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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 110 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (690 motors didn't fit, 11 motors failed safety checks). 121 motor had thrust curves available and 254 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:   PML Bumble Bee
Owner: Philip Dougan
Body Diameter: 3.90in
Dry Weight: 45.0oz
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 37.0cm
CD: 0.72

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 Loki G69 53.5oz 53ft/s 179ft/s 5.6G 543ft 6.1s 4s
OK AeroTech G67 52.1oz 51ft/s 187ft/s 5.3G 555ft 6.3s 5s
OK Loki G70 53.5oz 54ft/s 188ft/s 5.8G 598ft 6.4s 5s
OK AeroTech G339 51.4oz 114ft/s 239ft/s 25.4G 609ft 5.9s 5s
OK Loki G80 54.0oz 58ft/s 198ft/s 6.5G 613ft 6.3s 5s
OK Loki G94 53.5oz 61ft/s 211ft/s 7.8G 645ft 6.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni G185 51.6oz 78ft/s 258ft/s 13.2G 709ft 6.4s 6s
OK Loki G66 53.8oz 59ft/s 207ft/s 6.7G 720ft 7.0s 5s
OK Cesaroni G60 52.3oz 49ft/s 220ft/s 4.9G 759ft 7.2s 5s
OK Cesaroni G78 51.9oz 49ft/s 237ft/s 8.0G 797ft 7.3s 5s
OK Cesaroni G115 51.9oz 62ft/s 260ft/s 8.1G 797ft 7.0s 6s
OK Loki H100 56.8oz 61ft/s 307ft/s 7.9G 1,140ft 8.2s 6s
warningsW AeroTech H283 53.7oz 103ft/s 385ft/s 21.3G 1,164ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H148 55.9oz 75ft/s 355ft/s 11.4G 1,239ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H130 53.4oz 88ft/s 346ft/s 16.5G 1,250ft 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech H669 53.9oz 158ft/s 458ft/s 72.9G 1,273ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H123 54.7oz 64ft/s 338ft/s 8.8G 1,350ft 8.7s 6s
OK AeroTech H100 54.2oz 59ft/s 342ft/s 7.4G 1,356ft 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech H219 54.2oz 95ft/s 426ft/s 18.4G 1,371ft 8.3s 7s
OK Loki H144 56.9oz 85ft/s 376ft/s 14.7G 1,377ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H123 55.5oz 59ft/s 384ft/s 8.4G 1,378ft 8.8s 7s
OK Loki H90 56.8oz 64ft/s 327ft/s 8.3G 1,382ft 9.0s 6s
OK Loki H125 57.1oz 77ft/s 360ft/s 11.9G 1,395ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H143 57.2oz 62ft/s 395ft/s 8.8G 1,396ft 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H242 54.3oz 84ft/s 427ft/s 14.7G 1,436ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H400 55.0oz 110ft/s 501ft/s 27.7G 1,458ft 8.3s 8s
OK Loki H160 56.8oz 90ft/s 407ft/s 17.3G 1,463ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech H112 58.4oz 52ft/s 344ft/s 5.8G 1,533ft 9.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni H120 55.4oz 63ft/s 403ft/s 8.6G 1,539ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H125 55.3oz 62ft/s 422ft/s 8.5G 1,570ft 9.2s 7s
OK Cesaroni H110 56.5oz 55ft/s 395ft/s 6.6G 1,579ft 9.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni H225 51.8oz 90ft/s 510ft/s 16.9G 1,600ft 8.7s 7s
OK Cesaroni H152 55.5oz 72ft/s 444ft/s 12.8G 1,623ft 9.1s 7s
OK AeroTech H178 56.4oz 69ft/s 471ft/s 12.1G 1,628ft 9.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni H100 56.5oz 58ft/s 399ft/s 6.5G 1,683ft 9.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H550 56.1oz 143ft/s 605ft/s 40.7G 1,698ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H550 56.4oz 142ft/s 597ft/s 40.3G 1,706ft 8.6s 8s
OK AeroTech H999 56.7oz 185ft/s 638ft/s 101.2G 1,715ft 8.6s 8s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 57.8oz 133ft/s 608ft/s 37.7G 1,723ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech I218 58.1oz 91ft/s 506ft/s 16.7G 1,762ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech H170 56.6oz 74ft/s 486ft/s 11.7G 1,800ft 9.4s 7s
OK AeroTech I180 58.6oz 106ft/s 468ft/s 21.3G 1,809ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech I161 57.9oz 78ft/s 476ft/s 12.5G 1,860ft 9.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni I180 58.9oz 69ft/s 519ft/s 11.3G 1,874ft 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech I245 57.9oz 104ft/s 539ft/s 24.5G 1,894ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I357 57.1oz 106ft/s 573ft/s 22.9G 1,900ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech I175 57.3oz 86ft/s 478ft/s 14.7G 1,903ft 9.7s 8s
OK AeroTech I225 62.1oz 75ft/s 530ft/s 14.3G 1,917ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I140 57.6oz 69ft/s 459ft/s 10.1G 1,925ft 9.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni I566 58.6oz 131ft/s 687ft/s 36.5G 1,929ft 9.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni I212 61.8oz 74ft/s 549ft/s 12.9G 1,950ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I800 61.1oz 156ft/s 763ft/s 49.4G 2,063ft 9.2s 9s
OK AeroTech I1299 59.9oz 208ft/s 804ft/s 89.9G 2,074ft 9.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I345 58.9oz 103ft/s 660ft/s 22.8G 2,085ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I154 62.4oz 62ft/s 456ft/s 8.7G 2,118ft 10.6s 7s
