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Configuring FC


Serial RX Setup

Once you've wired up your Receiver to your Flight Controller, you need to setup the UART for Serial RX. This is usually done on the Ports Tab of your Flight Controller Configurator.

In the example below, the Receiver is wired to UART1 (TX1 and RX1 pads), and so the Serial RX column should be enabled on UART1 in the Ports Tab.


This is ONLY an example. Set your Ports according to how your peripherals, including the Receiver, are wired up.

Ports Tab

Example Betaflight Serial RX Configuration

INAV Ports

Example INAV Serial RX Configuration

Serial Receiver Protocol

UART-based ExpressLRS Receivers use the CRSF Serial Protocol to communicate with a Flight Controller.

Follow the steps below to set up your Serial Receiver Protocol:

  1. Navigate to Receiver Tab on your Flight Controller Configurator.

  2. Set Receiver Mode or Receiver Type to Serial.

  3. Set Serial Receiver Provider to CRSF.

  4. Set Telemetry to Enabled.

    • On INAV, Telemetry can be found under the Configuration Tab.
  5. Make sure you set RSSI Channel to Disabled if you are using an Analog FPV System, or any FPV System with MSP DisplayPort or "Canvas Mode" support.

    • Also make sure RSSI ADC is Disabled.


The Location or Labels of these settings can change from version to version of your Flight Controller Configurator. Please consult your Flight Controller Configurator User Guides.

Conf Tab

INAV Config

INAV Config

Software Inversion and Duplex Modes

The CRSF Protocol requires a full UART pair, uninverted and in full-duplex mode. To check for these settings, use the CLI Tab of your Flight Controller Configurator and execute get serialrx.

  • serialrx_inverted should be OFF; configure it with set serialrx_inverted = off.
  • serialrx_halfduplex should be OFF; configure it with set serialrx_halfduplex = off.
  • Don't forget to use save once you're done setting these up.


Close your Flight Controller Configurator once you've set it up for ExpressLRS. Keeping it open could prevent the next steps from completing properly, particularly flashing via Passthrough. You must also unplug the FC from USB before proceeding to the next steps to refresh the connection.

With your Flight Controller configured, you can now proceed to the next step: Checking RX Firmware Version.