80% of drones Ukrainians assemble at home are of good quality, sent to front - Dignitas charity
Before sending a self-made drone to the front line, it must be tested by instructors
Ukrainian volunteer Liuba Shypovych told about this in the War and Volunteers program hosted by Espreso.
The Dignitas Charitable Foundation organized the People's FPV project, where you can learn how to assemble drones. According to the head of the foundation, Liuba Shypovych, assembling drones in the rear is much more convenient than for the military at the front. However, self-made "birds" should be checked by professionals, especially if it is the first assembled drone.
"Even serial manufacturers conduct flight tests of drones," says Liuba Shypovych. "If you hand them over directly to the military, you need to warn them to fly the drone in safe conditions first. As part of the People's FPV project, we also accept drones, and our instructors examine them, see if anything needs to be tightened, soldered, or modified, test them, and only then pass them on to the military. We are now in the process of the third enrollment for the course. The results are quite good. About 80% of the drones are of good quality, and only 20% needed to be modified and altered."
Liuba Shypovych emphasizes that at the front, the soldiers are assembling and working on something in every room. In the rear, it is more comfortable to help the army.
"Soldering irons are civilian goods, they are being sold. I don't think a soldering iron is more dangerous than a gas stove. If you don't intentionally set something on fire, nothing bad will happen. These are all civilian goods. We do not work with explosives. We leave the explosives to the military," summarized Liuba Shypovych.
- Liuba Shypovych said that assembling a drone is as easy as a Lego set. According to her, with the current intensity of hostilities, Ukraine's troops need 10 million drones a year. And to assemble one drone, you need at least 12 thousand UAH.