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Motor Guide Results

Here is your handy guide to the motors that might work with your rocket. We found 64 motors that fit and appear to have enough thrust (697 motors didn't fit, 30 motors failed safety checks). 92 motor had thrust curves available and 181 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:   warthog
Owner: mike armstrong
Body Diameter: 2.60in
Dry Weight: 25.0oz
MMT Diameter: 29.0mm
MMT Length: 11.00in
CD: 0.60

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 Cesaroni F120 28.7oz 68ft/s 210ft/s 17.0G 568ft 5.9s 5s
OK AeroTech F42 27.7oz 48ft/s 185ft/s 7.9G 573ft 6.2s 5s
OK AeroTech F50 28.0oz 51ft/s 235ft/s 8.3G 784ft 7.1s 6s
OK AeroTech F52 29.3oz 52ft/s 234ft/s 8.7G 810ft 7.2s 6s
warningsW Estes F50 27.9oz 51ft/s 260ft/s 9.1G 924ft 7.6s 6s
OK AeroTech G54 29.8oz 49ft/s 256ft/s 8.8G 925ft 7.6s 6s
OK Cesaroni G88 30.4oz 56ft/s 287ft/s 12.8G 974ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G104 29.8oz 66ft/s 294ft/s 13.7G 1,009ft 7.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G74 28.1oz 54ft/s 306ft/s 10.7G 1,061ft 8.0s 7s
OK AeroTech G53 30.1oz 54ft/s 277ft/s 9.3G 1,088ft 8.3s 6s
OK Cesaroni G80 30.1oz 53ft/s 319ft/s 10.8G 1,141ft 8.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 30.8oz 48ft/s 331ft/s 9.6G 1,231ft 8.6s 7s
OK AeroTech G77 29.3oz 54ft/s 350ft/s 11.1G 1,286ft 8.7s 7s
OK AeroTech G79 30.5oz 55ft/s 345ft/s 10.7G 1,320ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G83 30.1oz 58ft/s 350ft/s 11.0G 1,331ft 8.8s 7s
OK Cesaroni G68 30.5oz 49ft/s 337ft/s 9.8G 1,331ft 8.9s 7s
OK Cesaroni G57 30.1oz 51ft/s 324ft/s 9.5G 1,348ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G250 30.0oz 91ft/s 409ft/s 33.9G 1,389ft 8.5s 8s
OK AeroTech G76 30.2oz 73ft/s 349ft/s 17.0G 1,451ft 9.0s 7s
OK Cesaroni G126 30.1oz 68ft/s 401ft/s 18.0G 1,470ft 8.9s 8s
OK AeroTech G64 30.3oz 59ft/s 345ft/s 11.8G 1,493ft 9.3s 7s
OK AeroTech G75 29.6oz 56ft/s 378ft/s 11.2G 1,535ft 9.3s 7s
OK Cesaroni G131 32.1oz 68ft/s 414ft/s 15.7G 1,540ft 9.1s 8s
OK AeroTech G78 29.4oz 56ft/s 396ft/s 11.5G 1,574ft 9.4s 8s
OK AeroTech G125 29.4oz 65ft/s 444ft/s 17.5G 1,622ft 9.2s 8s
OK AeroTech G80 29.5oz 61ft/s 411ft/s 11.7G 1,671ft 9.6s 8s
OK Cesaroni G106 31.6oz 57ft/s 444ft/s 13.9G 1,725ft 9.7s 8s
OK KBA G82 33.1oz 49ft/s 416ft/s 9.8G 1,755ft 10.0s 8s
OK KBA G135 33.0oz 62ft/s 463ft/s 16.2G 1,769ft 9.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni G125 31.9oz 68ft/s 506ft/s 17.2G 1,998ft 10.1s 9s
OK AeroTech H165 32.1oz 77ft/s 526ft/s 20.5G 2,000ft 10.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni G118 31.6oz 65ft/s 503ft/s 16.8G 2,006ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H175 33.7oz 78ft/s 535ft/s 23.7G 2,022ft 10.1s 9s
OK Cesaroni G54 31.8oz 63ft/s 397ft/s 12.7G 2,047ft 10.7s 8s
OK Cesaroni H133 31.7oz 72ft/s 518ft/s 20.8G 2,051ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H410 31.4oz 119ft/s 601ft/s 59.3G 2,071ft 9.8s 9s
OK Cesaroni H163 31.6oz 76ft/s 549ft/s 23.7G 2,092ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H90 30.7oz 67ft/s 498ft/s 17.2G 2,112ft 10.4s 9s
OK Cesaroni H87 32.2oz 57ft/s 489ft/s 13.3G 2,121ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H128 32.3oz 74ft/s 541ft/s 19.4G 2,128ft 10.3s 9s
OK AeroTech G138 30.2oz 66ft/s 575ft/s 20.0G 2,132ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H54 32.4oz 56ft/s 409ft/s 10.2G 2,139ft 11.1s 8s
OK AeroTech H238 31.9oz 89ft/s 570ft/s 25.9G 2,147ft 10.2s 9s
OK Cesaroni H123 33.0oz 64ft/s 536ft/s 14.2G 2,167ft 10.5s 9s
OK AeroTech H115 32.2oz 62ft/s 541ft/s 12.9G 2,216ft 10.6s 9s
OK AeroTech H97 34.8oz 55ft/s 517ft/s 10.5G 2,267ft 11.0s 9s
OK Cesaroni H118 33.2oz 68ft/s 545ft/s 17.4G 2,292ft 10.7s 9s
OK Cesaroni H237 35.4oz 84ft/s 645ft/s 28.4G 2,417ft 10.7s 10s
