DJI Mavic Air Outdoor Noise Test (DJI vs Master Airscrew vs Anafi)

Published on 15/03/2019

The winds have finally subsided enough to run a few outdoor propeller tests with the Mavic Air. The winds were still around 15 mph, and some noise from the local airport takeoff path.

In this video, we will be watching a comparison of 3 propellers. The DJI Stock, Master Airscrew Stealth and a custom Parrot Anafi propeller.

Since the winds and airplane noise would interfere with any sound meter, this video will be a subjective test rather than a measured test. For an instrumented test, please refer to my other video

The tests will capture the following:
1) Takeoff
2) Hover @ Height 7ft
3) Sport Mode Rolls @ Height 7ft
4) Hover @ Distance 25 ft, Hieght 25 ft
5) Hover @ Distance 50 ft, Hieght 50 ft
6) Hover @ Distance 75 ft, Hieght 75 ft
7) Landing

And finally an example of the stutter phenomenon on a slow takeoff with the Master Airscrew. I have also seen this behavior on the Anafi Props as well. This could be due to both blades being less stiff than the stock DJI props.

I haven’t tried any performance tests with regards to speed and battery life. I guess that will be another video.

At the end of the day, I am pretty happy with the Master Airscrew Stealth Propellers. They have a good noise profile and the performance seems to perform better than the Anafi blades by judging the sport mode tests.

If you have any questions, please let me know and I’ll try to comment.


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