R.S. Designs & Consultations, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada

Business Profile

Mission Statement:

R.S. Designs & Consultations purpose is to support Sustainable Development for personal, business and environmental benefits.

Our focus:

1. Design of light aircraft efficiency modifications primarily for Cessna Skyhawks,Cardinals and Skylanes. These products save fuel and improve efficiency of the aircraft.

2. Design and manufacturing support for aerodynamic improvements for truck and recreational vehicles.

3. Bring to market, products that improve the sustainability for aircrew.

R S Designs & Consultations is a small business that had its beginnings in 1980.
The design of new products comes about by staying in touch with the aviation community and Transport Canada. The inspiration of my designs has been the Experimental Aircraft Association and their annual Airventure. No where else in the world, does the assembly of this wealth of technical knowledge become available. Even N.A.S.A. has helped with support in the approval process of the low drag high lift wing tips! Some designs require that models be built and tested on a vehicle test platform. “Mobile wind tunnel”, to prove the viability. The inspiration from these organizations developed products that are recognized by name such as: “Fancy Pants”.

The aviation groups known as the Cardinal Club and Cardinal Fliers Online has been a major player in the support of my designs. The aircraft and RV creations take shape in our home work shop or at the airport. The supporting documentation is produced and assembled in our home office.

Marketing and support for the aircraft Modification kits are done by
Maple Leaf Aviation of Brandon, Manitoba.

Sustainability for aircrew:                                                                                                                                     In 2013 we ventured into a new product line for the Aviation sector. To support our focus on sustainability for aircrew of the General Aviation and Aerial Applicators we saw a need for lighter and quieter Headsets and Aviation Helmets. We were very fortunate to locate a Company in China that had the same vision as we did. We have been growing the product slowly, as we wanted experience and have confidence in the product before passing it on to dealers.
Several years of use and testing of their products proved we had a solid product that we could bring to market. This was the start of a new brand “QSet Aviator”.

Our history on seat heaters:

(Comfort Seat Heaters) an aftermarket seat heater kit for auto’s, trucks and industrial equipment:

The product line was started 1989 / 90, with Scandmec as the supplier of heaters. This was a first in Canada! The marketing and administration was done by myself, and Phyllis, as well as product representatives in Quebec and Ontario. Manufacturing and product support was done by five outside companies. The testing and assembly of the kits were done in our home basement. Initially the product was shipped from Brandon to all locations in Canada and U.S.A. In 1995 the manufacturing for the USA market was done on contract by a Company in Fargo, North Dakota.

W.E.T. / Schukra was approached to develop seat heater panels to our requirements in 1993. We introduced the first “Carbotex” Carbon fiber heaters to the aftermarket in North America.

In 1999 the seat heater portion of the business was transferred to W.E.T Automotive Electrical Systems.

I continue to support the seat heater business as a technical and sales adviser.

Market sector:
As of late 1999, the Aviation sector became our main source of business.
The world is now the market for our Aviation Modification and parts business. The internet plays a big part in the development of this market. However, the industry is undergoing major changes due to the application of new world certification standards, which Canadian businesses will be preparing to meet. This will be a huge undertaking with new certification standards. Training will be very important.


 

RS Designs & Consultations 2016