TAROT 130 TL130H – Setup, Review, & Flight ( NICE QUAD!!! )
Your host today check this up. We have something pretty cool in the studio. This is the taro or Tarrant 130. It is the on the box. It says the TL 130 H if you're looking for that that's on gearbest.com, you can check that out in the link below. Please do that that helps us out. We don't get any commission off this or any extra sales off this just more drones for us to show you to review so what's, so cool about the 130 it's a subcompact size. Little quadcopter fits in the palm of your hand. I mean I can show you some scale here: it's, actually pretty freakin small and in comparison to other copters. Why would you want this 130 biggest reason you want to 130 is the fact that when you crash it, it has less consequences because it's a little lighter and it's, also very, very fast for how small it is. If you want to fly this in acro mode or if you're a beginner, that doesn't want to build this, and you just want something to take out the fly, that would be low, cost low cost parts to replace on here, really cheap ESC, SBL, heli, six amp And there I don't believe they're one shot, but they are programmable, so that's kind of cool but it's. A very, very cost. Effective drone it's very easy to set up I'm going to show you here in clean fight in just a few minutes.
But the biggest thing about this one is that it is subcompact one under 150 size. It is under the weight limits that the FAA puts on restrictions for drones having to be registered. This one actually weighs in very very light under 250 grams, with a battery for takeoff way. So I'll show you that in just a little bit, but they do other models, they do at 150 version of this one and a 120. I really like to have this 120 seems that everything is kind of headed getting smaller and smaller all the time we started out two years ago, flying 250 sized copters and 280s were very popular and we got down to 210 and we did 180s this year as Well, very popular in the beginning of 2016 and now what's really popular is one 30s and even down to 90 sized copters out there multirotors. So this one is very, very cool, I've already flown it quite a bit. It is a little bit dusty from taking some spills in the field. Okay, real quickly, let's talk about the accessories that came with us and the receiver options that you have for the Tarot one. Thirty, first of all in the box, you'll get this little cord. This little cord hooks into the side of the flight controller you'll see a diagram that comes with it, also in the box that will show you where this goes into the side of the flight controller.
This comes on and off when you get it in the box. It'S, just going to be a cable by itself, go ahead and plug that into there make sure you don't damage your pins when you plug it in next up, they do give you some velcro for putting on the top of the quad, which I've already done on Mine – and there are video channels here – make sure you don't cover those up, so you can have easy access to those if you're flying with friends, jst connector here very nice – that they already did that, and then I put my ppm receiver cppm receiver back here. Zefr sky d4. R2: you can get one of those, and that is an analogue receiver. You can also get an x 4r, which is going to be a digital receiver, and you can put that on there or you can fly spectrum. Also in the box comes two sets of props, you get green and orange. I went with the green for mine and then you get some other cables here for hooking up to the side of your controller and some extra foam pads. It does come with foam pads. Already installed on the bottom of it, which is pretty cool and additionally, which is already on the copter, you get some extra bolts for your motors. They give you one extra, which is kind of nice to make sure you hold your props on. If you lose one nut, you can get some new and I believe those are m2s by the way, but they are kind of a special bolt going through there it's a little different, some of the some of the other ones.
You probably get replacements from gearbest there's tons of parts on gearbest on this copter. If you look for them. The other thing about this is that does have a pole antenna coming off the back. It doesn't have helical antenna coming off the back, which would be super nice, but it's, not a bad setup for the cost and for the under 150 is really not not bad at all, and I have my antennas coming up off the top of here. With some heat shrink – and there are zip ties here that go up – we just heat shrink around them and that's a good way to keep hurry up antennas up and give you the best range. Now video range really quickly in the field. I did get way across the field with this. With this setup, even users, even running this dipole or the single pole antenna, I really did get video range all the way across the field, so that's not bad I'm, not complaining about that at all. Okay, I got the scale all set up, let's go ahead and do a weigh in real quick we'll do a weight with no battery everything else. You need to fly props and everything on there. It'S, like 97 grams let's, go ahead and add the battery for takeoff weight and takeoff weights right at 168, so not bad that's, 168 grams for this quadcopter, pretty impressive under the FAA, is regulation and really quickly. I'Ll show you some size comparison to a couple of drones.
