Manufacturing samples wanted: Betaflight development and testing

We are always looking out for samples from manufacturers for the team to be able to develop and test with. The more the merrier as it gives us much greater coverage.

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Just in time for the holidays: Betaflight 4.3-RC1

Just in time for the holidays, we are proud to announce the release of Betaflight 4.3.0-RC1!

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Just in time for summer: Betaflight 4.2

Just in time for summer for most of us, and in time for the end of COVID-19 related lockdowns in a lot of places, we are proud to announce the release of Betaflight 4.2.0!

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We're almost there with Betaflight 4.2!

The first release candidate for Betaflight 4.2 is out, and there is also a release candidate for Betaflight Configurator to go with it. All we need to do is fix a few more bugs to make sure everything runs smoothly, and then Betaflight 4.2 will be ready for prime time.

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Betaflight 4.2 Timeline Announced

The timeline for the release of Betaflight 4.2 has been announced. The release is planned for 1 May 2020. If you are planning to contribute code to Betaflight 4.2, or would like to participate in pre-release testing, please read the article for the details.

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Betaflight 4.1

We're already late, so let's keep this short! As you've come to expect, we've packed this release with a whole lot of new flying goodness, new features, and support for a bunch of new targets.

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Get Ready For Betaflight 4.1!

We know we are overdue (again) for Betaflight 4.1, and we promise it’s not far off now. But there is something you can do right now to make sure you are prepared for Betaflight 4.1 when it comes: Grab a copy of Betaflight Configurator 10.6.0, and install it. This will get you all set to install the most current Betaflight firmware once it is released!

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Betaflight 4.1 release delayed

For Betaflight 4.0 we announced the advent of Unified Targets, and with them the capability to change all of the hardware resources on all (F4 and F7) targets. Unified Targets have been used successfully by testers since Betaflight 4.0 has been released, and users using the new bidirectional Dshot protocol have been using configurable resources to make this protocol work on their targets since then. But we were still not happy...

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Betaflight 4.0 released

It took us a long time, but now it’s here, and it’s got so many new things! When we released 3.5 in August last year, the number of different targets supported by Betaflight had reached 150, and maintaining them was becoming a major effort and taking up a lot of our time. It became clear that we had to do something. We had been working on changing the architecture of Betaflight to make it possible to use the same firmware for different flight controllers for some time, and so we decided to complete this change before releasing the next version, and that because of this fundamental change the next version would be 4.0. As we approached the originally set release date for Betaflight 4.0, we realised that we were not quite ready, and we ...

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End of active development for STM32F3 based flight controllers

For a while now, development of Betaflight for flight controllers based on the STM32F3 chip has been hampered by a severe limitation that this chip has. Unlike the STM32F4 and STM32F7 models, the STM32F3 versions that are used on flight controllers have only a very limited amount of flash space ...

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New requirements for the submission of new and updated targets

As announced earlier, Betaflight 4.0 is introducing a radically new way to define targets, the so-called 'Unified Targets'.

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Betaflight 4.0 release delayed

As you might have learned from the Betaflight GitHub page, our next release will be 4.0. Betaflight 4.0 will bring unified targets, which is the the culmination of years of work that started in 2016 with the introduction of remappable resources, and it will drastically change the way how Betaflight is built and distributed.

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