DJI, the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer, recently released a refresh of the DJI Mavic Pro. The Mavic Platinum is designed to have longer battery life but also be quieter, through a combination of new motors and propellers. For those of you (and me too) who use a Mavic Pro, changing the drone’s motor isn’t practical, although you can get the low noise propellers.
As you can see in the video above, I used a sound meter to test how effective those low noise propellers are on the Mavic, since they work on both drones. They are quieter, but not by much, and there is one other drawback to using them on the Mavic.
Those of you using the Mavic Pro or Platinum might want to also check out the best soft case for both drones and if you’re a new drone pilot, brush up on these 12 things to know to prevent crashes.