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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 52 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (751 motors didn't fit, 6 motors failed safety checks). 56 motor had thrust curves available and 105 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:   54mm Black Fly
Owner: Chad F. Patten
Body Diameter: 54.0mm
Dry Weight: 14.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 6.00in
CD: 0.65

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 E23 17.7oz 18m/s 53m/s 6.8G 165m 6.1s 5s
OK AeroTech E16 17.8oz 15m/s 50m/s 5.6G 174m 6.5s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 17.7oz 19m/s 76m/s 15.2G 228m 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F37 17.9oz 18m/s 80m/s 8.3G 279m 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech F27 16.8oz 17m/s 76m/s 6.7G 287m 7.8s 5s
OK Cesaroni F36 17.6oz 18m/s 86m/s 7.8G 297m 7.7s 6s
OK Cesaroni F32 17.8oz 17m/s 83m/s 7.9G 298m 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni F29 17.7oz 16m/s 82m/s 5.7G 306m 8.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 17.8oz 24m/s 94m/s 11.9G 311m 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F23 16.9oz 19m/s 80m/s 9.4G 312m 8.0s 6s
OK Cesaroni F120 17.7oz 34m/s 106m/s 28.2G 325m 7.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni F31 17.6oz 17m/s 90m/s 10.4G 327m 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni F59 17.5oz 25m/s 102m/s 13.5G 338m 7.9s 7s
OK AeroTech F42 16.7oz 24m/s 96m/s 13.8G 341m 7.9s 6s
OK AeroTech F20 16.8oz 19m/s 85m/s 9.3G 350m 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F22 18.8oz 15m/s 81m/s 4.9G 364m 9.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F26 17.6oz 17m/s 89m/s 6.8G 372m 8.7s 6s
OK AeroTech F67 16.8oz 28m/s 116m/s 17.4G 379m 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F50 17.0oz 26m/s 119m/s 14.4G 422m 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech F52 18.3oz 25m/s 116m/s 14.6G 432m 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech F25 17.2oz 22m/s 102m/s 11.1G 439m 9.0s 6s
OK AeroTech F40 18.5oz 24m/s 113m/s 12.3G 464m 9.2s 7s
OK Estes F50 17.0oz 27m/s 130m/s 15.6G 474m 8.9s 7s
OK AeroTech G54 18.8oz 25m/s 125m/s 14.6G 474m 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G88 19.4oz 28m/s 140m/s 20.7G 484m 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G104 18.8oz 32m/s 142m/s 22.3G 496m 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech G74 17.1oz 27m/s 154m/s 18.0G 519m 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G38 18.4oz 20m/s 119m/s 9.3G 522m 9.8s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 19.1oz 27m/s 132m/s 15.3G 533m 9.5s 8s
OK Cesaroni G80 19.1oz 25m/s 154m/s 17.6G 547m 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 19.8oz 24m/s 158m/s 15.2G 580m 9.8s 8s
OK Estes G40 18.3oz 24m/s 139m/s 13.3G 590m 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G40 18.3oz 24m/s 139m/s 13.3G 590m 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G77 18.3oz 26m/s 170m/s 18.0G 591m 9.6s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 19.5oz 27m/s 164m/s 17.2G 607m 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G72 18.6oz 25m/s 172m/s 18.3G 607m 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni G83 19.1oz 27m/s 167m/s 17.9G 611m 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni G250 19.0oz 45m/s 198m/s 54.1G 612m 9.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni G68 19.5oz 24m/s 159m/s 16.0G 618m 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G79 18.4oz 23m/s 165m/s 14.7G 618m 10.0s 8s
OK Cesaroni G57 19.1oz 26m/s 153m/s 15.6G 628m 10.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni G126 19.1oz 34m/s 191m/s 28.9G 648m 9.8s 9s
OK AeroTech G76 19.2oz 35m/s 162m/s 27.3G 649m 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 19.3oz 29m/s 160m/s 19.2G 669m 10.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G75 18.6oz 28m/s 177m/s 18.5G 675m 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 18.4oz 27m/s 188m/s 18.8G 686m 10.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 18.4oz 33m/s 213m/s 27.9G 689m 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G25 18.3oz 18m/s 128m/s 7.4G 709m 11.4s 6s
OK AeroTech G80 18.5oz 29m/s 193m/s 19.2G 716m 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G138 19.2oz 32m/s 268m/s 30.4G 844m 10.6s 10s
warningsD Estes F26 17.6oz 6:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 18.5oz 15:1 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 Estes E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/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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