DJI Mavic Mini 249g Drone Rules for Hobbyists | What FAA Regulations Do You Have To Follow?

DJI Mavic Mini 249g Drone Rules for Hobbyists | What FAA Regulations Do You Have To Follow?

DID DJI just THUMB THEIR NOSE at the FAA REGULATIONS With the release of the DJI MAVIC MINI 249g Drone? Rules Explained here… Some FAA Rules apply while other laws do not. This video takes a deep look at the current state of regulations under the FAAs control in the US and outlines exactly what is the current state of affairs, for the moment. So is this a Brilliant or Sinister move by DJI, so slyly targeting 249g? What do you think, II’d like to know. Let me know in the comments…

-DID DJI just THUMB THEIR NOSE at the FAA REGULATIONS With the release of the DJI MAVIC MINI 249g Drone? Rules Explained here..

NEW: The FAA now has testing required for the Recreational pilot! More Here: https://youtu.be/82r7oIyEfSI

Sorry, I said “below” 250g has to be registered, of course, below this does NOT currently have to be registered but “Above” does…

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50 Comments

  1. LionheartedDan on July 12, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    It’s wrong to say they are skirting the rules. The rules are clear and 249g does not need FAA registration.

  2. R SJ on July 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Saying skirting the rules over the weight is like saying they made an electric car so you skirt paying for gas.

  3. chip Robertson on July 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    So if the government is doing something wrong you can’t film it

  4. Crow YT on July 12, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Good video! I live in Canada did that test come out? Also if I go to a park near my house I can fly my mini I just need to follow all those rules? Any apps you recommend for Canada mini pilots?

  5. Rockdoctor on July 12, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Now it’s clear before considering to buy 249 g drone, DJI mini SE. As a pleasure only drone pilot, I feel confident to have one without FAA registration or having 107 license. Thanks.

  6. L Myrski on July 12, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    Great for 2019, but outdated now.

  7. Gun Slinger 221 on July 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    So far your wrong , the FAA has not required owners possessing these drones to register. The other thing is I believe you have an vested interest in educational drone classes which creates revenue for you besides this you tube venue. So it only makes sense that you favor more drone restrictions and are out for yourself. These new regulations and rules are only more proof of yet another federal agency over stepping their ability to put the smack down on a harmless hobby.

  8. Red FX on July 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm

    I NEVER want to hear "I am free." No one under any government is free.

  9. dr07828 on July 12, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    I have a mavic mini. They have this thing setup so that without hacking it, it will not fly where your not allowed. It also won’t fly higher than it should. So they have set this thing up for the beginner.

  10. Bevin M on July 12, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Do not upload recreational videos from your micro drone on you tube then you end up under monetizing it and they faa is out to get you

  11. Kc Skee Skert on July 12, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    It’s a lot of bs rules tho. I only follow rules that makes sense.

  12. Darrin Nunyah on July 12, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    So, you seem to be saying I cant actually land my Mini on the front lawn of the White House? So disappointing…

  13. Xiar on July 12, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    You only need a part 107 license if you want to sell your photos or videos. You DO need the trust certificate to fly period. Anything about 249g does need to be registered but it only takes 2 min to register it and costs $5. That number can be used for all your aircrafts that are not being flown for commercial. You can add as many aircraft as you want to the registration number.

  14. James Four Eight on July 12, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks for the video. I do have a question… you mention maximum height can be greater than 400’ around tall buildings. What about mountains, i live in Washington and some cliff walls are 1000’ feet. Does the 400’ rule change in deep wilderness mountain areas?

  15. Nutty_Noonan47 on July 12, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    Am I allowed to post videos and pictures in tiktok Instagram Twitter without part 107 recreationally???

  16. Christine Kombe on July 12, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    I am very happy . My son is going to happy my son always wanted a DJI mini drone . Thank you for sharing this messages

  17. Wenyan Wang on July 12, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    Is it same rule in 2022? Thanks.

  18. Gomez on July 12, 2022 at 7:50 pm

    It always comes down to the stupid people ruining things for the common sense minded people. The FAA doesn’t have the time nor the manpower to enforce any of the rules with the possible exception of the youtubers posting for money (because they sit on their office computers looking at youtube and shopping on the taxpayer dollar) so I would panic about the rules and regulations. Be smart and you should be fine.

  19. jjs211u on July 12, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    What disservice? Rules are rules.

  20. ASH MOH on July 12, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Some of the rules are necessary but overall it’s all about collecting money for registration or money that comes from giving tickets

  21. Kc Skee Skert on July 12, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    2 years later you still don’t have to register thankfully

  22. Chris Radle on July 12, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    too many irrelevant bs

  23. cristina pumilia on July 12, 2022 at 7:58 pm

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  24. Shuckahosee Razzle on July 12, 2022 at 7:59 pm

    damn i dont even go 8 hours without smoking bud, that last rule killed me

  25. littlebit ofeverything on July 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

    Me about to go 401 feet with my drone😎

  26. CMCSS 2003 on July 12, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    249 grams isn’t some sneaky attempt to break the law. The law says 249, no reg needed. My drone doesn’t need reg either

  27. Bjvfgdf Xhgfhg on July 12, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Codes and rules "not a law" so them enforcing anything is like the mafia coming to break your legs. you’ve done nothing wrong and have a right to fly.

