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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 179 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (627 motors didn't fit, 5 motors failed safety checks). 181 motor had thrust curves available and 329 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:   Mongoose 54
Owner: Andrew Grippo
Body Diameter: 54.0mm
Dry Weight: 5.10lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 36.00in
CD: 0.58

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 6.26lb 20m/s 124m/s 8.4G 754m 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I170 6.26lb 17m/s 121m/s 6.6G 766m 13.2s 11s
OK AeroTech I229 6.23lb 19m/s 131m/s 9.0G 819m 13.2s 12s
OK AeroTech I599 6.23lb 35m/s 141m/s 26.9G 827m 12.7s 12s
OK Cesaroni I150 6.36lb 15m/s 131m/s 5.2G 924m 14.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni I445 6.37lb 26m/s 158m/s 18.2G 1,026m 14.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni I218 6.38lb 19m/s 149m/s 8.4G 1,042m 14.9s 13s
OK Contrail J245 8.52lb 20m/s 144m/s 10.6G 1,079m 15.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni I165 6.41lb 16m/s 145m/s 5.7G 1,085m 15.6s 12s
OK Hypertek J115 7.93lb 16m/s 127m/s 5.7G 1,175m 17.0s 10s
OK Contrail J355 8.55lb 24m/s 162m/s 13.7G 1,197m 15.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni I100 6.88lb 18m/s 128m/s 9.0G 1,289m 17.6s 9s
OK Contrail J292 8.50lb 24m/s 161m/s 13.6G 1,305m 16.6s 14s
OK Hypertek J250 7.95lb 22m/s 162m/s 10.6G 1,323m 16.6s 14s
OK Hypertek J170 7.93lb 20m/s 153m/s 8.9G 1,374m 17.4s 13s
OK AeroTech I65 6.76lb 15m/s 136m/s 5.5G 1,408m 18.7s 10s
OK Hypertek J120 7.95lb 17m/s 143m/s 6.4G 1,408m 18.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni J250 6.93lb 17m/s 194m/s 8.5G 1,551m 17.9s 15s
OK Cesaroni J145 6.95lb 18m/s 166m/s 14.7G 1,569m 18.4s 14s
OK AeroTech J250 7.10lb 18m/s 198m/s 9.1G 1,609m 18.1s 15s
OK Hypertek J270 7.96lb 24m/s 185m/s 13.0G 1,626m 18.1s 15s
OK Cesaroni J280 7.20lb 19m/s 204m/s 9.6G 1,627m 18.1s 16s
OK Hypertek J190 7.95lb 21m/s 177m/s 9.8G 1,691m 19.0s 14s
OK AeroTech J250 6.66lb 22m/s 204m/s 10.5G 1,702m 18.3s 15s
OK AeroTech J315 6.98lb 22m/s 216m/s 11.5G 1,788m 18.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni J1055 6.80lb 41m/s 242m/s 38.3G 1,808m 17.9s 17s
OK AeroTech J180 6.88lb 21m/s 200m/s 9.7G 1,900m 19.5s 15s
