Quietest Drones 2018: Reviews and Buying Guide
When someone sees a flying object these days, nine out of ten times it’s a drone.
These things might look like toys but they do some serious business. Drones do surveillance work, take pictures, record videos, and carry objects. I must tell you, these things are the best at what they do.
If there’s one aspect that makers found hard to manage, it’s the sound. If one of these devices does a near fly-by, people would know.
Thankfully, technology is at a point where manufacturers can produce drones with thick bodies. These things mask the materials and their vibrations while running.
As a result, drones of this age are silent unlike before.
But a different kind of problem lingers on. Users are still finding it tough to find the quietest drones on the market thanks to so many brands and models around. There are not enough resources describing the benefits of these tools and accurate noise test results.
All of it changes today with this article of mine. Here I discuss the reasons for having a quiet drone around. I put out a buying guide discussing the blueprints of finding the perfect machine. I've thrown in in-depth reviews of some of the best silent drones in business too.
|Product||Flight Time||Best For|
|DJI Spark, Portable Mini Drone||16 min||Best For Home Videos/Work Project|
|Parrot Mambo||5 min||Best For Carrying Objects|
|DJI Mavic Pro Platinum||27 min||Best Quietest Overall|
|DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter 4K UHD Video Camera Drone||23 min||Best For Outdoors|
|Force1 GoPro Compatible HD Camera Drone||15 min||Best Entry-level for Gopros|
How Does a Silent Drone Help?
Makes sense, right? A drone is a drone, why go for a silent one in particular? Let me give you some reasons and contexts for using one.
How to Select a Silent Drone for Your Adventures?
Quality drones are often hefty investments. This is due to the numerous features and benefits that they pack in. People must know about the benefits of the ideal product before buying. This little guide will help you to discern certain aspects that’ll lead to a worthy purchase.
What Will You Be Using It for?
The first thing to look into while purchasing a drone is its usage. There are hobbyists who yearn for a good adventure. Travelers often turn to drones in search of a hands-free camera, a video recorder, and a machine that’d document their journeys without being a burden in their backpacks.
A quality drone helps them to savor each moment and frame it in a photograph.
You’d see professional directors, photographers, and trekkers utilizing drone to capture a landscape’s beauty from a high altitude. There’s also the issue of picture quality and detailed videos. They need a competent and silent quadcopter to capture the nature’s diversities without disturbing it.
Then, there are casual operators. These are people who are into drones for the fun. They don’t want to miss out on the fun but don’t want to go ALL IN with the investment either.
Evaluate your needs. Decide what you need your drone to do for you. Do you want to play around with friends? Do you need the device for professional videos and images? Depending on your experience and needs, the ideal products will be different for you.
Look at the Overall Build
We all want our machines to last. Professionals, hobbyists, and beginners want drones that can stand up to the gusts of wind, the uneven terrain, and various mid-air obstacles.
One way of ensuring that is to buy a device that’s sturdy. Popular drones have a sturdy mechanical housing for the parts these days.
Makers at DJI or Parrot ensure that their quadcopters can avoid or withstand mid-air obstacles better than the rivals. Yes, you’ll find certain sensors that ensure the fact. But even without the sensors, some of the models come with two to three layers of protection for propellers and the main motor inside.
Good housing for the parts also plays a considerable role in dampening the sound of the motor. As a bonus, people will have reduced noises to deal with. But weight is the tradeoff. With a dense casing, the weight of your drone will increase. Weight is important. Strike a balance between the two.
Motors Matter a Great Deal
We use these hovering Quad or Hexacopters to do photoshoots, video recording, carrying objects, and for surveillance (in high-end factories). I’ve said it time and time again. But do you know, these machines require power depending on the kind of benefits you want?
For example, drones with HD video recording capacity, a high-end camera, and auto-focusing require more power to run than an average device. Multi-functional drones may or may not require simple or complex motors depending tasks they’re good at.
On the other hand, powerful motors have a lot to do and can produce noises. More often than not makers take measures to dampen or manage the noise. Be on the lookout for such machines.
Look at the Propellers
Propellers are important too. They have a direct hand in balancing the hovering drones in mid-air and noise management. Depending on these wings or propellers, you’ll see different types of drones.
There will be quadcopters. These come with four sets of wings. These are my favorite choice as they are portable and have a reasonable size ratio. You’ll also see Hexacopters (drones with six propellers). These are a tad bit better at balancing the device.
