On September 16, 2023, the FAA will enforce its Remote ID rules.
Updates for the drones have been slowly being released by Skydio, DJI, Flyability, and a number of other drone firms in order to make them compatible.
The following drones are the only ones that are exempt from the Remote ID regulations, regardless of whether they are used for commercial or recreational purposes:
- if you solely use your drone for recreational purposes and it weighs less than 250g.
- if you operate a drone in a FRIA, or FAA-Recognized Identification Area.
Check to see if the particular drone model you’re contemplating complies with Remote ID if you’re in the market for a new one. If not, find out the deadline and confirm that the business you’re buying from is taking action to make sure that its drones will be compliant by September 16.
WHICH DRONES ARE CURRENTLY COMPATIBLE WITH REMOTE ID?
Here is a list of all the drone manufacturers who have already released updates to make their products Remote ID compliant. The list includes the precise models that are compliant as well as information about how the manufacturer is reaching compliance.October 16th.
- How Autel drones comply with regulations?
Our analysis indicates that these two drones are Remote ID compliant right out of the box, without any additional processes needed. However, if compliance is a significant factor in your decision to buy, we advise that you immediately verify Remote ID compliance with Autel before purchasing either drone.
- How DJI drones comply with regulations?
Without additional action, all DJI drones created on or after September 16, 2022 are already compatible with Remote ID.
A firmware upgrade will make any DJI drones produced before September 16, 2022 that are still actively supported by DJI (i.e., those that haven’t been phased out into the legacy category) Remote ID compliant. For all of these models, firmware upgrades haven’t yet been distributed. For information on individual models, see this page.
A broadcast module must be added to make DJI’s older drones compliant. The Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom, Matrice 200 Series, and Matrice 600 Pro are a few of these drones. A module is not sold by DJI, but you can find one from a third party, such as CubePilot or DroneTag.ther drone.
- How Flyability drones comply with the law
The Elios 3 RID is the flagship indoor drone from Flyability that complies with Remote ID. If utilized solely indoors (the E3’s intended use case), the Elios 3 is still in compliance with Remote ID theoretically. But the Elios 3 RID is designed specifically for folks who either want to be absolutely certain they are compliant or who plan to fly outside.
To summarize, you have two options for ensuring compliance: either purchase the Elios 3 RID or use the Elios 3 exclusively indoors.
- How compliance works for Microdrones drones
All MD4-3000 and MD4-1000 drones made on or after September 16, 2022 are Remote ID compliant, with no extra steps required.
- How Skydio drone compliance operates
You can use a software upgrade to make any of the aforementioned models Remote ID-compliant for Skydio drones created before September 16, 2023. Drones manufactured on or after September 16, 2023, will already be compliant without the need for further action.