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Which is louder: Mavic Pro or Spark?
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Howinthe
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Greetings,

I am contemplating on purchasing either the Maivc Pro or Spark.

The noise level is a significant factor for me as I live in a residential neighborhood and would like to fly a drone just outside my backyard near night time as a hobby.

Spark, being a small drone, SHOULD be quieter given its size but I would like Mavic and Spark users to chime in with their opinion.



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ProQuad
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You know, if you ask your neighbors if its OK (not that you have to), I think you maybe pleasantly surprised.  Show it to them, offer to show them what it does, etc.  Regardless, its your property, and you can do what you want.  Also, no one owns the airspace, so your free (as long as your NOT in a NFZ).
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I also do not fly in my neighbourhood or in my backyard. Just don't want to disturb the neighbour and their animals. But if you take off to 50m above immediately, I suppose, the disturbance will be minimal.
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milksteak
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it's kind of loud especially when it's in front of you...  but the sound doesn't travel far (doesn't bug me once it's 15-20m out).  Here's a video of mine https://www.instagram.com/p/BUtlC80lRhs/?taken-by=steaksammich  Mavic's buzzing is lower pitched.  
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milksteak Posted at 2017-5-31 16:48
it's kind of loud especially when it's in front of you...  but the sound doesn't travel far (doesn't bug me once it's 15-20m out).  Here's a video of mine https://www.instagram.com/p/BUtlC80lRhs/?taken-by=steaksammich  Mavic's buzzing is lower pitched.

The wing spread should well enough told you which one is louder.
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milksteak Posted at 2017-5-31 16:48
it's kind of loud especially when it's in front of you...  but the sound doesn't travel far (doesn't bug me once it's 15-20m out).  Here's a video of mine https://www.instagram.com/p/BUtlC80lRhs/?taken-by=steaksammich  Mavic's buzzing is lower pitched.

You might if you get a chance put up some video from spark..
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milksteak
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hallmark007 Posted at 2017-6-1 03:15
You might if you get a chance put up some video from spark..

Here's one from this morning after a sudden mandatory firmware update to 1.00.0300 before I was able to launch it.  I don't know what I was thinking trying to fly the spark inches above the water right immediately after a mystery firmware update.   Not sure what was updated but gesture control seemed to be more responsive.  /shrug


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milksteak Posted at 2017-6-1 04:03
Here's one from this morning after a sudden mandatory firmware update to 1.00.0300 before I was able to launch it.  I don't know what I was thinking trying to fly the spark inches above the water right immediately after a mystery firmware update.   Not sure what was updated but gesture control seemed to be more responsive.  /shrug

https://youtu.be/QhYNfr7e8fM

Cheers milksteak video doesn't look to bad there. Good job.
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As long as you don't go too close to the neighbours' windows, they wouldn't hear it...
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