Russians make DIY drones for racing contest

These Russian racers made their own drones

Location: Moscow region, Russia

The goal was to complete the obstacle course in the shortest time

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CONTEST PARTICIPANT, NATALYA ASTAKHOVA, SAYING:"It's a lot of fun, from the outside it may not be so clear, but when you are inside, it becomes really fun to talk and race with the guys, learn from their experience about new technological things. As for the high cost, it is expensive, but when compared with snowboards and skis, it is certainly cheaper. But more expensive than knitting."

Drone racing became an official sport in 2017

recognized by the International Federation of Aeronautics

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