OK Gorilla J365 7.75lb 18m/s 230m/s 14.2G 1,927m 19.4s 17s
OK Cesaroni J240 7.03lb 19m/s 222m/s 8.6G 1,932m 19.6s 16s
OK Cesaroni J210 6.96lb 19m/s 210m/s 9.6G 1,978m 20.2s 16s
OK AeroTech J275 7.01lb 20m/s 225m/s 10.2G 2,007m 19.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni J430 6.86lb 25m/s 248m/s 16.1G 2,025m 19.3s 17s
OK Cesaroni J293 6.95lb 20m/s 237m/s 10.5G 2,029m 19.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni J244 7.11lb 18m/s 231m/s 7.7G 2,043m 20.2s 17s
OK AeroTech J460 6.84lb 27m/s 254m/s 17.5G 2,094m 19.5s 17s
OK AeroTech J1299 6.94lb 44m/s 275m/s 48.3G 2,109m 19.0s 18s
OK Gorilla J167 7.78lb 20m/s 200m/s 9.8G 2,148m 21.2s 15s
OK AMW J400 8.15lb 21m/s 253m/s 13.3G 2,193m 20.4s 18s
OK AMW J1365 7.57lb 43m/s 278m/s 47.0G 2,207m 19.5s 19s
OK Loki J350 7.88lb 21m/s 254m/s 12.5G 2,226m 20.5s 18s
OK AMW J475 8.21lb 24m/s 271m/s 17.0G 2,343m 20.7s 19s
OK Cesaroni J360 7.53lb 21m/s 275m/s 15.2G 2,430m 21.2s 18s
OK Cesaroni J380 7.95lb 21m/s 279m/s 12.4G 2,451m 21.3s 19s
OK Gorilla J395 7.66lb 21m/s 279m/s 13.1G 2,468m 21.4s 19s
OK Gorilla J465 7.71lb 23m/s 285m/s 19.4G 2,474m 21.1s 19s
OK AeroTech J135 7.62lb 16m/s 222m/s 6.8G 2,477m 22.7s 15s
OK AeroTech J450 7.80lb 23m/s 284m/s 15.2G 2,504m 21.4s 19s
OK AMW J395 7.90lb 23m/s 278m/s 12.6G 2,529m 21.6s 19s
OK Gorilla J450 8.31lb 21m/s 283m/s 16.2G 2,548m 21.7s 19s
OK AMW J325 7.81lb 25m/s 267m/s 14.6G 2,558m 21.8s 18s
OK Gorilla J485 7.72lb 24m/s 296m/s 16.5G 2,579m 21.5s 19s
OK AeroTech J1799 7.55lb 49m/s 328m/s 63.9G 2,589m 20.6s 20s
OK AMW J440 7.81lb 32m/s 293m/s 22.2G 2,623m 21.4s 19s
OK Gorilla J535 7.80lb 30m/s 303m/s 18.6G 2,635m 21.4s 19s
OK Cesaroni J1520 7.36lb 45m/s 334m/s 54.4G 2,639m 20.8s 20s
OK Loki J525 7.83lb 28m/s 308m/s 19.0G 2,662m 21.6s 20s
OK Loki J820 7.77lb 36m/s 320m/s 31.0G 2,709m 21.3s 20s
OK Loki J175 7.86lb 21m/s 243m/s 11.1G 2,718m 23.1s 17s
OK AMW K1720 8.08lb 48m/s 337m/s 56.6G 2,772m 21.4s 21s
OK AeroTech J401 7.11lb 25m/s 314m/s 14.4G 2,785m 22.0s 19s
OK AeroTech J540 7.49lb 29m/s 323m/s 19.8G 2,788m 21.7s 20s
OK AMW J475 8.39lb 25m/s 299m/s 14.8G 2,792m 22.4s 19s
OK Cesaroni J140 7.92lb 15m/s 228m/s 5.2G 2,833m 24.8s 15s
OK Loki J300 8.00lb 22m/s 286m/s 10.4G 2,848m 23.1s 19s
OK Cesaroni J355 7.69lb 23m/s 306m/s 12.0G 2,860m 22.7s 19s
OK AMW J745 7.79lb 34m/s 333m/s 24.8G 2,870m 22.0s 20s
