Review: NamelessRC Case & BEC Board for Naked GoPro Hero 9

by Oscar
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Naked Gopro Hero 9 Stripdown Namelessrc Case

We finally have a case and BEC board for the Naked GoPro Hero 9 from NamelessRC. The design is innovative and the quality is excellent. In this review we will check out its features and specs and how to assemble it.

Check out more Naked GoPro Hero 9 tips and tricks.

Naked Gopro Hero 6 8 9 Size Compare Betafpv Geprc NamelessrcHere’s a size comparison between my favourite case for each naked GoPro, from right to left, BetaFPV GoPro Lite V2 Hero6 (weight: 27.4g), GEPRC Hero8 (weight: 29.4g), NLRC Hero9 (weight: 30.9g).

Where to Buy?

The NamelessRC GoPro 9 Case and BEC board are available here:

What I Like About the NLRC Naked GoPro 9 Case

Naked Gopro Hero 9 Stripdown Namelessrc Bec Board

The coolest feature of the new NamelessRC naked GoPro case is probably the ribbon cable design.

Naked Gopro Hero 9 Stripdown Namelessrc Case Bec Board Ribbon Cable

The GoPro takes 5V input, the job of the BEC board is to convert LiPo battery voltage (2S to 6S) to 5V.

In the past, the BEC board used to connect to the GoPro’s motherboard in piggyback style. In the new design, it now connects via a flexible ribbon cable. This is a robust solution. Often I see people rip the connectors off the motherboard because the BEC board puts too much stress on them, the new ribbon cable design should be more crash resilient.

Naked Gopro Hero 9 Stripdown Namelessrc Case Front Lens Adapter

The Nameless Hero 9 case design and finish are much improved from their previous cases for the Hero 8 and 6, which were mostly 3D printed in TPU. The new case is injection molded in nylon plastic. The lens adapter appears to be the same dimensions as the previous NLRC Hero8 case, so it should take the same ND filter options I reckon.

Naked Gopro Hero 9 Stripdown Namelessrc Case Front Screen Power

The GoPro 9 has a color front screen, you can check the camera’s exposure anytime anywhere. It’s great for those who frequently change camera settings such as shutter speed and ND filters. It’s also removable from the logic board if you worry about breaking it in flight. You can also see what camera settings you are using. However You can’t change settings with it, you still need to use your phone APP, QR codes (GoPro Labs) or touch screen.

Naked Gopro Hero 9 Stripdown Namelessrc Case Back Buttons Sd Card Connector

The two buttons are now located at the back instead of the top. There’s also a cut-out at the back that allows you to connect the touch screen for changing settings.

Compared to the older GoPro, the GoPro 9 is more suitable for the professional cinematographers as it has superior image quality, and you can check exposure easily with the front screen.

The weight saving is huge, the GoPro Hero 9 weighs 158g. After stripping and putting it in the NLRC case, takes it down to merely 30g.

NamelessRC Hero 9 BEC Board Specs

This BEC board is designed specifically for the GoPro Hero 9. It comes with a ribbon cable that connects the MODE button, REC button and USB Power (5V).

  • Input voltage: 2S~6S
  • Output voltage: 5V 2.1A
  • Input connector: PH1.0-3P
  • Weight: 1.5g

Namelessrc Gopro Hero9 Bec Board Flexible Ribbon Cable Button PinoutHere’s a close up of the BEC board.

Naked Gopro Hero 9 Namelessrc Bec Board Close Up Pcb

NamelessRC Hero 9 Case Assembly

  • Install the front screen
  • Then the lens module
  • Install the GoPro motherboard and connect the flexible ribbon cable
  • Secure the BEC board on top of the SD card slot, and insert the ribbon cable into the BEC board
  • Finally put the back cover on

Namelessrc Gopro Hero9 Case Bec Assembly Instruction Manual

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17 comments

Gianni 5th May 2022 - 11:42 pm

hi, does anyone know how to connect the external screen? and the cooling fan?

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Max 23rd April 2022 - 8:53 am

Hi, I can’t find ND filters for this case. If someone knows, please help me

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Jason 17th February 2022 - 9:54 pm

Anyone having any issues with the BEC or ribbon cable connection? The installation is simple and it worked immediately but after a day it’s working sporadically. If I mess with the cable it seems to work sometimes. I thought is could possibly be my wiring from the FC but it happens plugged straight into a lipo as well.
I ordered a new beck thinking it’s either the BEC or the ribbon cable I guess we’ll see.

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Seba 28th February 2022 - 5:35 pm

Same problem here. In my case it was loose connection between ribbon and gopro. I just added foam over connector so its between fc and case and push connector down

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Seba 29th January 2022 - 11:46 am

When im using dji zoom 2 nd filters i have black corners in video. Any idea for another type of nd filter wich dosent have black corners ?

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Jason 18th February 2022 - 1:26 am

I’d love to know that as well, just got some zoom 2 filters and I’d say they are a no go for me as well.
Did you figure what works best?

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Seba 28th February 2022 - 6:02 pm

Ad the moment im using custom gopro mount with tbs nd filters . But is design in progress.

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Robert 11th December 2021 - 8:00 pm

Great review, and all of this works for the Hero 10 too.
However, what is harder to find – at least in my experience – is how then to mount this case to the drone?
I’m planning to use a deceased Hero 10 on 4 quads at different times and I can’t find any proper mounting solution… can you point me to the right direction for this?

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Karan Singh 1st January 2022 - 11:48 pm

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4887247

If this helps, let me know

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Karan Singh 1st January 2022 - 11:49 pm

thingiverse.com/thing:4887247

Let me know if this helps

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Jay 24th October 2021 - 2:01 pm

Is there a custom case for the hero 9 touchscreen for nameless

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Mitchell Ponton 12th December 2021 - 1:48 am

Drone Co designed one that used the standard gopro fingers.
thingiverse.com/thing:4963856

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bitosome 28th September 2021 - 6:00 am

Decasing is not that complicated if you do that from the main screen side. Simply find the seam and start cutting with the saw. This video helped a lot: youtu.be/JrRDl1HJKgQ

I have several questions regarding the BEC board:
1) the specified connector PH1.0 does not seem to exist as per JST website.The only one that I can find with 1.0 pitch is JST-SH.
2) I know where to solder Ground and REC leads to on Kakute F7 HDV (for REC button I remapped M5 output), however cannot find any logical way of taking the bat voltage from… Latest version of Kakute F7 HDV (1.6) does not have the bat output on the flight controller and using only 1 lead from the balance output from the battery also does not make sense… Any suggestions?

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William 1st August 2021 - 3:45 am

Which ND filters do you think would fit this case? I know you said same as the 8 case but I can’t seem to find those either. Thanks in advance!

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Filip Radelic 5th October 2021 - 11:20 am

It takes Mavic 2 Zoom ND filters just like their nylon case for Hero 8 did.

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Roman 30th July 2021 - 8:53 am

but how to disassemble it – simple way?

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Mitchell Ponton 12th December 2021 - 1:47 am

youtube.com/watch?v=JrRDl1HJKgQ
Waiting for my cases to show up, but i’ll be following this. Drone Co says he uses a dremel instead of a saw blade.

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