Interview with Frank Rico of Ricmotech


Shaun Cole On December 1, 2016
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Ricmotech got its name with the RS1 Do It Yourself sim chassis many years ago.  I have built one myself and I have met countless of other sim racers who have conquered the same challenge.  Since then Ricmotech has expanded into one of the premiere after market product makers in sim racing.  Their lineup includes modifications to the ever popular Logitech and Thrustmaster wheels and pedals.  It also includes stand alone products such as button boxes and hydraulic pedal sets.

I sat down and interviewed Frank of Ricmotech to talk about the history behind the company and some of the thought process behind some of his great products.  It is always such a pleasure to meet the people behind the companies, especially someone like Frank who makes himself very accessible to his clients and potential customers.  He is one of the rare cases of someone who actually has all of their contact information right on their website.



If you would like to talk to Frank about sim racing gear or any special project that you have in mind you can also contact him at:  
Address:
Ricmotech LLC
6157 NW 167th Street
Suite F22
Miami Lakes, FL 33015 

Phone:
Sales & Support: (305) 417-9241
Office: (786) 401-9241 

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Hector Ramirez On 2016-12-26 03:28:10
Hector Ramirez

Mr. Rico you are awesome I just bought the R1 plans for the TX should get here this week. And Mr. Cole you as well are an awesome host , man & sim racer ;)! I would like to congratulate you on an awesome great website & show!!!! I have a couple of questions, 1: what kind of paint should I use for the rig & can I cover where the pedals are? You guys can contact me at hectorconfianca@gmail.com &/or my cell @ (407)716-0893 thank you both & hopefully I can build this to both my liking & your approval (both of you) ! Also any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!!! Sincerely: Hector Ramirez!!!

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Hector Ramirez On 2016-12-26 03:28:10
Hector Ramirez

Mr. Rico you are awesome I just bought the R1 plans for the TX should get here this week. And Mr. Cole you as well are an awesome host , man & sim racer ;)! I would like to congratulate you on an awesome great website & show!!!! I have a couple of questions, 1: what kind of paint should I use for the rig & can I cover where the pedals are? You guys can contact me at hectorconfianca@gmail.com thank you both & hopefully I can build this to both my liking & your approval (both of you) ! Also any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!!!! Sincerely: Hector Ramirez!!!

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Frank Rico On 2017-01-12 11:41:48
Frank Rico

I recommend painting it with an oil based primer first, then you can use any type of paint on it. The other option is to wrap it with a vinyl wrap. I would still paint the edges first, then the large areas can be wrapped with a carbon fiber pattern vinyl or custom graphics.

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