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Use in reference to the open-source multirotor and fixed-wing flight controller firmware maintained by the community.

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Hover stability: PX4 vs. DJI Mavic Mini

About a year ago I started building my own drones. I've settled into Betaflight for FPV and PX4 for photography. I've never used a "real" off-the-shelf drone, being a DIY'er. Recently I saw ...
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Working on a Quadcopter. Unsure if this flight controller supports an FS-IA6 receiver

I am really new to drone building and I have had some awful luck trying to figure out what is compatible with what. Here is the link to the AIO flight controller I chose to use for my build. It won't ...
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XM+ bound to FRSKY x9 lite, but commands not showing up in betaflight

I'm very new to making drones, so sorry in advance for lack of proper terminology or if this is a dumb question. I've bound my xm+ to my transmitter (solid green light showing on receiver), but for ...
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Betaflight attitude update rate only 100hz?

In the tasks.c file, this line in particular ...
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ESC power up beeps sound twice: du-du-du…du-du-du beep-beep

Just recently, my power-up beep sounds have changed. The normal sequence is just du-du-du beep-beep for ESC power, then throttle signal, right? Now I get du-du-du, pause, du-du-du (again) beep-beep. ...
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How do I change GPS elements on the Betaflight OSD for my Acrobee Lite?

Right now I'm on Betaflight trying to change the OSD for my Acrobee Lite and it's being really weird, I can't seem to get more than three little thingies to be shown at once. Is there some sort of ...
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Flight controller or ESCs on Eachine Viswhoop not booting properly

After last flight my Eachine Viswhoop stopped booting properly and arming (link to gfycat with sound). When connecting battery to drone I can hear FC beeping but don't get second set of "beeps&...
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Is it possible to enable pit mode without using the button with SmartAudio?

I know that pit mode can't be enabled from Betaflight after power up with SmartAudio, but I think it is a bit annoying that you have to hold the button on the VTX during power up if you want to enable ...
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My ESC in my stack just randomly exploded, any ideas why?

I was casually flying my drone and my ESC board in my stack let out the magic smoke, and then fell from the sky randomly. I hadn't changed any tuning settings, and the stack was only ~3 weeks old. I ...
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Betaflight - Angle mode - motors spins once I arm the quad

I have my quad using Mamba F405 MK2. When I arm my quad the motors start spinning. I also set the pid_at_min_throttle = OFF but same behavior. Don't really know ...
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Motor output limiting

Can you configure your motor output limit on betaflight or DJI goggles? I know you can do it through the fatshark goggles, but I do not have parts to build a drone, so I am asking before I get 2700 ...
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How do I set up IRC Tramp for my HGLRC Forward VTX?

I have a Diatione Mamba F405 MK2 and a HGLRC Forward VTX on my 6s race quad and I can't control the vtx using betaflight. The video transmission itself works fine, I just have to use the button on the ...
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Quadcopter rotates too slow

When I flew my drone yesterday, all the manoeuvres I did felt really slow. I then went into the OSD and changed the rates a bit. The drone then acted as it should, but when I then changed back it ...
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How to measure the RPM of a drone motor using Betaflight?

I am interested in finding out the RPM of the motors on my drone with certain amounts of load and without load. Is there some way to measure the RPM of a drone motor using BetaFlight? If not, is there ...
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Tuning sharp turn prop wash

When I do a split-S or make a sharp turn around an object, my drone shakes due to the prop wash. I have heard that this prop wash (from abrupt turns) is the hardest to remove via tuning. I've tried ...
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How can I set up appropriate motor mixing for a frame of a custom layout?

First, whilst this post is mainly about how to program in Betaflight, it also involves ESC layout so I feel it is appropriate for this Stack Exchange. For example, I intend to create a frame that is ...
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Mamba F405 gps loiter mode

I ordered a new mamba f405 a few months ago and I am curious whether it is possible to have loiter mode on Mamba f405 flight controller like one in pixhawk ?
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How to visually inspect the magnitude of PID gains?

The defaults in Betaflight generally work very well, but I own and fly very different quads ranging from 2" to 6". It may easily be that there is room for little adjustments I can make with the tuning ...
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How to fix OSD displaying weird symbols

I upgraded from betaflight 3.X to betaflight 4.1.X and now my OSD displays weird symbols. It seems to have replaced the crosshair. (The 3 L shapes in the center) Expected result: How can I fix it?
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What happens if i select the wrong number of motor poles in BetaFlight?

what kind of effect has on my gear and flights to have set a different number of motor poles that I actually have installed. for example, my motors have 14 poles but I set 12 on BetaFlight or vice-...
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Android Black-Box Viewer (Betaflight)

I'm using Speedy Bee (an Android betaflight configurator) a lot on the field for changing settings and tuning. I use a USB-OTG-Cable for my Android phone to connect to the FC. But I do miss an ...
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Where do we download Betaflight Configurator and Blackbox Explorer?

