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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 66 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (737 motors didn't fit, 8 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 Lil' Nuke
Owner: Philip Dougan
Body Diameter: 2.26in
Dry Weight: 16.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 7.50in
CD: 0.40

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 19.7oz 55ft/s 157ft/s 6.0G 484ft 5.9s 4s
OK Cesaroni F36 19.7oz 57ft/s 222ft/s 13.5G 713ft 6.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F37 19.9oz 56ft/s 240ft/s 7.5G 889ft 7.8s 6s
OK AeroTech F27 18.8oz 53ft/s 228ft/s 5.9G 911ft 7.9s 5s
OK Cesaroni F32 19.8oz 52ft/s 249ft/s 7.0G 955ft 8.1s 6s
OK Cesaroni F36 19.6oz 58ft/s 258ft/s 6.9G 958ft 7.9s 6s
OK Cesaroni F29 19.7oz 48ft/s 247ft/s 5.1G 982ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F23 18.9oz 59ft/s 242ft/s 8.3G 1,011ft 8.3s 6s
OK AeroTech F62 19.8oz 72ft/s 281ft/s 10.6G 1,026ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F31 19.6oz 54ft/s 271ft/s 9.3G 1,077ft 8.5s 7s
OK Cesaroni F120 19.7oz 105ft/s 314ft/s 25.5G 1,097ft 8.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni F59 19.5oz 76ft/s 305ft/s 12.0G 1,134ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech F42 18.7oz 77ft/s 291ft/s 12.2G 1,144ft 8.4s 7s
OK AeroTech F20 18.8oz 60ft/s 260ft/s 8.2G 1,157ft 8.7s 6s
OK AeroTech F26 19.6oz 53ft/s 274ft/s 6.0G 1,237ft 9.2s 7s
OK AeroTech F67 18.8oz 86ft/s 347ft/s 15.6G 1,319ft 8.7s 8s
OK AeroTech F50 19.0oz 79ft/s 363ft/s 12.8G 1,490ft 9.3s 8s
OK AeroTech F52 20.3oz 78ft/s 356ft/s 13.1G 1,515ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech F25 19.2oz 67ft/s 317ft/s 9.8G 1,520ft 9.7s 7s
OK AeroTech F40 20.5oz 73ft/s 351ft/s 11.0G 1,632ft 9.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G54 20.8oz 78ft/s 386ft/s 13.2G 1,694ft 9.9s 8s
OK Estes F50 19.0oz 82ft/s 400ft/s 14.0G 1,714ft 9.8s 8s
OK Cesaroni G88 21.4oz 83ft/s 425ft/s 18.7G 1,754ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G104 20.8oz 100ft/s 435ft/s 20.1G 1,810ft 9.9s 9s
OK AeroTech G38 20.4oz 63ft/s 375ft/s 8.3G 1,864ft 10.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G74 19.1oz 83ft/s 468ft/s 16.3G 1,927ft 10.2s 9s
OK AeroTech G53 21.1oz 84ft/s 416ft/s 13.7G 1,945ft 10.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni G80 21.1oz 79ft/s 474ft/s 15.8G 2,025ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 21.8oz 73ft/s 488ft/s 14.2G 2,161ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech G40 20.3oz 75ft/s 442ft/s 11.9G 2,187ft 11.1s 9s
OK Estes G40 20.3oz 75ft/s 443ft/s 11.9G 2,188ft 11.0s 9s
OK AeroTech G77 20.3oz 81ft/s 527ft/s 16.7G 2,252ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 21.5oz 85ft/s 510ft/s 15.7G 2,291ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni G83 21.1oz 86ft/s 519ft/s 16.1G 2,313ft 11.1s 10s
OK AeroTech G72 20.6oz 78ft/s 533ft/s 17.1G 2,313ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni G68 21.5oz 77ft/s 500ft/s 14.4G 2,319ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech G79 20.4oz 72ft/s 518ft/s 13.5G 2,348ft 11.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni G57 21.1oz 80ft/s 485ft/s 14.0G 2,353ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G250 21.0oz 145ft/s 598ft/s 49.5G 2,375ft 10.8s 10s
OK AeroTech G76 21.2oz 106ft/s 515ft/s 24.6G 2,477ft 11.3s 9s
OK Cesaroni G126 21.1oz 106ft/s 589ft/s 26.1G 2,507ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech G75 20.7oz 90ft/s 576ft/s 17.2G 2,520ft 11.3s 10s
OK AeroTech G64 21.3oz 92ft/s 510ft/s 17.3G 2,549ft 11.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni G131 23.1oz 103ft/s 597ft/s 22.9G 2,586ft 11.4s 10s
OK AeroTech G25 20.3oz 55ft/s 418ft/s 6.6G 2,618ft 12.7s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 20.4oz 86ft/s 590ft/s 17.0G 2,672ft 11.6s 10s
OK AeroTech G125 20.4oz 104ft/s 658ft/s 25.9G 2,728ft 11.5s 10s
OK AeroTech G80 20.5oz 90ft/s 612ft/s 17.3G 2,811ft 11.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni G106 22.6oz 87ft/s 644ft/s 19.9G 2,879ft 12.0s 11s
OK Cesaroni G33 22.9oz 50ft/s 484ft/s 8.1G 3,055ft 13.8s 9s
OK AeroTech G75 24.2oz 71ft/s 607ft/s 11.0G 3,081ft 12.7s 10s
OK AeroTech H165 23.1oz 114ft/s 755ft/s 29.3G 3,255ft 12.3s 11s
OK Cesaroni G125 22.9oz 105ft/s 729ft/s 24.4G 3,263ft 12.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni G118 22.6oz 100ft/s 728ft/s 23.8G 3,283ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H133 22.7oz 110ft/s 746ft/s 29.4G 3,341ft 12.5s 11s
OK Cesaroni H410 22.4oz 188ft/s 861ft/s 85.1G 3,348ft 12.1s 12s
OK Cesaroni G54 22.8oz 95ft/s 581ft/s 18.1G 3,362ft 13.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni H163 22.6oz 117ft/s 791ft/s 33.6G 3,394ft 12.5s 11s
OK AeroTech H128 23.3oz 114ft/s 775ft/s 27.5G 3,436ft 12.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni H90 21.7oz 97ft/s 729ft/s 24.7G 3,439ft 12.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni H87 23.2oz 86ft/s 709ft/s 18.9G 3,455ft 13.0s 11s
OK AeroTech G138 21.2oz 103ft/s 842ft/s 29.4G 3,457ft 12.4s 11s
OK AeroTech H238 22.9oz 131ft/s 816ft/s 37.0G 3,460ft 12.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni H54 23.4oz 84ft/s 599ft/s 14.6G 3,499ft 13.4s 10s
warningsD Estes F26 19.6oz 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (no data)
warningsD Estes G80 20.5oz 14:1 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 (41ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G8 speed at end of launch guide too slow (19ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G11 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G12 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/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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