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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 73 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (737 motors didn't fit, 1 motors failed safety checks). 72 motor had thrust curves available and 146 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:   LOC 1.6 IRIS
Owner: Philip Dougan
Body Diameter: 1.60in
Dry Weight: 11.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 19.0cm
CD: 0.30

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 E16 14.0oz 52ft/s 226ft/s 6.0G 900ft 8.4s 6s
OK AeroTech E23 14.7oz 65ft/s 229ft/s 8.4G 924ft 8.0s 6s
OK AeroTech E16 14.8oz 55ft/s 222ft/s 6.9G 983ft 8.5s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 14.7oz 68ft/s 319ft/s 18.5G 1,375ft 9.3s 8s
OK Estes F15 14.6oz 48ft/s 293ft/s 5.5G 1,582ft 11.2s 8s
OK AeroTech F37 14.9oz 64ft/s 344ft/s 10.4G 1,689ft 10.4s 9s
OK AeroTech F27 13.8oz 62ft/s 338ft/s 8.4G 1,772ft 10.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni F32 14.8oz 61ft/s 359ft/s 9.7G 1,820ft 10.9s 9s
OK Cesaroni F36 14.6oz 66ft/s 368ft/s 9.7G 1,824ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni F29 14.7oz 57ft/s 360ft/s 7.2G 1,881ft 11.1s 9s
OK AeroTech F62 14.8oz 85ft/s 394ft/s 14.7G 1,930ft 10.8s 10s
OK AeroTech F23 13.9oz 69ft/s 359ft/s 11.6G 1,953ft 11.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni F120 14.7oz 120ft/s 432ft/s 35.0G 2,057ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni F31 14.6oz 63ft/s 398ft/s 12.8G 2,075ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni F59 14.5oz 90ft/s 428ft/s 16.5G 2,146ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech F42 13.7oz 88ft/s 420ft/s 17.1G 2,195ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech F20 13.8oz 72ft/s 386ft/s 11.5G 2,228ft 11.7s 9s
OK AeroTech F22 15.8oz 52ft/s 365ft/s 6.2G 2,232ft 12.4s 9s
OK AeroTech F26 14.6oz 62ft/s 406ft/s 8.4G 2,366ft 12.3s 10s
OK AeroTech F67 13.8oz 101ft/s 491ft/s 21.8G 2,519ft 11.9s 11s
OK AeroTech F52 15.3oz 95ft/s 500ft/s 17.7G 2,824ft 12.7s 11s
OK AeroTech F50 14.0oz 93ft/s 519ft/s 17.7G 2,834ft 12.6s 11s
OK AeroTech F25 14.2oz 82ft/s 466ft/s 13.6G 2,886ft 13.0s 10s
OK AeroTech F40 15.5oz 86ft/s 501ft/s 14.9G 3,038ft 13.3s 11s
warningsW Apogee F10 14.0oz 53ft/s 351ft/s 6.2G 3,064ft 15.8s 9s
OK AeroTech G54 15.8oz 89ft/s 540ft/s 17.8G 3,143ft 13.4s 12s
OK Cesaroni G88 16.4oz 99ft/s 582ft/s 24.7G 3,244ft 13.4s 12s
OK Estes F50 14.0oz 97ft/s 576ft/s 19.5G 3,257ft 13.3s 12s
OK AeroTech G104 15.8oz 114ft/s 598ft/s 26.7G 3,358ft 13.4s 13s
OK AeroTech G38 15.4oz 73ft/s 543ft/s 11.3G 3,479ft 14.2s 12s
OK AeroTech G53 16.1oz 96ft/s 584ft/s 18.3G 3,588ft 14.1s 12s
OK AeroTech G74 14.1oz 96ft/s 666ft/s 22.9G 3,668ft 13.9s 13s
OK Cesaroni G80 16.1oz 95ft/s 652ft/s 21.1G 3,762ft 14.2s 13s
