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  RS1 & RS3 DIY Cockpit Plans and Templates [Combo]

This product is only the plans to build the simulator chassis with triple monitor mounts as shown.
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Item #: RMT-RS1-RS3-DIY

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You asked and we delivered. Finally there is a do-it-yourself triple monitor racing simulator cockpit!

Have you wanted a robust racing simulator cockpit that can hold three monitors in a wrap-around configuration? The RS1 with the RS3 option is that cockpit. Unlike most commercially available racing cockpits that wiggle and cannot withstand the weight of triple monitors nor hold them steady for you while you race in your favorite sim-racing game, the RS1 is rock solid. So it was only natural that we take advantage of that sturdiness and create a triple monitor mount for it.

RS3 QuoteThe RS3-DIY is a triple display holder you build yourself out of 3/4 inch thick MDF to upgrades the RS1-DIY simulator. The plans include cutting templates and a step-by-step instruction book for both the RS1-DIY sim-racing cockpit and the RS3-DIY triple monitor option. This triple monitor holder is robust enough to support up to three 27 inch inch monitors weighing up to 20lbs each. By using three identical monitors, the self-aligning design of the RS3-DIY will place your monitors perfectly aligned, and butted edge-to-edge. The angle of the side monitors has been carefully worked out to optimize the viewing angle to the driver no matter which size monitors you use. The monitors mount to the RS3 using the monitors own VESA 75x75 or 100x100 mounting provisions to make sure the monitors are firmly supported. For users that prefer to tuck the side monitors behind the center monitor to help conceal the bezel, there is an option on the templates to build the brackets that way (this feature requires monitors that do not exceed 1.25 inches of thickness at the edges of the monitors).

The RS1 sim-racing cockpit has already been touted as one of the most rigid designs among both DIY and commercially made gaming simulators available. All that strength and rigidity is what allows us to offer this unique option. The strength and stability of the RS1 is what allows a triple monitor stand to me mounted safely, do not try this with any other racing simulators on the market. The RS1 with the RS3 triple monitor brackets creates one of the only all-in-one designs on the market today.

NOTE: THIS IS A BUNDLE PACKAGED SET OF PLANS FOR THE RS1 AND THE RS3. You will receive both sets. The instructions for the RS1 guide you to how to complete the RS1 and leave it prepared for the RS3, at which point you build the RS3 and add it to the RS1. The monitors must have a wall mount VESA 75x75 or 100x100 mounting pattern and have a removable pedestal. If you are in doubt, please email us a picture of the back or your monitor along with the make and model so we can help you determine if they will work with our mount. The VESA mounting pattern should be centered on the back of the monitor, if it is not please contact us for instructions on modifying the mount to compensate for it. To obtain the intended results you must use 3 identical monitors, dis-similar monitors will not align properly.Some unusually thick monitors may require additional trimming of the brackets to permit mounting as intended, there are no bad consequences to this just a little extra work. Monitors should be removed for transporting of the sim-rig, if frequent removal of the monitors is likely, we recommend installing quick release mounting brackets available on our website. We do not recommend monitors with controls on the side edges since they will obviously be obstructed when mounted in this arrangment.
  • 2-Post Design means there's lots of leg room and no post in the way.
  • Perfectly aligns 3 of the same monitors edge-to-edge with its unique self-aligning design.
  • Inverted Pedal Mounting so the pedals are positioned just like in a real street car.
  • No Wobble, unlike many manufactured units the RS-1/RS3 combo 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, triple monitors up to 27 inches and even a tactile shaker.
  • Can be Built to Two Sizes to accomodate almost any size driver. (New Feature)
  • Optionally allows the side monitors to "tuck" behind the center monitor to conceal the bezel.
  • Utilizes the monitors own VESA 75x75 or 100x100 mounting system.
  • Hold monitors at the perfect distance from the driver.
  • Wrap-Around mount optimizes the veiwing angle for less glare.
  • 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: 7 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Perfect in every sense May 17, 2014
Reviewer: Charles Nullens from London, United Kingdom  
My rig is built and it looks exactly like the picture!

Sounds obvious, but I am an amateur when it comes to woodworking.

The Ricmotech plans and instructions are very easy to follow though you have  to make some adjustments to allow for the conversion from inches to millimetres.

I love the fact that you can customise it for your needs (and wishes) - my son and I are planning to add button boxes, better speakers, a compartment to keep cables tidy, the 3-monitor bracket and so on.

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Great plans April 5, 2014
Reviewer: TK from Debary, FL United States  
I built this over two weekends.  The plans were precise and made this very easy.  

If i had to offer a critique:

I wish they had a large person plan.  (I am tall guy and would have added another two inches to the platform).

Highly recommended.

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International Postage January 8, 2014
Reviewer: Christiaan Bredenkamp from Pretoria, Gauteng South Africa  
Plans look great and the 1:1 printouts makes it easy to work with!

International postage is a bit of a issues as it arrived with a lot of water damage on the plans.

Thanks it is still worth it!

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Great project! Perfect for Father and Son. January 2, 2014
Reviewer: Greg MASTON from Oklahoma City, OK United States  
I've been very pleased with the plans, template and support that have come with my purchase. Shipping was prompt and the little correspondence required was handled quickly and professionally. Nothing but high marks for Frank Rico and Ricmotech.

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rs3-diy November 18, 2013
Reviewer: Gregory Brown from Pembroke Pines, FL United States  
Let me first say that Frank is a stand up guy! After I had placed my order for the rs3. The PO had lost them. Frank came out and delivered the plans to me personally. Now to me that speaks volumes!!! I appreciate Franks level of professionalism dedication to his company and his commitment to his customers. When I called, Frank answered within 3 rings and had even called me back!...Thanks Frank I tip my hat to you!!! As far as the plans A+++ Frank has it down to the T everything is easy to read and follow. With full detailed instruction manual its actually hard to make a mistake!  I just received my seat and I'm waiting on the last of three 27" monitors. Using Franks plans was very easy. I have some carpentry skills so I really used them as basically a format to create my own personal simulator! as Frank expresses in his own video. The few dollars spent on the plans worth it. I would HIGHLY suggest these. Thanks again Frank, Greg Brown

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