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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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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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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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Plans September 10, 2018
Reviewer: steve mccullogh from Auburn, CA United States  
The plans were easy to follow with a lot of detail.  Average skills are more than adequate.

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Easy to follow!! August 29, 2018
Reviewer: christopher faulk from Tucson, AZ United States  
The ricmotech plans were very simple to follow and the end result is really great! I loved the fact that I was emailed a materials list prior to receiving the plans, that allowed me to have everything I needed and made the build super quick!

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Good plans, but templates need work July 9, 2018
Reviewer: Colby from NorCal, US  
Once completed, the RS1 is a truly epic rig providing hours of entertainment. Assembly was fine, but the templates need improvement. Many of the holes were marked incorrectly, and required redrilling (or significant trimming for flush joins). EX: pedal mounting holes are slightly offset, but poorly placed for heel-toe & leave no dead pedal room. Better positioning is shown late in assembly pictures, after the plate has already been built/drilled. Also, w/ pedals in the correct location for a standard seat, the wheel is in your lap; I trimmed 5" from both KB tray and wheel deck for a natural cockpit layout.

Overall this is a gorgeous setup, and has garnered many compliments. A few hours spent updating the plans could make this a project suited to home-builders of all skill levels, as opposed to waving off inconsistencies for an "experienced wordworker" to resolve. A good pattern shouldn't require interpretation for a standard setup.

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Parts list is useless outside the States June 28, 2018
Reviewer: Dan P. from Hadera, ISRAEL  
If you leave outside US and planning to order those plans - think again!

There is no reference to metric system of measurement, just imperial. Is it so hard to convert the list and to send different lists to european buyers?!
Online converters doesn't help, as a names of products doesn't mean their sizes!

Tried to contact guys from Ricmotech 3 times. No luck! All I get are automatic responses.

Great product without any service after the purchase.

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diy cockpit June 4, 2018
Reviewer: Robert Potzinger from BATTLE CREEK, MI United States  
I found the plans easy to use, however being 6' 8" found them to be short in length and height. I did some research and decided to add 2" in overall length and 2" in height. Bam! problem solved. please pass on this information if needed. Great product!!!!!!!!!!


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