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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 24 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (751 motors didn't fit, 30 motors failed safety checks). 54 motor had thrust curves available and 114 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:   MadCow2.6inchNike-Apache
Owner: Kenneth B Weaver
Body Diameter: 2.60in
Dry Weight: 64.0oz
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 8.00in
CD: 0.75

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 G339 70.4oz 80ft/s 174ft/s 18.3G 453ft 5.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni G185 70.6oz 53ft/s 188ft/s 9.5G 542ft 6.0s 5s
warningsW AeroTech H283 72.7oz 71ft/s 293ft/s 15.6G 1,146ft 8.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H148 74.9oz 53ft/s 281ft/s 8.3G 1,195ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H130 72.4oz 63ft/s 277ft/s 11.9G 1,228ft 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech H669 72.9oz 112ft/s 343ft/s 53.6G 1,360ft 8.9s 9s
OK Loki H125 76.1oz 53ft/s 295ft/s 8.7G 1,407ft 9.7s 8s
OK Loki H144 75.9oz 62ft/s 306ft/s 10.8G 1,412ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H219 73.2oz 65ft/s 337ft/s 13.4G 1,461ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech H242 73.3oz 60ft/s 339ft/s 10.7G 1,537ft 9.8s 8s
OK Loki H160 75.8oz 66ft/s 333ft/s 12.7G 1,567ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni H400 74.0oz 80ft/s 384ft/s 20.7G 1,651ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H152 74.5oz 52ft/s 365ft/s 9.3G 1,803ft 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H178 75.4oz 50ft/s 383ft/s 9.4G 1,849ft 10.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H225 70.8oz 64ft/s 404ft/s 12.1G 1,876ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I218 77.1oz 64ft/s 422ft/s 12.4G 2,112ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H170 75.6oz 54ft/s 412ft/s 8.8G 2,132ft 11.4s 9s
OK AeroTech H550 75.1oz 100ft/s 471ft/s 30.3G 2,160ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech I180 77.6oz 74ft/s 405ft/s 15.8G 2,168ft 11.3s 9s
OK AeroTech H999 75.7oz 132ft/s 488ft/s 75.5G 2,208ft 10.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I161 76.9oz 55ft/s 413ft/s 9.3G 2,226ft 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech I140 76.6oz 50ft/s 409ft/s 7.5G 2,288ft 12.0s 10s
OK AeroTech I245 76.9oz 77ft/s 464ft/s 18.5G 2,408ft 11.7s 10s
OK AeroTech I357 76.1oz 76ft/s 479ft/s 16.9G 2,433ft 11.7s 10s

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

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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 G67 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (27ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (31ft/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (24ft/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.)

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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