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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 32 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (771 motors didn't fit, 8 motors failed safety checks). 40 motor had thrust curves available and 72 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:   Estes Hi-Flier XL
Owner: Eric Lynn
Body Diameter: 1.64in
Dry Weight: 146g
MMT Diameter: 24.0mm
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 Estes C11 182g 49ft/s 133ft/s 11.3G 266ft 4.3s 3s
OK Estes D12 204g 53ft/s 203ft/s 13.9G 598ft 6.3s 5s
OK Estes D11 191g 50ft/s 218ft/s 13.0G 668ft 6.6s 5s
OK AeroTech D15 193g 61ft/s 257ft/s 14.8G 736ft 6.4s 5s
OK Cesaroni E22 203g 51ft/s 328ft/s 14.2G 911ft 6.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni E75 198g 100ft/s 391ft/s 47.0G 911ft 6.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni E31 198g 63ft/s 370ft/s 19.8G 984ft 7.0s 6s
OK Estes E12 205g 54ft/s 292ft/s 15.4G 1,052ft 7.9s 5s
OK Estes E30 194g 76ft/s 464ft/s 24.9G 1,230ft 7.4s 6s
OK AeroTech E20 196g 67ft/s 415ft/s 17.2G 1,289ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech E28 202g 80ft/s 496ft/s 24.6G 1,394ft 7.8s 7s
OK AeroTech E30 194g 81ft/s 508ft/s 24.4G 1,396ft 7.7s 6s
OK AeroTech E18 206g 61ft/s 417ft/s 14.4G 1,415ft 8.2s 6s
OK AeroTech F44 194g 78ft/s 598ft/s 32.7G 1,424ft 7.6s 7s
OK AeroTech E15 194g 60ft/s 401ft/s 14.9G 1,450ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 235g 78ft/s 586ft/s 29.4G 1,498ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech F12 215g 51ft/s 410ft/s 10.1G 1,553ft 8.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F63 229g 86ft/s 615ft/s 31.5G 1,569ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech F30 217g 64ft/s 537ft/s 16.5G 1,571ft 8.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni F51 219g 77ft/s 599ft/s 29.8G 1,610ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F39 207g 87ft/s 580ft/s 28.4G 1,631ft 8.1s 7s
OK Cesaroni F70 219g 97ft/s 667ft/s 43.4G 1,649ft 8.1s 7s
OK AeroTech F24 209g 68ft/s 483ft/s 19.1G 1,652ft 8.5s 6s
OK AeroTech F51 227g 89ft/s 622ft/s 31.1G 1,654ft 8.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F35 231g 74ft/s 601ft/s 24.7G 1,796ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech F32 210g 85ft/s 600ft/s 27.7G 1,808ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni F50 240g 78ft/s 636ft/s 28.0G 1,812ft 8.6s 7s
OK Cesaroni F240 238g 162ft/s 902ft/s 120.1G 1,844ft 8.2s 8s
OK Cesaroni F79 254g 96ft/s 751ft/s 37.1G 1,918ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni F85 242g 95ft/s 822ft/s 41.8G 2,010ft 8.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni F51 242g 84ft/s 710ft/s 34.3G 2,144ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F30 249g 72ft/s 586ft/s 21.2G 2,207ft 9.5s 7s

Don't like the units? Login to set your preferences. Don't understand the results? See the motor guide help page.

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 D7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech D9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Estes E9 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E7 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Apogee E6 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 4ft (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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