My Ricmotech RS500 / RS1 Build
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Hello Everyone! I'm just getting started in sim racing and thought I'd share my rig and ideas with those who might find it interesting. This is the RS500 (also known as the RS1 if you use a Logitech wheel) from Ricmotech. While this is just the start, it's currently in a usable state, so I figured I'd share it as is. I'll make sure to update the lists below and add more images as I work on the build. If you can think of anything that might help improve the build or would be nice for a noob to know, I'd be happy to hear from you

Main Components

  • RS500 chassis from Ricmotech (DIY build)
  • Thrustmaster T300 RS GT wheel
  • Thrustmaster T3PA Pro pedals
  • Thrustmaster TH8A shifter
  • DIY handbrake
  • Sony 42" TV
  • NRG racing seat

 

Build Videos

Part 1 - RS500 Main Rig Build

Part 2 - RS500 Console and Mounting Hardware

DIY Bass Shakers (Tactile Transducers)

 

Near Future Plans

  • Button box built into the console
  • Carpeting the platform
  • Wrapping the rig in laminate
  • T molding on the edges
  • Outfitting some sort of speaker system
  • Adding LEDs and other electronic components for fun

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It's been a while since I've really done anything with the sim rig, but I came back to update this topic (and the original post). I finished the main build, got the hardware mounted and completed a set of DIY bass shakers. However after that we moved to a new house and so everything was taken apart. I'm hoping that I'll have some time coming up here to finally finish this thing.

 

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Your build is very similar to mine, even the bolts look the same. I have mine for 7/8 years now, no issues whatsoever. And the buttkicker in the wood frame works muck better that in metal frames.

 

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