Balancing is important when you’re in for a long flight and are aiming for a continuous take for a film project. Keeping the drone afloat while traveling to mountains is a good idea. It frees up your hands for trekking. One can navigate complex hill tracks without worrying about his precious machine.
While you’re choosing propellers, make sure to choose a machine with V-shaped ones. These handle the air pressure better and keep the drone silent. Some of the quietest drones on the market like Mavic Pro Platinum are compatible with multiple models of propellers too.
My advice would be to experiment with different sets. Rather than going with the stock. You’ll see variable noise levels. Don’t worry, extra attachments are cheap. They won’t cost you a heap of money.
Opting for a Piece of Tech with the Right Sound Level is Crucial
The right propeller and motor combination can make a drone reasonably quiet. Yes, we know that. However, you need to decide where you’ll use the device too.
Look: Using a drone indoors can be troublesome if it’s too loud. Even moderately noisy hovering devices can bear an impact on the concentration of employees. I’d go for a machine with 76 dB of sound when using it outdoors. This is because it won’t hover constantly at a hand’s distance from me.
When a device works 6 feet high above your head, you don’t hear it that much. This is true in bustling city streets. That’s why a drone making 75 decibels of sound is more than okay.
But when working indoors, try to go with smaller drones that have one or two functions only. The size helps in managing the noise (most of the time). Look for the sound insulation process as well. 65 to 70 dB of sound is perfect from 3 – 5 feet away from you. It’s nothing more than a wasp’s wings.
Double Check Additional Attachments and Sensors
One needs to inspect everything when buying a device such as this. The best drones for videography or photography come with top-notch cameras, various sensors, and axis gimbals for stabilization. Yet, there are subtle tradeoffs.
For example, these models may not be so quiet as they claim.
On the other hand, some devices lack in the quality of camera. In some cases, gimbal’s axis or sensors might not be as good as other features. Some of the entry-level drones might not come with a camera at all. These products have a simple mount where one can set external go pro cameras.
My point is, always double check these features, attachments, and sensor quality. You should buy things that provide the perks they promise. A quality product will cost you money. Paying for high-end features isn’t bad at all. In fact, one needs to! But don’t fall for gimmicks.
The Flight Duration and Height
One must take into account the total flight time he/she is getting out of the device. The time your device stays in the air for depends on the strength of the motor. Stronger motors can keep these things hovering longer in the air.
The standard duration is between 15 to 40 minutes or more.
Why should you care? Well, long flight time means you can take a lot of photos, shoot lengthy videos, monitor people, animals, and objects for a long time. This is crucial for a professional photographer, traveler, security guy or a film director. I’d choose the reputed brands for an extended time in the air.
Recreational drones often have a lesser flight time than professional products. Choose wisely.
While you’re at it, check the maximum height the machine can travel to. As usual, high-end products reach greater heights than the entry-level ones. These drones transmit 2K to 4K videos and high res. images through uninterrupted Lightbridge technology.
Judge Your Weather Conditions and Environment
Proper weather resistance is the key to the longevity of these devices. Your product of choice should function well in your neighborhood and weather conditions. I’d advise people to pick and choose certain aspects depending on weather patterns. Take the weight of the drone as an example.
You’ll find top brands with lightweight and heavy machines. Believe me, both types have their uses. A heavy drone is best for windy conditions. The body floats well amidst gusts of wind without falling over.
If you are a frequent traveler in the mountainous parts of the world (like me), go for lightweight drones. The air is thin up there. Lightweight drones will float well and encounter less resistance.
Rain is a destructive force for the machines. I wouldn’t buy a device without hefty protection measures living in a rainy region. The body should be water resistant. Every part of the drone needs to be covered with thick and transparent materials to prevent water invasion.
Consider Your Experience Level of Flying These Objects
As fun as it is to operate a drone, not everyone’s good at it. There are people who are pros. Then, there are some who are just getting off the blocks. I’m not saying this to demotivate you. But when you’re just learning the ropes of flying and operating these objects, you need devices that hold your hands for a bit.
I don’t see the need for spending $200 - $300 more than you should on a device when you’re not so good at operating it.
The ideal drones for beginners should have fewer functions. These drones are low hanging fruits when compared to the pro versions.
“Less functions mean a poor device June.”
Not necessarily. Fewer functions make a device less complicated to handle.
