DJI Mavic Mini

How much does DJI’s Mavic Mini drone actually weigh?

A drone with a weight of less than 250 g has significant regulatory advantages in many countries. However, there seems to be some uncertainty about the actual weight of the new DJI Mavic Mini.

I weighed mine on an A&D GX-400 precision balance, which has a readability of 0.001 g and uses an internal motorized weight to adjust (“calibrate”) itself.

With the gimbal cover removed and a battery installed, but without a micro SD card, the Mavic Mini came in at around 247.23 g:

DJI Mavic Mini weight without Micro SD card
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The takeoff weight including a micro SD card was 247.49 g:

DJI Mavic Mini weight with Micro SD card
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Before anyone asks, I don’t have a traceable calibration certificate for this demo scale. However, I did test it using a 200 g and a 50 g class F1 weight, which gave me readings between 250.002 g and 250.004 g. I’m therefore confident that my drone has a takeoff weight of less than 248 g.

What does this mean for your Mavic Mini? Not that much, as we don’t know DJI’s manufacturing tolerances. However, I have not yet seen a credible claim that any Mavic Mini weighs more than 249 grams. Speaking of tolerances, my three batteries have the following weights:

  • 99,15 g (used above)
  • 99.29 g
  • 98.75 g

The Japanese version of the drone uses lighter batteries with a lower capacity to stay below 200 g.


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