OK Gorilla K222 8.62lb 21m/s 251m/s 10.1G 2,907m 24.0s 17s
OK Cesaroni J295 7.57lb 23m/s 295m/s 12.0G 2,907m 23.0s 19s
OK AMW K665 8.93lb 27m/s 336m/s 21.7G 3,013m 22.7s 21s
OK AeroTech K456 8.37lb 23m/s 327m/s 13.4G 3,016m 23.0s 20s
OK AeroTech J415 7.68lb 24m/s 328m/s 15.5G 3,044m 22.9s 20s
OK AeroTech J800 7.49lb 35m/s 357m/s 27.5G 3,056m 22.3s 20s
OK Cesaroni J449 7.57lb 26m/s 341m/s 15.7G 3,081m 22.9s 20s
OK Cesaroni K360 7.82lb 22m/s 329m/s 11.2G 3,098m 23.4s 20s
OK Cesaroni J760 7.47lb 33m/s 367m/s 26.1G 3,106m 22.5s 21s
OK AeroTech K400 7.73lb 26m/s 329m/s 14.7G 3,164m 23.5s 20s
OK Gorilla K555 8.58lb 24m/s 347m/s 16.9G 3,193m 23.5s 21s
OK AeroTech K185 8.26lb 18m/s 270m/s 8.4G 3,195m 24.8s 17s
OK Cesaroni K454 8.17lb 24m/s 343m/s 14.3G 3,202m 23.5s 20s
OK Gorilla K520 8.28lb 25m/s 349m/s 16.3G 3,205m 23.5s 21s
OK Gorilla K533 8.88lb 24m/s 343m/s 17.5G 3,214m 23.5s 21s
OK AMW K475 8.39lb 24m/s 345m/s 15.5G 3,229m 23.7s 21s
OK Cesaroni K530 8.72lb 24m/s 358m/s 16.1G 3,236m 23.5s 21s
OK Gorilla K630 8.54lb 28m/s 356m/s 21.4G 3,241m 23.4s 21s
OK AeroTech K2050 7.95lb 50m/s 407m/s 63.5G 3,294m 22.6s 22s
OK AMW K535 8.54lb 26m/s 352m/s 16.2G 3,302m 23.8s 21s
OK KBA K700 8.41lb 31m/s 375m/s 25.1G 3,323m 23.4s 22s
OK AeroTech K513 8.73lb 26m/s 362m/s 17.2G 3,329m 23.7s 21s
OK Cesaroni K2045 7.94lb 53m/s 417m/s 68.1G 3,338m 22.6s 22s
OK AeroTech K535 7.89lb 28m/s 369m/s 17.4G 3,389m 23.6s 21s
OK AMW K610 8.99lb 27m/s 359m/s 17.7G 3,405m 24.0s 21s
OK AMW K455 8.42lb 29m/s 346m/s 19.7G 3,415m 24.1s 21s
OK AeroTech K695 8.38lb 30m/s 386m/s 24.1G 3,418m 23.5s 21s
OK Loki K690 10.39lb 25m/s 376m/s 18.7G 3,524m 24.4s 22s
OK AMW K700 9.70lb 27m/s 381m/s 20.7G 3,553m 24.3s 22s
OK Cesaroni K160 8.35lb 17m/s 264m/s 6.4G 3,597m 27.0s 17s
OK Gorilla K327 9.11lb 24m/s 318m/s 16.2G 3,600m 25.2s 20s
OK AMW K935 8.42lb 36m/s 408m/s 28.9G 3,608m 23.9s 22s
OK AeroTech K550 8.38lb 29m/s 384m/s 21.5G 3,668m 24.4s 21s
OK AeroTech K1100 8.05lb 40m/s 431m/s 36.5G 3,669m 23.7s 22s
OK AMW K855 9.78lb 30m/s 402m/s 25.2G 3,683m 24.5s 22s
OK Cesaroni K500 8.35lb 25m/s 392m/s 15.7G 3,687m 24.7s 21s
OK AeroTech K540 7.91lb 32m/s 404m/s 23.4G 3,692m 24.1s 21s
OK Cesaroni K400 8.52lb 23m/s 372m/s 11.6G 3,698m 25.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni K515 8.75lb 26m/s 389m/s 16.4G 3,735m 24.8s 22s
OK Cesaroni K940 8.11lb 37m/s 443m/s 29.7G 3,793m 24.1s 22s
