September 13th, 2023: FAA has postponed Remote ID to March 16th, 2024. Link to FAA News
The FAA’s Remote ID requirements will go into effect on
September 16, 2023 March 16th, 2024.
Autel, Skydio, DJI, Flyability, and several other drone companies have been steadily rolling out drone updates to make them compliant.
All drones, weather flown recreationally or commercially, will have to comply with the Remote ID requirements—the only exceptions are:
- If you fly a drone that weighs less than 250g AND you fly it only for recreation purposes.
- If you fly a drone at an FAA-Recognized Identification Area (FRIA).
If you’re in the market for a new drone, keep an eye out whether the specific model you’re considering complies with Remote ID. If it doesn’t, see the timeline and make sure the company you’re buying from is taking steps to ensure that its drones will comply by September 16.
WHICH DRONES ARE ALREADY REMOTE ID COMPLIANT?
Here’s a list of all the drone companies that have already pushed out updates to make their drones compliant with Remote ID, along with the specific models that are compliant and some notes about how the company is achieving compliance.
Here are the Autel drones that are Remote ID compliant:
- Autel Dragonfish Lite
- Autel Dragonfish Pro
- Autel Dragonfish Standard
- Autel Evo II
- Autel Evo Lite+ MDXM2
- Autel Evo Lite MDXM
- Autel Evo Max
- Autel Evo Nano
How compliance works for Autel drones
According to our research, these two drones are Remote ID compliant as they are sold, requiring no additional steps. However, if compliance is a vital part of your purchasing decision, we recommend that you confirm Remote ID compliance directly with Autel before purchasing either drone.
Here are the DJI drones that are Remote ID compliant:
- DJI Agras T30
- DJI Agras T40
- DJI Air 2S
- DJI Avata
- DJI Inspire 3
- DJI M30
- DJI M300 RTK
- DJI M30 Dock Version
- DJI M30T
- DJI M30T Dock Version
- DJI M350 RTK
- DJI M3E
- DJI M3M
- DJI M3T
- DJI Mavic 3
- DJI Mavic 3 Cine
- DJI Mavic 3 Classic
- DJI Mavic 3 Pro
- DJI Mavic 3 Pro Cine
- DJI Mavic Pro Platinum
- DJI Mini 3
- DJI Mini 3 Pro
How compliance works for DJI drones
All DJI drones made on or after September 16, 2022, are already Remote ID compliant, with no further action required.
All DJI drones made before September 16, 2022, actively supported by DJI (that haven’t been phased out into the legacy category) will be made Remote ID compliant via a firmware update. However, firmware updates haven’t been pushed out yet for all these models. Check this page for information on specific models.
DJI’s legacy drones will require a broadcast module to be made compliant. These drones include the DJI Phantom, Phantom 2, Phantom 3, Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual, the Mavic 2 Enterprise Zoom, the Matrice 200 Series, and the Matrice 600 Pro. DJI doesn’t sell a module, but you can find one from a third party, such as DroneBeacon or DroneTag.
Here are the Skydio drones that are Remote ID compliant:
- Skydio 2+ SDR35V1
- Skydio 2+ SDR35V2
- Skydio 2 SDRC2V1
- Skydio X2E SDR21V1
- Skydio X2E SDR21V2
How compliance works for Skydio drones
For Skydio drones made before September 16, 2023, you can make any of the above models Remote ID-compliant via a software update. Drones made on or after September 16, 2023, will already comply without any additional steps. See this page on the Skydio website for more information.
Complete list of drones in compliance with FAA?
Find your drone on the FAA website to get a complete list of drones and drone modules that comply with the Remote ID.
Your Drone is not Remote ID compatible
No worries. You can purchase an external module to comply with the FAA ruling. Learn more about buying a Remote ID module.