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The Tarot T-18 is being discontinued and will be replaced with the Aurelia X8 Standard, a drone with the same capabilities and substantial improvements. For existing Tarot T-18 customers, we will continue to support the T-18 with spare parts, and technical support for as long as needed. For new customers, the Tarot T-18 can still be purchased for the time being.Explore Aurelia X8 Standard
Based on the successful Tarot T-18 V1.0 - V2.0, we took feedback from our engineering team, along with customers across the country, and around the world, to make the Tarot T-18 V2.1 our best Tarot T-18 yet!
This Tarot T-18 V2.1 Ready To Fly Drone is an excellent drone for those looking to carry their largest, specialized payloads through the skies for industrial/scientific/research use. The Tarot T-18 V2.1 uses high-quality 3K carbon fiber plates and tubes, along with anodized aluminum CNC parts to ensure you have a drone as tough as the jobs you will need it for!
The V2.1 features carbon fiber 3D printed components, reducing weight and improving strength, new LED lights as standard, and a high-quality Pixhawk 2.1 flight controller and GPS manufactured in the United States. These high-quality components offer higher precision and reliability than ever before and take the Tarot T-18 to the next level. We can now offer vapor phase soldering upon request for the Pixhawk flight control board, giving you an even higher level of reliability for the most critical missions. The propellers are now folding ones by default which means no more taking them off after each use. New European motors, specifically designed for our Tarot T-18 are 30% lighter than previous ones, enhancing flight time, while also being more efficient. Along with these main upgrades, dozens of smaller usability and design improvements have been implemented. Along with these main upgrades, dozens of smaller usability and design improvements have been implemented.
The Tarot T-18 V2.1 features an octocopter design that ensures stability and power, and unlike a 4 rotor design, ensures that any problems with a single rotor will not compromise the operation of the whole drone. The drone features a very large frame measuring 1250mm or 3.9 feet from motor to motor.
he Tarot T-18 V2.1 Ready To Fly Drone can carry around 17lbs (8kg) of payload with a range of 2 miles (3.2km), a flight time of up to 25 minutes. The Tarot T-18 V2.1 comes fully equipped with all required accessories and has been pretested to ensure it’s ready to fly out of the box.
Looking for a smaller option? Check out our Tarot 650 Ready To Fly, and our Tarot X6 Ready To Fly drone.
With the Pixhawk flight controller system, the operator can program waypoints and flight plans into the drone before takeoff. The high quality Made In USA Pixhawk flight controller features manual flying modes, stabilize mode, and a (fail-safe function) return to home mode in addition to the autonomous mode. The drone can be piloted with the included controller when flying manually or via a laptop or tablet utilizing the Mission Planner software when flying autonomously.
The Tarot T-18 V2.1 Ready To Fly Drone uses a high-quality US/Swiss made Ublox NEO-M8N equipped with dual compasses, allowing for incredibly accurate positioning.
If you require even more precise positioning or plan to fly in areas were the standard GPS cannot lock onto satellites (such as inside buildings), please check out our Tarot T-18 RTK option.
The Tarot T-18 V2.1 Drone is powered by 8 highly efficient, lightweight brushless motors that feature carbon fiber folding propellers. These high-quality brushless motors were designed in Europe by one of our partners specifically for the Tarot T-18. They require low maintenance compared to other types of motors and offer superior power and efficiency for the size of the motor, allowing you to lift payloads with ease.
The Tarot T-18 V2.1 has been designed to carry the widest range of equipment, from camera/video to scientific/industrial/research equipment, and much more. Below the base plate are 2 centered carbon fiber rods, and a plate designed to mount to, along with ample space for most payloads. Upon request, we can build customized mounts for your equipment, or provide CAD models for you to build your own. With our relentless focus on high-quality, reliable components across the board on our platforms, you can be comfortable in the Tarot T-18 V2.1 platform to safely carry your trickiest payloads.
The Tarot T-18 V2.1 features new folding propellers. With this design change, you no longer need to remove the propellers after each use. Simply turn the drone off, fold it up and put it away.
The folding propellers have an added bonus of looking much better, and now when the drone crashes or tips over the propellers will quickly shear, avoiding costly damage to the motor/ESC/electronics.
For an even more efficient, and ultra quiet propeller option check out our Tarot T-18 Silent Propeller option.
Draw route plans for the Tarot T-18 on screen using a Google Maps interface and monitor crucial telemetry information in real time with Mission Planner software for PC or MAC. Live telemetry and flight data is displayed on the Mission Planner home screen, allowing you to control and monitor the Tarot T-18 and its systems as it flies. In addition, you can configure APM settings for your airframe in the software, and download mission log files to analyze them. The Mission Planner software is open source, and always being updated and improved by thousands of contributors around the world. For more information on Mission Planner you can download the software here.
The Tarot T-18 comes with a 6-month warranty. During this time, any parts that prematurely fail as a result of manufacturing defects will be replaced free of charge.
The Tarot T-18 V2.1 uses the Pixhawk flight controller, which is a fully open source flight control system running Ardupilot. This system is supported by developers all over the world, and can be modified to take your Tarot T-18 to the next level.
|Flight Time||25 Minutes|
|Payload Capabiliy (In Addition To UAV + Battery)||8000g|
|Weight (Incl Battery)||7.4Kg|
|Max Flight Speed||15m/s|
Want to check out the Tarot T-18 Manual to get a full understanding of our Tarot T-18 before you place an order, or lost the manual that was included with your drone? You can download a PDF version of our user manual here?
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We are proud to have ditched the Chinese components, and swapped them for higher quality made in USA parts were possible. Now, the Pixhawk flight controller, GPS system, telemetry, ultrasonic sonar, and electronic speed controller are all manufactured in the USA. The only main parts that are manufactured in China are the carbon fiber frame, motors, and controller. Upon request, we also have alternative options available to replace those parts. The Tarot T-18 is fully TAA compliant.
Every single week, our engineers make upgrades to the Tarot T-18 V2.1 based on their testing and customer feedback. Our continuous improvement program is so good that you might wonder when can ever be the right time to buy if there will be a better version next week. As a result, we have begun offering the continuous improvement program, included with all Tarot T-18’s purchased from January 2019 onwards. You can send your Tarot T-18 back to us at any time in the future and for $299.99, we will upgrade it with the latest and greatest improvements we have introduced since you purchased it.
We are a official partner of Ardupilot. Ardupilot is the most advanced, full featured and reliable open source software for Pixhawk powered drones. The fully open software is constantly evolving and being improved upon by a diverse team of developers around the world.
The below add-ons are the most popular, however they are not our only add-ons. We also offer a variety of other camera options, cold weather package, hot weather package, IP Weather protection, 4G LTE Control, vapor phase soldering and much more. Please contact us directly for more information on other upgrades or changes not listed.
Our most popular upgrade, the Herelink Transmission system takes your Tarot T-18 to the next level. Purchase of the Herelink Transmission system upgrade features the following.
A commitment to quality is part of our company DNA. We run an engineering first approach, pushing our products to the limit in internal testing, and constantly taking feedback from real world use to ensure we are implementing every improvement we can. Our Continuous Improvement Program ensures you can get access to these latest improvements without the need to purchase a completely new drone.
Our support doesn't end when you make a purchase. We offer personal delivery and training for a small additional fee, making sure you fully understand and know how to use our products. We also offer 24/7 call, chat, email, and Skype support for all of our products.
We have been in business since the drone industry was in its infancy. As a result, we have extensive experience in the business, and have worked with clients in over 100 countries around the world.