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Mad Catz Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC

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  • 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

Model

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Brand
Saitek
Series
Pro Flight
Model
X-55
Part
SCB432150002/02/1

Details

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Type
Flight Control System
System Requirement
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

Features

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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

Package Contents

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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
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 0 day
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  • Craig T.
  • 3/29/2016 11:04:56 AM

2 out of 5 eggsPoor software game support

Pros: Good solid build

Cons: a lot of games don't support two separate inputs, both the joystick and the throttle have their own USB inputs, one don't plug into the other. Games like Battlefield 4 don't recognize two separate controllers.

Other Thoughts: I like the X-55 Rhino however have not been able to use it yet. All my games will not recognize two separate accessory inputs. I play BF4 and I can only use the joystick. This is very frustrating as I paid a lot of money for a system and have to go back to my old joystick that cost $30.00 to play most of my games. Either the game developers have to make the game recognize the X55 or Saitek need to provide software to make games think that it is only one input device. If that is fixed I would give it 5 eggs however until that happens I can only give it a 2. I would NOT recommend anyone buy this until this issue is fixed.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/20/2016 11:03:48 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNo good

Pros: -None was cool looking

Cons: -shocks me when i touch the metal switches on the throttle
-the throttle tension dose not stay at the setting i want
-Now the flight stick is broken and just spins when in any fight game

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  • Gregory A.
  • 2/18/2016 8:15:04 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCool but not worth it

Pros: Looks cool on my shelf.

Cons: Uncomfortable to use after hours of gaming. Loosened the throttle but still has too much resistance when pulling back. Pretty sure the only way I could use this is if I bolted it to my desk, not going to happen. The throttle slips and slides right off my tempered glass top and the metal keyboard tray of my Lian Li desk which is not very good in an intense situation.

Other Thoughts: I use for Elite Dangerous and too be honest this joystick is not very good for that game if any joy sticks are. You have a lot more control using a keyboard. And I probably wont be using this joystick at all. I would advise people not to buy this for Elite Dangerous and use a Keyboard. Debating whether or not to return it.

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  • Bryan S.
  • 1/24/2016 6:38:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDefective on Arrival

Pros: - Lots of buttons and smooth stick controls.
- Throttle quadrant was smooth and responsive.
- TONS of switches
- Throttle friction control is a huge plus

Cons: Honestly, this stick is amazing, however, I have read that this HOTAS has lots of issues. Ranging from throttle problems, buttons not working and later breaking, erratic stick inputs when in the neutral positon, and sometime the flight stick just sticks in place. I'm sure if you get a model that does work and never breaks, it would be one of the best HOTASs out there.

Other Thoughts: - This HOTAS has a lot of problem and for a HOTAS to be so expensive, you would expect to get a quality product. Read up and heed the warnings before buying. Just get the X52 Pro and save yourself the time and money.
- I submitted a RMA on this item after troubleshooting the erratic inputs from the flight stick when in the neutral position. This makes games unplayable and the HOTAS unusable.

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  • Walter W.
  • 11/26/2015 8:51:32 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsX-55 HOTAS

Pros: Good HOTAS with nice function and appearance. Configuration was ready to go for most applications. Some configuration changes took me a while to figure out. For normal ops this stick works good. I have to compare it to others HOTAS sticks and that does hurt it some but I have to say for the money it is good.

Cons: Throttle is a bit weak in design at the base. I brushed it with my thigh and snapped the base of the right throttle. I can still use it with both LT and RT locked together so not that big a deal but something that you should be careful with. Only other negative is just in general design. The control stick is not set up very well. Reaching up to trim or move some of the top controls is a stretch and I have larger sized hand.

Other Thoughts: If you only have a few hundred bucks for HOTAS than this is a good choice. Don't ever try that other product by Thrustmaster and you'll be happy.

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  • David L.
  • 10/29/2015 10:46:27 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsbad quality control

Pros: faulty out of box

Cons: bad out of box , purchased from site that had instock . The throttle assembly would shock me anytime I touched a metal surface. THIS IS A HAZARDOUS CONDITION that can result in severe damage to your p.c. Seems I am not the only one who has had this problem ... Do yourself a favor , check for this issue using a usb powered hub first , I believe that they would not cover your pc , even if it was damaged due to their faulty product.

Other Thoughts: buyer beware , all those bad reviews I read seem to hold some weight now that I have purchased one myself.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/22/2015 11:29:44 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood stick. poor support

Pros: The hardware is pretty grand and has a fairly solid feel for a plastic stick. The spring mechanism begs to have an after market stick extension added to it do to the nut style screw on adapter. the split throttles are fairly accurate and move fluidly with no catching. Multiple springs allow for personal adjustment in force.

Cons: saitek/madcatz are infamous for their poor software support and driver updates and it shows just as much on this stick. the HUD software has not been updated since release and there are no proper windows 10 drivers just yet. the split throttle retainer pin is shallow and seems flimsy and all switches are two position toggles rather than three. the mouse nub is practically useless on most games and horribly inaccurate. On that note of hardware issues I would also add that the speed break slider is in fact another button instead of a true slider.

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  • Kyle P.
  • 7/19/2015 11:51:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggslove it!

Pros: Feels solid even though its plastic.
Lots of buttons.

Cons: The throttle actually has two separate throttles that lock together to make the one big one. I guess its for if you play a game with twin engine aircraft. The throttle lock works by extending into both sticks. The problem is that it is not long enough so there is a little wobble when you are using the two sticks as one throttle (which is what 99% of people will do 99% of the time). Its not really that noticeable but is really the only low quality part I can see on the whole setup so I figured I would mention it.

Other Thoughts: I was a little nervous about the price but I figured I'm going to be playing Elite, Star Citizen, and No Man's Sky so a good joystick setup is a must. Unless the thing breaks or wears down quickly I am really satisfied with the purchase.

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  • Deborah M.
  • 7/16/2015 6:52:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsx55 Rhino

Pros: Great purchase. Bought this to play Elite Dangerous to get prepared for Star Citizen and this is my first joystick. Has worked flawlessly for the last few days (got about 20hrs use).

All buttons work, Joystick slides around smooth, very little dead zone. Throttle works fantastically.

Cons: -Joystick is pretty large and base seems light on the joystick/throttle.
-Plastic

Other Thoughts: For the Price this is is a fantastic mid range HOTAS. One of the best throttles on the market.

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  • Chad S.
  • 6/29/2015 5:28:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid with a few quarks.

Pros: The construction is pretty good despite it mostly being made of plastic. Solid throttle and stick, the weight is just enough to hold it in place. Like other reviews the stick does have a bit of a hard spot in the middle but a lighter springs can resolve that.

Cons: The software is just junk, don't bother installing it. Do NOT plug the USB's into a USB hub unless it's powered. You'll have all kinds of ghost button triggers on the throttle. It's just best to plug both throttle and stick into the back of your PC. With Elite Dangerous you can install the drives and your good to go.

Other Thoughts: Over all it's a good stick but Saitek's software needs some serious work.

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