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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 57 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (724 motors didn't fit, 21 motors failed safety checks). 76 motor had thrust curves available and 150 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:   Salem HS TARC
Owner: Bob Schoner
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 1.20lb
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
CD: 0.67

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 1.44lb 58ft/s 228ft/s 9.0G 615ft 6.1s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 1.43lb 84ft/s 263ft/s 21.3G 646ft 6.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni F59 1.42lb 61ft/s 247ft/s 10.2G 669ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 1.37lb 62ft/s 229ft/s 10.3G 671ft 6.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 1.38lb 48ft/s 197ft/s 6.9G 685ft 6.7s 4s
OK AeroTech F67 1.38lb 69ft/s 280ft/s 13.0G 753ft 6.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F50 1.39lb 63ft/s 285ft/s 10.8G 844ft 6.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F52 1.47lb 63ft/s 281ft/s 11.1G 871ft 7.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 1.40lb 54ft/s 237ft/s 8.3G 876ft 7.3s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 1.48lb 59ft/s 270ft/s 9.3G 937ft 7.4s 5s
warningsW Estes F50 1.38lb 66ft/s 311ft/s 11.6G 953ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 1.50lb 63ft/s 303ft/s 11.1G 962ft 7.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 1.54lb 67ft/s 346ft/s 16.1G 983ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G104 1.50lb 81ft/s 351ft/s 17.2G 1,007ft 7.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 1.39lb 66ft/s 369ft/s 13.4G 1,046ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G38 1.48lb 49ft/s 280ft/s 7.0G 1,059ft 8.0s 5s
OK AeroTech G53 1.52lb 65ft/s 320ft/s 11.8G 1,090ft 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 1.52lb 64ft/s 380ft/s 13.6G 1,114ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 1.56lb 60ft/s 389ft/s 11.5G 1,187ft 7.9s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 1.47lb 61ft/s 330ft/s 10.2G 1,208ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 1.47lb 61ft/s 330ft/s 10.2G 1,208ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 1.47lb 65ft/s 412ft/s 13.4G 1,208ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech G79 1.55lb 65ft/s 401ft/s 13.2G 1,244ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 1.51lb 114ft/s 496ft/s 41.4G 1,247ft 7.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 1.52lb 69ft/s 409ft/s 13.8G 1,252ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 1.47lb 58ft/s 395ft/s 11.0G 1,267ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G68 1.54lb 60ft/s 387ft/s 12.4G 1,269ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni G57 1.52lb 65ft/s 367ft/s 12.0G 1,290ft 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G126 1.52lb 85ft/s 472ft/s 22.5G 1,327ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G76 1.52lb 85ft/s 394ft/s 21.2G 1,339ft 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 1.64lb 78ft/s 484ft/s 19.3G 1,379ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 1.53lb 75ft/s 387ft/s 14.9G 1,384ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech G75 1.49lb 67ft/s 427ft/s 14.2G 1,395ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech G78 1.48lb 69ft/s 455ft/s 14.3G 1,413ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech G125 1.48lb 83ft/s 520ft/s 21.1G 1,416ft 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G80 1.48lb 72ft/s 467ft/s 14.8G 1,480ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 1.61lb 71ft/s 509ft/s 17.3G 1,518ft 8.4s 7s
OK KBA G135 1.70lb 76ft/s 534ft/s 19.0G 1,546ft 8.4s 7s
OK KBA G82 1.71lb 61ft/s 466ft/s 11.2G 1,571ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 1.71lb 57ft/s 459ft/s 9.2G 1,660ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H410 1.60lb 147ft/s 713ft/s 71.5G 1,669ft 8.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H165 1.64lb 92ft/s 598ft/s 24.8G 1,673ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G125 1.63lb 85ft/s 567ft/s 21.3G 1,690ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni G118 1.61lb 76ft/s 564ft/s 20.8G 1,701ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H133 1.62lb 89ft/s 579ft/s 25.6G 1,723ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni H163 1.61lb 94ft/s 625ft/s 29.3G 1,732ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G138 1.53lb 82ft/s 655ft/s 22.4G 1,747ft 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H238 1.63lb 105ft/s 648ft/s 30.9G 1,756ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 1.65lb 92ft/s 604ft/s 23.5G 1,766ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H90 1.56lb 78ft/s 539ft/s 21.4G 1,786ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G54 1.63lb 78ft/s 420ft/s 15.7G 1,809ft 9.4s 6s
OK Cesaroni H87 1.65lb 71ft/s 528ft/s 16.5G 1,812ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H115 1.65lb 77ft/s 590ft/s 15.6G 1,840ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni H54 1.66lb 66ft/s 428ft/s 12.7G 1,889ft 9.6s 6s
OK AeroTech H182 1.66lb 90ft/s 756ft/s 24.2G 2,054ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech H195 1.63lb 115ft/s 808ft/s 34.0G 2,150ft 8.9s 8s
warningsW,D Estes G80 1.48lb 12:1 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 (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (4:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 6ft (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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