Considering its so small, I’d always try carry it on.
I would also check with your airline as I had the opposite problem when travelling to Dubai last year, Emirates do not allow drones in carry on luggage. Details here.
If space/weight is your issue then it is worth remembering (and you have to dig into most airlines conditions to find it) that as well as your usual xxKG of carry on, or dragon as the kids call it (because they have nice drag on bags) you are allowed another bag up to 35x20x20 (ladies handbag size)
We use these and the mavic and controller and a few batteries will fit in easily.
As @callum has said its also worth checking your travel/home insurance to see if you are covered properly for checked luggage.
As a final note, it always raises a smile when I read that party poppers are prohibited on the majority of flights, as either carry on or checked baggage ;o)