A beginner-friendly machine teaches you all the tricks in the book. These things teach you how to fly a drone, how to take pictures, record videos, do tricks, and compete with friends.
When you’re a pro and need something extra from your pieces of tech, there are options. A number of brands (like DJI) put out models that cater to the growing needs of professional filmmakers, photographers, journalists, Private Investigators, and factory owners.
Feel free to pick and choose between the features you need. You don’t need lessons on how to handle the drone app, recording long video sessions, carrying objects, and making hand gestures for selfies at this point.
Some of the advanced models and pro versions do come with a “Beginner Mode” to teach you the ways first. One can also go for those machines. Those are well-equipped for the job and can last longer.
The Safety Issue
Safety is important! Never buy a drone without checking for proper measures to avoid accidents.
One should always check for the failsafe system in case something goes wrong with the motor. Expensive models come with “Auto Shutoff” technology that kills the power after landing if the motor heats up. Some of the models can sense obstacles from a few meters away and avoid them.
There are drone models that come with strong propellers or propeller guards. These things help in protecting the wings from birds, falling debris (when flying low), wires, and fences.
Buy a model that has certain safety instructions with the package. Tutorials on flying the object and keeping it safe will do nicely. Be sure to follow them to the core.
People often carry drones in their backpacks. I’ll advise you guys to buy a product with a protective case. Nobody understands your device better than the manufacturers. Damage protection should be left in their hands. There’s no shame in spending a bit more to ensure the machine remains safe and usable.
Ooh boy! After such an elaborate buying guide, it’s tough to point at just the one product in the business as best. Yes, there are silent machines. But the term “Best” is relative. The meaning and purpose of these drones vary from person to person. Here’s the next best thing. A list of 5 to pick from.
Best Quietest Drones and Quadcopters 2018
Secretly, we all want drones to be portable.
People are constantly on the lookout for small-sized products that pack a punch and fit nicely into a small space. Hence, I chose DJI Spark.
It is the smallest drone by far from the makers. If you want a fast and efficient product, this is the one to get.
I wouldn’t call it a machine to be used indoors. Frankly, the noise level was just over 89 decibels inside my room when I ran the tests. DJI Spark shines brighter when flying outdoors. Under an open sky, it’s quieter than some reputed models the way I see it.
The thing that caught my eye in DJI Spark is the shape of the propellers. They work well to minimize the air resistance around them reducing the sound in the process. If you ask me, the Spark is perfect for some of your home videos and work-related projects. Let me tell you guys how.
This thing comes with a system called FaceAware. It helps the unit to recognize your face and fly directly from your hands. I could see it in action in just a few seconds after my friend powered it on. Buying it with a remote control system is great (I’ll get into it later). But even with the base, it works fine.
We might buy a drone or a quadcopter for a number of reasons. For me, it’s for amazing aerial photography and videos. Just like I mentioned in the buying guide earlier.
DJI Spark makes it easy to capture the beauty of a bustling city or quiet mother nature. Believe me, the controls are incredibly simple. All you need is a remote control (optional) or a mobile device by your side. It works particularly well in tandem with an Android device.
I’m not lying! DJI Spark Mini Drone features a TapFly mode. It allows the device to fly in the direction you are tapping. I just had to pick certain spots and the way I wanted to shoot photos or videos. This portable drone did it for me. It felt like this machine was able to read my mind!
I could take selfies with my friends with simple hand gestures. DJI Spark read my palm movements too. I could control the position of this little wonder quadcopter with my palms.
The best thing is, this little machine lets you experiment with different heights and flying modes while you are shooting photos or videos. All the while remaining reasonably quiet about it. Amazing!
It flies at 31 mph at the top of its game. This is an incredible speed for a small drone. Even at this speed, this quadcopter is able to recognize stationary and moving objects. It’s able to track them! This DJI product is able to focus on these things and take incredible pictures and videos from a high altitude.
I almost forgot the "Sport" mode. It sets the gimbal in FPV mode where the camera follows the operator. People will be able to see what the drone sees from up high. DJI’s goggles work perfectly with this feature.
This is all well and good. But how good is the quality of these images or the videos?
As it turns out, quite good for its price. The camera has a compressed frame where the five elements of it are arranged in a systematic way. It minimizes the footprint. Even with a minimal footprint, it gives you a wider angle than most drones at this price with 25mm focal point.
However, this is not the only thing working towards terrific picture quality and videos.
