The best drone that doesn’t need to be registered – 2019

Good news – if you’re the new owner of a drone in the United States and you’re not planning to fly the drone for commercial purposes, you no longer have to register the drone with the FAA!

We highly recommended the new DJI Mavic Mini. For $399 you will receive a remote controller, one battery, and a set of extra propellers, or if you pay extra for the DJI’s “Fly More” combo pack, which costs $499, you will receive propellor guards, three batteries, a battery charging hub, a carrying case, a controller, and three sets of extra propellers.

The relatively cheap price, weight, and the ability to avoid FAA registration are sure to make the Mavic Mini look like a very attractive product for both first-time and casual drone pilots.

What you need to know:

  • The compact yet powerful Mavic Mini is the perfect creative companion, capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary.
  • Weighing under 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone.
  • Mavic Mini’s weight allows it to stay in the air longer than similar consumer FlyCams on the market. Enjoy up to 30 minutes of flight time with a fully-charged battery.
  • In the United States and Canada, you can fly Mavic Mini without the need to register your drone with the government.
  • Mavic Mini supports 12MP aerial photos and 2.7K Quad HD videos. A 3-axis motorized gimbal provides superior camera stability and ensures clear, ultra-smooth footage.
  • Shots that look like they came from a Hollywood film set are just a few taps away with Mavic Mini’s QuickShot modes, which include Dronie, Circle, Helix, and Rocket. Just select your QuickShot and Mavic Mini will execute an elaborate preset motion while recording.
  • The new DJI Fly app offers a simple and intuitive user experience, enabling you to create cinematic shots with just a few taps. It even has Flight Tutorial, a feature to help you get started with Mavic Mini quickly and safely.
  • In the box: DJI Mavic Mini, Remote Controller, Intelligent Flight Battery, Pair of Spare Propellers, Micro USB Cable, Gimbal Protector, RC Cable (Micro USB connector), RC Cable (USB-C connector), RC Cable (Lightning connector), Pair of Spare Control Sticks, 6x Spare Screw, Screwdriver

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