What implications DJI Mini 3 Pro Plus batteries?

I recently bought the DJI Mini 3 Pro, my first drone, along with the Fly More Plus package for longer battery life. I did not realize the Plus batteries increase the weight beyond 249 grams.

What implications does this have for me now? Do I need to register my drone? Does this mean I cannot fly it anymore? I have tried researching but I’m still unsure.

Should I replace the Plus batteries with regular ones, or is it okay to keep them?

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  • The first implication is Weight Implications: The DJI Mini 3 Pro itself falls under the 250-gram weight limit, which means you can fly it without requiring registration in many regions,
  • Registration: Since your drone now exceeds 249 grams, you may need to register it with the relevant aviation authority in your country or region. Check local laws and regulations to determine the specific requirements. Some countries have different weight thresholds for registration.
  • Flying Restrictions: The increased weight doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot fly your drone. It just means you need to follow additional rules. You’ will likely need to adhere to no-fly zones, altitude limits, and other safety guidelines.

There are considerations to keep in mind regarding the DJI Mini 3 Pro equipped with the Fly More Plus batteries, as it exceeds the 249-gram weight limit that exempts drones from FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) registration in the US.

Registration Required:

  • Because the weight with the Plus batteries exceeds 249 grams, you must register your DJI Mini 3 Pro with the FAA.
  • Registration is straightforward and can be completed online via the FAA DroneZone website: FAA DroneZone Registration.

Flight Regulations:

  • Once registered, you must adhere to specific flight regulations that differ from those under the 249-gram exemption, including:
    • Passing an aeronautical knowledge test (unless already licensed).
    • Maintaining visual line of sight with your drone.
    • Flying at or below 400 feet above ground level.
    • Avoiding flying over people or moving vehicles without authorization.

Safety Considerations:

  • While the weight increase may seem minor, it can impact flight stability, especially in windy conditions. Exercise caution and fly in calm weather until you gain sufficient experience.


  • Keep the Plus Batteries and Register: This option requires compliance with new regulations and passing the knowledge test.
  • Return/Sell the Plus Batteries: If uncomfortable with registration or the revised rules, consider returning or selling the Plus batteries to stay within the 249-gram limit using standard batteries.

Additional Tips:

  • Check Local Laws: Some localities may impose additional drone regulations beyond FAA guidelines. Verify with local authorities for comprehensive compliance.
  • Take the Knowledge Test: Even if not required for registration, the FAA knowledge test enhances understanding of airspace rules and safety protocols.
  • Fly Responsibly: Prioritize safety and respect others’ privacy and property when operating your drone.