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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 68 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (689 motors didn't fit, 52 motors failed safety checks). 120 motor had thrust curves available and 253 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:   VFHL1
Owner: Geoff Ingram
Body Diameter: 75.0mm
Dry Weight: 2,100g
MMT Diameter: 38.0mm
MMT Length: 400.0mm
CD: 0.60
Web Site: http://www.nswrocketry.org.au

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 2,281g 19m/s 46m/s 15.8G 108m 4.8s 4s
warningsW AeroTech H283 2,347g 17m/s 78m/s 13.6G 286m 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech H130 2,337g 15m/s 73m/s 10.3G 306m 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech H669 2,352g 27m/s 91m/s 47.0G 346m 8.2s 8s
OK Loki H144 2,436g 15m/s 81m/s 9.4G 357m 8.8s 7s
OK AeroTech H219 2,361g 16m/s 89m/s 11.6G 368m 8.7s 8s
OK Loki H160 2,435g 16m/s 89m/s 11.1G 400m 9.1s 8s
OK Cesaroni H400 2,384g 19m/s 102m/s 18.1G 425m 9.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H225 2,293g 15m/s 107m/s 10.5G 484m 10.0s 9s
OK AeroTech I218 2,472g 15m/s 113m/s 10.8G 554m 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H550 2,423g 25m/s 125m/s 26.4G 569m 10.3s 10s
OK AeroTech I180 2,485g 18m/s 109m/s 13.9G 571m 10.7s 9s
OK AeroTech H550 2,416g 25m/s 126m/s 26.6G 573m 10.3s 10s
warningsW Cesaroni H565 2,462g 24m/s 127m/s 26.3G 578m 10.4s 10s
OK AeroTech H999 2,431g 32m/s 131m/s 66.5G 588m 10.4s 10s
OK AeroTech I245 2,465g 19m/s 125m/s 16.2G 643m 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech I357 2,443g 18m/s 128m/s 14.8G 650m 11.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni I566 2,484g 22m/s 146m/s 25.2G 700m 11.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni I345 2,495g 18m/s 148m/s 14.9G 761m 12.0s 11s
OK AeroTech I285 2,593g 17m/s 144m/s 13.9G 769m 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I236 2,500g 16m/s 145m/s 11.7G 792m 12.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni I800 2,557g 27m/s 162m/s 35.9G 795m 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech I211 2,555g 16m/s 142m/s 11.8G 816m 12.6s 10s
OK AeroTech I305 2,681g 18m/s 149m/s 14.8G 817m 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech I195 2,672g 16m/s 141m/s 12.9G 820m 12.6s 10s
OK AeroTech I1299 2,522g 37m/s 169m/s 61.2G 822m 11.9s 12s
OK AeroTech I300 2,541g 19m/s 153m/s 17.7G 834m 12.5s 11s
OK Loki I316 2,640g 20m/s 160m/s 18.5G 897m 12.8s 11s
OK Cesaroni I287 2,705g 15m/s 165m/s 12.3G 921m 13.2s 11s
OK Loki I210 2,640g 18m/s 154m/s 16.1G 935m 13.2s 11s
OK Loki I405 2,643g 24m/s 173m/s 30.0G 956m 12.9s 12s
OK Cesaroni I285 2,606g 17m/s 172m/s 12.8G 990m 13.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni I255 2,616g 16m/s 172m/s 11.4G 1,003m 13.7s 12s
OK Loki I377 2,660g 23m/s 177m/s 24.2G 1,009m 13.4s 12s
OK Loki I430 2,640g 20m/s 186m/s 19.6G 1,015m 13.4s 12s
OK AeroTech I327 2,728g 19m/s 181m/s 15.2G 1,032m 13.6s 12s
OK AMW I297 2,691g 17m/s 179m/s 13.2G 1,036m 13.7s 12s
OK AeroTech I364 2,778g 18m/s 181m/s 14.6G 1,040m 13.7s 12s
OK AeroTech I366 2,656g 20m/s 184m/s 17.8G 1,040m 13.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni I303 2,600g 18m/s 183m/s 15.2G 1,059m 13.8s 12s
OK Cesaroni I470 2,595g 21m/s 195m/s 20.9G 1,061m 13.5s 12s
OK Cesaroni I242 2,650g 15m/s 178m/s 10.0G 1,069m 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech I280 2,716g 16m/s 183m/s 11.7G 1,071m 14.0s 12s
OK KBA I301 2,826g 16m/s 184m/s 13.6G 1,106m 14.2s 12s
OK KBA I550 2,812g 22m/s 202m/s 22.9G 1,118m 13.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni I350 2,882g 18m/s 192m/s 13.2G 1,118m 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech I435 2,618g 25m/s 200m/s 28.4G 1,121m 13.8s 12s
OK AeroTech I284 2,656g 19m/s 194m/s 17.8G 1,144m 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech I500 2,676g 21m/s 216m/s 21.0G 1,214m 14.3s 13s
OK KBA J520 2,822g 21m/s 216m/s 24.7G 1,227m 14.4s 13s
warningsW Cesaroni I540 2,698g 24m/s 223m/s 23.2G 1,234m 14.3s 13s
OK AeroTech I600 2,702g 26m/s 223m/s 30.0G 1,238m 14.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni I216 2,701g 15m/s 189m/s 11.8G 1,240m 15.0s 12s