OK Gorilla K700 8.88lb 28m/s 411m/s 20.2G 3,801m 24.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K445 8.18lb 28m/s 387m/s 17.3G 3,813m 25.0s 21s
OK Cesaroni K650 9.49lb 26m/s 417m/s 18.6G 3,817m 24.9s 22s
OK Loki K250 9.05lb 25m/s 313m/s 18.9G 3,822m 26.7s 20s
OK Gorilla K763 9.05lb 29m/s 421m/s 21.8G 3,843m 24.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K630 8.21lb 29m/s 431m/s 20.7G 3,863m 24.6s 22s
OK Cesaroni K520 8.57lb 26m/s 410m/s 15.2G 3,909m 25.2s 22s
OK Gorilla K805 9.01lb 30m/s 427m/s 28.1G 3,915m 24.9s 23s
OK AMW K710 9.09lb 31m/s 408m/s 21.0G 3,925m 25.1s 22s
OK AeroTech K805 8.50lb 32m/s 441m/s 23.6G 3,956m 24.8s 23s
OK AMW K670 9.26lb 30m/s 414m/s 19.4G 3,956m 25.3s 23s
OK AeroTech K990 9.75lb 31m/s 436m/s 26.1G 3,971m 25.1s 23s
OK AeroTech K850 9.60lb 32m/s 443m/s 26.7G 3,987m 25.0s 23s
OK AMW K580 9.12lb 31m/s 406m/s 25.6G 4,066m 25.6s 22s
OK AeroTech K1103 8.32lb 41m/s 476m/s 42.6G 4,071m 24.6s 23s
OK Cesaroni K740 8.34lb 33m/s 468m/s 23.3G 4,211m 25.3s 23s
OK AMW K1250 9.10lb 42m/s 473m/s 38.9G 4,211m 25.2s 24s
OK Loki K960 8.95lb 42m/s 470m/s 37.7G 4,243m 25.3s 23s
OK Cesaroni K675 9.38lb 28m/s 450m/s 20.7G 4,304m 26.0s 23s
OK Loki K527 9.45lb 28m/s 420m/s 17.1G 4,304m 26.5s 22s
OK Cesaroni K650 8.87lb 30m/s 462m/s 30.2G 4,319m 25.7s 22s
OK Gorilla K980 10.52lb 33m/s 447m/s 28.8G 4,322m 26.1s 24s
OK Cesaroni K635 9.00lb 28m/s 460m/s 18.9G 4,325m 25.9s 23s
OK AeroTech K828 10.00lb 34m/s 467m/s 28.5G 4,341m 25.8s 23s
OK Cesaroni K490 9.19lb 25m/s 436m/s 14.1G 4,376m 26.6s 23s
OK Cesaroni K1200 8.70lb 39m/s 518m/s 35.8G 4,394m 25.3s 24s
OK AeroTech K1275 9.48lb 41m/s 501m/s 36.6G 4,411m 25.5s 24s
OK Cesaroni K261 9.36lb 19m/s 355m/s 7.8G 4,465m 28.4s 19s
OK AeroTech K270 9.73lb 20m/s 338m/s 8.9G 4,468m 28.5s 20s
OK AMW K1075 10.92lb 32m/s 462m/s 27.5G 4,517m 26.7s 25s
OK Cesaroni K570 8.81lb 32m/s 458m/s 21.9G 4,526m 26.3s 23s
OK Cesaroni K780 8.85lb 34m/s 509m/s 24.4G 4,546m 25.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni K600 9.27lb 29m/s 468m/s 17.9G 4,557m 26.5s 23s
OK AeroTech K700 9.59lb 33m/s 478m/s 24.5G 4,669m 26.5s 23s
OK AeroTech K375 9.74lb 37m/s 410m/s 30.4G 4,710m 27.4s 22s
OK Cesaroni K815 9.94lb 29m/s 504m/s 26.2G 4,727m 26.7s 24s
OK AeroTech K480 9.68lb 30m/s 454m/s 20.2G 4,742m 27.1s 22s
OK Cesaroni K750 9.63lb 31m/s 503m/s 22.0G 4,756m 26.6s 23s
