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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 94 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (711 motors didn't fit, 6 motors failed safety checks). 98 motor had thrust curves available and 194 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:   Type 30
Owner: mike armstrong
Body Diameter: 2.60in
Dry Weight: 8.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 11.00in
CD: 0.60

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 E23 11.7oz 56ft/s 254ft/s 10.8G 738ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech E16 11.8oz 50ft/s 237ft/s 8.9G 798ft 6.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 11.7oz 63ft/s 365ft/s 23.5G 850ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F37 11.9oz 53ft/s 359ft/s 12.4G 1,025ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F27 10.8oz 55ft/s 337ft/s 10.8G 1,058ft 7.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 11.7oz 106ft/s 509ft/s 41.3G 1,059ft 6.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 11.6oz 59ft/s 393ft/s 12.1G 1,061ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 11.8oz 73ft/s 428ft/s 18.3G 1,063ft 7.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni F32 11.8oz 52ft/s 369ft/s 12.5G 1,081ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni F31 11.6oz 55ft/s 388ft/s 16.3G 1,112ft 7.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni F29 11.7oz 49ft/s 361ft/s 8.9G 1,114ft 7.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 10.9oz 63ft/s 347ft/s 15.1G 1,116ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 11.5oz 78ft/s 467ft/s 21.1G 1,117ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 10.7oz 81ft/s 428ft/s 22.2G 1,126ft 7.0s 5s
OK AeroTech F67 10.8oz 90ft/s 533ft/s 27.0G 1,167ft 6.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 10.8oz 64ft/s 366ft/s 15.0G 1,203ft 7.5s 5s
OK AeroTech F26 11.6oz 58ft/s 369ft/s 10.9G 1,273ft 7.8s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 11.0oz 84ft/s 516ft/s 22.8G 1,277ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 12.3oz 78ft/s 489ft/s 22.0G 1,339ft 7.5s 6s
OK Estes F50 11.0oz 87ft/s 545ft/s 23.8G 1,380ft 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 11.2oz 74ft/s 414ft/s 17.6G 1,398ft 7.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni G88 13.4oz 85ft/s 609ft/s 30.6G 1,410ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 12.8oz 105ft/s 607ft/s 33.2G 1,428ft 7.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G54 12.8oz 80ft/s 514ft/s 21.3G 1,429ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 12.5oz 74ft/s 458ft/s 18.5G 1,442ft 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 11.1oz 82ft/s 658ft/s 27.2G 1,443ft 7.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 13.1oz 77ft/s 648ft/s 26.2G 1,550ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 13.1oz 83ft/s 529ft/s 22.7G 1,560ft 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G250 13.0oz 139ft/s 889ft/s 75.4G 1,584ft 7.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 12.4oz 67ft/s 462ft/s 14.3G 1,593ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 12.3oz 80ft/s 695ft/s 24.7G 1,597ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 13.8oz 71ft/s 650ft/s 20.6G 1,642ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G72 12.6oz 72ft/s 706ft/s 25.1G 1,644ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 13.5oz 82ft/s 660ft/s 24.2G 1,679ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 13.1oz 86ft/s 676ft/s 26.5G 1,688ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 12.4oz 69ft/s 642ft/s 21.0G 1,696ft 8.0s 6s
OK Estes G40 12.3oz 75ft/s 536ft/s 20.3G 1,697ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 12.3oz 75ft/s 535ft/s 20.3G 1,699ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 13.1oz 106ft/s 792ft/s 42.7G 1,713ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 12.7oz 89ft/s 727ft/s 28.1G 1,726ft 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 13.5oz 73ft/s 621ft/s 23.5G 1,739ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G125 12.4oz 104ft/s 872ft/s 38.4G 1,750ft 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 15.1oz 103ft/s 794ft/s 34.5G 1,775ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 13.2oz 115ft/s 630ft/s 40.2G 1,779ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 13.1oz 79ft/s 578ft/s 23.1G 1,781ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G78 12.4oz 85ft/s 740ft/s 27.3G 1,815ft 8.0s 6s
