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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: 33 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Racing Simulator December 7, 2014
Reviewer: Joe Torcasio from Toorak, Victoria Australia  
Excellent product and very happy with the end result.

We finished it off after a few days as we were taking our time and it really is a nice solid unit which looks great.

Thank you

Joe & Max

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Just build one. You'll thank me later. December 4, 2014
Reviewer: Orttho from Oregon  
This thing is awesome. It was easy and fun to build. I put around 2000$ into it and don't regret it. It is sooo fun.i only wish I could post a pic of it. It came out looking super cool. I integrated a surround system on it. I mounted the L&R speakers like side mirrors and made rear speaker holders behind the seat. The sub is under my feet and a tactile transducer under my butt. A 42"with GT wheel. 42 screen. Xbox one. Thrustmaster for X1 and a sweet racing seat. All in black and yellow. I used inexpensive carbon fiber roll tape to add a nice touch. This is sick. The plans are really easy to understand and Rick always replied to my questions. I highly recommend this if you've always wanted a SIM racer. Go for it. You know you wanna.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Pretty good November 16, 2014
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Florissant, MO United States  
I liked the ease of tracing and cutting.  
I did not like that the manual was not in color.  I thought it was supposed to be.  All in all it is a nice kit and it made things pretty easy.

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RS1 Cockpit Plans October 19, 2014
Reviewer: Scott from Bowling Green, KY United States  
The Plans and workbook were clear and  easy to follow.
I would definitely recommend them to anyone wanting to build their own rig.

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Game changer! August 1, 2014
Reviewer: Brendan Blewett from Chicago, IL United States  
I purchased the RS1 plans after many a fruitless search for reasonably priced sim racing setups.  At the price I paid for the plans and materials, I literally saved well over $1000 going DIY vs manufactured.  

It does take a substantial amount of carpentry skill to make it look perfect, but nothing a weekend warrior cant do on their own (case in point!).  

Expect to spend around 12 hours on construction and assembly.  Finishing the thing is where the real labor comes in.  If you want it to be perfect (like I did), it will take a substantial amount of sanding and finishing, but will yield SUPERB results.  

If you want to take your sim racing experience to the next level, and are confident with tools, look no further.  This is a fantastic design and a no-brainier at the price point!

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