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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: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 39 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
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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RSI DIY Plans February 17, 2015
Reviewer: David Lotridge from Mathis, TX United States  
my friend and I had a great time building the RSI. the plans were extremely clear, easy to follow and easy to modify to my needs. for instance I have a Thrust master th8a shifter so we moded the racer to work with it. one thing we did was use 3/4 inch chrome tape on all the raw edges (find at any auto supply store like Oreilles) looks really sharp. a heat gun helps is forming the tape to the curves of the unit.  I am really happy (and proud) of my racing cockpit.

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Very Sturdy - easy project February 2, 2015
Reviewer: RK from Asheville, NC United States  
My biggest concern in going this route, over purchasing a steel cockpit, was sturdiness.  Rest assured these units when built to the plans provided are extremely sturdy.  I've got a G27 set up, with the pedals mounted inverted, and all the driver inputs feel solid, and the force feedback is much more useful with this overall rigidity.  

Plans were easy to follow, I've done a lot of projects around the house and am probably a 6 on a 1-10 scale with 10 being journeyman carpenter.  Just read slowly and drill level-ly, and use the right hardware.  

I used the large size, may be just in between, but I would have liked the pedals closer.  I may still make this adjustment, and its very easy to adjust if you stop and think for a bit.  I'd suggest drilling and utilizing 2 screws on either side of the pedal board and testing fit before committing to all 7 or 8 screws they suggest to make it rock solid.

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Looking Good although... January 19, 2015
Reviewer: Tom from Auckland, New Zealand  
The plans and everything was neatly shown on the sheets and the manual was great in advising what materials you need etc..
The rig when completed looks amazing and there is so much extra things you can put on it..

Dimensions were in feet and inches, converting to millimeters was a bit of a mission. Even though all parts were templated the base wooden frame turned out to be a little bit larger than the ply base, had to re cut. Could of been my conversion but even the wood frame was templated so not too sure why this happened.... Maybe add a conversion chart for international measures?
The manual was in black and white when I thought you said on the youtube promo, full colour (not a major, but you should get what you pay for right?)
Not sure but getting rev 3.2 templates and a rev. 3.3 manual did make me wonder if I received the wrong manual or templates.

All in all this is a good looking rig, Haven't yet chosen a colour yet, some of my friends are a bit envious :)

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RS1 Plans January 17, 2015
Reviewer: John Sorrenti from Narellan Vale, NSW Australia  
No issues, all went well when we followed the instructions.
Suggestion:- review the height of the foot pedal mounting. The pedal bridge is positioned correctly however the height of the pedals is very high. Would suit someone with size 20 shoes. Pedals height needs to be reduced by 3-4 inches for adult size feet to be comfortable.

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