I have picked up an older quad to get some experience in FPV flying. I'm not sure of the make or model of the quad - it doesn't seem to have a label. It does come with some printed instructions for ...
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What is a turtle mode?

Could you explain what is a turtle mode? I'm wondering what the use of it is? Does it work on all quadcopters?
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What happened to DSHOT1200 support in Betaflight?

I just went to update my flight controller from 3.5.3 to 4.1.0, and I noticed that some time in the past two years the option to enable DSHOT1200 was removed from Betaflight. Does anyone know why ...
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How to PID tune a 10" drone?

I have a 10" inch drone that I have trouble tuning. On the default Betaflight PIDs it feels really unstable, and I have tried to raise P, I and D both together and one by one without noticing much ...
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What is RPM filtering in Betaflight?

I've seen a lot of buzz lately about the supposed advantages of using the RPM filtering option introduced in Betaflight 4.1. What is it and how does it improve inflight smoothness?
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How to enter DFU mode on my flight controller?

How can I enter DFU mode on flight controllers, in particular on my CL Racing F4S flight controller? Ref.: https://cl-racing.myshopify.com/products/clracing-f4s
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Can I configure Betaflight in the field without using a laptop?

I often find myself wanting to make adjustments to the settings on my quadcopter in the field, especially when tuning PID settings and rate profiles. I currently bring a laptop with me wherever I go ...
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Beeper beeps if transmitter is turned of even if it shouldn't

I have turned off all beeper sound signals in Betaflight Configurator, but the beeper still beeps if the transmitter is turned off. I thought that that shouldn't happen when RX_LOST was turned off or ...
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Which settings in Betaflight allows me to do flips and rolls?

I see a lot of people flipping and rolling their quads, but on my last attempt, it fell out of the sky. What are the settings in Betaflight that allow them to do this without stopping the motors?
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What does Feed Forward do and how does it work?

PID tuning involves P, I and D gains to help the quad follow RC commands. Whenever there is an error, P would "push" the quad to reduce the error. So how does Feed Forward come to play?
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Full throttle oscillations

When I give full throttle with a full 4s battery I get vibrations. After a while of flying the vibrations disappear. Everything is fixed (no loose parts) Filters are on 1x multipler. RPM filters are ...
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Remap not yet existing uart

I have a flight controller that has one uart to little. So i tried to remap SERIAL_TX 5 (That doesn't exitst on the FC) to pin A09, that previously had SERIAL_TX 1, but that doesn't seem to work. I ...
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How can I configure a servo in Betaflight?

I’m looking to make a drone capable of deploying a parachute, so I need a servo release mechanism. How can I configure a servo and map it to a switch in Betaflight? Thanks.
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Betaflight Camera Angle

What does the camera angle setting in betaflight effect? Does it affect roles in acro? Does it affect angle mode? I feel like it's just a setting that does not affect my life. Am I wrong?
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How can I become a contributor developer for the Betaflight project? [closed]

I am a mobile developer for the Android platform and recently found I highly growing passion for self-built drones. I have also noticed the community around this hobby is very collaborative and it ...
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Why do the motors on my drone keep spinning up and max out when I run up the throttle on my radio on the bench?

When I test my drone for the first time and I run the throttle up form my remote with the props off the motors keep spinning even when I bring my throttle back down. Will my quad flip out if I put the ...
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What process should I use to ensure my motors are spinning the correct direction when using Betaflight

I heard that a lot of problems occur due to one or more motors spinning the wrong direction. What process should I take to ensure that all my motors are spinning the correct direction if I'm using ...
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Why was 32kHz gyro sampling removed from Betaflight?

For a while, the BetaFlight multirotor firmware supported 32kHz gyroscope polling, but now that feature has been dropped in favor of 8kHz being the highest polling rate. Does anyone know why this was ...
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Are there any alternatives to BetaFlight? [closed]

I wonder if there are any alternatives to BetaFlight. If there are any alternatives, what are their advantages and disadvantages?
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Tuning with notchy motors on Betaflight

I'm having trouble tuning a custom 3-inch build on Betaflight. I can't get general vibrations to go away. I'm using RC in Power 1506 4100KV motors on 4S. These are very notchy motors. I've been ...
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What is the proper method of tuning PID filters for recent BetaFlight (4.x) on micro-sUAS WITHOUT Blackbox?

I've included my specific platform below, but this question should be applicable to other platforms just as well. Board: Matek F411 Platform: BetaFPV Beta65 Pro 1S (65mm m2m) I know there are ...