warningsW Apogee F10 11.0oz 48ft/s 236ft/s 8.2G 1,824ft 11.4s 4s
OK AeroTech G64 13.3oz 90ft/s 615ft/s 28.3G 1,855ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G80 12.5oz 93ft/s 742ft/s 29.0G 1,881ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni H410 14.4oz 181ft/s 1,206ft/s 124.8G 1,934ft 7.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 14.6oz 86ft/s 811ft/s 31.4G 1,940ft 8.3s 7s
OK KBA G135 16.0oz 92ft/s 850ft/s 31.2G 1,978ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 15.1oz 105ft/s 941ft/s 43.6G 2,033ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H175 16.7oz 114ft/s 969ft/s 44.9G 2,056ft 8.3s 7s
OK KBA G82 16.1oz 71ft/s 715ft/s 19.2G 2,061ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 13.2oz 103ft/s 1,045ft/s 38.3G 2,067ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 14.9oz 98ft/s 876ft/s 38.2G 2,087ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 14.6oz 116ft/s 985ft/s 52.7G 2,092ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 14.9oz 128ft/s 1,024ft/s 53.4G 2,095ft 8.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 14.6oz 91ft/s 871ft/s 37.5G 2,109ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G25 12.3oz 57ft/s 470ft/s 11.3G 2,115ft 9.7s 5s
OK Cesaroni H133 14.7oz 103ft/s 895ft/s 46.0G 2,117ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech H128 15.3oz 110ft/s 927ft/s 40.9G 2,144ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 16.2oz 69ft/s 686ft/s 16.0G 2,172ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 13.7oz 97ft/s 795ft/s 39.7G 2,208ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 15.2oz 94ft/s 882ft/s 27.8G 2,228ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H123 16.0oz 95ft/s 909ft/s 30.4G 2,233ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 15.2oz 83ft/s 773ft/s 29.4G 2,276ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H237 18.4oz 124ft/s 1,117ft/s 52.2G 2,282ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H220 16.8oz 135ft/s 1,109ft/s 64.7G 2,316ft 8.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H118 16.2oz 100ft/s 870ft/s 36.8G 2,341ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H210 16.7oz 117ft/s 1,106ft/s 51.5G 2,347ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 14.8oz 96ft/s 622ft/s 28.3G 2,359ft 9.2s 6s
OK AeroTech H182 15.3oz 110ft/s 1,126ft/s 42.4G 2,366ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech H97 17.8oz 80ft/s 807ft/s 20.8G 2,398ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H151 16.4oz 108ft/s 982ft/s 43.7G 2,406ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G33 14.9oz 50ft/s 500ft/s 12.9G 2,409ft 10.5s 6s
OK AeroTech H195 14.9oz 131ft/s 1,182ft/s 60.4G 2,423ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H250 17.0oz 151ft/s 1,178ft/s 67.6G 2,436ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H170 16.2oz 120ft/s 1,066ft/s 51.9G 2,445ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H180 16.9oz 122ft/s 1,101ft/s 52.3G 2,460ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 15.4oz 83ft/s 622ft/s 22.7G 2,469ft 9.6s 6s
OK AeroTech H169 15.1oz 139ft/s 1,078ft/s 54.7G 2,491ft 8.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H160 17.6oz 102ft/s 1,043ft/s 37.0G 2,495ft 8.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H135 16.9oz 105ft/s 961ft/s 34.4G 2,530ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni H255 16.2oz 149ft/s 1,315ft/s 82.9G 2,659ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 18.0oz 117ft/s 1,122ft/s 55.5G 2,666ft 8.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H200 17.7oz 123ft/s 1,149ft/s 58.3G 2,696ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech H135 15.5oz 93ft/s 945ft/s 34.1G 2,714ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H42 16.5oz 57ft/s 588ft/s 15.3G 2,801ft 10.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni H140 17.8oz 114ft/s 1,017ft/s 48.8G 2,903ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni H53 18.1oz 66ft/s 685ft/s 17.6G 3,145ft 10.9s 6s
warningsD Estes F26 11.6oz 8:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 12.5oz 22:1 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 (44ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/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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