The Mavic Mini: DJI smallest and first drone ever to exempt from FAA regulations

DJI just announced its smallest ever drone in history, The Mavic Mini. The Mavic Mini is sure of the best mini drone of DJI. However, unlike the company’s earlier innovation DJI Mavic Mini seems much smaller and better. Although the company has tried over the period to make much smaller and portable one over the years, nothing matches its latest innovation.

DJI is a Chinese based company headquartered in Shenzhen and one of the leading manufacturers of unmanned aerial devices, also known as ‘Drones.’ DJI is one of the most dominant market leaders in the fields of drones for the quality of its, ‘unmanned aerial devices’ is parallel to none and has been used globally for the music, television, and film industries including television productions such as ‘Game of Thrones.’

And its innovation, ‘The Mavic Mini,’ is one such unparalleled production of the company. The new Mavic Mini was announced on Wednesday morning, i.e., October 30, 2019, and is currently available for pre-booking of the same. The shipping of the drone will start on November 11, 2019. The product will be available for $399 and will come with one remote controller, one battery, and a set of extra propellers. But there’s more to it.

The customers can also avail another offer for the product at the time of booking, which will cost $499. It would include a controller, a pack of three batteries, a battery charging hub, propeller guards, and three sets of extra propellers along with a DIY (Do It Yourself) creative kit to help you make your drone more attractive or to make your territory upon it.

Mavic Mini has foldable mini legs, compact, and is easier to carry anywhere in the world. The product is said to have a battery life of 30 minutes with a range of 4 km. Mavic Mini has a camera of 12 megapixels with a resolution of 2.7K at 30 frames per second and 1080p at 60 frames per second. The Mavic Mini also comes with loads of flying modes options such as ‘Novice’ pilot mode for beginners or so and the ‘Sports’ pilot mode for advanced users, and one can opt for either of the modes depending on the kind of shot and the piloting experience of the user.

The most surprising thing about this drone is that The Mavic Mini weighs only 249 grams, and as to the question, why is it surprising? Well, because drones that have a weight less than 250 grams or less are exempted from FAA regulations registration.

While the drones that weigh more than 250 grams has to go through the long process of FAA registration and procedure, making it a hassle-free and perfect drone. FAA stands for Federal Aviation Administration and it’s a government of the United Nations assigned with powers and the task of regulating all aspects of civil aviation in the nation as well in the international surrounding waters.

Despite all these features, DJI still releases a word of warning for all the customers during the press release saying, “Drones’ pilots must always understand and follow local laws and regulations.”

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