Right after the announcement of Mavic Mini, What happened last week on October 30, a fact regarding the legislation for the use of drones in Brazil (which went unnoticed by all) came to light. One of the biggest and perhaps greatest highlight of this drone your takeoff weight – only 249 grams. Considering all its differentials – small size, high build quality, 30 minutes flight range, camera with 2.7K resolution video support and control range of up to 4km – being handled differently and facilitated would greatly help its popularization here, just as it will certainly occur on a world stage. But, what a detail in the laws of Brazil.
The "rule" around here is the Maximum Takeoff Weight that it supports
As we have already explained, Brazilian law considers the Maximum Takeoff Weight (PMD) that the unmanned aircraft owns. Simply put: the ready-to-fly Mavic Mini, read on drone awaiting takeoff, has 249 grams including battery, propellers and microSD card. However, it can fly with a load greater than this weight – this is because it supports other accessories, such as propeller guards. This issue naturally causes the weight to exceed 250 grams, and this is the value considered by our legislation.
We contacted the DJI recently to know what is the company's position on the fact of the Mavic Mini, below is the company's position in the country:
The Mavic Mini is the first DJI drone to weigh 249 grams ready for takeoff, including accessories like memory cards, propellers and batteries. This category is considered safe by aircraft regulators in various locations around the world. It is important to remember that the addition of other user liability accessories and may cause the drone weight to exceed 250 grams. DJI emphasizes that its customers should always be informed about their country's laws and regulations before flying. The company also points out that enthusiast pilots of the brand are always in accordance with good flight practices. – DJI
Regardless of DJI's position on the situation, she has little to do as it is our legislation and the Mavic Mini can be "treated" in the same way as a normal drone weighing over 250 grams here. In practice this means greater flight bureaucracy and higher approval tax, which will certainly be reflected in higher consumer prices compared to a "maximum takeoff weight" drone below 250 grams. It is noteworthy that DECEA has not yet officially commented on.
Anac will review rules for drone use in Brazil
This is a very controversial point, because it deals with the security issue. Remember that in countries where drones are much more popular, such as the US, the legislation considers the "takeoff weight", and the Mavic Mini is under 250 grams. Another interesting point is that Anac has opened a grant-making process for those who want to contribute to the updating of drone legislation in Brazil.
We will be at the launch event of Mavic Mini in Brazil on November 13
On November 13th, we will be in So Paulo at the official launch of the drone in Brazil, a day that will also be announced his price here. Whereas in the US the price is $ 399 for the standard version and $ 499 for the version in the Fly More kit.
Will be successful here? Certainly, regardless of how it is framed, the price should be below Mavic Air, even with a slightly smaller camera, brings some important advances, especially flight time and size.
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