We have here in the studio. This is a 180 next to it, it's a 130 180 and then this is the vortex 250. So bringing the camera up here above them, and you can see that the 130 is quite a lot, a lot smaller than something like a 250. So if you're looking for something compact size, you can fly this in a lot of smaller spaces. I actually test flew it right inside the studio after I got a set up and clean flight before I went out, okay really quickly. This is how you plug in the USB to the side of the flight controller there's. A little port right here go ahead and plug that cable into the side of that port. Now, there's gon na be a post here. That'S gon na block this port go ahead and remove that post you can actually fly without it, it's not going to hurt the structural integrity of the quadcopter. I leave mine off because I like to make frequent changes to my copter. So after you get that done, you've plugged into the USB port connector here go ahead and plug it into the side of your computer. And then you can open up clean flight and I've already got it. Set up to auto connect, okay, guys we're in clean flight, and this is running nays 32 on this copter, so you don't have to update it because it does actually come with and I'll just make sure.
It shows me the version here. It is a February 19th. 2016 version on there was a little bit of glare there, so that's pretty current I'm, just gon na stick with that I'm, not going to update it to the newest version, because I think this version will be just fine if you're new to this go ahead and Move the quadcopter around right and left forward, and back and you'll see this respond accordingly. If this doesn't line up with the way you're moving your quad from the front to back so I decide you want to go into configuration and you want to change the setting on the y'all, because that what that's going to do is it's going to face the The flight controller to the forward part of the quadcopter – you can go 90 degrees here or you can go negative 90, but that's not important because they already have it set up from the factory ready to go so we're gon na go ahead check over some settings. Real quick in the ports, everything looks good here on. You are one: no GPS, we're gon na do serial Rx there C configuration motor one, stop that's good! You don't have one shot. I don't believe on the AC SCS. I don't believe it supports it. We'Re gon na go down to the bat battery voltage, looks fine. We want to to do V VAT because we want to to have some safety there and ppm I have mine set to cpp p.
m. if you want to use s bus. You can and you can use spectrum satellite receivers as well. You can hook those up to the flight controller I'm using that d4 r2. So I have mine set to rx ppm and I have it set to spectrum down here. That'S totally fine I'm gon na go down check out some more stuff, no GPS. You can turn on black box if you want and record those it's going to save failsafe. This is pretty important for me. I like mine, to drop out of the air if it loses connection from the radio to the quad. I fly in town a lot, so I want mine to just drop out of the air right where it is. I don't want to fly anywhere. You can select land if you'd rather have yours come to a hover and descend, make sure you put that minimum value in there a thousand or under very important. Now, if you can see that there, you might have to make this screen fullscreen to see some of these numbers on here, hopefully, you can see that everything is in focus pit tuning, let's let's talk about these rates that are programmed in here from the factory. I was originally seeing 72 75 here on the roll and pitch rate, and it was pretty high on the yaw rate to the RA it's, not super important as much as the pitch and the roll are. You want to dial those down a little bit for this quad if you are a beginner, and this is for acro mode, if it's in acro mode well, it's all the modes actually, but if it's in acro mode, it's, gon na spin and roll on a dime.
If it's really really high, so if is that 75 or so I went back to 60 and you're still getting it tons of spin and roll and pitch so I dialed all those back just a little bit. I got mine set to 60 here, 60 and 50 on this last one, so I already flew it and it turns on a dime now. Everything here is already set up receiver. Everything is good there. I did add air mode on this and it will fly in air mode, so that's pretty cool I'm playing around with that and having fun with that angle. Mode is kind of nice when you're taking off. If you don't fly an acro yet feel free to fly. An angle and horizon you don't have to add acro mode or air mode to this. If you don't want to, you can learn that later and activate that later and if you want to go to the CLI the command prompt. If you want to see, while all the settings are on your copter, go down to the bottom here and type in dump, and you will get everything listed for you all of your rates, all in all of your settings, including your clean flight version as well, what Version of clean flight, the flight controller is currently running and we have a February 19th clean flight, anaise 1.12, so that's totally fine I'm, not going to update it to anything newer, because I think this will work just fine for this quadcopter.
