I want to address a rather hot topic in these really hot hours, and that is the risk. Someone says that the mini 2 and The Mavic mini risk ending up downgraded to A3 starting from 2023. Everything is born from a video published on November 23 by Tech, drone media and taken up by Andrea Pinotti on November 27 in another video. The thesis reported in these two videos mainly, is that, since the standards on class marking have partially redefined, the definition of MTom, i.e. Maximum, take off mass drones Like the mini 2 and the mini one that are also sold with official accessories. Starting from 2023 can no longer fly in A1, but will be downgraded to A3 internet and watching these two videos, noting that we were talking about the standards definition of the standards for the class marking of a drone. I considered this thesis to be unfounded Because it is a thesis that concerns precisely the drones with marking of class, The Mini 1 and the mini 2 do not have the class marking and weighing less than 250 grams. According to regulation 947, they should be able to continue to be used even when the Limited Open category or from 2023 expire. I said they should because analyzing the regulation 947. I have a doubt that the DJ mini due and his colleagues will end up in A3 from 2023. We will see it shortly. Thanks, also an official anda response that I received before starting.

I ask you for a like to support the channel and registration. If you have not done so yet Thank you, as you probably already know, todays drones without class marking of the European Regulation or without the brand c0, C1, C2, C3, C4 and C5 C6 can continue to be used until January 1. 2023. Thanks to the limited Open category summarized by this figure published on the easa website in the FAQ In practice, drones under 500 grams of MTOM, Remember MTOM of this figure, those between 500 grams and less than 2 kg can be used in A1, keeping at least 50 Meters away from people, therefore, a kind of A2 Limited, while those under 25 kg at least 150 meters away from residential industrial and recreational areas, and so on this option, given by article 22 of regulation 947 from 1 January 2023. What will happen? The Limited Open categories will no longer exist and there will be only two categories for drones without class marking drones under 250 grams, always of MTOM can be used in category A1, So like c0, with the possibility of overflight people, but not gatherings or in A3, if They weigh 250 or more grams Up to 25 kg, but what does mtom mean? Mtom means Maximum take off mass the maximum mass of the unmanned aircraft, including the payload and fuel, as defined by the manufacturer or the manufacturer to which the perfect unmanned aircraft is allowed to operate. Then you will say the dji Mini 2 being declared under 249 grams of take off.

Weight can safely operate in this category even from 2023 onwards. Not so perfect, I say after having thoroughly analyzed the regulation 947. In fact, the manufacturers of current drones not marked the specifications put them but indicate the weight or at best how dji does the take off weight, but not the maximum. Take off mass does nothing to say you and in fact, for the Limited Open category it does nothing because in the Limited Open category article 22 of regulation 947, it expressly indicates the take off Mass. That is the take off mass, which must be 250 grams. So today we are using the mini 2 in the A1 category, precisely for this provision of article 22, which, among other things, tells us that the figure we saw earlier taken from the EASA Limited Open category FAQ. That indicated mTom incorrect because it is not her, but it is the take off mass, not Maximum, take off mass. Very well. You will say you, then, even when the Limited Open category will end, i.e. on January 1, 2023, when article 20 starts, we could continue to use the Mini 2 like today. Maybe I say because I realized this thing. Article 20 no longer refers to the mass at take off but refers to the maximum take off mass, which must be less than 250 grams. Unfortunately, we have seen before DJI mini 2 is declared lower than 249 G, But as a mass value at take off and not as an mTom.

So In doubt, I wrote to engineer Natale Di Rubbo that I thank him because he often collaborates by giving me invaluable information that is useful to all of us and therefore I thank him for this great availability that he has always shown in the time engineer of Rubbo, who is in charge of easa drones, as you can read, I expressed to the engineer of rubbo the same doubts expressed before here, pointing out this difference between the declared value of the drone manufacturers without class marking, i.e. the weight or in any case, the weight Per take off and the regulation that makes the distinction with MTOM as regards article 20 and therefore I specifically asked if the DJ Mini 2 can be considered less than 249 grams, even when article 20 is triggered in favor of those who follow me.. He knows Italian. So of the foreigners who are subscribed to the channel, I have translated my question also in English, and I take this opportunity to greet you all you Who do not know Italian, who are following the quadcopter channel news. Thank you in the meantime, I ask you what the answer of the engineer from rubbo has been. What is the answer to this question? Really dji mini 2? It will be downgraded to A3 in 2023, And here it is. The answer he gave me is EASA. In the rubbo engineer person i got today today early afternoon, Dear Danilo, tell me rubbo engineer your as usual is a very good question.

As part of the class mark requirements, the manufacturers will be obliged to declare the maximum MTOM. Take off weight, that is the one used during the test phase and verifying the safety of the drone in all flight conditions, considering the heaviest payload that can be installed maximum fuel, if applicable and any other accessories, allowed. knowledge that not all drones placed on the market. Today have the mTom identification and for this reason article 22 uses take off weight, meaning that the o operator must measure the weight Before take off and then use a configuration that falls within the limits of the category. We have seen before the article 22 that of the Limited Open category which says that the drone must weigh less than 250 grams in reference to the mass at take off and not all mtom, but not for article 20 lets continue reading the answer in reality, as You indicated the rubbo engineer tells me: article 20 instead refers to mtom, so a configuration like that of the DJ Mini 2 would not be allowed in A1, as with mtom greater than 250 grams. In reality, I think we should consider if reference to MTOM in article 20 is correct, as the same considerations apply as we did for article 22, and this point is included in my list of improvements to the regulation that I will propose to the commission for next Year so, according to this answer, due to article 20, which refers to the mtom, the dji Mini 2 cannot r, it will be used in A1 starting from 2023.

If the commission does not modify article 20 by inserting Massa at take off instead of mtom. The engineer of rubbo, as you can read, also reported to me that there is an ongoing request from the States members to extend both the expiration of the Limited Open category and the date on which article 20 will be triggered by at least one year. I will return to it shortly. In the meantime, always in favor of friends in a foreign language, I have translated into English the answer of di rubbo. Although probably there is some error, some translation error So summarizing to avoid that the dji mini 2 and many other drones under 250 grams end up in A3. In 2023, EASA will make a proposal to modify article 20 by inserting Mass at take off instead of maximum mass at take off, since the standards on marking will not be ready. Before March 2022, EASA member states have requested an extension of one year for both 20 and Article 22, which is that of elle Limited Open category. Therefore, the limited Open categories, if this extension is accepted, will expire on January. 1St 2024 drones without marking can be sold in Europe until January 1st 2024, then until January 1st 2024. If this extension is accepted, it will be possible to sell and buy drones in europe without class marking Instead of 1 January 2023. This deadline will be brought to January 2024 and while I publish the English translation, I do the summary – and I must say that this EASA response surprised me, and I must say that the warnings that were given with the video published in English that we saw at The beginning, but also with the video of Andrea Pinotti, had a foundation even if the assumptions were based on something different.

But these warnings allowed me to go and see the regulation well and therefore, to find this something that EASA then confirmed to exist and therefore there is this problem.. However, I believe that there is nothing to worry about because, as we have seen, the EASA intention is to correct this difference between Article 20 and Article 22, so also in Article 20. The take off mass instead of mTom and therefore to allow drones such as the DJI mini 2, to continue to be also used in the future, also in 2023 or 2024. If the deadline is extended as if it were a very good c0, I would say that for now thats all. I hope this video has been useful. Thank you again, the engineer of rubbo for the availability and all of you for the attention.

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