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Saitek X-55 (SCB432150002/02/1) Pro Flight Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC

  • Military-grade Flight Sim Precision
  • Enhanced Stick Accuracy
  • Adjustable Stick Force via Advanced 4-Spring System
  • Twin Throttles with Friction Adjuster and Throttle Lock
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Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC

Saitek Pro Flight

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.


Saitek Pro Flight

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 Four-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.


Saitek Pro Flight

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.


Saitek Pro Flight

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.


Saitek Pro Flight

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

Minimum System Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP (32- and 64-bit) and Higher; 2 USB 2.0 Ports

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

  • Flight Simulator X
  • Flight Simulator 2004
  • X-Plane 10
  • X-Plane 9
  • DCS World
  • DCS: A-10C Warthog
  • DCS: Black Shark 2
  • DCS: UH-1H Huey
  • Lock On: Modern Air Combat (LOMAC)
  • Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3
  • Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2
  • Lock On: Flaming Cliffs
  • Aerofly FS
  • Take On Helicopters (TKOH)
  • Rise of Flight
  • Arma 3
  • Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
  • Falcon BMS 4.32
  • World of Warplanes
  • War Thunder


Learn more about the Saitek X-55 (SCB432150002/02/1)

Model

Brand
Saitek
Model
X-55 (SCB432150002/02/1)

Spec

Specifications
Compatible with ALL Major Flying Games with the Saitek X-55 H.O.T.A.S. configuration software, including:
Flight Simulator X
Flight Simulator 2004
X-Plane 10
X-Plane 9
DCS World
DCS: A-10C Warthog
DCS: Black Shark 2
DCS: UH-1H Huey
Lock On: Modern Air Combat (LOMAC)
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 3
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2
Lock On: Flaming Cliffs
aerofly FS
Take On Helicopters (TKOH)
Rise of Flight
Arma 3
Falcon 4.0: Allied Force
Falcon BMS 4.32
World of Warplanes
War Thunder

Minimum System Requirements:
PC: Windows XP (32- and 64-bit) and Higher; 2 USB 2.0 Ports

Features

Features
Military-grade Flight Sim Precision

Enhanced Stick Accuracy

Adjustable Stick Force via Advanced 4-Spring System

Twin Throttles with Friction Adjuster and Throttle Lock

Bonus Toggles and Rotaries on Backlit Throttle Base

Individual USB Connectors

H.O.T.A.S. Configuration Software Enables Programmable Controls

Build the Ultimate Virtual Cockpit

Packaging

Package Contents
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

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day


Customer Reviews of the Saitek X-55 (SCB432150002/02/1)

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2014 8:40:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsMoney Wasted.

Pros: The dual throttles are great, there are plenty of buttons, well placed to map things to.

Cons: This stick will NOT function with Windows 8 and USB 3.0 ports on your machine. Doesn't matter whether it's plugged into the 2.0 or 3.0, you get REALLY bad ghosting, and you cannot even get a test screen open in windows for the throttle quadrant. I've spent several hours on the phone with Saitek customer service, only to be told "Yeah, it's a pretty common issue with Windows 8. Not really much you can do", so I either buy Windows 7, or I have a $200 paperweight. Had I known this, I would have bought the Thrustmaster Warthog.

Other Thoughts: The stick is solid, but they need to fix the Windows 8 compatibility.

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  • JASON A.
  • 12/18/2014 7:47:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsShort-lived

Pros: - Lots of options for buttons, toggles, modes.

Cons: - Very short life before breakdown. (3 months)
- Required deadzone adjustment in games within one month due to heavy jitter on twist axis while hands was off-stick. Calibration within latest software did not solve issue.
- Broken tension spring on twist axis (metal fatigue snap) within 3 months of purchase.
- Price of product for extremely short life was not worth it.

Other Thoughts: Thought I was going to be among the lucky ones that had purchased this stick and didn't have an outright failure early on in it's use. However at 3 months after purchase, tension spring for rudder/twist axis snapped and now I have a what is essentially a near $200 paperweight. For that price tag, I was hoping for something built a little tougher than what I received. This is with normal use, mind you. Not mashing against the stops or any kind of brutish force/foolish behavior.

I hope Saitek comes through BIG on this. They've got an opportunity to do the right thing and blow me away with customer service. Let's make it happen.

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  • Joshua H.
  • 12/15/2014 9:44:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsOverpriced - Quality Doesn't Deliver

Pros: Cool concept
Lots of hat switches and toggles

Cons: Plastic
Variable throttle friction did not work
Dead Switch

Other Thoughts: I did a lot of research into joysticks and decided this was the best HOTAS system - I WAS WRONG. Regardless of which spring you use the joystick favors a center position and the friction is not constant. The throttle variable friction was broken upon delivery stuck on HIGH. One of the switches also appeared to be dead. I tried to use a few times but not worth the $200 price tag. The switches are all in good places, but they feel cheap.

Take a look at some other reviews and note their lack of quality control.

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  • Tyler J.
  • 12/8/2014 9:07:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat flight stick!

Pros: Great flight stick with more buttons \ switches than you can shake a flight stick at! The swappable springs are great, and the hardware is of great quality.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Had some trouble installing it, not due to the software, but because my pc was missing generic usb drivers thus making the hardware give errors during install. I fixed it by replacing the missing drivers. Overall, very pleased!

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  • Rafal K.
  • 11/27/2014 6:32:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsTry something else

Pros: Good price for a good amount of HOTAS.
Better spring than X-52.
Cool design.

