The RS1 is a CAD-designed DIY sim racing cockpit built from wood, but with the quality and design features of commercial rigs. The RS1 is a simplified version of our original 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. 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/G27/G29/G920 wheel, pedal, and shifter set. There is also a Thrustmaster-specific version to use with the T500/T300/T150/TX/TMX wheels called the RS500. Also, the RS1 and RS500 are already set up to mount the Logitech and Thrustmaster T3PA-PRO 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 one of our sim racing seats or you can get an OEM automotive seat from a salvage yard.
This revision of the DIY racing simulator cockpit plans 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 and 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 DIY racing simulator cockpit plans may not be reproduced or distributed in any manner.