1,011ft/s 31.9G 8,121ft 19.3s 15s
warningsD AMW K590 11.79lb 11:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 11.30lb 14:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 12.05lb 15:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

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 AeroTech I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I229 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I218 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J145 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Gorilla J365 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J244 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech K185 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni K160 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 7ft (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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