down What’s the biggest downside of drones? For many, it’s the irritating noise they make. As drones cannot be flown in built-up urban areas, they tend to be flown in rural beauty spots instead.
But this sometimes comes with a price: the high-pitched buzzing sound they emit, similar to a giant mosquito. DJI, which has around 70pc of the drone market, announced an update to one of its main models with a massive reduction in noise. Its Mavic Pro Platinum is 60pc quieter than the previous Mavic Pro.
This is a big deal and could help improve relations between people legally flying drones in beauty spots and others trying to enjoy the tranquillity of those areas.
It will not, however, do anything to stop the growing number of sites around Ireland that are banning drones. Earlier this year, Heritage Ireland declared that drones may