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Betaflight

Are you ready to fly?

Betaflight is flight controller software (firmware) used to fly multi-rotor craft and fixed wing craft. This fork differs from Baseflight and Cleanflight in that it focuses on flight performance, leading-edge feature additions, and wide target support.
Recent posts
New Speed Record for “Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled (RC) quadcopter.”
January 30, 2023 - 1.035 minutes read
Its simply a case of "ICYMI". Yes folks Betaflight, albeit an earlier version than current, was the firmware behind the most recent record breaking success story for the “Fastest ground speed by a battery-powered remote-controlled (RC) quadcopter.”.

About

Hardware

Betaflight supports a wide range of flight controllers with at least an STM32F4 MCU

You can use nearly any piece of modern hardware out there. Full telemetry and high refresh rate for receivers, camera and VTX control, RGB LEDs, and much more!

Run the configurator on any device, wether it is using Windows, MacOS, Linux, and also Andoird

Community

Our community is very active and helpful. We have a very active Discord server with over 4,000 members, so you can get help if you're stuck on something

You can also find a ton of helpful info on youtube, and this very site

Open Source

Originating from Baseflight and Cleanflight, Betaflight is open source, and you can contribute to the project on GitHub

Nealy all contributions are welcome, for anything from the main flight control firmware, to the configurator, as well as this site

OSD

With the Betaflight OSD you can get all relevant flight metrics directly into your FPV video feed. An easy to use drag-and-drop configuration allows the placement of values like used mAh and LiPo Voltage readings.

Additionally you can change most firmware settings using stick commands wihtout even removing your goggles.

Safety Features

Drones are extremely dangerous toys. As incidents with suddenly spinning props often end with serious injury Betaflight implements several safety features to prevent dangerous situations occurring.

Features are implemented to prevent arming when the drone isn't leveled, including disabling motors in case of wrong motor or incorrect flight controller orientation.

Flight Dynamics

Betaflight not only strives to put the best flight code on your controller, it also looks to satisfy such requirements as perfect performance, tiny footprint, full feature set and a strong quality assurance process.

To assist in this endeavour all flight related data can be logged into a blackbox for later analysis. So pilots and technicians can objectively base their tune on the most appropriate data.

Team

chmelevskij
chmelevskij
Tomas Chmelevskij
LT/FR/UK
tomche.space
borisbstyle
borisbstyle
The Netherlands
youtube.com/channel/...
ctzsnooze
ctzsnooze
ctzsnooze
Asizon
Asizon
Asier Ruiz
DieHertz
DieHertz
Andrey Mironov
Tel-Aviv
klutvott123
klutvott123
Hans Christian Olaussen
Hammerfest, Norway
daleckystepan
daleckystepan
Štěpán Dalecký
Brno
blckmn
blckmn
J Blackman
Melbourne, Australia
blck.mn
haslinghuis
haslinghuis
haslinghuis
The Netherlands
numloq.nl
freasy
freasy
Eike Ahmels
JyeSmith
JyeSmith
Jye
KarateBrot
KarateBrot
Jan Post
Germany
freasy
freasy
Eike Ahmels
limonspb
limonspb
Ivan Efimov
McGiverGim
McGiverGim
Míguel Ángel Mulero Martínez
SupaflyFPV
SupaflyFPV
Supafly FPV
UK
SupaflyFPV.com
nerdCopter
nerdCopter
nerdCopter
youtube.com/c/nerdCo...
sugaarK
sugaarK
SugarK
Australia
wind0r
wind0r
Steffen Windoffer
Germany
wind0r.de
VitroidFPV
VitroidFPV
Vít Semrád
Velké Losiny
vitroidfpv.com
SteveCEvans
SteveCEvans
Steve Evans

Donating

Many of our users don't have the time to contribute but do love our software such that they want to continue to support us. The best way is to help out by donating.

What are donations used for? We use the donations to help with the maintainers out of pocket costs, e.g. running build servers etc. We also use it to purchase test equipment, e.g. Saleae logic analysers, and other items to assist consistent contributors in their efforts. We are exceptionally grateful for those who do donate, either their time or funds.

Paypal

For a once off donation to the cause with no ongoing commitment.

Patreon

To setup a monthly recurring donation for ongoing support and commitment.