DJI Mini 2 Type Drones Requiring Remote ID With New FAA Laws?

DJI Mini 2 Type Drones Requiring Remote ID With New FAA Laws?

-Reading deeper into the new US FAA rules for micro drones such as the DJI Mini 2 and Mavic Mini potentially arriving in 2021 to 2022. Requirements such as prop guards and not flying in open air assemblies can mean no exemption unless you have remote ID.
-Squirrels eating
-Thermal imaging video of squirrel
-Drone video of DJI Mini 2 building and sunset

0:00 Intro
0:35 New FAA Drone Rules Micro Drones
7:37 Wildlife and thermal
9:15 Drone video

Vlog Entry 1459

My Gear and more:


  1. Aqua Boss on November 25, 2021 at 10:36 am

    Fuck em. That shit is being challenged in court in sure

  2. MrJackHackney on November 25, 2021 at 10:37 am

    The under 250 gram engineers at DJI and other drone makers are probably going have a meeting next week to discuss plans to add lighter weight prop guards. They have time to work on lighter solutions. I was thinking of getting a Mini 2 but I think I will hold off to see what develops. Lighter battery tech will be the biggest weight reducer.

  3. September Twenty-Nine on November 25, 2021 at 10:37 am

    I was going to buy a drone to take aerial photos. I’m glad I did some research before paying for a drone that will become much more of a hassle than what it is worth.

  4. Pat Hurley on November 25, 2021 at 10:40 am

    It’ stupid because they made the mini 2 so it could bypass regulations and still be fun/allow you to take really nice pictures and videos. It’s like having a bird friend in the sky- if youre up 200 feet I dont understand why you cant fly over people anyway- its way safer than flying next to people or near people. Regulations should protect people not mischeviously fit to ban certain drones cause there will be a lot of companies which start making tinier and tinier drones. Nano tech comes out and now we have a really dangerous situation where people(if theyre wooried about being spied on) will have no way of knowing if a drone is near them. At least with the mini 2 – if its close to you you know it even if youre not quite sure where it is- and big enough for you to identify it. IDK some of the laws make sense, but theyre doing just what we expect- over regulation of drones. Sorry to any of you whose lives have been positively changed by drones cause the media and the government just teamed up to fuck you and your hobby over- this will cause more danger as we all know criminals never follow the law.

  5. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 10:40 am

    .55!!!!!! Is that a toy

  6. F.O.G. FPV on November 25, 2021 at 10:41 am

    Canada was once a leader in air craft safety rules now we just blindly follow other country’s dumb money grabbing draconian laws.
    It looks like we just sit down and hope for the best, the hobby is heading down hill, what ever happen to have fun and fly safe rule !

  7. Ed Ruttledge on November 25, 2021 at 10:48 am

    It looks like any current Mavic Mini would not qualify as a Category 1. By the time the required prop guards are added, the mini will weigh over the limit … thereby obviating the category 1 listing. The FAA managed to find a really cleaver Catch 22 to stick it to the mini owners (?)

  8. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Lmao 😂 you can only fly it in the country side? Or a mountain range or a place where there are no humans?! Lol

  9. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 10:55 am

    Are you serious?!

  10. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 10:57 am

    Fear mongers 😅

  11. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 10:57 am

    I don’t like the sound of that ):

  12. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Honestly they’re creating a game of, “don’t get caught” because no ones gonna read all of these rules

  13. xjet on November 25, 2021 at 10:58 am

    The FAA claims this is in the name of safety — but under these rules the *safest* form of drone is going to be handicapped with the huge additional weight burden of remoteID. If you want to fly a sub250g drone (tinywhoop etc) commercially you will have to add an extra 30g+ in the form of the add-on remote ID device. This will make it heavier, more difficult to fly safely ,etc.

    The reality is that all the safety/security/privacy benefits they’re promising for Remote ID were also used as justification for introducing registration — but they lied, since clearly registration did not deliver on the promises made for it and now we must have Remote ID to achieve that. Guess what, they’re lying again!

