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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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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Ricmotech September 25, 2015
Reviewer: MuriakB from British Columbia  
Fast Shipping. Plans are of high quality.

I was able to make modifications to personalize the rig fairly easily and would definitely recommend to anyone who can run a set of power tools.

Only complaint is the lack of sizing options but it would be ridiculous to expect Ricmotech to personalize every cockpit to each individual driver.

Will be recommending to any sim racer!

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Great product September 16, 2015
Reviewer: MTakala from Tampere, Tampere Finland  
Almost too solid be non-permanent installation. I modified mine to be just the right height to push under my current desktop, i. e. added 2x4 stilts and rectractable caster wheel mechanism. I also replaced all MDF with plywood.

A couple of typos and errors in the templates, but easy enough to spot them and. That rectracts the one star.

There should also be more information on what the difference really is between the G25/G27 plans and the Thrustmaster T300 version of the plans. Its rather expensive to order both and find out.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent September 14, 2015
Reviewer: Andrew Tierney from Wellington, ACT New Zealand  
Great service

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Excellent!! August 7, 2015
Reviewer: Matthew Dixon from WV - United States  
The plans were super easy to build and the finished product looks as if it is store bought. It is well engineered.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
My SIM Build July 29, 2015
Reviewer: Tyler from Rochester Hills  
Ordered the plans with the additional fasteners for the G27.

Pros -
1. This rig is as solid as claimed
2. Instructions were clear and concise making this an easy to intermediate DIY for anyone.
3. Minimal tools, most cuts can be made by your local HD or Lowes.
4. Material price was reasonable, you can probably build this for $200 including plans. I've probably got about $275 with some of the extras I bought.

Cons -
1. I wish the plans would have come in a tube rather than flat and folded. I would have paid a couple bucks extra for that option.
2. I wish there would have been an option to make the height a few more inches taller for more knee clearance but I'm just being picky.

Overall this is a great product and highly recommend it to anyone wanting to build their own SIM rig.

Here's a link to mine - http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h185/volksman1/IMG_0473.jpg

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