FAA Regulations for Drones Under 250 Grams

FAA Regulations for Drones Under 250 Grams

What are the rules and regulations that apply to drones in the United States that weigh less than 250 grams like the DJI Mavic Mini or a Tiny Whoop? If your drone is under this weight limit there are no rules right? Those are just some of the questions and misconceptions I attempt to tackle in this video.

More information on these regulations can be found at the FPV Freedom Coalition website:

#fpvfc #faa #droneregulations #sub250g #dji #djimavicmini


  1. Gene's RC Addiction on September 10, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    Great info !!! Thanks for the update 👍👊

  2. Amir Mohamed on September 10, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    2:40 is what i came for. thanks for the info

  3. Trail Crawler on September 10, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    How about that airplane pilot guys!!!

  4. Zhan Caitao on September 10, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Let’s say there is a YouTuber that has over 1000 subscribers and has a drone under 250 grams. 1) He cannot upload a drone video footage and monetize the video without registering. 2) YouTubers under 1000 subscribers cannot monetize videos so they don’t need to register the drone while uploading drone video footage. Are these claims correct? Thanks.

  5. Carl Bradley on September 10, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Will your friend need remote Id on his plane? Over 250 grams and it flies.

  6. Jawad Syed on September 10, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    If i want to fly a drone <250 or >250 for recreational purpose, do i need to take the aeronautical knowledge and safety test?

  7. Kyle's Corner on September 10, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Now that remote ID is required, will I need it on a sub 250 fpv to do commercial work?

  8. End liberalism on September 10, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    FUCK FAA ! PERIOD ! #1 the last thing I’m worried about is some stupid bastard from the FAA approaching someone for flying a toy quadcopter ! #2 the United States is incredibly close to entering into a civil war and and economic collapse , once again toy quadcopters are the LEAST of our worries. #3 I don’t think an FAA enforcer is going to risk his/her life for approaching someone about wether or not they are flying their toy legally ! It just so happens tensions are extremely high and people are getting fed up with nefarious laws being drawn up against the people on a daily basis, this shit MUST come to an end and IT WILL ! #4 While government is imposing on our rights to freedom they are putting up dangerous frequencies like 5G and very soon will be forcing vaccinations on the public, if you don’t accept these vaccinations you won’t be able to shop for food, you won’t be able to be employed without proof of vaccination, you also will not be able to sell or trade without evidence of these dangerous vaccines! So you tell me, do you think I give a flying FUCK about the FAA ? Absolutely 100% NOT , NADDA, NO, NOT EVEN CLOSE ! #RESTOREFREEDOMTOAMERICA

  9. Eric Bravo on September 10, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    This is all ridiculous. In speaking about sub 250 as a whole category….where do you draw the line between tiny plastic toy quad and toothpick or cinewhoop quad? I guess my kid can’t fly his toy in backyard because we are a less than mile from airport. 🤔🤦😡

  10. Genbox Official on September 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you

  11. Genbox Official on September 10, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    Please do updates when new laws come out for tiny whoops 🙏

  12. a fei production on September 10, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    how do you define fly commercially. Posting it on my social media? student volunteer film project with no funding?

  13. Schrödi FPV on September 10, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    Very cool

  14. roninUAV on September 10, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    I’m clear on under 250 with and without part 107. But what about over 250 without part 107?

  15. mosephina on September 10, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Any idea on how they are going to enforce any of it? Unless somebody complains, law enforcement does little to stop people from flying drones; especially the further out into the boonies you go.

  16. Cody Gustafson on September 10, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    I have a question for you. I am not seeing any regulations for flying more than one (< 250g) hobby flier at a time. I am asking because I am interested in doing (at least trying) a light show in my backyard for fun but am not sure if I am actually allowed to do so. In this scenario, I would be controlling them with my computer with a pre-configured flight path, all of them within my sight. Am I okay to do this?

  17. J on September 10, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Thanks for the great video.
    I have to admit, I’m still a little confused regarding "you must have a visual observer co-located with you".
    Does this mean I can’t fly my 2.5 inch 2S quad around my house (outside) by myself in FPV? This seems a bit ridiculous, and it doesn’t seem too many FPVers here on YouTube take that very seriously.
    When I checked for myself at the FAA it seemed to be guidelines but not law.

  18. Huginn FPV on September 10, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks for the update!

  19. sean s on September 10, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks from Brooklyn NY! I enjoyed the video.

  20. Odellia Firebird on September 10, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I love the footage. Was that a 360 spin? Can most drone do this? How? Thanks for all the info, here and hopefully answers to my questions! Cheers.

  21. TFMG on September 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    what drone was that!? I’m looking for a tiny cheap fav drone, anyone have any ideas?

  22. Jason Hermann on September 10, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    I apologize your video was excellent, but I’m still a bit unsure. If I get the Mavic Mini 2 for example, can I fly it and use the footage for my monetized YouTube channels videos? Not selling the footage, but using some of the footage for visual interest in my regular non drone related videos… Do I need to register the drone? Do I need the License for that? I can’t seem to find a clear answer on this specific question. I’m not sure if that falls under commercial use I guess. It’s very confusing and I really appreciate your video and help, Jay

  23. Mim Jorrison on September 10, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Magnificent chemtrails in your sky!

  24. Carbon Icarus FPV on September 10, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Yep.. the only advantage is that you don’t have to Register with the FAA as long as you’re not making money from flying.
    It’s a great advantage though, and nice to know you can still legally fly something without any kind of registration.

  25. Christopher Murphy on September 10, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    What drone is used in the footage?

  26. Shane Sidebottom on September 10, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Great information! Thanks!

  27. nerdCopter on September 10, 2022 at 9:29 pm


  28. DrFrantic77 on September 10, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I think, we got the same here in europe next. Subbed let’s stay connected 👍

  29. Ivandoe Hoofs on September 10, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    U gotta be fucking kidding even more rules for the micro drones? These governments are seriously pushing for illegal activities in the future. Dumbasses

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