  28. pilotspeed1 on July 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    thank you Sooo much for taking the time to make this video. just purchased the DJI mini 2 today and you really answered many of my questions. don’t want to put my Private Pilot Certificate at risk either!

  29. brendanclark81 on July 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Great info! This video prompted me to take the TRUST test. Thanks!

  30. Victor Oro on July 12, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    So my kid is 7 years old, and he wants to buy a drone with his own allowance.
    This kid will soon have to take a F’ing test for a $40.00 drone/toy?
    Why can’t the faa keep an eye on terrorists flying commercial jumbo jets into buildings, instead of watching what my kid does with his toy drone?
    Welcome to NAZI USA, I guess.

  31. Tom Thumb on July 12, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    As a recreational pilot do I need to take another test? I’ve already received my TRUST license. Can you explain to me the requirement of remote ID? I understand why these rules are in place, because a few bad actors didn’t follow the commonsense rule & put people in danger, there’s always a few people who do an injustice to others & screw it up for everyone else that’s why the government make these rules, but I don’t understand why they have to broadcast your info to the public. (The info I read stated that the remote ID including the location of the controller, info would be broadcast to anyone vice just the FAA or other authorities). I will not have the public know my location; I have no problem with the ID being broadcast to the FAA. So, I guess I’m just limited to 249 grams or less with minimal features, that really sucks. I Like your videos as they are very informative. The reason I came into this hobby is to get an aerial pics/video of the landscape not to fly just to fly (I’m weird that way)

  32. John A on July 12, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Screw that shit! Just follow my rule: MOVE THE HELL OUT OF THE US IF YOU WANT TO BE FREE!. Did that myself I can fly anything without all these stupid rules so long as you use your head and apply common sense. No nanny state to keep tabs on your every move. Why would anyone spend that kind of money just to find out they can’t fly the fucking thing?! Say you live near an airport. This thing will refuse to take off.

  33. Dwayne Baker on July 12, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Great content, subscibed🙂👍

  34. Uriel Perez on July 12, 2022 at 8:11 pm

    Dji Mini 2, could I fly it in class C airspace. Restricted zone? Without any license.

  35. L_G_Brandon on July 12, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    So in conclusion don’t by a drone there are so many rules that it takes the fun Out of it . I understand the altitude limit but that you have to ask the airport for permission is just insane. Why allow DJI to sell drones in the first place

  36. David Pozzi on July 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    How do you get LAANC approval for a 249G drone that is not registered?

  37. Bill McDonald on July 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah, nah. 249g is waay too close. Add anything to it, and your AUW is busted. Get a proper hobby-grade micro with a DJI Air Unit if you’re a DJI fan.

  38. Donald Martin on July 12, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    Your dji drone will not take off to fly. must be Register. thank you.

  39. Just_JK -ing on July 12, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Just register it people… Part 107 is 8 hours and less than .04 BAC these days

  40. NHseacoast on July 12, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Great info education snd flying safe is always a priory, that said I bought a Djibouti mini .subscribed 👍

  41. Bradley Bunt on July 12, 2022 at 8:23 pm

    I don’t worry because I just fly and enjoy, read all the stupid bullshit you want. Moment you register is the moment they want to fuck with you 24/7.

  42. Tassilo Erath on July 12, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Hi found this very interesting something you didn’t mention and I believe it is the Law in the US that you can not make any money of your video including what you might make on Youtube. Our laws are far more relaxed then in The US In Canada you do not need a license or to register a drone under 250 gm. The mini 2 actually comes in well under the 249 as they claim I weight mine. I do hold a basic license here as I did fly my Holystone HS720E which is well above that 250 g and a lot more restrictions apply to that then any under the 250. There is only one rule that applies here and with it I can fly in some restricted air space that I can not in fact fly my bigger drone and that’s why I bought it. We also can sell all our footage and do not need a license to do that other then that it was interesting, but something I never see added to any of these videos that is unless I just haven’t seen it is how does flying in the US apply to people from other countries, example when we come to the US from Canada. We have regulations in regard to that just can’t remember them now. Thanks good video

  43. ASH MOH on July 12, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    If companies introduce drone as a gun congress will allow it without registering or limitation or simply give some shares of companies to lawmakers

  44. polish cow on July 12, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    i have a questions why do i have to keep the drone in my line of site if it has a camera and it can go like 1.8 miles away

  45. Riding Humboldt County on July 12, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Thanks I just got the mavic mini for my motorcycle videos. I’m always careful but this is helpful!

  46. Jason M79 on July 12, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Just got the dji mini se. Had to request for take offs at the job site. Was easy to do. Also did the quick test for recreational flights and printed the page for it

  47. unjabbed on July 12, 2022 at 8:31 pm

    by what authority?

  48. upnsmoke123 on July 12, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Sounds like some of these people are crying because kids want to fly their drones. Get over it they’re only going to get lighter as they become technically advanced.

  49. Eric Nichol on July 12, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Kk I disagree with you in the beginning of the video I haven’t watched the whole thing but I will say, I just got my first drone and it’s a DJI mini SE and I already know that you still do have to take the test in my state you just don’t have to pay the five dollar fee and get numbers if you’re under 250 g on top of that me being a new drone owner I took the test within three days and now have a certificate that allows me to fly under 400 feet so I have researched and I am a newbie and I haven’t broken laws

  50. ซุปตาร์พาเที่ยว SuptarTraveller on July 12, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you for your VDO , I assume as of now(July 2021) DJI mavic mini do not need to register with FAA.

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