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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 93 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (684 motors didn't fit, 25 motors failed safety checks). 116 motor had thrust curves available and 236 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:   Citation Patriot 3 inch
Owner: Louie Berlin
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 2.10lb
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 38.00in
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 AeroTech F62 2.34lb 50ft/s 134ft/s 5.1G 310ft 4.7s 4s
OK AeroTech F42 2.26lb 51ft/s 133ft/s 5.8G 340ft 5.0s 3s
OK Cesaroni F59 2.31lb 54ft/s 146ft/s 5.9G 348ft 5.0s 4s
OK Cesaroni F120 2.33lb 78ft/s 158ft/s 12.9G 349ft 4.7s 4s
OK AeroTech F67 2.27lb 62ft/s 167ft/s 7.5G 418ft 5.3s 4s
OK AeroTech F50 2.28lb 55ft/s 171ft/s 6.1G 481ft 5.7s 4s
OK AeroTech F52 2.36lb 57ft/s 172ft/s 6.5G 503ft 5.9s 4s
OK AeroTech F40 2.37lb 51ft/s 166ft/s 5.4G 541ft 6.2s 4s
warningsW Estes F50 2.28lb 56ft/s 190ft/s 6.7G 575ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech G54 2.40lb 57ft/s 189ft/s 6.6G 583ft 6.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 2.43lb 62ft/s 216ft/s 9.8G 623ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech G104 2.40lb 72ft/s 221ft/s 10.4G 649ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech G74 2.29lb 61ft/s 226ft/s 7.9G 671ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 2.42lb 58ft/s 205ft/s 7.0G 697ft 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni G80 2.41lb 58ft/s 240ft/s 8.2G 737ft 6.8s 6s
warningsW Estes G40 2.37lb 52ft/s 213ft/s 5.9G 787ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech G40 2.37lb 52ft/s 213ft/s 5.9G 787ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech G77 2.46lb 55ft/s 249ft/s 7.3G 800ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 2.37lb 58ft/s 261ft/s 8.3G 835ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 2.44lb 61ft/s 260ft/s 8.1G 866ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 2.44lb 54ft/s 252ft/s 7.5G 869ft 7.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni G83 2.42lb 65ft/s 264ft/s 8.3G 872ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 2.37lb 54ft/s 254ft/s 6.7G 874ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 2.42lb 57ft/s 241ft/s 7.2G 878ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 2.41lb 107ft/s 313ft/s 25.9G 924ft 7.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 2.42lb 77ft/s 263ft/s 13.0G 963ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 2.42lb 78ft/s 305ft/s 13.8G 978ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 2.43lb 67ft/s 259ft/s 9.0G 989ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech G75 2.38lb 62ft/s 283ft/s 8.5G 1,018ft 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 2.54lb 73ft/s 318ft/s 12.1G 1,037ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 2.37lb 62ft/s 297ft/s 8.6G 1,046ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 2.37lb 76ft/s 336ft/s 13.2G 1,087ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 2.38lb 64ft/s 309ft/s 8.8G 1,118ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G106 2.51lb 65ft/s 338ft/s 10.8G 1,164ft 8.2s 7s
OK KBA G82 2.61lb 55ft/s 318ft/s 7.5G 1,187ft 8.5s 7s
OK KBA G135 2.59lb 71ft/s 357ft/s 12.5G 1,204ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 2.61lb 52ft/s 318ft/s 5.9G 1,261ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 2.52lb 78ft/s 388ft/s 13.4G 1,372ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 2.51lb 73ft/s 385ft/s 13.0G 1,375ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 2.54lb 85ft/s 405ft/s 15.9G 1,378ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 2.52lb 67ft/s 298ft/s 9.8G 1,395ft 9.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni H175 2.64lb 84ft/s 415ft/s 18.2G 1,399ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 2.51lb 80ft/s 397ft/s 16.1G 1,411ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 2.50lb 140ft/s 466ft/s 46.0G 1,434ft 8.4s 8s
