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A retractable landing gear is probably one of the most popular upgrades amongst drone building enthusiasts and for good reason too. A retractable landing gear not only looks super cool, it's a huge advantage for photography and filming. A retracted gear allows for an unobstructed view of the sky ahead, making smooth shooting in all directions possible. 

This is a high quality all-metal, servloess retractor with a small footprint. It's designed to fit the Tarot X-Series frames (X4/X6/X8), however a pair of them could be used to make a custom DIY landing gear. The retractor is compatible with 25mm tubes and comes with two rivets for assembly.


  • Robust 6061 T6 aluminium alloy construction
  • 75-degree retract angle for increased stability
  • Reliable mechanism with metal gearing and a high torque motor
  • To suit 25mm tubes

Note: This retractor will only work in conjunction with the Tarot TL8X002 retract controller.

We also sell a smaller retractor to suit small multirotors - 16mm Version - TL65B45

For industrial heavy load rigs, we recommend the Tarot TL4N003 / 04 - rated at up to 25kg.

Tarot TL8X003 Dimensions

  • Applicable to 25mm Tubes
  • Weight: 78g
  • Size: 115x34x36.5MM
  • Compatible with: Tarot X4/X6/X8 

Note: It must be used in conjunction with TL8X002 Controller 


  • Electronic Landing Gear Retractor x1
  • 4x6MM Rivet x2

None Available


By Piers Gow on

What the maximum weight that the Tarot TL8X003 retracts can support?
Please give the maximum supportable weight for a pair as installed onto an airframe.
Many thanks

By admin on

Tarot haven’t actually specified a max weight rating, however I've used them with 12kg rigs no problem and I'm sure they could support a fair amount more.

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