UPDATED: DJI Mavic Mini vs EASA Drone Laws – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW | Mr MPW

UPDATED: DO YOU NEED TO REGISTER IN THE UK TO FLY A DJI MAVIC MINI AND WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT UNDER THE NEW EASA DRONE LAWS?

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42 Comments

  1. Carmine Di Giacomo on August 7, 2020 at 9:40 am

    likeee113 beautiful!!! subscribe… subscribe and too? ciao da italy

  2. Peter Horner on August 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Matt, great video again but one consideration. We seem to be convinced that the mini can be flown as a C0 aircraft however in the regulations it states that C0 aircraft are unable to be flown 120m (400ft) from the controlling device. I therefore interpret that the Mavic Mini can’t be flown as a C0 as it can easily fly beyond that distance from the RC. It doesn’t appear to imply that the pilot can’t fly beyond that, rather that the aircraft is technically unable too.

    What’s your view?

  3. Matt Jarvis on August 7, 2020 at 9:41 am

    Hi, very useful and informative videos, keep up the good work.
    As a new Mavic Air 2 owner (also Mavic Mini) I want to ensure I can use the Mavic 2 to its fullest capability, but Iโ€™m not sure what category it falls into when the new regs. come in, or what test I should be taking in order to maximise how and when I can use it. Can you advise please?

  4. Giacinto Di Messina on August 7, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Wow!!! Thats great news ๐Ÿ˜ Mavic Mini rulezzz… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Gary Lynch on August 7, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Damn, I went and registed my Mini, some sites were saying you had to register July! Still, as I bought the Air 2 as well, I would have to have registerd anyway. Thanks for all the (correct) info Mattt!

  6. Super Nova on August 7, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Great video very useful. I wonder how remote id may effect this? Not too sure on this but I believe all drones will require this in the future? I guess itโ€™s not clear yet whether this will be a physical item that will need to be attached which will almost certainly take the drone over the 249g limit.

  7. FPV wannabee on August 7, 2020 at 9:47 am

    Excellent… appreciate your videos

  8. Zack on August 7, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Thanks Matt! Awesome video, answering a lot of questions as always, looks like Iโ€™ll be asking Santa for a Mavic Mini for Christmas! ๐Ÿ˜‚

  9. Mike Plowman on August 7, 2020 at 9:51 am

    As always, many thanks. Straightforward and informative. Could you possibly, in a video on here in the comments, cover how the Dec 31 changes affect flying near buildings / urban areas / flying from your garden etc?

  10. Dawn Walshe on August 7, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Great video, thank you for the info. In your opinion, is this the last of the regulation changes or can you foresee further changes?

  11. Britmatt on August 7, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Will us mavic mini pilots be allowed to fly over town yet ? Im bored of sticking to quiet areas ๐Ÿ™

  12. CalmBiker on August 7, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Very interesting. I’ve very new to the hobby, after buying a Mavic Mini just a few days ago as my first drone. I was put off by the confusion over the regulations so have been considering buying for probably six months before taking the plunge. I’m still somewhat confused but did the registration to get a flyer ID and operator ID because I wanted to fly with prop guards initially and because the camera meant I would need to in the end.

    I’m still baffled by where I can fly though. Do you have any videos on this? I have the NATS drone assist app that shows the red, yellow and green areas. Can I actually fly in the yellow areas and is this exhaustive? There are a couple of places I would like to photograph from the air that appear green or yellow but I’ve been told by people that even though they are green, flying may be banned. It’s all very confusing and frustrating. I suspect a lot f people will be avoiding the hobby because of this.

  13. Phased Spaces on August 7, 2020 at 9:55 am

    What’s the definition of ‘crowd’ ? I read somewhere that is was OVER 1000 people… under 1000 (Spread out or otherwise), And you can over fly them. Is this figure correct?

  14. PD Tech on August 7, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Great stuff Matt! Still happily flying my Mavic Mini without having to endure the utter bollox ๐Ÿ™Š of DMARES!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
    I like how under the new proposed EASA regs coming in 2021, all I have to do is read the user manual to be considered ‘competent’ to fly! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š
    Mine didn’t even come with a user manual, just a silly card with cartoons on it showing you not to put your fingers in the props not to fly in rain, not to scare your pets and other silly nonsense etc etc ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜
    So I’m good to go then!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
    Even more ridiculous as DMARES!!

  15. Ian Kelly on August 7, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Can you let me know where to got the MTOM 272.1g figure from. I can’t find anything. Spent 15 minutes online with DJI Support who just didn’t understand the question and kept saying MTOM was 249g!! Cheers!

  16. fishinasombrero on August 7, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Hi Matt, I have recently purchased the Mavic mini, and I currently fly to the Drone code,
    150m from Built up areas,
    no more than 500m line of sight,
    No more than 120m in height,
    50m from people and buildings.
    150m from crowds,
    and usual Airports, aircraft prisons etc….

    As I understand it, once the EASA rules come into play am I right in saying it will be classed as A1 sub category "Legacy" but would be flown under the same rules as if had been categorised as a C0 – Not a toy, once registered (which I have anyway) read user manual and completed the online training all of the above the drone code changes for A1, and I can : take off and fly ANYWHERE I want even in built iup areas or close to buildings (within reason and conducted safely ) (apart from the usual fixed 150m from crowds, not higher 120m, in line of site 500m, not near airports prisons etc)

    If I can fly unintentionally over uninvolved people, I understand you have to evade aat the earliest opportunity" but involved people would have to give consent , please can you define if there is a minimum distance and what the official definition of uninvolved people is please???