OK AeroTech K455 10.14lb 37m/s 423m/s 28.3G 4,800m 27.6s 22s
OK Gorilla K1075 10.70lb 32m/s 503m/s 27.9G 4,821m 27.1s 25s
OK Cesaroni K711 9.95lb 32m/s 495m/s 33.3G 4,842m 27.0s 24s
OK KBA K1750 10.75lb 42m/s 545m/s 51.0G 4,844m 26.7s 25s
OK Cesaroni K1440 9.27lb 44m/s 571m/s 45.9G 4,857m 26.2s 25s
OK Loki K830 10.39lb 26m/s 526m/s 27.6G 4,876m 27.3s 25s
OK Cesaroni K820 9.47lb 34m/s 518m/s 38.3G 4,913m 26.8s 24s
OK KBA K750 10.91lb 32m/s 483m/s 23.4G 4,939m 27.6s 24s
OK AMW K1130 10.77lb 36m/s 512m/s 30.3G 4,949m 27.3s 25s
OK Gorilla K470 10.23lb 30m/s 432m/s 22.6G 4,960m 27.8s 23s
OK Cesaroni K260 9.61lb 20m/s 376m/s 9.2G 4,972m 29.4s 21s
OK Gorilla K1185 10.70lb 33m/s 530m/s 30.8G 4,982m 27.4s 25s
OK Cesaroni K590 9.50lb 42m/s 472m/s 42.0G 5,040m 27.5s 23s
OK Cesaroni K660 9.40lb 33m/s 509m/s 24.9G 5,046m 27.3s 24s
OK AeroTech K1050 9.96lb 38m/s 549m/s 32.3G 5,055m 27.1s 25s
OK AMW L1276 11.63lb 34m/s 527m/s 31.2G 5,164m 28.0s 26s
OK Loki K350 10.70lb 31m/s 402m/s 24.7G 5,179m 29.5s 23s
OK KBA L2300 10.90lb 49m/s 586m/s 66.3G 5,235m 27.4s 26s
OK AeroTech L1090 10.46lb 36m/s 545m/s 27.5G 5,237m 27.7s 25s
OK AMW L985 10.77lb 36m/s 526m/s 29.7G 5,252m 28.0s 25s
OK AeroTech L1000 9.94lb 36m/s 571m/s 29.0G 5,260m 27.3s 24s
OK Cesaroni K300 10.10lb 23m/s 406m/s 11.1G 5,352m 30.0s 22s
OK Cesaroni L1030 10.25lb 33m/s 593m/s 32.9G 5,390m 27.6s 25s
OK Cesaroni L990 10.03lb 36m/s 574m/s 35.5G 5,392m 27.6s 25s
OK AeroTech K250 9.98lb 18m/s 400m/s 9.1G 5,398m 30.4s 20s
OK Cesaroni L805 10.62lb 33m/s 550m/s 30.3G 5,443m 28.1s 24s
OK Loki L1400 10.70lb 38m/s 592m/s 43.7G 5,444m 27.8s 26s
OK Cesaroni L730 10.05lb 34m/s 537m/s 26.2G 5,459m 28.1s 24s
OK Cesaroni L265 10.57lb 20m/s 394m/s 8.9G 5,502m 31.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni L640 10.05lb 39m/s 503m/s 34.0G 5,527m 28.4s 23s
OK Cesaroni L935 10.70lb 36m/s 592m/s 31.4G 5,778m 28.5s 25s
OK Loki L1040 11.63lb 34m/s 655m/s 27.6G 6,596m 30.2s 27s
warningsD AMW K590 8.89lb 15:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K695 8.40lb 19:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Gorilla K828 9.15lb 20:1 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 (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 2m (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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