The drone in question is a DJI Phantom 3 Standard.
- Can I fly with a drone at all?
- If yes, carry-on or checked bags?
- Do you need to declare it?
- Do you need to take it out of bags at Security X-ray like laptops?
As long as the remote control and the drone are off (they would probably consider those as radios/remote controlled vehicles, which are not allowed to be used in flight) I don't see an issue. However, you will need to register the drone with the FAA in order to fly it, and I might be wrong, but you may need an address inside the US as part of registration. I also checked the TSA website's tool "What Can I Bring?" for "remote controlled helicopter" and it said it could be in your carry-on or checked baggage. However, I would avoid calling it a drone in the airport, because it says that drones might not be allowed and groups them with hoverboards/self-balancing scooters because of the battery.