    Also If I have already registed and got an operator ID, done the online test, can I fly NOW according to the EASA regulations as they will be, or do I still need to stick to the current Drone code until 1st January 2020 ??

    Many thanks

  17. Tony's Media on August 7, 2020 at 10:00 am

    After much deliberation, I have decided to not renew my PfCO, and rap my hand in with any thought of commercial operations. Reasons are, several unregistered drone operators in my area blatantly advertising and raking in money, overflying towns and villages with no regard for safety. They have been reported but no action taken. Secondly, the ever changing rules, regs and advice coming out of EASA / CAA is driving me nuts. I’ve complied with DMARES, have Fyer ID and Operator ID and will continue to fly my Phantom 4 for leisure, but sick to the back teeth of ever changing advise and lack of response to illegal flying reports. Having said all that, you are doing a fantastic job Matt, really enjoy your YouTube channel and hope to catch up one day at your office. SAR Rules ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป ๐Ÿš๐Ÿคช

  18. Wayne Pickard on August 7, 2020 at 10:01 am

    Would love a layman guide to uninvolved and flyovers. Look forward to that.

  19. Suhaib Hussain on August 7, 2020 at 10:04 am

    Hey Matt. Simple question. From Jan 2021 – Can the mavic mini be used commercially to shoot at weddings in the UK? Not flying over large crowds. Just doing couple shots, small group shots and venue exterior shots. Of course aircraft would be registered as well as drone operator in the UK. Pls confirm…

  20. Keith Bown on August 7, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Very helpful thank you

  21. Andrew Connor on August 7, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Thanks Matt, clear & concise as always. Will you be doing one of these for the mavic Air?

  22. Doug Pinnegar on August 7, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Definitions for ‘Involved’ and ‘uninvolved’ people as well as ‘overfly’ etc would be great. Great work on these educational videos!

  23. nimdy2012 on August 7, 2020 at 10:07 am

    With current rules, can I fly near an aerodrome that doesn’t have a FRZ, instead sticking to drone code rules? In my local area there’s differences between DJI Fly and Drone Assist as to which airports are a complete no-go and which are a ‘fly here cautiously’.

  24. Old Fart with a Gopro on August 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    Hi Matt, just a quick question regarding line of sight. I fly an original Mavic Air and when I go out to fly, I drive as near to what I want to film then get the drone out to get the footage I need. I am not one for trying to fly long distances. I always have spotter with me as I sometimes use goggles. To me, line of sight means being able to see the drone at all times from where I am standing. I have sen many videos on Youtube especially from a MURICA, where they seam to fly miles and say they have a spotter miles away who will let them know when the drone comes into view. I am new to drones and want to fly safe without taking stupid risks. Am I right? And are some people in a MURICA a bunch of twats?

  25. Luke Sheehan on August 7, 2020 at 10:09 am

    What about using the Mavic Mini for commercial footage after 31st December? Are additional licenses or training needed? Thank you.

  26. dsvilko on August 7, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Great video. Will the same rules concerning the Mavic Mini apply to EU member states?

  27. LDN EATS on August 7, 2020 at 10:10 am

    My mavic mini in currently on route with yodel as I write this! I cannot wait to get it up in the sky!!

  28. Geeksvana on August 7, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Driving during the premiere but just caught up. Awesome vid as usual!

  29. Ken Beachus on August 7, 2020 at 10:14 am

    All of these rules about flying over people etc become pointless if you canโ€™t get land owner permission to take off which from experience is becoming very difficult to obtain
    And many comments I have seen on various forums is better not to even ask

  30. Tomo on August 7, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Great info thanks. ๐Ÿ‘

  31. Flypic on August 7, 2020 at 10:17 am

    Thanks Matt. I pressed the dislike 6 times ! Ha! That’ll teach you Ha Ha. Cheers. Jim

  32. Wolfgang Enfield on August 7, 2020 at 10:18 am

    Hi Matt would you do a Video on gaining permission to flight in an FRZ/CTR?

  33. 1975supermike on August 7, 2020 at 10:21 am

    You doing a mavic air 2 video ? Same subject

  34. r*o* roger on August 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Thanks a lot Matt, great information, I’m coming over from Australia for holidays in 2021, am I going to run into any problems flying the Mini.

  35. Fulwood phantom on August 7, 2020 at 10:26 am
  36. The Edge of this Hill is the Edge of the World on August 7, 2020 at 10:28 am

    ……….Stickers??

  37. Super Nova on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 am

    A dislike already lol . It doesnโ€™t start for another 68mins, you must have upset someone ๐Ÿ˜‚ Iโ€™ll give you a like ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  38. Robin FPV on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 am

    These new regulations only mention buildings or property in the final, full sized class.
    Does that mean I will be able to do building or structure dives with my whoop as long as no large crowds are around?

  39. Matt Roper Films on August 7, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Hi Matt! Iโ€™m a Mavic Mini owner who is a wedding videographer.

    It sounds like in 2021 I will be able to use my drone for weddings without a PFCO or A2CofC – is that correct?

    If you recommend doing the A2CofC how about a video explaining what a Mavic Mini pilot can do without A2CofC vs with it?

  40. Chris_Leslie225 on August 7, 2020 at 10:35 am

    Useful๐Ÿ‘

  41. otterspocket2 on August 7, 2020 at 10:36 am

    The very fact that MTOW was ever considered as the line between registering and not demonstrates the lack of ‘fitness for purpose’ of those crafting the legislation. It’s like considering banning badminton, because if the shuttlecock was a spear it could have somebody’s eye out.

  42. Paul Wright on August 7, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Looking forward to this series. As ever, I find these vids really clear.

    Two questions:
    1. After you add your operator ID is there not a danger of pushing your ToW >250g?

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