AGN Hardware hield een interview met Brandon Crick van ACT Labs, fabrikant van het RS Shifter. Hier alvast een Q&A'tje over het ontwerp van deze schakelknots:
Q: The inner mechanics of it feel almost the same as a real car and I am almost willing to say it is usual a similar dynamic that goes on in a vehicle. Did you guys design this after any existing gearbox?
A: I would like to say we did, but the truth is we didnít. What we did was more the feel that we were after and we experimented on everything from the old Corolla. They have that type of brush material that is between each of the gears on the actual plate. We just try to simulate the most of the resistance, and we then realized that best way to get that feel of shipping into each gear is to create something like a Detent. So when you try to roll something over, it kind of rows into the little prevence and that is how it will stay put.
You can actually slam on it. We have done testing of it in-house for about 6 weeks of durability testing. It was just incredible how it performed, we just wanted to make sure that it will not break down. We actually took it to frag shows and had the systems running the shifter. And what we were watching were these games totally thrashing it, so you know that it had to be something extremely strong.