OK AeroTech G77 16.8oz 86ft/s 670ft/s 19.5G 3,993ft 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech G40 15.3oz 88ft/s 637ft/s 16.1G 4,075ft 14.8s 13s
OK Estes G40 15.3oz 88ft/s 638ft/s 16.2G 4,075ft 14.8s 13s
OK AeroTech G77 15.3oz 92ft/s 742ft/s 23.3G 4,226ft 14.7s 13s
OK AeroTech G79 16.5oz 95ft/s 706ft/s 21.3G 4,239ft 14.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni G68 16.5oz 88ft/s 697ft/s 19.1G 4,287ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni G83 16.1oz 102ft/s 719ft/s 21.4G 4,298ft 15.0s 14s
OK AeroTech G72 15.6oz 89ft/s 746ft/s 23.8G 4,329ft 15.0s 14s
OK Cesaroni G57 16.1oz 91ft/s 685ft/s 18.6G 4,358ft 15.3s 13s
OK AeroTech G79 15.4oz 84ft/s 736ft/s 18.7G 4,386ft 15.1s 13s
OK Cesaroni G250 16.0oz 159ft/s 808ft/s 66.8G 4,445ft 14.8s 14s
OK AeroTech G76 16.2oz 122ft/s 721ft/s 32.6G 4,568ft 15.2s 13s
OK Cesaroni G126 16.1oz 123ft/s 807ft/s 34.5G 4,673ft 15.2s 14s
OK AeroTech G64 16.3oz 109ft/s 718ft/s 22.9G 4,690ft 15.5s 13s
OK AeroTech G75 15.7oz 106ft/s 808ft/s 23.5G 4,704ft 15.3s 14s
OK Cesaroni G131 18.1oz 117ft/s 802ft/s 31.9G 4,746ft 15.5s 14s
OK AeroTech G25 15.3oz 63ft/s 626ft/s 9.1G 4,863ft 16.6s 12s
OK AeroTech G78 15.4oz 100ft/s 832ft/s 23.2G 4,990ft 15.6s 14s
OK AeroTech G125 15.4oz 121ft/s 916ft/s 36.3G 5,118ft 15.6s 15s
OK AeroTech G80 15.5oz 107ft/s 865ft/s 23.4G 5,241ft 15.9s 14s
OK Cesaroni G106 17.6oz 95ft/s 877ft/s 25.9G 5,322ft 16.3s 15s
OK Cesaroni G33 17.9oz 58ft/s 707ft/s 10.6G 5,572ft 18.0s 14s
OK AeroTech G75 19.2oz 80ft/s 835ft/s 14.6G 5,604ft 17.1s 15s
OK AeroTech G11 16.4oz 50ft/s 421ft/s 5.5G 5,706ft 23.8s 10s
OK AeroTech G12 16.5oz 51ft/s 446ft/s 6.3G 5,874ft 23.5s 10s
OK AeroTech H165 18.1oz 131ft/s 1,021ft/s 38.7G 6,030ft 16.8s 16s
OK Cesaroni G125 17.9oz 117ft/s 994ft/s 31.6G 6,037ft 16.9s 16s
OK Cesaroni G118 17.6oz 114ft/s 998ft/s 30.9G 6,084ft 17.0s 16s
OK Cesaroni G54 17.8oz 109ft/s 828ft/s 23.6G 6,126ft 17.4s 14s
OK Cesaroni H133 17.7oz 124ft/s 1,020ft/s 38.0G 6,192ft 17.0s 16s
OK Cesaroni H410 17.4oz 207ft/s 1,149ft/s 112.9G 6,273ft 16.7s 16s
OK Cesaroni H163 17.6oz 129ft/s 1,076ft/s 43.5G 6,313ft 17.0s 16s
OK AeroTech H128 18.3oz 126ft/s 1,054ft/s 35.9G 6,346ft 17.1s 16s
OK Cesaroni H54 18.4oz 92ft/s 854ft/s 18.8G 6,351ft 17.8s 14s
OK Cesaroni H87 18.2oz 99ft/s 987ft/s 24.4G 6,357ft 17.5s 16s
OK Cesaroni H90 16.7oz 111ft/s 1,028ft/s 32.4G 6,368ft 17.2s 15s
OK AeroTech H238 17.9oz 149ft/s 1,101ft/s 48.9G 6,427ft 17.0s 16s
OK AeroTech G138 16.2oz 118ft/s 1,169ft/s 42.1G 6,481ft 16.9s 16s
warningsD Estes F26 14.6oz 7:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 15.5oz 18:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)

W Motor total weight unknown, lift-off Weight not accurate.

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 AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/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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