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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 96 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (689 motors didn't fit, 20 motors failed safety checks). 114 motor had thrust curves available and 228 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:   Panavia
Owner: Brian Rennaker
Body Diameter: 6.4cm
Dry Weight: 546g
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 365.0mm
CD: 0.77

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 Cesaroni F36 647g 15m/s 64m/s 5.8G 189m 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech F62 655g 19m/s 70m/s 8.9G 202m 6.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni F120 652g 27m/s 80m/s 21.4G 214m 6.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 645g 19m/s 76m/s 10.2G 221m 6.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F42 622g 19m/s 71m/s 10.3G 222m 6.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F20 626g 15m/s 62m/s 6.8G 225m 7.0s 4s
OK AeroTech F67 626g 22m/s 86m/s 13.0G 252m 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F50 631g 20m/s 89m/s 10.7G 283m 7.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 668g 20m/s 88m/s 11.1G 292m 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech F25 636g 17m/s 75m/s 8.2G 292m 7.7s 5s
OK AeroTech F40 672g 19m/s 85m/s 9.3G 314m 7.8s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 630g 21m/s 97m/s 11.6G 322m 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 683g 20m/s 95m/s 11.1G 324m 7.8s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 698g 22m/s 107m/s 16.0G 333m 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 682g 26m/s 109m/s 17.2G 342m 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G38 672g 16m/s 89m/s 7.0G 356m 8.5s 6s
OK AeroTech G74 633g 21m/s 115m/s 13.4G 357m 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 692g 21m/s 101m/s 11.7G 369m 8.2s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 689g 21m/s 118m/s 13.6G 380m 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 711g 19m/s 121m/s 11.7G 405m 8.5s 7s
warningsW Estes G40 669g 19m/s 105m/s 10.1G 411m 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G40 669g 19m/s 105m/s 10.1G 411m 8.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G77 669g 21m/s 129m/s 13.6G 415m 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 703g 21m/s 126m/s 13.3G 426m 8.5s 7s
OK AeroTech G72 678g 20m/s 131m/s 13.9G 426m 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 691g 22m/s 128m/s 13.8G 429m 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 687g 36m/s 153m/s 41.7G 432m 8.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G68 702g 19m/s 122m/s 12.4G 433m 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 670g 19m/s 125m/s 11.1G 434m 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 692g 21m/s 116m/s 12.0G 440m 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 691g 28m/s 147m/s 22.5G 459m 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 693g 28m/s 124m/s 21.2G 460m 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G64 697g 24m/s 123m/s 14.9G 475m 8.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni G131 746g 25m/s 151m/s 19.2G 477m 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 677g 22m/s 135m/s 14.2G 481m 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G78 671g 22m/s 143m/s 14.3G 488m 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G125 671g 27m/s 162m/s 21.3G 493m 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 674g 23m/s 148m/s 14.7G 512m 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G106 733g 22m/s 160m/s 17.3G 526m 9.1s 8s
OK KBA G135 772g 23m/s 167m/s 19.3G 537m 9.1s 8s
OK KBA G82 777g 18m/s 147m/s 11.3G 541m 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 779g 18m/s 146m/s 9.3G 572m 9.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H165 748g 29m/s 188m/s 24.9G 585m 9.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni G125 740g 27m/s 179m/s 21.3G 590m 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H410 728g 47m/s 220m/s 72.1G 590m 8.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H175 793g 29m/s 191m/s 26.7G 591m 9.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni G118 734g 25m/s 178m/s 20.7G 593m 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 736g 27m/s 183m/s 25.6G 602m 9.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H163 733g 31m/s 196m/s 29.2G 607m 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech G138 694g 27m/s 206m/s 23.3G 614m 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H238 742g 33m/s 203m/s 31.2G 617m 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech H128 752g 30m/s 191m/s 23.6G 618m 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni H90 709g 25m/s 172m/s 21.3G 622m 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G54 739g 24m/s 135m/s 15.7G 623m 10.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H87 751g 23m/s 169m/s 16.4G 629m 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni H123 774g 24m/s 188m/s 17.4G 633m 9.7s 8s
OK AeroTech H115 751g 23m/s 188m/s 15.7G 643m 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H54 755g 21m/s 138m/s 12.7G 650m 10.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni H118 778g 27m/s 188m/s 21.3G 665m 9.8s 8s
OK AeroTech H97 824g 22m/s 177m/s 12.6G 666m 10.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni H237 840g 33m/s 228m/s 31.8G 681m 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H220 796g 36m/s 227m/s 38.3G 691m 9.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H210 792g 33m/s 230m/s 31.6G 702m 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H151 784g 30m/s 212m/s 25.5G 708m 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H42 788g 15m/s 135m/s 8.7G 719m 11.5s 7s
OK AeroTech H182 753g 30m/s 241m/s 24.4G 725m 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H170 778g 32m/s 226m/s 30.2G 728m 9.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 818g 28m/s 224m/s 22.1G 734m 10.1s 9s
OK KBA H130 1,255g 23m/s 162m/s 16.9G 738m 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H135 797g 28m/s 212m/s 20.2G 739m 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H180 798g 32m/s 235m/s 31.5G 741m 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech H250 802g 38m/s 250m/s 40.3G 744m 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech H195 743g 35m/s 258m/s 33.9G 762m 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H295 888g 37m/s 264m/s 39.5G 769m 10.0s 9s
OK KBA H225 862g 28m/s 250m/s 30.1G 773m 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech H135 758g 26m/s 213m/s 19.7G 788m 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni H194 830g 32m/s 249m/s 33.7G 805m 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H180 860g 33m/s 242m/s 31.1G 808m 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni H200 820g 34m/s 253m/s 35.1G 816m 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H340 937g 42m/s 285m/s 47.6G 824m 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H399 840g 49m/s 305m/s 65.5G 827m 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 778g 40m/s 284m/s 48.4G 829m 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H53 832g 18m/s 161m/s 10.5G 844m 11.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H140 823g 31m/s 233m/s 29.4G 857m 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni H226 906g 35m/s 272m/s 38.5G 889m 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech H268 904g 38m/s 286m/s 36.2G 892m 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H233 874g 36m/s 284m/s 38.8G 901m 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H159 889g 29m/s 251m/s 20.5G 907m 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni H255 864g 40m/s 296m/s 47.8G 908m 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech I200 904g 34m/s 271m/s 33.3G 935m 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H160 865g 35m/s 253m/s 36.4G 937m 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I205 861g 32m/s 293m/s 42.1G 967m 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni I204 895g 35m/s 284m/s 39.8G 970m 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I243 945g 38m/s 302m/s 46.2G 1,025m 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni I224 916g 42m/s 306m/s 47.3G 1,026m 10.9s 9s
warningsW,D Estes G80 671g 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 (10m/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/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 (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (4m/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 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.)

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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