Spark Quadcopter has a double-axis gimbal. It works to steady the drone when in the air. The makers gave it an UltraSmooth shutter effect that reduces shaking and keeps the shutter rolling for detailed photos and vivid videos.
Couple it with a CMOS sensor of 1/2.3-inch and you can record videos at 1080p and take stills with a 12MP camera. Greater pixel count signifies Spark’s sensitivity to colors and precise identification process.
Wondering how high can it fly?
I could receive accurate transmissions from 2KM of height. Amazingly, this drone transmitted 720p videos from up there! When testing, I could fly it for 16 minutes uninterrupted at 20kmph.
Want something a bit low-key? Is your wallet a bit tight and yet you don’t want to miss out on the fun?
Try Parrot Mambo for a change. This thing fits most of our wallets.
Let’s make one thing very clear: It’s an entry-level mini-drone. If you want to get a hang of how silent drones work, this is the place to start.
The Mambo is portable. The user can take it anywhere he/she wants. However, these are not the only benefits we get.
There’s a reason Parrot Mambo has a low price tag. It doesn’t come with a fancy camera. It isn’t meant for taking pictures or videos for that matter. The camera you see is only worth 0.3MP. It only faces down and needless to say, the picture quality isn’t something to boast about.
People get videos of up to 480X640 resolution. Like I said, this is an “Entry-level” drone or quadcopter.
That’s why I use this thing to carry objects from place to place (weighing up to 4 grams) in my home or office or playing target practice with friends. Feel free to do acrobatics with it too.
Want to learn how?
Well, this thing comes with a Cannon attachment. Pairing it with the main body allows you to take down small and lightweight targets with BB gun pellets. One can load six of these pallets at a time.
It works best indoors like I said. You can carry small items from one room to another. This little thing comes with a “Claw” attachment. One needs to activate it through FreeFlight Mini App’s (more on this later) home screen by accessing it from your smartphone.
The app is surprisingly easy to use. It loads quickly on your phone. Connect this with the mini-drone using Bluetooth technology and you’re good to go. There’s a virtual joypad that lets you control the movement of your drone. Want to accelerate your device in a direction? Just tilt the phone. It’s easy!
It’s time to bombard you with a series of stats. This quadcopter or drone weighs only 63 grams. Many think that an object this light can wobble while in air. Parrot Mambo prevents that with a number of methods. People have the app as a controller and high-quality sensors that stabilize its flight.
Remember the camera I mentioned? Besides hovering and taking pictures, it works to scan the ground from time to time. It helps the machine to see where to land and map the terrain.
I enjoyed the “Auto Pilot” facility. It stabilizes the quadcopter further in the air. With this in action, I could take my eyes and hands away from the controls. Even if this device crashes or collides with an object, there’s an “Auto Shutdown” system that kills power to the engine to prevent damages.
This is all well and good for an entry-level device. But how quiet is it? As it turns out, inside my home office it sounded like a wasp. The sound hardly gets to a conversation-level. It’s not annoying at all.
I could recharge the battery in 20 minutes. This is some achievement! Also, it gave me 5 minutes of flight time. When you’re working and need a hand for small tasks, you hardly need an indoor drone to fly uninterrupted for 5 minutes. So, this is not a problem.
Parrot Mambo has a great range for an entry-level product. One can control it from 20 meters away. If you purchase the optional flypad controller, the range increases to 65 meters.
A Pro Tip: Update the smartphone app before letting the drone take off. Also, you have the option to pick up an extra battery at the time of purchase. Take my advice, do it.
Is it one of the quietest drones on the market? I think so. At least, it is quieter than Mavic pro with different models of propellers. For example, with 8330 series propellers, the Mavic Pro makes about 74 dB of noise. The Mavic Pro Platinum is slightly better with 73 dB.
With the 8331 series propellers, Mavic platinum sounds at 68 dB and Mavic Pro goes up to 71. Without any propellers, Mavic Platinum’s noise level comes down to a significant level. It’s 68 dB compared to that of Pro’s noise level of 71 dB. It should be obvious at this point why I chose the platinum for this list.
When comparing to DJI Phantom 4, Mavic Pro Platinum is 1/6th of its size. It’s portable! Before many of you begin to speculate about the flight duration and throw in random numbers, the quadcopter can fly uninterrupted for 27 minutes. That’s right! The difference in size doesn’t pull down on flight time.