OK AeroTech H220 33.8oz 93ft/s 646ft/s 31.7G 2,453ft 10.7s 10s
OK Cesaroni H151 33.4oz 76ft/s 616ft/s 20.9G 2,498ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech H210 33.7oz 86ft/s 657ft/s 26.7G 2,499ft 10.8s 10s
OK Cesaroni H170 33.2oz 85ft/s 652ft/s 24.8G 2,595ft 10.9s 10s
OK Cesaroni H160 34.6oz 72ft/s 649ft/s 18.3G 2,602ft 11.1s 10s
OK Cesaroni H135 33.9oz 71ft/s 623ft/s 16.6G 2,607ft 11.2s 10s
OK AeroTech H182 32.3oz 73ft/s 692ft/s 20.3G 2,609ft 10.9s 10s
OK AeroTech H180 33.9oz 86ft/s 681ft/s 26.2G 2,662ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H250 34.0oz 103ft/s 719ft/s 33.3G 2,690ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H195 31.9oz 94ft/s 749ft/s 27.6G 2,790ft 11.0s 10s
OK AeroTech H135 32.5oz 66ft/s 633ft/s 16.1G 2,790ft 11.5s 9s
OK Cesaroni H194 35.0oz 88ft/s 733ft/s 28.0G 2,922ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H200 34.7oz 92ft/s 744ft/s 29.1G 2,970ft 11.4s 10s
OK Cesaroni H255 33.2oz 102ft/s 828ft/s 39.8G 3,062ft 11.3s 10s
OK Cesaroni H140 34.8oz 84ft/s 700ft/s 24.4G 3,086ft 11.8s 10s
warningsW,D Estes G80 29.4oz 9:1 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 Estes E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (25ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech E16 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F23 speed at end of launch guide too slow (37ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F27 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Estes F15 speed at end of launch guide too slow (23ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F37 speed at end of launch guide too slow (35ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F62 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F36 speed at end of launch guide too slow (36ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F20 speed at end of launch guide too slow (38ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F32 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F29 speed at end of launch guide too slow (30ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F31 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni F59 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failed5 Estes F26 average thrust fails 5:1 thrust/weight ratio (3:1)
failedG AeroTech F26 speed at end of launch guide too slow (33ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F22 speed at end of launch guide too slow (28ft/s)
failedG Apogee F10 speed at end of launch guide too slow (26ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (43ft/s)
failedG AeroTech F40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (46ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G38 speed at end of launch guide too slow (40ft/s)
failedG Estes G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G79 speed at end of launch guide too slow (48ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G40 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G25 speed at end of launch guide too slow (34ft/s)
failedG AeroTech G75 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni G33 speed at end of launch guide too slow (32ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H42 speed at end of launch guide too slow (39ft/s)
failedG Cesaroni H53 speed at end of launch guide too slow (47ft/s)

G These simulations were run with a launch guide length of 5ft (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.)

5 The 5:1 thrust-to-weight ratio check is a useful rule of thumb, but it does break down for motors with unusual thrust curves. For example, motors with a high initial thrust and a long tail-off may fail this test but still be safe for use.

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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