Innov8tive Designs began business in the fall of 2006 to distribute the newly released Scorpion Motors and Speed Controllers to the world. Innov8tive Designs was founded on a simple basic idea: to provide high quality electric power systems to the modeling public, while offering the best possible customer service available. From that time forward, as the company has grown, the basic core beliefs have never changed. All of the employees here at Innov8tive Designs strive to offer the best possible products and best possible customer experience on every single order.
Over the years, the Scorpion product line has grown, and now Scorpion Helicopter Motors are recognized world-wide as the #1 choice in power systems. The addition of other product lines, such as Cobra Motors and Speed Controllers
, Next Level Multirotor products, and dozens of accessory product lines have allowed Innov8tive Designs to become the #1 source for Electric Power Systems in North America. Our knowledgeable staff is always ready to help you select the perfect power system for your model. With top level support before, during and after the sale, you can count on Innov8tive Designs for all your power system, FPV racing and multirotor needs!
THE INNOV8TIVE DESIGNS STAFF:
President and Chief Visionary Officer
Lucien has always had a fascination with airplanes, and has been active in modeling since he was about 10 years old. Starting with Comet stick and tissue kits picked up at the local K-Mart store, he later built several free-flight and control line models as a teenager. Lucien got started in RC at the age of 15 with nitro powered cars, but quickly switched his focus to RC airplanes. Through the years, Lucien has built and flown a wide variety of aircraft including Sport, Combat, Scale, Pylon Racers, Pattern, Fun-Fly, Gliders and most recently Multirotors.
Lucien’s educational background includes an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from ITT Tech, received in December of 1983, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Florida, received in December of 1990. In 1991 Lucien completed a professional pilot program and received his Private, Instrument, Commercial and Multi-Engine pilot ratings as well as Ground School Instructor, Flight Instructor and Instrument Flight Instructor certificates.
In 2005, when Li-Po batteries and brushless motors became popular, Lucien’s focus shifted to electric powered models. About a year later, in October of 2006, Lucien founded Innov8tive Designs to help bring the new Scorpion brand brushless motors and speed controllers to the US Market. Over the past 7 years, Innov8tive Designs has grown to become one of the largest distributors of electric power systems in the United States, and Lucien has become one of the leading authorities in the field of Brushless Electric power Systems in the RC hobby. Since 2008, Lucien has also served as the host of the All Things That Fly internet podcast show, the RC Hobby Industry’s longest running podcast. He also writes the Multirotor Flight column each month in RC Heli Pilot magazine, and is a contributing editor to Robot Magazine.
Marketing Manager and Web Development
WITH INNOV8TIVE DESIGNS SINCE JANUARY 2012
...and pretty much everything else.
Nick is responsible for the functionality of the Innov8tiveDesigns.com website first and foremost. He was the chief architect of the initial redesign commissioned in 2012 and built all the non-commerce sub-pages (About Us, Customer Service, News and Events). He routinely manages all of these pages including any back-end customer queries like Reviews, as well as handling and directing all web-based customer and dealer email traffic. Nick is the point-of-contact for our Sponsored Pilots and also designed that section of the website as a standalone page. His key initiative is expanding Innov8tive Designs' reach in the Radio Control market via "innov8tive" design concepts as well as adopting new web-based strategies to further sales growth. He does this through strategic social media tactics while engaging our loyal customer base. Nick setup and runs the company Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Yelp pages as well as a dozen or so other websites (Yellowpages, Bing, Yahoo) to promote company visibility. Beyond the web aspect, Nick is tasked with marketing to retail customers while recruiting OEM/Dealers to build sales growth. He manages Innov8tive’s email marketing campaigns and has improved the aesthetics of customer email blasts to reflect a more professional Innov8tive Designs.
Nick also handles the Cobra Brushless Motor brand identity by designing all flyers, banners, and is the webmaster for www.CobraMotorsUSA.com. He previously did similar web work for our now defunct Next Level Multirotor product line. He is also the webmaster of TheTruthAboutDrones.com, a website aimed at providing positive marketing to the UAS community, which is interconnected to Innov8tive Designs.