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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

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