Here GPS weight - case or not

Hi all

I am putting together a Mini Talon UAV with the Pixhawk 2.1 flight controller and the Here GPS. My build ends up being a bit heavy, so I am trying to remove weight where possible.

In this regard I noticed that the weight of the Here GPS is quite high, around 48 grams. The plastic case alone accounts for 19 grams. I have searched for info on how sensible these GPS's are to scratches etc without any clear conclusions. Do any of you have an opinion on this: will it cause problems to remove the plastic case and mount the GPS pcb inside the foam in the plane?

Thanks a lot in advance for sharing your thoughts on this

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  • Shouldn't be any problem 

  • 100KM

    That's the first thing I do when I receive a GPS - remove the casing and install the PCB on it's own!

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