PX4 Development Guide (STABLE - v1.8.2)

Release 1.8.2 Discuss Slack

This guide is for primarily for software developers and (new) hardware integrators. To fly, build and modify vehicles using supported hardware see the PX4 User Guide.

This guide explains how to:

Forums and Chat

The core development team and community are active on the following forums and chat channels.

Developers who want to contribute to the platform are also most welcome to attend the weekly dev call and our other developer events.


Contributing & Dev Call explains how to work with our source codelines. Documentation explains how and where documentation changes can be made.


There are Chinese and Korean translations of this guide. You can you can access these by clicking the language-switcher icon:

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The code is free to use and modify under terms of the permissive BSD 3-clause license. The documentation is licensed under CC BY 4.0. For more information see: Licences.


The PX4 flight stack is hosted under the governance of the Dronecode Project.

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