Hello and welcome to my Ricmotech RS1 DIY Sim Cockpit Plans Review. If you are a first-time reader welcome and I hope you enjoy the website. I have been involved in sim racing for over 30 years and have played racing games from the Commodore 64 days right through to modern day titles (yes I am old). Without further ado, let’s get on with the review.
The Ricmotech RS1 is a DIY sim racing cockpit that is CAD designed and made to built from wood using minimal woodworking tools. The RS1 is a single monitor cockpit but with the added RS3 plans will turn it into a 3 monitor sim rig. Ricmotech has plans that suit Logitech and Thrustmaster equipment but seeing this is a DIY design I’m sure you could easily customize the wheel and pedal decks to suit other major brands.
Ricmotech RS1 DIY Sim Cockpit Plans At A Glance
Good: Well organized and detailed CAD drawings to create your own single or multi-monitor rig. Cheap to make using MDF timber.
Not So Good: Depending on woodworking experience it may be a challenge or time consuming putting the rig together.
Overall Take: Well designed, good looking rig easily customizable depending on woodworking experience.
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Features Of The Ricmotech RS1 DIY Sim Cockpit
- 2 Post Design – Gives your legs plenty of room to move, unlike single post designs that can get in the way of your legs.
- Inverted Pedal Mounting – Just like the pedals in a real car
- Room For All Of Your Equipment – Mount your steering wheel, pedals, keyboard, and monitor/s
- Sturdy Construction – If built to spec this rig has no wobble or movement.
- Fully Customisable – Paint and design the rig the way you want.
The Ricmotech RS1 DIY cockpit is a well-rounded design and either a great foundation to build upon or leave as is. If you are an experienced woodworker the rig should not take more than around 10 hours of build time to put together and this includes laying down the first coats of paint. Ricmotech has plans to accommodate Logitech and Thrustmaster wheel and pedal sets but you should have no issue custom drilling the wheel and pedal deck for other brands. The instructions are simple to follow and the full-size templates make it a good project for the novice woodworker.
If you would like more information you can visit the Ricmotech website.
I hope you enjoyed the review. See you out on the track!!