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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 56 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (743 motors didn't fit, 12 motors failed safety checks). 68 motor had thrust curves available and 124 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 Hawk 4
Owner: Paul Kinzer
Body Diameter: 4.00in
Dry Weight: 5.50lb
MMT Diameter: 54.0mm
MMT Length: 15.00in
CD: 0.80

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 6.66lb 52ft/s 351ft/s 7.8G 1,470ft 9.5s 8s
OK AeroTech I599 6.63lb 98ft/s 419ft/s 25.0G 1,532ft 9.0s 8s
OK AeroTech I229 6.63lb 52ft/s 373ft/s 8.3G 1,558ft 9.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni I445 6.77lb 69ft/s 459ft/s 16.6G 1,814ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni I218 6.78lb 54ft/s 410ft/s 7.8G 1,884ft 10.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni I100 7.28lb 50ft/s 319ft/s 8.4G 2,401ft 13.0s 4s
OK AeroTech J250 7.50lb 51ft/s 524ft/s 7.9G 2,615ft 12.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni J280 7.60lb 51ft/s 549ft/s 8.2G 2,626ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J1055 7.20lb 111ft/s 710ft/s 34.4G 2,672ft 11.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J145 7.35lb 52ft/s 409ft/s 13.8G 2,680ft 12.7s 8s
OK AeroTech J250 7.06lb 60ft/s 517ft/s 9.7G 2,693ft 12.0s 9s
OK AeroTech J315 7.38lb 58ft/s 568ft/s 10.4G 2,793ft 12.1s 9s
OK AeroTech J1299 7.34lb 127ft/s 804ft/s 44.1G 2,972ft 11.4s 11s
OK Cesaroni J430 7.26lb 70ft/s 670ft/s 15.2G 2,995ft 12.0s 10s
OK Gorilla J365 8.15lb 49ft/s 630ft/s 12.4G 3,001ft 12.5s 10s
OK Cesaroni J240 7.43lb 51ft/s 561ft/s 7.8G 3,010ft 12.8s 9s
OK AeroTech J180 7.28lb 58ft/s 494ft/s 9.0G 3,014ft 12.8s 8s
OK AeroTech J460 7.24lb 75ft/s 680ft/s 16.1G 3,050ft 12.0s 10s
OK Cesaroni J293 7.35lb 56ft/s 608ft/s 9.9G 3,078ft 12.6s 10s
OK AeroTech J275 7.41lb 54ft/s 562ft/s 9.0G 3,082ft 12.7s 9s
OK AMW J1365 7.97lb 124ft/s 818ft/s 43.1G 3,144ft 11.7s 11s
OK Cesaroni J244 7.51lb 49ft/s 578ft/s 6.9G 3,150ft 13.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni J210 7.36lb 54ft/s 511ft/s 9.0G 3,188ft 13.5s 9s
OK AMW J400 8.55lb 56ft/s 674ft/s 11.0G 3,299ft 12.9s 10s
OK Loki J350 8.28lb 57ft/s 674ft/s 11.1G 3,342ft 12.9s 10s
OK AMW J475 8.61lb 64ft/s 727ft/s 14.8G 3,426ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech J1799 7.95lb 143ft/s 960ft/s 60.1G 3,433ft 11.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J1520 7.76lb 130ft/s 968ft/s 47.2G 3,475ft 12.0s 11s
OK Gorilla J167 8.18lb 53ft/s 474ft/s 9.2G 3,488ft 14.3s 8s
OK Gorilla J465 8.11lb 64ft/s 755ft/s 16.5G 3,524ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J360 7.93lb 56ft/s 705ft/s 14.3G 3,524ft 13.2s 10s
OK Cesaroni J380 8.35lb 59ft/s 723ft/s 10.1G 3,545ft 13.2s 11s
OK Gorilla J395 8.06lb 60ft/s 726ft/s 11.5G 3,570ft 13.2s 11s
OK AeroTech J450 8.20lb 63ft/s 751ft/s 13.6G 3,606ft 13.1s 11s
OK Gorilla J485 8.12lb 68ft/s 780ft/s 14.8G 3,634ft 13.0s 11s
OK Loki J820 8.17lb 103ft/s 874ft/s 27.6G 3,662ft 12.5s 11s
OK Gorilla J535 8.20lb 83ft/s 811ft/s 17.6G 3,673ft 12.8s 11s
OK AMW J395 8.30lb 65ft/s 715ft/s 11.8G 3,678ft 13.4s 11s
OK AMW J440 8.21lb 92ft/s 776ft/s 21.0G 3,693ft 12.8s 11s
OK Loki J525 8.23lb 76ft/s 820ft/s 16.3G 3,700ft 12.9s 11s
OK AMW J325 8.21lb 69ft/s 652ft/s 13.8G 3,766ft 13.6s 10s
OK AeroTech J540 7.89lb 81ft/s 823ft/s 18.1G 3,773ft 12.8s 11s
OK AeroTech J401 7.51lb 67ft/s 782ft/s 13.4G 3,817ft 13.1s 10s
OK AMW J745 8.19lb 91ft/s 899ft/s 23.0G 3,870ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech J800 7.89lb 96ft/s 932ft/s 26.1G 3,999ft 12.9s 11s
OK Cesaroni J355 8.09lb 63ft/s 737ft/s 11.1G 4,011ft 13.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni J760 7.87lb 89ft/s 970ft/s 24.7G 4,036ft 12.9s 11s
OK AeroTech K2050 8.35lb 143ft/s 1,164ft/s 57.6G 4,101ft 12.6s 12s
OK Loki J175 8.26lb 60ft/s 561ft/s 10.5G 4,134ft 14.9s 8s
OK Cesaroni J295 7.97lb 66ft/s 680ft/s 11.4G 4,135ft 14.1s 10s
OK Loki J300 8.40lb 59ft/s 680ft/s 9.8G 4,136ft 14.4s 10s
OK AeroTech J415 8.08lb 66ft/s 801ft/s 13.8G 4,151ft 13.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni J449 7.97lb 68ft/s 848ft/s 14.8G 4,154ft 13.6s 11s
OK Cesaroni K360 8.22lb 58ft/s 789ft/s 9.7G 4,268ft 14.1s 11s
OK AeroTech K400 8.13lb 71ft/s 796ft/s 13.9G 4,351ft 14.1s 11s
OK AeroTech K535 8.29lb 77ft/s 889ft/s 16.4G 4,471ft 13.8s 11s

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 (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I115 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I170 speed at end of launch guide too slow (45ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I150 speed at end of launch guide too slow (42ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I120 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni I165 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG AeroTech I65 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J250 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J90 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech J135 speed at end of launch guide too slow (44ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni J140 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/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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