Cons: Absolutely the worst button placements I have ever tried.
It feels like it never went through a testing phase. I own the Thrustmaster Warthog Hotas, and it feels great. You can reach all the buttons easily.
This seems to have been designed by a masochist. There is absolutely no way to reach some buttons without moving your wrist from the wrist rest. On the throttle, there are two additional HATS that sit far too closely together and you accidentally trip over them as well. You also cannot adjust the wrist rest either like you used to, which would SOLVE some of these issues.

Not a two stage trigger.

CMS button, the thumb button on the joystick, is a single button, not a 4 way HAT like other HOTAS have. Disappointing.

The movement on the joystick is not linear. Spring has tough tension to get it out of center, then there seems to be almost no spring near the extremes. Makes for a very awkward flying experience, definitely not accurate.

Other Thoughts: The only people who can get this stick and be happy with it, are those whose mothers and fathers are giants. Because you need MASSIVE giant hands in order to actually be able to enjoy this thing.

Saitek, or MADCATZ I should say, took a very cool looking design and somehow managed to take a massive dump on it. I was really hoping to get something cool out of this, but instead I got a rather poor product. I would NOT recommend. Stick to X-52 PRO if you already own one because there is no improvement here.

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  • Kevin M.
  • 11/16/2014 3:02:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Platform

Pros: Regardless of what I read about this system I have to say contrary to those comments this setup has a good weight to it and the coating makes for a real comfortable grip. It also helps with sweat in the heat of battle ensuring I keep my hands where they belong. I could go into all sort of detail about how much I am liking this system but suffice to say it is everything I wanted in a H.O.T.A.S. setup and more.

Cons: I am seeing some separation in the two halves on the throttle that I don't like, the software that is packaged with this does not do the system justice and is hands down the most pathetic software I have ever used. Instructions are limited, support from Saitek is the worst I have experienced in my 20+ years using their hardware but there is a great community around them that negates their total failure to help.

Other Thoughts: All in all this is a solid product and if I had it to do all over again I would still purchase this system. If you are looking for a H.O.T.A.S. setup and don't have any technical experience with software and profiles you will need some help here. Whatever you do, forget about the software for this system as it truly is horrible! In the end I feel this was a sound investment and the price for performance is justified.

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  • Forrest B.
  • 11/11/2014 6:57:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI love it.

Pros: Smooth throttle, tons of features, joystick centering and movement is smooth and precise with the stock spring.

Cons: Stick twist was a bit rough on the first day or two, but smoothed out after breaking in.

Other Thoughts: I needed to secure it to my desk to get the best performance and feel. I have not used the software much.

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  • Anthony P.
  • 11/6/2014 10:27:51 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo Not Buy

Pros: Looks nice, lots of buttons, surfaces feel good to the touch.

Cons: If you run Windows 8.1, this is nothing more than a set of paperweights. The drivers are not functional, unless you consider having to reinstall them each time you reboot "functional." Saitek/Mad Catz support is a joke. I had an email thread going for two months that I finally stopped responding to, and the live chat just sits there until you are told nobody is available. There is a KB issue dated February 2014 outlining the known issues and still no resolution in November 2014. I wish I would have returned this within the 30 day window instead of assuming that Saitek/Mad Catz would have a solution.

All of this isn't even touching on the issues that many have with the trigger, popping when twisting the stick (mine does this), and uneven resistance when pulling out of the deadzone (mine does this as well).

Other Thoughts: If you're looking at this instead of a slightly more expensive CH Products solution, don't make the same mistake that I made.

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  • Thomas W.
  • 10/12/2014 2:03:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsX-55 HOTAS -- Better than expected

Pros: Despite all of the negative and middling reviews, this is a solid flight stick. It has enough buttons that I never have to reach for the keyboard or mouse, even in menus. When I received it, the stick seemed a little heavy, so I quickly switched to one of the lighter springs provided.

Cons: Driver issue leads to random button presses when I move the throttle. It's easy to solve, but annoying nonetheless. To fix it, I have to open the software, unplug, then replug the throttle.

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  • Doug S.
  • 9/29/2014 1:30:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPathetic quality control

Pros: Lots of button. That is it.

Cons: This setup is plagued by ghost button pressing. The driver software is also well documented as causing an array of issues for mainly AMD users, however I'm willing to bet you will find some issues for Intel as well if you looked for them.

The first problem started in Falcon BMS with ghost button presses making the game impossible to play. period.

I moved on to DCS and was greeted with the exact same problem. Only now I can't run any communications software like Teamspeak or ventrillo in addition to the ghosting issue.

I tried a few others like warthunder etc....all the same issues.

If you go on the net and look around you can find instances where people have dissembled this product for the purpose of reviewing it. What they found was that the insides of it were just as poorly put together as the software and drivers were to run it.

Other Thoughts: I spent 2 months and one week trying every possible fix/workaround on the internet.

Because I was extremely thorough I was told by Newegg I couldn't return this pile of junk as to much time had passed.

So of course I contacted saitek who only offered to replace product, which obviously is not going to help when the issues are specifically related to their horrible driver programming interfaced with AMD systems.

I can't tell you how tired I am dealing with sites like Newegg who have become clearing houses for garbage electronics. These people know darn well there is a serious problem with this product yet they do nothing rectify the issue.

Had I been like everyone else and just flipped saitek the bird at the first hint of a problem like the other 99% of purchasers I could have gotten my money back no problem. But, because I take returns seriously and tried to work out every possible fix and workaround I get stuck with a pile of junk; New Egg looses a decade long customer; and saitek looses any future purchases from me.

This saitek x-55 is going into the garbage. The only way this could get any worse is by me spending any more of my time doing research and development for saitek WHICH I PAID To DO FOR THEM.

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