Download Betaflight Configurator & Blackbox Explorer

Google has recently announced to stop support for all Chrome Apps which will soon lead to the end of Betaflight configurator and a few other multirotor related apps on the platform. In this article I will show you the solution to this, where and how to download the standalone configurators for our flight controller firmware.

Betaflight Configurator has been on Chrome Extension App since the very beginning (following Baseflight and Cleanflight). We prefer the Chrome App platform because it’s compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

Apart from Betaflight Configurator, many other relevant apps such as BLHeli Configurator and Blackbox Explorer will also be affected. Fortunately the developers have come up with a solution and offer users standalone apps they can run independent of Google Chrome. These apps are also compatible with Windows, Linux and Mac OS.

If you still have these apps installed in your Chrome browser, they will continue to work for a while. But as you can see, you can no longer search for these apps in the Chrome Web Store as part of Google’s effort in disabling the whole platform, it’s probably a good idea to move over to the new apps as soon as you can.

Where to download Betaflight Configurator and Blackbox Explorer?

App Logo App Name Download Link
Betaflight Configurator Executable:
Blackbox Explorer App Installer:
BLHeli Configurator Executable:
Cleanflight Configurator Executable:
iNav Configurator Executable:

Once you’ve downloaded the package, unzip it to your computer, and you should find the executable file “betaflight-configurator.exe“. You can run it directly without any installation.

If you are prompted about a security question, just select “Run Anyway”.

The same procedure applies to other configurators, except Blackbox Explorer which currently comes as an installer that you need to install first on your computer before running it.

Note that the standalone applications do not update to newer version atomically, and you will have to do this manually. For the convenience of the users, a popup will appear on startup of the configurator when there is a new version available, and you will be directed to download page.

4 thoughts on “Download Betaflight Configurator & Blackbox Explorer

  1. jason hiner

    When I downloaded it won’t open betaflight-configurator.exe says it can’t launch because failure to open n(something)-elf.dll

    What can I do to fix this?


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