Sometimes, if it's not broke, don't fix it. Ok, so let's go ahead. We'Ll save this configuration on the copter and then we'll go ahead out and do some flying one other note I'm on a Mac. So when I first plug this in it did not work. So I had to go to Terris website and download their manual and their drivers there's a Macintosh driver. You have to install and once you install that it'll open up and clean flight, but before that it would not. So if you're on a PC most likely, the drivers are already installed for this to load up and clean flight. But just fair word of warning for Macintosh users make sure you download the drivers to install those restart your computer and then you should be able to load it up. Ok, guys, let's go fly! Ok, guys! Here we are with the tara, 130 and we're ready to fly. This is a 3 3 s battery that I put on here a little nanotech. I think this will do just fine, that's, probably good what I'm gon na run on this copter, so I'm gon na go ahead. Take off and I'm gon na show you some of the various modes I'm, also recording here in my Fatshark DVRs. So we can show you some onboard footage as well: that'd be kind of cool, so I'll go ahead and armed it got a little beeper on there, which is really really nice go ahead and take off and I'm in stabilized mode to begin with.
So the fat shark should be recording what you see right now, so it should see me so if you're beginner and you're looking to fly something small and affordable and kind of sub 150 range racing quadcopter. This looks really easy to set up, as I show you before and clean flight, just a few settings to get going. You can fly this on spectrum or you can fly it on fr sky junior radios, not a lot of wind right now. So it is very, very subtle you don't have to dial in any trim on these. You shouldn't have to use any trim I'm gon na bring it down for a second I'm gon na go to show you I'm gon na show you a punch out I'm going to go full throttle. You ready one, two three! So a lot of power in this little micro. It doesn't want to come down now. It does not fly like a 250 don't. Get this one and think that it's gon na fly as big in the air as a 250 or even a 180. It does fly a lot different. It is very stable, but it is it doesn't catch itself as quick in big maneuvers. So I was trying a little bit of freestyle with it earlier today and the rates are pretty high. But when I was coming back down kind of hard and fast a lot of times, I crashed on the ground because one I didn't time it right.
Maybe two it's only got single props on it, so it doesn't have like tri, props or quad props on. I think quad props would help. It fly a little float here if you're gon na do big, maneuvers and freestyle with this little quadcopter gon na race, it sub micro class, you could do that as well. It'S pretty fast, with the regular props on it that come with it so I'm, in a pretty good tilt there about half throttle I'll show you some full throttle passes real, quick, it's, pretty quick, you guys. I like this one a lot. This is probably gon na, be another keeper in my quad cabinet, so let's go ahead and go back down into horizontal mode, gives me more tilt and I can go even into air mode and acro so now, I'm flying an acro which allows us to do flips And you see how tight that is, those rates that showed you that are on 60 or 0.6 zero. It does flip pretty tight. Sometimes the settings out of the box will come in pretty high rates. Well, excuse me low rates, so they don't, your flip will actually be big, so you can actually flip into the ground. If you're, not careful, you want to check those those flip rates way up high when you get a new quad. If you don't adjust anything in clean flight, make sure you go way up to try your flips in acro, but that's a pretty nice roll rate.
Oh there we go and make sure that when you do crash, you flip your kill switch because, if you're in a crow in air mode, the motors aren't gon na stop running so make sure you do that so I'm gon na take it back over here and Do a little quick, little relaunch everything seems fine with it. It does crash very, very well, so make sure you pull any grass out of the motors. Everything looks good here. I have crashed this many many times already. The camera sometimes does go back to horizontal. If you're flying in more of an angle go ahead and prop that back up, but everything looks good here, let's go back and do another flight. Okay guys here we go take two. I did crash on a line of sight flight just a minute ago, so here we go again gon na arm it and take off pretty good punch out. This is a definitely a fun little copter there's, a bunch of micro class copters coming out right now. Under that 250 gram mark, which is really really nice because they don't have to be registered, they're considered a toy, and this one is very fast. With this 4000 kV motors on there I mean this thing I'll rip, if you want it to and I'm just flying in line of sight. What I really want to do is go ahead and land this thing and let's do some fpv. I know you guys want to see that so, and I got ta give this one if I was going to give it a star rating for what it is.
I'D have to say about four and a half stars. There are some things about it that I probably could demote a half star for, like maybe a little better anton on here, but since it's, so small you're gon na fly it pretty close proximity, so probably doesn't even need a helical on it, they're actually saving a Little bit of weight, if they have that pole antenna on there so that's, just fine and right now, I'm in horizon mode, our angle mode excuse me it's, looking pretty good, so let's go ahead: land, the 130 and let's do some fpv with it and i'll show You what those rates look like on 60.