OK AeroTech J420 2,750g 20m/s 216m/s 19.8G 1,250m 14.6s 13s
OK AeroTech I350 2,716g 19m/s 218m/s 17.6G 1,251m 14.6s 13s
OK Cesaroni J335 2,727g 19m/s 210m/s 14.4G 1,252m 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech J350 2,765g 25m/s 216m/s 29.4G 1,258m 14.5s 13s
OK KBA J740 2,824g 27m/s 231m/s 34.2G 1,262m 14.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni J270 2,755g 15m/s 205m/s 10.3G 1,264m 15.1s 13s
OK AeroTech J340 2,677g 21m/s 214m/s 21.9G 1,266m 14.6s 12s
OK Cesaroni J285 2,695g 17m/s 206m/s 13.1G 1,266m 14.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J316 2,707g 18m/s 207m/s 15.5G 1,274m 14.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J357 2,701g 19m/s 218m/s 18.4G 1,281m 14.8s 13s
OK AeroTech J425 2,731g 18m/s 230m/s 16.1G 1,317m 14.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J290 2,760g 17m/s 213m/s 13.5G 1,323m 15.2s 13s
OK AeroTech J270 2,742g 16m/s 215m/s 12.3G 1,361m 15.4s 13s
OK AeroTech J500 2,754g 24m/s 241m/s 28.3G 1,387m 15.0s 14s
OK AeroTech J435 2,724g 22m/s 253m/s 24.8G 1,485m 15.4s 14s

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 (8m/s)
failedG Loki G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG AeroTech G61 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG Loki G70 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG Loki G94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG Loki G80 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G46 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G185 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG Loki G66 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G60 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG AeroTech G69 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G58 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G78 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG Cesaroni G50 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6m/s)
failedG AeroTech H73 speed at end of launch guide too slow (7m/s)
failedG Loki H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG AeroTech H148 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG AeroTech H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG AeroTech H242 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H123 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Loki H90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Loki H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H143 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG AeroTech H112 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (9m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H152 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG AeroTech H178 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG Cesaroni H100 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)
failedG AeroTech H170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech H45 speed at end of launch guide too slow (8m/s)
failedG AeroTech I161 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I180 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I212 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech I225 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I195 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech I154 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG AeroTech I49 speed at end of launch guide too slow (5m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I55 speed at end of launch guide too slow (6m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I175 speed at end of launch guide too slow (13m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I223 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG AeroTech I59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (11m/s)
failedG Loki I110 speed at end of launch guide too slow (12m/s)
failedG Cesaroni I125 speed at end of launch guide too slow (14m/s)
failedG Cesaroni J94 speed at end of launch guide too slow (10m/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 1m (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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