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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 57 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (748 motors didn't fit, 6 motors failed safety checks). 63 motor had thrust curves available and 115 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 Ariel
Owner: Eric Lynn
Body Diameter: 3.00in
Dry Weight: 58.0oz
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 13.75in
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 I215 76.5oz 62ft/s 512ft/s 11.3G 2,490ft 11.8s 10s
OK AeroTech I599 76.0oz 111ft/s 599ft/s 35.5G 2,536ft 11.2s 11s
OK AeroTech I170 76.6oz 54ft/s 497ft/s 8.8G 2,552ft 12.1s 10s
OK AeroTech I229 76.1oz 61ft/s 543ft/s 12.0G 2,615ft 11.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni I150 78.1oz 50ft/s 514ft/s 7.1G 2,949ft 13.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni I445 78.2oz 85ft/s 654ft/s 23.6G 2,952ft 12.1s 11s
OK Cesaroni I218 78.4oz 64ft/s 594ft/s 11.2G 3,088ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni I165 78.9oz 54ft/s 559ft/s 7.6G 3,267ft 13.6s 10s
OK Cesaroni I100 86.4oz 58ft/s 464ft/s 11.7G 3,910ft 15.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni J250 87.2oz 55ft/s 736ft/s 10.3G 4,003ft 14.3s 11s
OK AeroTech J250 89.9oz 59ft/s 739ft/s 11.1G 4,080ft 14.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni J280 91.6oz 61ft/s 772ft/s 11.5G 4,091ft 14.3s 12s
OK Cesaroni J1055 85.2oz 131ft/s 988ft/s 47.8G 4,119ft 13.3s 13s
OK AeroTech I65 84.5oz 53ft/s 481ft/s 7.4G 4,172ft 16.2s 8s
OK AeroTech J250 82.9oz 68ft/s 735ft/s 13.6G 4,195ft 14.2s 11s
OK Cesaroni J145 87.5oz 60ft/s 585ft/s 18.9G 4,222ft 15.1s 10s
OK AeroTech J315 88.0oz 68ft/s 799ft/s 14.5G 4,319ft 14.3s 12s
OK AeroTech J1299 87.4oz 148ft/s 1,109ft/s 60.7G 4,536ft 13.7s 13s
OK Cesaroni J430 86.2oz 85ft/s 938ft/s 20.8G 4,592ft 14.3s 12s
OK Gorilla J365 100.4oz 55ft/s 861ft/s 16.9G 4,620ft 15.0s 13s
OK Cesaroni J240 88.8oz 61ft/s 792ft/s 10.8G 4,644ft 15.0s 12s
OK AeroTech J460 85.8oz 88ft/s 951ft/s 22.2G 4,646ft 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech J180 86.5oz 68ft/s 698ft/s 12.6G 4,651ft 15.1s 10s
OK AeroTech J275 88.4oz 64ft/s 791ft/s 12.4G 4,725ft 15.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni J293 87.6oz 67ft/s 856ft/s 13.6G 4,732ft 14.9s 12s
OK AMW J1365 97.4oz 141ft/s 1,102ft/s 57.8G 4,793ft 14.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni J244 90.1oz 57ft/s 816ft/s 9.5G 4,848ft 15.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni J210 87.7oz 62ft/s 722ft/s 12.5G 4,989ft 16.0s 12s
OK AMW J400 106.7oz 67ft/s 919ft/s 15.1G 4,996ft 15.3s 13s
OK Loki J350 102.4oz 65ft/s 921ft/s 14.9G 5,078ft 15.4s 13s
OK AeroTech J1799 97.1oz 159ft/s 1,299ft/s 79.9G 5,139ft 14.1s 14s
OK AMW J475 107.7oz 74ft/s 984ft/s 19.9G 5,167ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni J1520 94.1oz 146ft/s 1,322ft/s 64.8G 5,210ft 14.2s 14s
OK Cesaroni J360 96.9oz 64ft/s 976ft/s 19.1G 5,314ft 15.5s 13s
OK Gorilla J465 99.6oz 71ft/s 1,033ft/s 22.5G 5,324ft 15.3s 13s
OK Cesaroni J380 103.6oz 67ft/s 996ft/s 13.8G 5,327ft 15.5s 13s
OK Gorilla J167 100.8oz 61ft/s 662ft/s 12.3G 5,329ft 16.7s 11s
OK Gorilla J395 98.9oz 69ft/s 998ft/s 15.7G 5,412ft 15.6s 13s
OK Loki J820 100.6oz 113ft/s 1,182ft/s 36.3G 5,464ft 14.8s 13s
OK Gorilla J485 99.9oz 75ft/s 1,069ft/s 20.0G 5,479ft 15.4s 13s
OK Gorilla J535 101.2oz 94ft/s 1,103ft/s 23.1G 5,500ft 15.2s 13s
OK Loki J525 101.7oz 89ft/s 1,118ft/s 22.0G 5,553ft 15.3s 13s
OK AMW J395 102.7oz 73ft/s 978ft/s 15.6G 5,554ft 15.8s 13s
OK AMW J440 101.3oz 103ft/s 1,049ft/s 27.6G 5,556ft 15.3s 13s
OK AeroTech J540 96.2oz 92ft/s 1,135ft/s 24.5G 5,597ft 15.0s 13s
OK AMW J325 101.3oz 82ft/s 897ft/s 18.2G 5,680ft 16.0s 13s
OK AeroTech J401 90.1oz 80ft/s 1,089ft/s 18.2G 5,705ft 15.4s 13s
OK AMW J745 101.0oz 101ft/s 1,218ft/s 30.4G 5,803ft 15.3s 14s
OK AeroTech J800 96.3oz 112ft/s 1,275ft/s 34.6G 5,917ft 15.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni J355 99.4oz 72ft/s 1,020ft/s 14.9G 5,981ft 16.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni J760 95.9oz 108ft/s 1,330ft/s 32.8G 5,991ft 15.2s 13s
OK AeroTech J415 99.1oz 77ft/s 1,101ft/s 18.5G 6,146ft 15.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J449 97.5oz 79ft/s 1,169ft/s 19.7G 6,169ft 15.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni J295 97.4oz 74ft/s 945ft/s 15.2G 6,175ft 16.5s 12s
OK Loki J300 104.3oz 71ft/s 936ft/s 13.0G 6,199ft 16.9s 13s
OK Loki J175 102.0oz 69ft/s 778ft/s 13.9G 6,211ft 17.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni K360 101.4oz 69ft/s 1,090ft/s 13.1G 6,340ft 16.5s 13s

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 I117 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (41ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/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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