I'm scared to let everyone down: Ukrainian volunteer on decision to create FPV drones at home
Violetta Oliynyk, a volunteer and jewellery maker from Chernivtsi, has assembled 14 FPV drones for the Ukrainian Armed Forces with her own hands
She spoke about this on the Espreso TV channel.
"At first I was very scared that I would let everyone down and do something wrong. The details that people will donate to me are very expensive. But now that I have already made more than 14 drones, I can say that you need to be careful, but you shouldn't worry so much," the volunteer said.
She explained how she decided to create FPV drones for the military at home.
"At the beginning of the full-scale invasion, I started volunteering. My two brothers and my father immediately volunteered to defend Ukraine from Russian aggression. At first, I bought and delivered various things they needed. I started working with FPV drones last autumn. My father asked me where I could buy them, how much they cost, and whether I could find out which FPV drones were of good quality. When I was looking for information, I realised that there was a very high demand for drones and it was impossible to buy them quickly. It takes less time to order parts and assemble drones on your own. So I started studying, took two courses, and started assembling drones," says Violetta.
Her first FPV drone received very good feedback. Later, the military started ordering drones more and more often, the volunteer says.
"At first, I didn't know how to firmware drones and test them. When I assembled my first drone, I found guys from my town who do this and asked them to help me test it. They checked it and said it worked perfectly. I gave it to my father's unit. The military said it worked well and asked me to make more," she added.
- On January 25, it became known that more than 10,000 people responded to the People's FPV initiative of the Dignitas Charitable Foundation and are ready to assemble drones at home. Queue for training is for several weeks.