What is considered drone?
In Spain the word RPAS is used which means Remotely Piloted Aircraft System. It is a subgroup within the UAVs or Aircraft without pilot. The RPAS differ in that at all times there must be a pilot taking responsibility for that flight. This means that although the drone is flying autonomously, the drone pilot is monitoring them at all times and can take control at all times. In addition the standard indicates that a pilot can only be in charge of a single drone at any time.
With these definitions it is clear that any aircraft piloted remotely will be a RPA or drone, more commonly known. Therefore, it does not mention the type of aircraft, and we can find aircraft type aircraft, helicopter, multicopters, hybrids or other types that can be developed. Balloons and airships are excluded.
What maximum weight can my drone have?
The current standard contemplates drones up to 150kg. For drones of less than 25kg, you will only need to have the specific knowledge course on RPAS. For more than 25kg if you will need to have a drone pilot’s license, or certified theoretical knowledge to obtain it. In addition, drones with mass greater than 25kg. They must have been registered and obtained a certificate of airworthiness.