Saitek
Pro Flight X55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System

  • Inspired by controls found within actual fighter planes
  • the next-gen X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System for PC provides utmost control over simulated aircraft

Stock Code: GC-063-SK

EAN: 0728658432157

MPN: SCB432150002/02/1

Manufacturer: Saitek

 
 

Product information: Pro Flight X55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System

Military-grade Flight Sim Precision
Inspired by controls found within actual fighter planes, the next-gen X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System for PC provides utmost control over simulated aircraft. Built to the same exacting standards of Saitek's award-winning Pro Flight accessories range, the X-55 Rhino delivers a multitude of customizable options never before seen in an H.O.T.A.S. System. Whether flying a modern fighter, single- or multi-engine aircraft, or even a retro single-seat plane, the X-55 Rhino supplies all the control surface options required to achieve the exact level of aerial performance aspiring pilots demand.

Enhanced Stick Accuracy
During virtual flight – just like true flight – the accuracy of an aircraft's control surfaces is of paramount importance. The X-55 Rhino's control surfaces are incredibly accurate, courtesy of an all-new 16-bit aileron and a 16-bit elevator axis, each employing hall-effect sensors. Developed from the ground up, Saitek's 16-bit axis solution enables extremely precise flight.

Adjustable Stick Force via Advanced 4-Spring System
A ground-breaking, adjustable stick spring system allows pilots to alter the force required to move the stick. Four springs of varying resistance are included to provide a total of five different options. Choose the spring – or no spring at all – which best accommodates your style of flying.

Twin Throttles with Friction Adjuster and Throttle Lock
Using a twin-engine throttle controller is the only suitable method for manipulating a virtual twin-engine aircraft. The X-55 Rhino boasts twin throttles – ideal for situations in which your primary engine is disabled and you're down to one – and also provides the option to adjust the friction required to move them. And if your aircraft of choice is single-engine, a handy throttle lock effectively converts the twin throttles into a single unit.

Bonus Toggles and Rotaries on Backlit Throttle Base
Flight sim accessories used by today's virtual pilots require the highest level of control and customization. The X-55 Rhino showcases additional toggles and rotaries, not based on any particular aircraft, around the throttle base. Seven extra three-way toggle switches and two rotaries allow you to customize this H.O.T.A.S. System to your own specifications.

Individual USB Connectors
The X-55 Rhino's stick and throttle units each utilize their own separate USB connection, offering greater flexibility during customization. You're free to situate the controls exactly where you want them, without the need to keep them tethered to each other.

H.O.T.A.S. Configuration Software Enables Programmable Controls
Saitek's new software provides the ability to completely customize all of the X-55 Rhino's axes and buttons. On the axis side, you can adjust deadbands and response curves to fine-tune axes to respond just like an aircraft's real-life counterparts. On the buttons and toggle side, you can assign any number of in-sim directives, such as speed brake, flares, target lock and pickle weapon. The software also allows programmability for an array of mouse and keyboard commands – from basic single-key inputs to very advanced, timed, and macro commands.

Build the Ultimate Virtual Cockpit
Transform even a modest PC into a virtual cockpit and experience the staggering realism of different flight and emergency situations – complete with realistic weather and flight conditions. Using the X-55 Rhino as a foundation for Saitek's modular accessories, easily add Combat Rudder Pedals and a multitude of Switch, Navigation, and Instrument Panels to fully customize your flight simulator. Commercial or private, seasoned or novice, you have the ability to equip your flight simulation setup with all the essentials needed to vastly improve your skill set and muscle memory.

Product Includes:
- X-55 Rhino Stick Unit with USB Connector Cable
- X-55 Rhino Throttle Unit with USB Connector Cable and Green Backlighting
- Spring System with 4 Springs of Varied Resistance

Compatible with ALL Major Flying Games with the Saitek X-55 H.O.T.A.S. Configuration Software,
 

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Customer review "Saitek Pro Flight X55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System"

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I got my X-55 to replace a Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X which although it was working...
I got my X-55 to replace a Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X which although it was working...
A friend and I had been waiting for this to be in stock in the UK for nearly two months...
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David 2015-11-28

Works well if it works

Bought this joystick a couple of weeks ago and used it in elite dangerous. Works perfectly.

After reading the bad reviews about quality control on this product i decided to take the risk and unfortunately that was a mistake.

