Cleanflight Configurator is a crossplatform configuration tool for the Cleanflight flight control system.
It allows you to configure the Cleanflight software running on any supported Cleanflight target.
Various types of aircraft are supported by the tool and by Cleanflight, e.g. quadcopters, hexacopters, octocopters and fixed-wing aircraft.
There is also now a standalone version available. The old Google Chrome Apps version of this software will be removed by Google on platforms other than Chrome OS.
Cleanflight Configurator was originally a fork of Baseflight Configurator with support for Cleanflight instead of Baseflight.
This configurator is the only configurator with support for Cleanflight specific features. It will likely require that you run the latest firmware on the flight controller. If you are experiencing any problems please make sure you are running the latest firmware version.
Download the installer from Releases.
Via Chrome Web Store
- Visit Chrome web store
- Click + Add to Chrome
Please note - the application will automatically update itself when new versions are released. Please ensure you maintain configuration backups as described in the Cleanflight documentation.
Alternative way, Chrome app:
- Clone the configurator repository (from Github) to any local directory or download it as zip.
- Extract to a folder and not the folder.
- Start Google Chrome.
- Click the 3-dots on the far right of the URL bar.
- Select "More Tools"
- Select "Extensions"
- Check the Developer Mode checkbox.
- Click on load unpacked extension.
- Point it to the folder you extracted the zip to.
How to use
You can find the Cleanflight Configurator icon in your application tab "Apps"
Native app build via NW.js
Linux build is disabled currently because of unmet dependecies with some distros, it can be enabled in the
- Install node.js
- Change to project folder and run
App build and release
The tasks are defined in
gulpfile.js and can be run either via
gulp <task-name> (if the command is in PATH or via
- Optional, install gulp
npm install --global gulp-cli.
gulp <taskname> [[platform] [platform] ...].
List of possible values of
- dist copies all the JS and CSS files in the
- apps builds the apps in the
- debug builds debug version of the apps in the
- release zips up the apps into individual archives in the
 Running this task on macOS or Linux requires Wine, since it's needed to set the icon for the Windows app (build for specific platform to avoid errors).
Build or release app for one specific platform
To build or release only for one specific platform you can append the plaform after the
If no platform is provided, all the platforms will be done in sequence.
- MacOS use
gulp <task-name> --osx64
- Linux use
gulp <task-name> --linux64
- Windows use
gulp <task-name> --win32
You can also use multiple platforms e.g.
gulp <taskname> --osx64 --linux64.
Cleanflight Configurator has been translated into several languages. The application will try to detect and use your system language if a translation into this language is available. You can help translating the application into your language.
If you prefer to have the application in English or any other language, you can select your desired language in the options menu of the application.
Make sure Settings -> System -> "User hardware acceleration when available" is checked to achieve the best performance
If connecting Cleanflight Configurator to your flight controller's USB port does not work out-of-the box, follow this check-list:
- After connecting,
sudo dmesgshould print a message similar to
usb 2-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 17 using ehci-pci. If not, there may be a problem with your cable/FC.
- FCs with USB Virtual Com Port (VCP) usually use USB CDC (Communications Device Class) ACM (Abstract Control Model) protocol. The driver
CONFIG_USB_ACM) should pick up the device,
cdc_acm 2-1.1:1.0: ttyACM0: USB ACM deviceshould appear in
- The device file (usually
/dev/ttyACM0) needs to be writeable by your user account. This is best achieved by creating a udev rule
KERNEL=="ttyACM[0-9]", GROUP="plugdev"and ensuring you are in the
sudo usermod -aG plugdev YOUR_USERNAME. Re-plug the device / logout & login for changes to take effect.
Linux / MacOSX users
If you have 3D model animation problems, enable "Override software rendering list" in Chrome flags chrome://flags/#ignore-gpu-blacklist
For Cleanflight configurator issues raise them here
For Cleanflight firmware issues raise them here
There is an IRC channel for Cleanflight, here: irc://irc.freenode.net/#cleanflight
The configurator is based on chrome.serial API running on Google Chrome/Chromium core.
We accept clean and reasonable patches, submit them!
Dominic Clifton/hydra - maintainer of the Cleanflight firmware and configurator. ctn - primary author and maintainer of Baseflight Configurator from which Cleanflight Configurator project was forked.