However, this is not the only thing I call Mavic Pro Platinum awesome for. This little product can fly up to 7 km in height. Even from up there, this amazing device shoots 720p videos. This is all thanks to the OcuSync technology of Mavic Pro Platinum.
“This is great? But June, is the Platinum version adept at avoiding accidents?”
Hold on, I’m getting there.
Even if your drone features a mode closely resembling Return to Home, it will still bump into obstacles when descending from an awkward height. This is not the case with Mavic. The makers gave it “FlightAutonomy” mode. Thanks to this, Mavic identifies obstacles from 15 meters away and avoids them.
Most of the drones are only good while flying outside our homes. Makes sense. They have satellite which stabilizes the motion and keeps them hovering. Mavic Platinum has satellite positioning and GLONASS to thank for that.
But there’s something else at work too. This thing comes with front and back vision sensors. Even without satellite backup, it remains stable when hovering indoors.
I’d keep Mavic Pro Platinum high up my list when it comes to quality drones. It utilizes a 3-axis stabilization system. It keeps the camera steady when the device is hovering. As a result, you’ll be able to use every ounce of the camera’s ability (more on this later) to take amazing stills and videos.
In fact, this thing is able to shoot pictures and record videos in 4K resolution thanks to the mechanical stabilization system. Obviously, you’ll have to get around the control mechanism first. Relax! The process is as easy as pie.
Mavic Pro Platinum works best with a controller. One can pair any Smartphone with the bottom part of the controller to monitor the drone better.
Controlling the directions of this machine is rather easy with a controller at hand. Even if you’re having a hard time, use TapFly system. Wondering where you’ve heard that before? This is a well-known system implied by DJI to all their drones.
When in doubt, tap anywhere on the screen and the drone will fly there. That’s the gist of it.
In the meantime, operators can work to stabilize the gimbal and take photos.
Believe me, taking photos with it is very easy. I relied on my hand gestures to communicate with my drone. Literally. Mavic Pro Platinum takes selfies at a moment’s notice. DJI calls it the gesture mode.
I took this thing to Bryson, California. Naturally, I had to get atop of hills. While I struggled to maintain my footing, the Mavic didn’t lose its cool. The machine never flew too low to the ground. It maintained a level plain on its own while hovering. I have to thank its sensors for that.
Is this thing effective behind closed doors? Yes, it is. When taking pictures in your house, utilize the tripod mode. Usually, this thing flies at a brisk pace (40mph). Switch to this mode and every movement of Mavic Pro Platinum will be slower than before allowing you to take lively pictures with family.
DJI manufactured intuitive goggles that go well with this thing. The goggles sync up with sensors to provide stunning visuals to the users from the drone’s perspective.
Don’t worry if something goes wrong. Mavic Pro Platinum has two sensors for every key function. If one goes wrong, another will take over.
People might disagree when I say this but I keep Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 3 on the same plain as far as the best and quietest drones on the market are concerned.
I must tell you, the motor is more efficient and has a 4K camera as opposed to the standard version which has the 2.7K video capacity.
This is a quadcopter drone that’s worth every penny you pay for it. It’s meant for the professional cameramen as this thing shoots 4K videos at 30FPS.
Want to shoot videos in 1080p details? You can! In fact, the camera is able to shoot the videos within this specification at 60FPS. Cool? I bet it is!
Are you a photographer? This might be the best silent drone for you for taking photographs of nature. It shoots stills with a 12MP camera.
This thing lets you control the lens of your camera, movements and a variety of camera angles in tandem with the speed of flying. One can even adjust his/her flight path until he/she is comfortable. However, you can’t swivel the camera more than one or two degrees to the left or the right.
A good thing about Phantom 3 Professional is that this drone can work in sync with your tabs and Smartphones alike. While being connected with these devices, the Phantom 3 gives you live 720p feed of whatever it takes stills of or records. So, you know what’s happening with the drone in real time.
DJI integrated the Lightbridge mode in case of this device. It’s better than Wi-fi video or image transmission if you ask me. Wi-Fi signals can easily get interrupted and break just as you’re shooting an HD video for a project. Lightbridge doesn’t. In this case, Lightbridge video downlink is a thousand times better.
People will be able to pilot this thing thanks to the DJI pilot app. It’s made for smartphones and tabs of various kinds. The operator will have complete control over the movements of this thing. Tweak everything using your fingers.
Download this app, calibrate it with the drone, set your mode, and voila! You’re good to go! The control system allows people to have the most recent settings at the top of your device for easy accessibility.