OK RATT H70 2.87lb 69ft/s 328ft/s 9.7G 1,441ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 2.51lb 87ft/s 422ft/s 18.5G 1,444ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 2.46lb 70ft/s 377ft/s 13.2G 1,450ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 2.55lb 64ft/s 372ft/s 10.3G 1,457ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 2.56lb 60ft/s 308ft/s 7.9G 1,461ft 9.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G138 2.42lb 76ft/s 438ft/s 15.2G 1,468ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 2.55lb 84ft/s 416ft/s 15.1G 1,473ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 2.53lb 99ft/s 441ft/s 20.1G 1,490ft 8.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 2.60lb 72ft/s 413ft/s 11.1G 1,500ft 9.0s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 2.55lb 70ft/s 413ft/s 9.9G 1,537ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 2.71lb 62ft/s 398ft/s 8.1G 1,577ft 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 2.61lb 77ft/s 420ft/s 13.6G 1,596ft 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H237 2.74lb 101ft/s 505ft/s 22.0G 1,702ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H220 2.65lb 105ft/s 504ft/s 25.1G 1,725ft 9.2s 8s
OK KBA H130 3.66lb 72ft/s 397ft/s 12.5G 1,753ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H151 2.62lb 89ft/s 477ft/s 16.4G 1,755ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H210 2.64lb 98ft/s 512ft/s 20.9G 1,756ft 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni H170 2.61lb 94ft/s 506ft/s 19.5G 1,829ft 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H160 2.70lb 82ft/s 505ft/s 14.5G 1,834ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 2.65lb 79ft/s 482ft/s 13.0G 1,836ft 9.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H182 2.55lb 86ft/s 533ft/s 15.7G 1,840ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 2.65lb 96ft/s 530ft/s 20.6G 1,885ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H250 2.66lb 112ft/s 561ft/s 26.3G 1,905ft 9.4s 8s
OK KBA H225 2.79lb 85ft/s 566ft/s 20.4G 1,966ft 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H135 2.56lb 77ft/s 487ft/s 12.5G 1,966ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech H195 2.53lb 106ft/s 577ft/s 21.6G 1,983ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H295 2.85lb 111ft/s 598ft/s 26.7G 1,996ft 9.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H53 2.73lb 52ft/s 374ft/s 6.7G 2,008ft 11.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H180 2.79lb 94ft/s 559ft/s 20.8G 2,078ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 2.72lb 94ft/s 572ft/s 22.3G 2,083ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H200 2.70lb 98ft/s 581ft/s 23.2G 2,118ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H340 2.96lb 120ft/s 656ft/s 32.8G 2,183ft 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 2.61lb 116ft/s 644ft/s 31.4G 2,188ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H399 2.74lb 141ft/s 690ft/s 43.8G 2,201ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H140 2.71lb 93ft/s 545ft/s 19.4G 2,204ft 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H226 2.89lb 107ft/s 635ft/s 26.3G 2,351ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech H268 2.89lb 107ft/s 668ft/s 24.7G 2,365ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H159 2.85lb 85ft/s 597ft/s 13.7G 2,369ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H233 2.82lb 108ft/s 664ft/s 26.1G 2,402ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 2.80lb 114ft/s 691ft/s 32.2G 2,430ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 2.80lb 104ft/s 600ft/s 24.4G 2,464ft 10.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I200 2.88lb 102ft/s 643ft/s 22.7G 2,488ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni I204 2.87lb 107ft/s 680ft/s 27.1G 2,611ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I205 2.79lb 101ft/s 696ft/s 28.3G 2,619ft 10.6s 9s
OK RATT I80 3.32lb 54ft/s 473ft/s 7.2G 2,692ft 12.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni I224 2.91lb 119ft/s 733ft/s 32.5G 2,782ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I243 2.97lb 115ft/s 732ft/s 32.0G 2,783ft 10.8s 9s
OK RATT I90 3.61lb 60ft/s 537ft/s 7.7G 3,663ft 14.3s 8s
warningsW,D Estes G80 2.37lb 7:1 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 (23ft/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 (28ft/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 (36ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (20ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failed5 AeroTech G8 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (1:1)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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.)

5 The 5:1 thrust-to-weight ratio check is a useful rule of thumb, but it does break down for motors with unusual thrust curves. For example, motors with a high initial thrust and a long tail-off may fail this test but still be safe for use.

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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