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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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Features
  • 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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RS1 Cockpit plans April 28, 2016
Reviewer: Kenneth Baldwin from Richland, MO United States  
The templates look great.  I'm waiting for d3\
delivery of a seat to put it all together

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Good starting point April 7, 2016
Reviewer: Russell Hollis from Knoxville, TN United States  
While this is a good template package, I found it necessary to make adjustments to steering wheel height. Steering wheel was to low for my liking so I had to create shims to bring up the wheel.  Also, I'm 5' 10" and the pedals were too far away for my liking.   So again had to build out the pedal deck. Other than that it's a well thought out plan and great starting point to create your own custom cockpit.

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Nice work March 23, 2016
Reviewer: Adam Halm from Goldendale, WA United States  
I have not build it yet but have looked at the package and very well done I am making some changes to the setup I am going to mount my computer to the shifter side of the setup one time again very well done will sale more for you I am going to sale more plans for you

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Awesome cheers guys! February 18, 2016
Reviewer: Mark Campbell from Porirua, Wellington New Zealand  
Awesome, shipped really quick and plans are pretty much cabbage proof!
A handy hint though, maybe convert a few over to metric system for the peeps out of the states?
Cheers

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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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