How setup the Flip32 Flight Controller on a Mac/OSX

After spending an entire weekend I finally got my Flip32 (from readytoflyquads.com) working on my mac (Macbook Pro Retina 2014) running OS X 10.10.2.

-> The issue with the drivers on SILAB webpage is that they are not hosting the latest version that works with OS X 10.10, get the latest and greatest from here: http://community.silabs.com/mgrfq637…erDisk.dmg.zip

-> Download the driver, unzip, double click the dmg and install the package.

-> Restart Machine

-> Install Google Chrome and Baseflight.

-> Plug in usb cable to FC, then plug into mac, it should show up  on port /dev/cu.SLAB_USBtoUART

-> Be Sure to flash your Flight controller with the latest firmware!

The reason that the driver on the SILAB page doesn’t work is that Apple now requires vendors to sign their drivers for additional security and the previous drivers cannot be installed/loaded because they don’t have valid developer signatures.

I hope this helps!

6 Comments

  1. Tito Garcia said:

    Helped me a lot finally did something on my mac that worked usually drone softwares dont work on mac even dji does not have a mac platform that works.

    December 10, 2015
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    • sauravagarwal said:

      I’m glad you found it useful!

      December 10, 2015
      Reply
  2. Five Xray said:

    Thanks for the tip. Had the same problem with El Capitan.. Now it works
    Tom

    January 12, 2016
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  3. Berry said:

    Hvad is basefligjt ?

    April 25, 2016
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  4. Jon said:

    Thanks so much for this, I thought I was going crazy trying to get this to work. You saved me a lot of additional headaches

    July 20, 2016
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    • sauravagarwal said:

      Happy to help! Cheers

      July 25, 2016
      Reply

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