Tarot 130 TL130H1

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The TL130H1 is made by Chinese manufacturer Tarot.



  1. 138 grams including batteries
  2. Miniature camera with adjustable angle
  3. Brushless Power
  4. Mini 6A ESC
  5. 300mW 5.8 VTx
  6. Full carbon fiber frame design
  7. Aluminum hexagonal columns
  8. Miniature VTx
  9. FIG CNC metal shell heat transfer
  10. Ties slip design
  11. Free flight mode switch
  12. Flight control firmware factory default channel CH5 homeostatic control rack / manual mode
  13. Naze32 compatible flight controller
  14. Homeostasis model: flight control LED red light, beep loudly
  15. Manual mode: flight control LED red light off, beep sound

Package Included

  • 1 x TAROT TL130H1
  • 1 x USB to serial device
  • 4 x Spare props (2 CW, 2 CCW)
  • 1 x PWM Cable
  • 1 x SBUS/PPM Cable
  • 8 x M2 hex screws to connect propellers
  • 1 x Battery strap
  • 4 x Spare rubber feet
  • 1 x Double side velcro band
  • 1 x English & Chinese Instruction manual

Not Included

  • Batteries - 3S 11.1V 35C 450mAh
  • Receiver PWM/PPM/SBUS compatible
  • Transmitter
  • 1.5mm allen wrench to access USB port


Tarot 130 TL130H1 manual download: http://www.tarotrc.com/Download/Detail.aspx?Lang=en&Id=4cedfda6-3e60-44bc-bd56-79ee9a86d47b

Getting Started

  1. Install receiver using either the PWM cable or PPM/SBUS cable. When looking from the rear, the center connector is for PPM, and the right connector is for SBUS. Double check clearance of props to the receiver.
  2. Upgrade firmware in #Cleanflight
  3. In Cleanflight, if using SBUS, go to the Ports tab, and UART2 enable Serial RX. Save and Reboot.
  4. Select the Configuration tab, and select your receiver mode PPM or Serial for SBUS. Enable ONESHOT125 and set min/max throttle. Set Flight controller loop time to 1000. Save and Reboot
  5. #PIDS
  6. Configure receiver channels to match with the transmitter
  7. #ESC Calibration

Upgrade Firmware


  1. Download and open Cleanflight
  2. Connect USB cable to Tarot 130
  3. Select Firmware flasher in Cleanflight
  4. Select NAZE
  5. Full chip erase
  6. Manual baud rate: 115200
  7. Load Firmware Online
  8. Flash
  9. After reboot, go to configuration turn on PWM or PPM or SBUS depending on the receiver connected

ESC Firmware

Fyre SG video walkthrough to updating firmware https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlKtBAmwcfo

Setting Failsafe

Set failsafe in Flight Controller

Cleanflight failsafe setup https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dikr9oDzQqc

Set failsafe on receivers with failsafe built in

See also Lemon Rx set #Failsafe
See also on OrangeRX R616XN Review [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUzjYCzqsxQ

Video Transmitter

VTx Frequencies

Parts & Accessories

Suggested list of parts and accessories

Replacement Parts

Original Tarot TL300G5 6A Blheli Brushless ESC - COLORMIX GEARBEST
Original Tarot TL150M1 MT1104-4000KV Motor Brushless with 2pcs Propeller GEARBEST
4 Pairs Tarot TL150S1 3020 3x2 Inch PC Fiberglass Propeller CW CCW BANGGOOD


HQ 3x2 T-mount Props ROTORGEEKS (Requires M2 8mm hex screws due to hubs being thicker)
M7 120 degree 2MP Wide-angel Lens BANGGOOD
500mah Turnigy graphene battery (requires cable adatper from XT60 to JST) HOBBKING
800mah Turnigy graphene battery (requires cable adatper from XT60 to JST) HOBBYKING
800mah ZOP battery BANGGOOD


B6AC Charger BANGGOOD or Turnigy Reaktor Charger HOBBYKING
FPV Goggles or Display
Batteries to power up VRx


The FC can accept PWM, PPM, and SBUS.



ESC Calibration


PIDS are highly dependent on flight setup, which includes props, battery size, externally mounted camera, etc. and also when new firmware versions are released. With each component change, the values in gyro filters and/or other features will be needed to tune again. The user postings of PIDS is to provide an approximate value covering a specific flight setup, so that pilots can tune further from there.

Name Proportional Integral Derivative
Roll 3.0 0.020 18
Pitch 3.0 0.020 18
Yaw 7.5 0.045 0
ROLL rate PITCH rate YAW rate
0.42 0.42 0.45


Firmware Installation

Receiver Channels



Camera Lens Upgrade

  1. Remove upper plate screws to provide access to the camera
  2. The stock lens can be unscrewed out by hand or pliers.
  3. The 120 degree lens is epoxied to a square base. You must break apart the hold of the epoxy, and then unscrew the lens. Use pliers. Wrap tape around the lens to protect it from the pliers.
  4. Be careful not to crossthread and begin screwing in the lens by hand. Then screw in the 120 degree lens to the Tarot 130 with pliers.
  5. Adjust until the picture is in focus


There have been reports[2] of poor soldering between the ESC and motors causing the motor to not spin up. To fix, resolder the connections between ESC and motor.[3]