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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.
Ricmotech or the RS1 are not affiliated with the rSeat RS-1
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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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Sim setup December 28, 2015
Reviewer: Alvis Jenkins from Middle River, MD United States  
A fun project.  I installed adjustable pedals and adjustable wheel and seat.  It took a little more time but the cockpit is more usable.

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great product! December 28, 2015
Reviewer: David W from St Clair, NSW Australia  
easy to follow instructions, very detailed, looking forward to the build! thanks for the super quick post too!

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Great product December 17, 2015
Reviewer: Eric Mullinax from Travelers Rest, SC United States  
I'm a sim racer on a budget, and looked around and read up on as many rigs as I could find.  I simply couldn't afford a commercial made rig, so I decided to go the DIY route, but didn't want cheap and tacky.  I settled on the Ricmotech RS1 since the plans appeared to be written well and easy to follow, and supplies easily obtainable.

It took me a a number of weeks to build the rig, but I worked when I had time and the weather was nice.  I'm not good at woodworking, only done basic cuts, never used a jigsaw.   The instructions are literally cut here, drill here, etc... I ended up with a well made product that I enjoy everyday.  I haven't painted it, left it bare wood, as I'm the only one having to look at it.  Even then, it's not an eyesore.  It's obvious Ricmotech has built and tested these plans repeatedly, fixing problems and releasing updates to their plans.  I'd recommend these plans to anyone.  Soon, I'll be adding the RS3 for triple monitors to make it even better!

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Easy & Simple. November 21, 2015
Reviewer: H.S from Reston, VA United States  
First of all, I would like to thanks all ricmotech team.

Soon as  I received the Ricmotech template I started to gather all the necessary tools and materials for this project.

Actually, I built two rigs with those template ( for my two boys 5 & 9).

I made some small modification on shifter handle because I bought G29, and G force shifter.

It took me 20 hours to cut all the needed wood (both rigs). Sanding the wooden parts took me more than 6 h/20h.

Second step, was more easier,  just put all parts toghther. 8h.

Cover all the rig with a black carpet for the first one and grey for the second one , I did install a two AuraSound AST-2B-4 Pro Bass Shaker...and red seat. To give some realistic sensation( works perfectly).

Finally, connect the pedals/wheel/shifter to ps4.

It was an amazing experience, and at the end of the project you had this feeling "I did it "( thanks ricmotech )

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Clear, concise plans. November 17, 2015
Reviewer: Jason Dilworth from Haywards Heath, West Sussex United Kingdom  
I had these plans shipped to the UK, and they took a week or so which was great. The plans are very easy to follow.

If I was building it again, I'd probably stick to ply for the whole thing – the MDF was a tough so and so to cut and doesn't seem to have made much difference.

One other problem I've had is that I would still have like the monitor/wheel stands to be higher by another couple of inches. I built the larger version as I was on the cusp at 5'10" and yet the wheel is definitely still too low. The great thing, though, is that I will be easily able to modify the rig in time.

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