Ricmotech RS1 Sim Cockpit

12 February 2017
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The 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.

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