OK AeroTech I285 62.4oz 97ft/s 618ft/s 20.7G 2,129ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I195 59.7oz 78ft/s 563ft/s 13.2G 2,131ft 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni I170 58.8oz 77ft/s 577ft/s 12.7G 2,186ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I305 65.5oz 101ft/s 627ft/s 21.4G 2,187ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I236 59.1oz 89ft/s 611ft/s 17.9G 2,188ft 9.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni I175 60.4oz 71ft/s 561ft/s 10.3G 2,210ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech I300 60.6oz 110ft/s 646ft/s 26.7G 2,224ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I223 62.4oz 80ft/s 615ft/s 13.6G 2,246ft 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech I211 61.0oz 91ft/s 580ft/s 17.9G 2,246ft 10.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I195 65.2oz 94ft/s 573ft/s 18.9G 2,266ft 10.1s 8s
OK Loki I316 64.0oz 115ft/s 658ft/s 27.0G 2,331ft 9.9s 8s
OK Loki I405 64.2oz 143ft/s 722ft/s 44.1G 2,379ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I287 66.3oz 87ft/s 682ft/s 16.6G 2,390ft 10.2s 8s
OK Loki I210 64.0oz 101ft/s 612ft/s 23.9G 2,466ft 10.3s 8s
OK Loki I430 64.0oz 114ft/s 790ft/s 28.9G 2,493ft 10.1s 9s
OK Loki I377 64.8oz 130ft/s 717ft/s 35.6G 2,497ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni I285 62.8oz 95ft/s 698ft/s 19.2G 2,497ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni I470 62.5oz 123ft/s 831ft/s 31.1G 2,516ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech I366 64.6oz 114ft/s 747ft/s 26.3G 2,529ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech I327 67.2oz 102ft/s 740ft/s 22.2G 2,541ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I255 63.2oz 89ft/s 685ft/s 16.9G 2,545ft 10.4s 8s
OK AeroTech I364 68.9oz 98ft/s 725ft/s 20.2G 2,552ft 10.3s 9s
warningsW Loki I110 65.8oz 66ft/s 506ft/s 13.4G 2,554ft 11.3s 7s
OK AMW I297 65.8oz 98ft/s 727ft/s 19.4G 2,568ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni I303 62.6oz 99ft/s 737ft/s 22.7G 2,593ft 10.3s 8s
OK AeroTech I435 63.3oz 140ft/s 823ft/s 42.0G 2,605ft 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I280 66.7oz 92ft/s 727ft/s 17.2G 2,639ft 10.5s 9s
OK KBA I550 70.1oz 122ft/s 856ft/s 31.1G 2,655ft 10.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni I242 64.4oz 85ft/s 693ft/s 15.0G 2,679ft 10.7s 8s
OK AeroTech I284 64.6oz 110ft/s 759ft/s 25.7G 2,704ft 10.3s 8s
OK Cesaroni I350 72.6oz 98ft/s 766ft/s 18.9G 2,713ft 10.6s 9s
OK KBA I301 70.6oz 93ft/s 726ft/s 19.6G 2,742ft 10.8s 9s
OK AeroTech I500 65.3oz 117ft/s 890ft/s 30.8G 2,743ft 10.2s 9s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 66.1oz 125ft/s 924ft/s 33.3G 2,753ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech I600 66.2oz 150ft/s 914ft/s 43.6G 2,756ft 10.1s 9s
OK KBA J740 70.5oz 148ft/s 986ft/s 45.8G 2,813ft 10.3s 10s
OK KBA J520 70.5oz 115ft/s 885ft/s 35.4G 2,819ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech J350 68.5oz 137ft/s 849ft/s 42.3G 2,841ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech I350 66.7oz 104ft/s 858ft/s 24.8G 2,841ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech J420 67.9oz 116ft/s 846ft/s 28.6G 2,846ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech J340 65.4oz 118ft/s 829ft/s 32.1G 2,874ft 10.4s 8s
OK Cesaroni J335 67.1oz 104ft/s 815ft/s 21.1G 2,901ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J357 66.2oz 111ft/s 846ft/s 27.0G 2,912ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech I59 62.2oz 62ft/s 365ft/s 8.5G 2,926ft 13.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni I125 67.8oz 76ft/s 529ft/s 13.2G 2,932ft 12.0s 7s
OK AeroTech J425 67.3oz 98ft/s 912ft/s 22.2G 2,942ft 10.6s 9s
OK Cesaroni J285 66.0oz 95ft/s 786ft/s 18.6G 2,955ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni J270 68.1oz 86ft/s 768ft/s 14.4G 2,990ft 11.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni J316 66.4oz 102ft/s 796ft/s 22.7G 2,991ft 10.9s 9s
OK AeroTech J500 68.1oz 137ft/s 934ft/s 40.9G 3,005ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni I216 66.2oz 88ft/s 702ft/s 17.4G 3,009ft 11.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni J290 68.3oz 99ft/s 796ft/s 19.7G 3,055ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech J270 67.6oz 94ft/s 799ft/s 18.0G 3,121ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech J435 67.0oz 127ft/s 963ft/s 36.1G 3,174ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni J94 68.3oz 58ft/s 493ft/s 7.6G 3,437ft 13.7s 7s

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 G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 8ft (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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