In this video, I explain the legal aspects of a lightweight drone (less than 0.55lb). You might have seen in your favorite Facebook Drone Group someone referring to the DJI Mini 2 or the DJI Mavic Mini as a “toy”? Is it a toy under the law? Let’s get to the bottom of this.

LegalDrone was created to educate Drone users about all Drone regulations (State and Federal). I’m a lawyer from Puerto Rico that loves Drones. I’m also authorized to practice law by the Puerto Rico Federal District Court.

Sorry, I can’t give you legal advice. Currently, I’m not taking any clients. If you are seeking legal advice, GET OUT OF YouTube! The best course of action is to speak to your lawyer.

Recreational Pilots and Certified Part 107 Pilots should be aware of any new regulations.

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All the gear I recommend:

DJI Mavic Air 2 Battery to Powerbank Adapter:
DJI Mavic Air 2:
Great backpack:
Great cheap backpack:
Freewell ND Filters for Mavic Air 2:
Landing Pad that I use:
Mavic Air 2 Water Resistant Hard Case:
Cool SD Card Case:
Super Portable SSD Drive:
Other SSD Drive:
SD Card that I Use:
Mac mini M1:
Apple iPad Air:
DJI Tablet Holder:
Remote holder:
DJI Propellers:
DJI MA2 Smart Battery:
PGY Tech Landing Gear:
Silica Gel Packets – 5 Gram (food safe):
Silica Gel Packets – 20 Gram (food safe):
5lbs Silica Gel Beads:
Organza Bags for Silica Gel Beads:

My video gear:
Canon M50 Camera:
Yeti Microphone:
Microphone Stand:

Disclaimer (the typical legal jargon):
NOT LEGAL ADVICE! This video was made for informational and educational purposes only and should not be considered in any way as Legal Advice, nor I can give you legal advice. Everything in this video and in this channel is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Nothing here should be construed to form an attorney-client relationship nor generates an attorney-client relationship. To obtain legal advice on a particular case, issue, or problem, you should contact your attorney. Finally, I don’t intend to portray myself as an expert in a particular field of law. Again, NOT LEGAL ADVICE!
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  1. L_G_Brandon on July 3, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    You be better off if you join antifa or blm and burn cities down but no buy a drone

  2. B Mask on July 3, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Is there a required test that hobbyist have to take currently, or is that coming in near future?
    Also, I think ppl being able to see where you are located at is incredibly dangerous for women especially.

  3. Jeep TJ Wheelin' on July 3, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    This is total bs. If flown recreationally, it’s ok. But if you’re trying to earn a living to support your family to just survive in today’s insane hyper inflation, the d-bag government has to put it’s hand in your pocket to shake you down. This is completely unacceptable, this is not freedom! Tell these a*holes, you’re doing a house fly over for free, probono or a barter situation. Fly it "recreationally" to perfect your skills to become super efficient with your time. Then get your video done within 5 minutes and leave, adios.

  4. Lucifer on July 3, 2022 at 7:42 pm

    thank god i live in iceland very loose rules about drones here no licence requrement πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜œ

  5. Chillin R/C and Drones Perspectives on July 3, 2022 at 7:48 pm

    Mega Like!

  6. King Ruckus on July 3, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    Your audio mate…

  7. Ken Bee on July 3, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Sooo …. ALL flying toys including Paper planes that kids make also have to follow these laws became its under 5lb ? BS

  8. Elevating Mindss on July 3, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    IT PUTS a target on Drone pilots Backs because so many Trolls out there β˜πŸ½πŸ’―

  9. The Werewolf on July 3, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    I’m not sure what the issue with RemoteID is conceptually. We currently have license plates on cars for the exact same purpose – to make it possible to ID and find someone who has broken the law, especially if they cause damage. Could we use it to track drone operators? Yes – we can track car drivers the same way. Driving a car or piloting a drone isn’t a right (sorry – it really isn’t) and while most of us really do work hard to protect the people and property around us – and I think that goes woefully unappreciated – even small drones can be dangerous and can be used in pretty stupid ways that unlike cars which are large and visible – can be really hard to track.

    Where I wish the conversation would go is more on how to to anonymize the RemoteID (again, like license plates) so that people registering complaints can’t take the law into their own hands and go find you based on the RemoteID, and on carving out modification to the rules that relaxes things for sub250s if they have RemoteID. Otherwise adding RemoteID is more punishing a drone user before the user does something wrong rather than providing a mechanism to hold bad drone ops accountable.

    The other issue is the mechanism. The biggest problem is spoofing – someone pretending to be you and then doing something illegal. I can think of ways to prevent this even without an internet connection, but it would require PKI cryptography (think – how a chip and pin credit or debit card works) but it could be tricky.

  10. SHERPA SQUAD on July 3, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Want to get this drone like just for… do i have to register or get some permission can i fly in ny state parks

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