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.
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Where to Buy?
The NamelessRC GoPro 9 Case and BEC board are available here:
- BEC Board: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_9JHJuo
- Hero9 Case: https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_9hIRXe
What I Like About the NLRC Naked GoPro 9 Case
The coolest feature of the new NamelessRC naked GoPro case is probably the ribbon cable design.
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.
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.
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.
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 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