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  RS1 DIY Cockpit Plans and Templates (rev. 3.2) - Made for Logitech G25/G27

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Compatability: Logitech G25/G27

Item #: RMT-RS1-DIY

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Want to build your own RS1 driving cockpit? Now you can have a complete set of instructions and cutting templates and build your own. Best of all, you can customize it with your own graphics and modify it to mount your own gear.

One of the best DIY designs of all timeThe RS1 is a CAD designed sim-racing cockpit built from wood, but with the quality and design features of commercial rigs. The RS1 is a simplified version of our Cheetah series of racing simulators, and is designed to be easy to build with common woodworking tools. The RS1 is a "2-post" design, meaning there are no supports between the driver's legs that can interfere with proper heel-toe driving. Also, the RS1 allows the driver to easily get in from the side like in a street car. There is no climbing necessary as with other racing simulators.

The RS1 can be slid in front of a TV or the built-in monitor deck can support a monitor or flat-screen TV up to 40 inches. The latest revision now includes a template for adding a monitor support to the chassis which permits a TV or monitor to be mounted at eye level by using a wall mount bracket wall mount bracket (available here). The RS1 has plenty of room underneath the platform to house surge suppressors, power supplies, even a tactile shaker (available here) and its amplifier. The RS1 is designed to be used with the Logitech G25 or G27 wheel, pedal and shifter set (available here). Also, the RS1 is already set up to mount the Logitech pedals in an inverted arrangement. The inverted position is preferred over the factory arrangement because it mimics real street cars. Note: The Logitech pedals will have to be disassembled in order to mount the pedals inverted. No permanent damage is done by dismantling the pedals and they can always be reassembled if they are later to be removed from the RS1.

You will have to provide your own seat for the RS1. You can purchase a racing seat for an authentic look or you can get an OEM automotive seat from a salvage yard. The OEM seat is often a better choice because they are more comfortable, are upholstered with better breathing materials (cloth or leather), often have more adjustability, and are typically less expensive. Most junkyards want top dollar for a matching pair of front seats, but when only a single seat is sellable, you can get a great bargain. Remember, you don't really need the driver's seat from the car, the passenger seat will suffice.

This revision of the plans includes the ability to build the racing cockpit in multiple sizes to accomodate almost any size driver and a revised 39-page B/W instruction manual with additional detailed drawings of each step, even more photographs detailing the various steps in the process and full size cutting templates for cutting out all the components. The templates arrive to you full size in an oversize envelope. You simply cut out the paper template and stick it on the wood, then simply cut on the dotted lines. Despite the sleek styling of the RS1, the cutting pattern has been designed to be easy to follow with a basic jigsaw and circular saw. We do not offer downloadable files because printing them to scale is critical and pre-printing avoids errors. The plans are copyrighted and licensed for personal use only. The completed or partially completed RS1 chassis is not permitted to be sold, resold, distributed, mass produced or used in any commercial fashion. The plans may not be reproduced or distributed in any manner.
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  • 2-Post Design means there's lots of leg room and no post in the way.
  • Inverted Pedal Mounting so the pedals are positioned just like in a real street car.
  • No Wobble, unlike many manufactured units the RS-1 has absolutely no wobble when built as per the instructions.
  • Easy Entry/Exit, unlike many other simulator designs; there are no obstructions in the way of getting in and out.
  • Stylish Design looks good in any room of the house.
  • Wrap-Around Cockpit gives you the sense of being inside a car unlike other rigs that feel like you are on an exercise bike.
  • Accommodates all your Gear including steering wheel, shifter, pedals, mouse and keyboard, a TV or monitor up to 37 inches and even a tactile shaker.
  • Can be Built to Two Sizes to accommodate almost any size driver. (New Feature)
  • Fully Customizable so you can easily paint it and modify it to your liking.
  • Easy to Build means you can build it in a weekend and get racing right away.
  • Makes your Friends Jealous, and who doesn't want that!

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 43 Write a review »

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Diy review May 6, 2015
Reviewer: Rick Martel from Martensville, SK Canada  
Plans were great. Instruction booklet well done. You should add some of the most commonly done modifications, even if it is just photos from other builds. I mounted the seat a little higher, and have had to move the pedals inward. From other reviews, most people have to adjust their position. You should mention that. I should have practised cutting curves with my jigsaw. I will send some photos once I get it painted.

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Not a master craftsman by any means. April 15, 2015
Reviewer: Dan Lewis from Maryville, MO United States  
The 1:1 ratio blueprints are intimidating at first, but are absolutely "to the t." Completely changed the way I raced. Talking my buddies into building their own, maybe then I can get mine back, haha. Obviously I recommend hands down.

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Sim Plans March 12, 2015
Reviewer: Peter Holm from Sooke, BC Canada  
Hi, I enjoyed building the Sim cockpit.  I like the look of the unit and it doesn't take up much space.  
I installed wheels on mine.  Thought it might move around while driving but it stays put nicely.
Plans were clear and easy to follow.  
I also really like the pedal arrangement, no more sliding pedals.
Good job, I would recommend this build to friends

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RS1 DIY Plans March 11, 2015
Reviewer: Matt Riggins from Los Angeles, CA United States  
For the price you get a LOT of bang for your buck! First, full sized plans are amazing! Second, the instruction book was super helpful. Does require a little building skills and of course the tools. But my rig came out looking great! facebook.com/rx1racing

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Modified for Fanatec February 22, 2015
Reviewer: Colin Johnston from Aledo, TX United States  
I built this rig for my Fanatec CSR Wheel, Pedals, and Shifter set. It works wonderfully! I had to make some modifications to make the CSR H-pattern shifter fit, but I have been sim-racing with it for a month already, and there is no sign of wear, or anything coming loose. I also got a real car seat from an old 1999 Pontiac Sunfire, which is still adjustable and fits perfectly with the rig! I give these plans a rating of 4 stars because I wish there was another version designed for other wheel sets. I have an Xbox 360, of which the Logitech wheels are not compatible. Other than that, it's an amazing experience to build! My only regret is building it all by myself, which resulted in several imperfections (I'm not the most experienced carpenter), but it is still solid and a lot of fun to race with, and my modification seems to work just fine!

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