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A list of drones that can be flown under CASA’s sub 2kg law.

A list of drones under 2kg

On September 29th 2016, Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) introduced less stringent requirements for people wanting to fly a very small remotely piloted aircraft under 2kg in take off weight. The sub 2kg rule means that Australian’s can legally fly drones with a take off weight of less than 2kg without needing to hold a RPA Operator’s Certificate (ReOC) or a Remote Pilot Licence (RePL). The sub 2kg rule also includes commercial work. UAVAIR have done the ground work and compiled a list of drones that fall under this threshold.

What do you need to do to fly a drone under 2kg?

Those planning on operating an RPA under 2kg need to notify CASA at least five business days before your first commercial flight and agree to operate by the standard guidelines. UAVAIR recommend completing an RPAS introductory course, like Flight Foundations, to become familiar with flying a drone safely as well as learning how to fly within Australian law. UAVAIR’s Flight Foundations course is designed to provide students with the skill and knowledge they need to confidently take your first drone into the air.

What about insurance?

Those planning to operate a sub 2kg drone for commercial gain should consider their insurance needs. If you already have public liability insurance you will need to contact your insurance provider to ensure your drone usage is covered, as it is NOT COVERED in most cases. To gain insurance for your commercial drone operations most insurance providers require you to be an RePL holder, alternatively QBE Insurance will offer RPAS insurance to those who complete UAVAIR’s 2 day Flight Foundations course.

So without further ado, here is the list!

Drones under 2kg

Drone nameWeight (kgs)
Parrot Bebop0.41
Parrot Bebop 20.50
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 (Elite Edition)0.41
Parrot Rolling Spider minidrone0.05
Parrot Airborne Night minidrone0.05
Parrot Airborne Cargo minidrone0.05
Parrot Mambo minidrone0.06
Parrot Swing minidrone0.07
Helimax 1SQ0.03
Helimax 1SQ V-cam0.03
Helimax 1Si (with camera)0.05
Helimax 230Si (with camera)0.14
Helimax Voltage 500 – 3D0.91
Helimax FORM5001.41
DJI Phantom 3 Standard1.22
DJI Phantom 3 Advanced1.27
DJI Phantom 3 Professional1.27
DJI Phantom 41.38
DJI Phantom 4 Pro1.39
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced1.37
DJI Mavic Pro (without gimbal cover)0.73
DJI Mavic Pro (with gimbal cover)0.74
3DR Solo (without gimbal)1.50
3DR Solo (with gimbal)1.77
Yuneec Typhoon Q500+1.68
Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K1.68
Yuneec Typhoon G1.68
Yuneec Typhoon H1.85
UDI U818A-1 Discovery (HD model, not lighter WiFi model)0.36
UDI U842 Falcon0.36
3DR Iris+1.27
Syma X5C0.09
UDI U818A HD0.36
Hubsan x4 camera0.05
Hubsan x4 Pro1.04
Hubsan x4 Nano0.01
Hubsan x4 FPV0.36
Hubsan x4 (H107L)0.23
Air Hogs Millenium Falcon0.05
Syma X50.09
Extreme Fliers Micro Drone 2.00.04
Sky Viper s670 Stunt Drone0.05
Quanum Nova0.86
Cheerson CX-10C Nano0.01
Cheerson CX-STARS Mini0.00
Walkera QR X350 PRO1.36
Walkera QR X350 Premium1.63
Walkera Scout X41.81
Walkera Runner 2500.54
Walkera Furious 3200.82
Sky Viper v950 HD0.14
Blade 180 QX HD0.09
Blade 200 QX0.18
Blade 350 QX30.95
Blade Chroma w/ fixed GoPro mount1.41
Blade Chroma w/ GoPro-ready gimbal1.41
Blade Chroma w/ 1080p camera1.41
Blade Chroma w/ 4K camera1.41
Blade Nano QX FPV BNF w/out Headset0.02
Blade Nano QX FPV RTF0.02
Blade Nano QX RTF0.02
Blade Pico QX RTF0.01
Blade Nano QX 3D0.03
Blade Inductrix Quadcopter0.02
Blade Glimpse FPV HD camera0.09
Blade Mach25 FPV Racer0.50
Blade Vortex 250 Pro0.41
Sky Viper m200 Nano0.03
UDI U207 Nano Drone0.02
Estes Proto-X0.01
Estes Proto-X SLT0.01
Estes Proto-X FPV0.06
Estes Proto-Z0.02
Estes Proto-X Vid0.02
Estes Proto-N0.01
TBS Gemini0.36
LaTrax Alias0.09
Kaiser Baas Delta Drone0.36
Kaiser Baas Aplha Drone0.11
Kaiser Baas Gamma Drone0.11
Kaiser Baas Theta Drone0.71
Xiro Xplorer G Drone1.00
Xiro Xplorer V Drone1.20
Xiro Xplorer Mini Drone0.41
GoPro Karma1.01

 

If you are interested in learning more about UAVAIR’s training courses, you can call one of our drone experts on 1300 893 340. Alternatively, more information on our Flight Foundations course can be found here.