Using GoPro GPS Module on FPV Drones (Spare Parts from Naked GoPro)

Using GoPro GPS Module on FPV Drones (Spare Parts from Naked GoPro)

If you made a Naked GoPro, you might be most likely left with a GPS module from the unique GoPro. Don’t throw it away! You can apply it to your quad, it really works brilliantly with Betaflight and iNav.

It’s very mild weight, at solely 2.7g! It’s virtually half of the burden of the BN180 (5.1g), however heavier than the NamelessRC TinyGPS (1.6g).

Dimension: 15mm x 35mm x 3mm

It might be simply mounted on most micro FPV drones, just like the Rekon3.

The wiring of the GoPro GPS module to the flight controller is similar to different GPS modules, there are 4 connections: 3.3V, GND, TX and RX. The GoPro GPS module takes 3.3V as enter voltage, and it connects to one of many spare UART on the FC (TX to RX, RX to TX).

Note that the pinouts of the GPS module from the Hero 6/7 and Hero 8 are completely different. The GoPro 6 and seven have 8 pins whereas the Hero 8 has 10 pins.

Here’re just a few extra shut up pictures of the module, high and backside. Make positive the ceramic antenna is dealing with upward when mounted in your quad.

Ceramic Antenna – this must be dealing with upward when mounted in your quad

Betaflight Setup is strictly like utilizing regular GPS module.

Take a have a look at my tutorial on how to setup GPS in Betaflight. Settings in Betaflight are:

  • In the ports tab, set baud price to 9600
  • In Configuration tab, set GPS protocol to NMEA, and the remainder of the settings set to auto

Credits

GPS Pin out for Hero 6/7 from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=araU2PpAMlg. And the Hero 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZneZOIxjafg