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RS1 DIY Cockpit Plans and Templates - Made for Logitech G25/G27/G29/G920

RS1 DIY Cockpit Plans and Templates
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Compatibility: 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 RS1 DIY cockpit plans and templates and build your own. Best of all, you can customize these Ricmotech RS1 plans 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 Ricmotech RS1 DIY cockpit plans and templates includes the ability to build the racing cockpit in multiple sizes to accommodate 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 Ricmotech RS1 DIY cockpit plans and 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 Ricmotech RS1 plans may not be reproduced or distributed in any manner. These RS1 DIY cockpit plans and templates are not returnable.
Ricmotech or the RS1 are not affiliated with the rSeat RS-1
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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.
  • Ricmotech RS1 plans accommodate 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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5 of 5 August 29, 2020
Reviewer: Donovan Finch from Gainesville, VA United States  


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5 of 5 Great plans August 28, 2020
Reviewer: Christopher Daley from Box Elder, SD United States  
Yes I could easily design and build my own but why bother when Rick did the work.  Plans work great made it easy.  Why reinvent the wheel.  Thank you ricomotech

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5 of 5 Building this cockpit was a lot of fun. August 4, 2020
Reviewer: Carl Slagle from Southern Shores, NC United States  
And it turned out great!  I took my time with it and it took me about 4 days to construct.  The rig is rock solid.  Absolutely no flex or vibration.

I think of myself as being pretty handy  so the more complicated steps were not a challenge.  If you can set up a straight edge in order to cut a perfectly straight line with a circular saw, you can build this cockpit.

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4 of 5 Great entry-level option August 4, 2020
Reviewer: Todd Lynch from Bloomington, MN  
I ordered the RS1 and RS3 as a set and couldn't be happier with the pair as an entry-level platform for sim racing.

One of the major downsides to this platform is that the wheel and pedals are fixed into one position.  The only adjustment you get is in the seat, assuming it's got sliding rails.  Take your time and make sure all the parts are in the right spot BEFORE you finalize assembly.

I finished mine by running over the outer corners with a 1/4" roundover bit to soften them then applying multiple coats of enamel paint to match my seat - a red/black Sportsman 1606 from Scat.  I also laid some carpet and padding to the base and put some heavy-duty swivel casters on the bottom to make it easier to move it around my space.

It will never be confused for a more expensive purpose-built sim racing chassis/platform but it's certainly miles better than a desk and office chair!

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4 of 5 Very nice templates. May 27, 2020
Reviewer: Luis Ortiz from New Britain, CT United States  
Templates were great! Rig turned out awesome! I would absolutely recommend purchasing these if you are a do it yourself kind of person. My only complaint is that the instructions are a bit lacking, which isn’t a problem for me but for someone who might be trying this for the first time It could be a problem. That’s the only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5

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