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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 95 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (688 motors didn't fit, 20 motors failed safety checks). 113 motor had thrust curves available and 227 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: 6.4mm
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 68m/s 5.9G 286m 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F62 655g 18m/s 75m/s 9.1G 322m 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni F120 652g 27m/s 83m/s 22.0G 362m 8.8s 8s
OK AeroTech F20 626g 15m/s 71m/s 6.8G 367m 9.4s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 645g 20m/s 81m/s 10.2G 371m 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech F42 622g 19m/s 78m/s 10.3G 374m 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech F67 626g 22m/s 92m/s 13.2G 473m 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech F25 636g 17m/s 90m/s 8.2G 551m 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech F50 631g 20m/s 99m/s 10.7G 564m 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech F52 668g 20m/s 98m/s 11.1G 565m 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech F40 672g 18m/s 99m/s 9.4G 620m 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech G54 683g 20m/s 108m/s 11.3G 673m 12.3s 11s
warningsW Estes F50 630g 20m/s 111m/s 11.9G 712m 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni G88 698g 22m/s 116m/s 16.0G 729m 12.6s 12s
OK AeroTech G38 672g 16m/s 108m/s 7.0G 757m 13.4s 11s
OK AeroTech G104 682g 26m/s 119m/s 17.2G 773m 12.9s 12s
OK AeroTech G53 692g 21m/s 119m/s 11.8G 845m 13.8s 12s
OK AeroTech G74 633g 21m/s 128m/s 14.1G 883m 13.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni G80 689g 21m/s 130m/s 13.6G 923m 14.2s 13s
OK AeroTech G77 711g 19m/s 136m/s 13.0G 1,018m 15.0s 14s
warningsW Estes G40 669g 19m/s 131m/s 10.1G 1,030m 15.3s 13s
OK AeroTech G40 669g 19m/s 131m/s 10.1G 1,030m 15.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni G68 702g 19m/s 143m/s 12.4G 1,148m 16.0s 14s
OK AeroTech G79 703g 21m/s 145m/s 14.0G 1,149m 15.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni G57 692g 21m/s 142m/s 12.0G 1,164m 16.1s 14s
OK AeroTech G77 669g 21m/s 147m/s 14.8G 1,165m 16.0s 15s
OK Cesaroni G83 691g 22m/s 147m/s 13.8G 1,171m 16.0s 15s
OK AeroTech G79 670g 19m/s 148m/s 11.9G 1,229m 16.6s 15s
OK Cesaroni G250 687g 36m/s 161m/s 43.3G 1,314m 16.5s 16s
OK AeroTech G76 693g 28m/s 152m/s 21.2G 1,332m 16.9s 15s
OK AeroTech G64 697g 24m/s 153m/s 14.9G 1,375m 17.4s 15s
OK Cesaroni G126 691g 28m/s 164m/s 22.5G 1,408m 17.3s 16s
OK Cesaroni G131 746g 26m/s 167m/s 22.3G 1,463m 17.7s 17s
OK AeroTech G75 677g 22m/s 165m/s 14.2G 1,515m 18.2s 16s
OK AeroTech G78 671g 22m/s 172m/s 14.9G 1,625m 18.7s 17s
OK KBA G82 777g 18m/s 176m/s 13.5G 1,708m 19.4s 17s
OK AeroTech G125 671g 27m/s 184m/s 23.9G 1,749m 19.2s 18s
OK Cesaroni G106 733g 22m/s 184m/s 17.7G 1,778m 19.6s 18s
OK AeroTech G80 674g 23m/s 181m/s 15.0G 1,790m 19.6s 18s
OK KBA G135 772g 23m/s 186m/s 21.2G 1,796m 19.5s 19s
OK AeroTech G75 779g 18m/s 184m/s 10.4G 1,888m 20.5s 18s
OK KBA H130 1,255g 23m/s 187m/s 16.9G 1,964m 20.7s 19s