I recently started playing DCS world and downloaded a key map for it to use with the F-15. After a couple of tries, i figured out that the mode selector switch wasn't working on my joystick and so i am in the middle of submitting a ticket to Saitek

 
2015-01-03

The Perfect Tool For Elite: Dangerous

I got my X-55 to replace a Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X which although it was working fine for me in E:D, it just doesn't have enough buttons & hat switches to enable play using the controllers alone.

Some X-55's have an issue or 2, and mine is no exception, however I think it's a minor one. The throttles are quite stiff (although still smooth) at times, almost like it's being held by a thick grease that needs heat to allow easier movement, but when left alone to cool, it stiffens up again. I'm sure this will sort itself out once it's had a few weeks of use (and yes I have tried adjusting with the tensioner as well). The stick on my X-55 is silky smooth though, and I can't fault it at all, and allows for very precise movement in any direction.

I think I read somewhere that with the mode dial, there are over 150 possible combinations using the buttons, hats & switches on the X-55, so it should provide plenty of control options for just about any gamer thinking of buying a HOTAS. The stick & throttles also have a slight rubberised coating which gives it a more comfortable feel.

The drivers and software have to be downloaded directly from the Saitek site, and some people including myself have an issue with them not installing correctly. This is easily remedied by uninstalling & reinstalling them again.
You can tell if it has installed correctly by checking the Device Manager under 'Human Interface devices', where it should list 6 instances of the X-55 (3 each of the stick & throttle).
Get the drivers & software from this link... http://www.saitek.com/uk/blog/index.php/new-x-55-rhino-drivers-and-software/

Overall, I am more than pleased with it, especially as I got it while on 'offer' over the Christmas period from these guys :)

 
2015-01-03

The Perfect Tool For Elite: Dangerous

I got my X-55 to replace a Thrustmaster T-Flight HOTAS X which although it was working fine for me in E:D, it just doesn't have enough buttons & hat switches to enable play using the controllers alone.

Some X-55's have an issue or 2, and mine is no exception, however I think it's a minor one. The throttles are quite stiff (although still smooth) at times, almost like it's being held by a thick grease that needs heat to allow easier movement, but when left alone to cool, it stiffens up again. I'm sure this will sort itself out once it's had a few weeks of use (and yes I have tried adjusting with the tensioner as well). The stick on my X-55 is silky smooth though, and I can't fault it at all, and allows for very precise movement in any direction.

I think I read somewhere that with the mode dial, there are over 150 possible combinations using the buttons, hats & switches on the X-55, so it should provide plenty of control options for just about any gamer thinking of buying a HOTAS. The stick & throttles also have a slight rubberised coating which gives it a more comfortable feel.

The drivers and software have to be downloaded directly from the Saitek site, and some people including myself have an issue with them not installing correctly. This is easily remedied by uninstalling & reinstalling them again.
You can tell if it has installed correctly by checking the Device Manager under 'Human Interface devices', where it should list 6 instances of the X-55 (3 each of the stick & throttle).
Get the drivers & software from this link... http://www.saitek.com/uk/blog/index.php/new-x-55-rhino-drivers-and-software/

Overall, I am more than pleased with it, especially as I got it while on 'offer' over the Christmas period from these guys :)

 
2014-06-25

Transforms gaming into a whole new level

A friend and I had been waiting for this to be in stock in the UK for nearly two months and we were itching for them for use in the Star Citizen Arena Commander and Elite Dangerous Premium Beta.

All I have to say is that this HOTAS is excellent for the price. I wasn't keen on using rudder pedals as a separate device so the twist motion of the stick for rudder is perfect. There are so many buttons between the stick and the throttle that I have everything mapped and still have buttons to spare. The hand grip on both the stick and throttle is really smooth, yet grips well to the hands. I have them both set on a glass table and then never move around even with some tension on the stick and throttle.

The default spring on the stick is the longest (green) one, which provides the most tension. I felt the one below that (yellow) was much more comfortable as it centres well and still provides good tension on the stick. Replacement of the stick spring is extremely simple as the actual stick screws off the base and the spring can be replaced after removing its protective cap (Saitek have a YouTube video on this). This process takes under a minute.

Finally, the position of the buttons on both the stick and throttle are really well placed, except if you don't have really big hands, the sticks top button can be a bit hard to reach at times. The software does a good job of calibrating the stick as well as programming all the axes and buttons on the stick and throttle.

Overall, a fantastic HOTAS at a really good price. Kudos to Overclockers UK as well, who stocked it first in the UK, shipped off on a Thursday morning and it arrived in Gibraltar on Friday afternoon. The only delay was local Customs clearance, but an absolutely impressive delivery time for crossing half of Europe!

 
 
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