Urbana, IL

About Me:

Student in control theory

Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

I am attempting to build a quadrotor UAV as a testbed for the implementation of adaptive control algorithms


Urbana, IL

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Jan Vervoorst commented on PX4's blog post Introducing the PX4 autopilot system
"I'm just the minion working with the board. The guy who bought it is named Dan Block, University of Illinois.
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it!"
Sep 14, 2012
Jan Vervoorst commented on PX4's blog post Introducing the PX4 autopilot system
"It seems DIYDrones is incapable of answering emails in a timely manner, nor answer requests for an RMA.
Let's go, either you tell me what the proper replacement parts are so that I can solder them onto the PX4IOAR, or you take the board back. But do…"
Sep 14, 2012
Jan Vervoorst commented on Melih Karakelle's blog post Smallest Quadrocopter with GoPro
"How is the quality of these new 5" propellers from HobbyKing? Are they well balanced? The fake GWS 5" propellers they had before where very very bad!"
Mar 22, 2012
Jan Vervoorst commented on trappy's blog post Monument Valley (TBS @ USA Road Trip)
"Wie immer unglaublich! Amazing as always!"
Feb 26, 2012
Jan Vervoorst commented on Sergiu's blog post ADXRS453 Gyros with Ultrahigh vibration rejection
"Why is there a huge price difference between the ADXRS453 and the ADXRS450 when the datasheet doesn't show much difference at all? What am I missing? http://www.analog.com/en/mems-sensors/mems-gyroscopes/products/inde..."
Feb 2, 2012
Jan Vervoorst commented on s.v.itterzon's blog post QRM [DIY quadcopter] update 2
"Looks very nice! What's the distance from motor to motor and total weight of assembled frame without any other components?"
Jan 28, 2012
Jan Vervoorst replied to wraith's discussion location of the board on frame
"I have implemented the complementary filter algorithm used on APM in Matlab/Simulink in order to test the performance. When shifting the IMU sensor location away from the center of gravity, the measured accelerations are greatly magnified, but the…"
Dec 15, 2011
Jan Vervoorst commented on Bill Nesbitt's blog post AutoQuad ESC32 v1r5
"Jeff, not sure if these can be flashed, but they are considered by some "ESC experts" to be a good and cheap ESC: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=... they are currently available, so hurry! I just bought 14! :-)…"
Dec 7, 2011
Jan Vervoorst commented on James Goppert's blog post ArduPilotOne Quadrotor Hardware-in-the-loop Testing with Arkscicos Scicoslab Toolbox Dynamics Modeling
"I want to take a look at the dynamics equations you have implemented for the quad. Do I have to install Scicolab in order to view them? Thanks!"
Dec 2, 2011
Jan Vervoorst left a comment for William Premerlani
in the Arducopter implementation of DCM (file AP_DCM.cpp), a boolean variable called "_centripetal" is used to check whether to remove centrifugal acceleration by calling "accel_adjust()" or not. Line 131 of the code
1. when would it ever be…"
Nov 16, 2011
Jan Vervoorst commented on Jordi Muñoz's blog post ArduIMU V3 ready for pre-order and check our new color!
"Well, I certainly hope that any kind of data preprocessing or even fusion on the MPU-6000 will be strictly optional. I'm pretty sure you can always read the actual raw data registers."
Nov 16, 2011
Jan Vervoorst commented on Roberto Navoni's blog post Coming Soon: MP32V3F4 ARM CORTEX M4 FPU and DSP on board 168 mhz 1 Mbyte of flash 196 kbyte ram
"Roberto, you are too fast! First I must start playing with MP32V1F1! ;-)"
Nov 11, 2011
Jan Vervoorst replied to Jan Vervoorst's discussion Parts for miniquad
"Hi everyone, in case you are interested, the frame is still available! Contact me with any questions."
Nov 10, 2011
Jan Vervoorst commented on Jose Julio's blog post Indoor fun with a tiny ArduCopter quadcopter
"Folks, for those interested in building one of these mini quads, I have some hardware available for sale in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum."
Oct 29, 2011
Jan Vervoorst posted a discussion
Hi,I recently revised my miniquad design and have some hardware left over from my first version.1. Miniquad frame:This frame is built using 1mm carbon plate and 4mm pultruded carbon tubing. Tubing is reinforced with internal fiberglass ferrules that…
Oct 27, 2011
Jan Vervoorst replied to Jason Short's discussion Arducopter 2.0.48/49
"Just a question to all of you: I was using 2.0.46 before and then switched to 2.0.49, nothing else changed. In 46 I was able to see logs in the MissionPlanner log window, but with 49 it never shows any logs available. If I do 'dump 0', it will print…"
Oct 22, 2011