    The reality is, as witnessed by statements made when large commercial players were lobbying for the revocation of S336, is that they want recreational users of the 0-400ft airspace gone and they’re just winding up the pressure until we are gone.

    Sadly, the vast majority of RC and drone fliers will not realise what’s happening or what they’ve lost until it’s far too late (which it probably already is).

    Those who are not prepared to fight to keep their freedoms do not deserve those freedoms — I guess 🙁

  14. Watching Them Watching U (snafu grunt) on November 25, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Alan Yu IS THAT SQUIRELL a Follow Me Drone?

  15. Pat Hurley on November 25, 2021 at 11:04 am

    My man, that squirrel is really into you

  16. Adam B on November 25, 2021 at 11:07 am

    I think that squirrel wanted to go home with you.

  17. Ivan Jdrakov on November 25, 2021 at 11:08 am

    So glad I live in Bulgaria, Sofia.. I don’t have to deal with such crazy stuff..

    I’ll just keep flying the way I love to fly and that’s it..


    PS: worse case scenario for the US people is just don’t upload your illegal flights to YouTube and all will be good..


  18. Confucius on November 25, 2021 at 11:11 am

    Does the remote id will be software or dongle in order to be complainant? If its software, bye bye DJI. But if its a hardware mounted , few will buy it .

  19. Louis Luzuka on November 25, 2021 at 11:11 am

    .55?! Lmfao 🤣

  20. Bigdogbro's Adventures on November 25, 2021 at 11:15 am

    This is my opinion! The FAA wants to mandate all of us hobby flyers to have remote ID in 30 months then the big players in the game like Google, FAA, Amazon and others should pay for and give each one of us registered flyers a FREE remote ID unit. I’m not talking about some vacuum tube monstrosity but a very lightweight tiny transmitter for our aircraft. The FAA says that three years is the life expectancy of a drone….I think not and will not buy another aircraft just to comply with another restriction that is based on zero evidence of our registered aircraft causing problems. I demand that my personal information be kept private! I we must have our personal information spewed out over the air then ALL aircraft including MANNED aircraft must follow the same rules. If we let the FAA push us out of our free use airspaces then they will come for more! U.S.A.

  21. adam at mellonglass on November 25, 2021 at 11:15 am

    crows need to be fined for dive bombing humans. Old farts in high towers need to lose a few floors and come back to earth.

  22. Jason The Drone Guy on November 25, 2021 at 11:17 am

    Happy new year ❤️ 🇨🇦

  23. Eric Quinn on November 25, 2021 at 11:20 am

    That squirrel had an active track on you.

  24. Chizzle Beatz on November 25, 2021 at 11:22 am

    any updateds info as of august 2021? what do you need to fly mini 2 legally?

  25. Tianlei Zhou on November 25, 2021 at 11:25 am

    Covid is way more dangerous than a drone, but seems the government much more tolerant to covid than the drone, what is the point?

  26. Sudburydrone on November 25, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Getting complicated. Will have to wait and see how things go.

  27. Danford Warner on November 25, 2021 at 11:28 am

    You are confusing the general Remote ID rules with the Part 107 rules for flying over people. Remote ID is not required for recreational drones weighing less than .55 pounds. Only Part 107 pilots (not recreational pilots) can fly over people, but they must comply with the new rules if they do so.

  28. michael Weeks on November 25, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Drones that already comply with broadcast Remote ID

    1. DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2

    2. DJI Phantom 4 Pro

    3. DJI Phantom 4

    4. DJI Phantom 4 RTK

    5. DJI Phantom 4 Multispectral

    6. Mavic Pro

    7. Mavic 2 Pro

    8. Mavic 2 Zoom

    9. Mavic 2 Enterprise

    10. Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual

    11. Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual Advanced

    12. Mavic Air

    13. Mavic Air 2

    14. Mavic Mini

    15. Mini 2

    16. DJI Spark

    17. Inspire 1

    18. Inspire 2

    19. Inspire 2 Pro

    20. Matrice 200

    21. Matrice 210
    22. Matrice 300

Leave a Comment