The FAA says 0.55 lbs is a safe drone size. That is to say, their drone registration requirements do not consider the smallest of drones to be of safety concern. Admitting that a quadcopter this small is unlikely to hurt you in a collision, is the designation smaller than it needs to be?

Syma X5C drone crash in the grass

Head injury is a good place to focus our attention, but there are certainly other ways a drone can hurt a human – trust me, I know.

Jonathan Feist, Drone Pilot
Jonathan Feist

Why trust Drone Rush?

I’ve been a fan of flight since a young age; while I’ve had few opportunities at the helm of manned aircraft, the hours on my fleet of drones continue to grow. I enjoy putting cameras into the sky, silky smooth aerial imagery makes me happy. My goal is to help all pilots enjoy flight legally and safely.

Before we dive in, please understand that we have performed no medical research of our own. We are not medical professionals, obviously, and we plan to talk theory more than actual personal safety. That said, we will do…