OK Cesaroni G54 739g 24m/s 194m/s 15.7G 2,236m 22.2s 19s
OK Cesaroni G125 740g 27m/s 213m/s 21.3G 2,345m 22.3s 21s
OK Cesaroni G118 734g 25m/s 214m/s 20.7G 2,362m 22.4s 21s
OK Cesaroni H175 793g 29m/s 216m/s 33.6G 2,363m 22.2s 21s
OK Cesaroni H54 755g 21m/s 200m/s 12.7G 2,365m 23.0s 20s
OK AeroTech H165 748g 29m/s 217m/s 26.2G 2,394m 22.4s 21s
OK Cesaroni H133 736g 27m/s 219m/s 25.6G 2,473m 22.8s 22s
OK Cesaroni H87 751g 23m/s 218m/s 16.4G 2,520m 23.4s 21s
OK Cesaroni H42 788g 15m/s 206m/s 8.7G 2,591m 24.7s 20s
OK Cesaroni H163 733g 31m/s 228m/s 29.2G 2,634m 23.5s 22s
OK Cesaroni H90 709g 25m/s 224m/s 21.3G 2,645m 23.8s 22s
OK Cesaroni H123 774g 24m/s 226m/s 20.2G 2,649m 23.7s 22s
OK AeroTech H128 752g 29m/s 228m/s 24.3G 2,671m 23.6s 22s
OK AeroTech H97 824g 22m/s 226m/s 13.7G 2,700m 24.2s 22s
OK Cesaroni H410 728g 47m/s 237m/s 75.4G 2,730m 23.6s 23s
OK AeroTech H238 742g 33m/s 235m/s 33.3G 2,785m 24.0s 23s
OK AeroTech H115 751g 23m/s 237m/s 17.3G 2,892m 24.8s 23s
OK AeroTech G138 694g 27m/s 242m/s 30.0G 2,907m 24.6s 24s
OK Cesaroni H118 778g 27m/s 239m/s 21.3G 2,998m 24.9s 23s
OK Cesaroni H237 840g 33m/s 259m/s 40.7G 3,318m 26.2s 25s
OK AeroTech H220 796g 36m/s 265m/s 38.3G 3,467m 26.7s 26s
OK Cesaroni H151 784g 31m/s 266m/s 25.5G 3,567m 27.2s 26s
OK AeroTech H210 792g 33m/s 272m/s 34.9G 3,635m 27.3s 26s
OK Cesaroni H53 832g 18m/s 254m/s 10.5G 3,745m 29.0s 25s
OK Cesaroni H160 818g 29m/s 276m/s 25.1G 3,774m 28.0s 27s
OK Cesaroni H135 797g 28m/s 275m/s 20.2G 3,801m 28.2s 27s
OK Cesaroni H170 778g 32m/s 281m/s 30.2G 3,919m 28.4s 27s
OK AeroTech H180 798g 32m/s 291m/s 33.0G 4,162m 29.2s 28s
OK KBA H225 862g 28m/s 294m/s 36.4G 4,213m 29.5s 28s
OK AeroTech H182 753g 30m/s 298m/s 30.1G 4,283m 29.7s 28s
OK AeroTech H250 802g 38m/s 299m/s 40.7G 4,292m 29.6s 29s
OK AeroTech H135 758g 27m/s 294m/s 20.0G 4,386m 30.3s 28s
OK Cesaroni H295 888g 37m/s 304m/s 49.5G 4,449m 30.1s 29s
OK Cesaroni H180 860g 33m/s 307m/s 31.1G 4,637m 30.9s 29s
OK Cesaroni H194 830g 32m/s 318m/s 33.7G 4,900m 31.6s 30s
OK Cesaroni H200 820g 34m/s 325m/s 35.1G 5,116m 32.3s 31s
OK AeroTech H195 743g 35m/s 330m/s 33.9G 5,129m 32.2s 31s
OK Cesaroni H340 937g 42m/s 331m/s 51.9G 5,186m 32.3s 31s
OK Cesaroni H140 823g 31m/s 325m/s 29.4G 5,243m 32.9s 31s
OK Cesaroni H399 840g 49m/s 355m/s 65.5G 5,809m 34.1s 33s
OK Cesaroni H226 906g 35m/s 349m/s 38.5G 5,847m 34.4s 33s
OK Cesaroni H159 889g 29m/s 350m/s 21.2G 5,907m 34.9s 33s
OK AeroTech H268 904g 38m/s 359m/s 39.2G 6,066m 35.0s 34s
OK Cesaroni H255 778g 40m/s 360m/s 48.4G 6,096m 34.6s 34s
OK Cesaroni H160 865g 35m/s 361m/s 36.4G 6,370m 36.0s 34s
OK Cesaroni H233 874g 36m/s 371m/s 38.8G 6,465m 36.1s 35s
OK AeroTech I200 904g 34m/s 372m/s 33.3G 6,594m 36.5s 35s
OK Cesaroni H255 864g 40m/s 383m/s 47.8G 6,766m 36.8s 36s
OK Cesaroni I204 895g 35m/s 403m/s 39.8G 7,512m 38.8s 37s
OK AeroTech I205 861g 32m/s 418m/s 42.1G 7,979m 39.9s 38s
OK Cesaroni I243 945g 38m/s 427m/s 46.2G 8,325m 40.7s 39s
OK Cesaroni I224 916g 42m/s 429m/s 47.3G 8,410m 40.9s 39s
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 (14m/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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