Are you a newbie in terms of flying drones? This top-notch quadcopter has you covered with a beginner-friendly mode. This mode will hold your hands and teach you the ropes of flying a quadcopter. Of course, you’ll have all the safety features enabled. People will be able to fly it in a limited area.
I liked the tutorial videos in the catalog too. These videos teach people a lot about flying this machine. Don’t mix this up with the beginner-friendly mode I’m going on about. It’s a different feature.
Normally, a professional drone is not all that quiet. Especially one with so many functions and perks. But Phantom 3 Professional quadcopter sounds like a swarm of bees from 25 feet away. The body of this thing is neatly built to reduce vibrations of internal mechanisms. It dampens the noise from the parts.
Just to put a number on my experiment, I’ve tested while standing 3 feet away from this machine. My sound meter registered 76.3 dB of noise with the stock propellers. It’s a bit louder than Mavic Pro Platinum. But I’ll take it. As you swap through newer propellers, I’m sure the sound will decrease.
For those of you who don’t know, this thing comes with GPS and GLONASS dual positioning systems that keep the Phantom 3 on a stable path while flying.
Besides these two there’s also a pair of Vision Position Sensors that scan the ground all the time. These things help people while flying indoors and in areas where there’s no GPS reception.
There’s an optional hard shell drone container by DJI on offer too. That is if you want to buy it. This thing protects your piece of tech from external damages while transporting it.
A word of warning: One can fly this little drone or quadcopter at a flight ceiling of 400 feet due to the flight restrictions in most places. For example, I’d not go within a 15-mile radius of the white house.
Believe it or Not, Force F100 comes at a price below 120 dollars. It’s understandable if the makers cop out on the motor quality at this price. Yet, Force1 doesn’t choose that route. Instead, the makers gave this thing a brushless motor. Brushless motors make less noise than the traditional ones.
16-inch by 16-inch footprint makes it extremely small. One can pack it in his/her backpack when going on trips. It doesn’t bulk up with all the extra attachments onboard that other drones come with. Instead, the attachments can be picked apart and packed in designated places to reduce the weight.
This is a beginner-friendly drone or quadcopter. It doesn’t come with fancy add-ons. Yet, one can pair the Go Pro Hero 3 or 4 with it. There’s a camera mount in place just for that. Open the latch at the side and place the camera in there after configuring it to take pictures or videos. Force F100 will do the rest!
Since it’s aimed at first-time users much like Parrot Mambo, the makers put out intuitive controls. You’ll find it easy to control and maneuver when in the air. You have a nifty controller that does the job for you at the press of a few buttons. Let me break it to you in steps.
You need to hold on to a red button. Then, turn on the remote control system and release the button. Next, you should plug the drone in and sit tight while it beeps. At the very least, you should push the throttle button and then the red button to get this machine in the air.
Once in the air, the remote control takes care of its flight. I need to be honest here, I was skeptical about the quality of the remote and the response to all my button presses. In the end, the experience was great! I enjoyed playing with high and low-speed modes. The device didn’t take too much time in switch gears.
Wondering what Force1 F100 can do? It can do 360-degree flips. People can compete with friends at a party. With the Go-Pro at hand, one can capture videos and take stunning pictures as well.
Force1 F100 is no muck when it comes to flight time as well. With one full charge from its Li-Po battery, this quadcopter can fly for up to 15 minutes. Yes, the flight will be uninterrupted but it won’t hover over a set altitude like some of the drones that you see today.
Don’t worry about the safety of this thing. The motor is brushless as I keep emphasizing. It won’t heat up soon after the flight. The propellers are well-guarded as well. Each set of propellers features a guard that protects this quadcopter from harsh impacts.
The Best Quietest Drones and Quadcopters of 2018 (Our Pick)
I’m literally out of words. There’s nothing left for me to say. I went all out in my reasoning and applications of a quiet drone. The buying guide should help you to hone in on one.
If you ask me, all five of my recommendations are competent. They have different specs, control mechanisms, and uses. Some of these drones can serve beginners and professionals alike.
If you want to really push the envelope and ask me which is the at the top among the quietest drones on the market? I’d say DJI Mavic Pro Platinum. You can experiment with different sets of propellers under different conditions if you like. But the noise level is more than reasonable. It’s worth every penny in your wallet.
Let me know about your experiences while using these devices in the comments section.