Drones under 250 grams
Why 250 grams? The reason it's used so much is straight forward. Regulations.
Back in 2015, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) created a sub-250-gram weight category for drones. 250 grams was the decided weight after a committee of aviation and drone experts were tasked by the FAA to decide the minimum weight of a drone that needed to be registered for recreational use.
Not long after other countries, Canada, the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and Australia agreed on this weight category and began to implement it into its laws and requirements.
As a result of the almost global uptake of the 250-gram weight category countries started to use it as the threshold for many drone regulations as it is considered to light to pose a safety risk.
Drones that are under 250 grams:
- DJI Mini 3 Pro
- Autel Evo Nano+
- DJI Mini SE
- DJI Mini 2
- DJI Mavic Mini
- DJI RoboMaster Tello Talent
- Ryze Tech Tello