- Product Dimensions: 35 x 22.5 x 30.5 cm ; 2.3 Kg
- Shipping Weight: 3.1 Kg
- Item model number: SCB432150002/02/1
- ASIN: B00HHAIY72
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: April 25 2014
- Average Customer Review: 86 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,297 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
Mad Catz Mad Catz Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC
- 16-bit aileron and 16-bit elevator axis greatly enhance stick accuracy
- Adjustable stick force via advanced 4-spring system
- Twin throttles with friction adjuster and throttle lock
- Separate USB connector cables on throttle and stick units
- H.O.T.A.S. configuration software enables programmable controls
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Compatible with ALL Major Flying Games
The X-55 Rhino works with and is programmable for all available aircraft in these titles: 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
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have been using the X55 for about 20hr now with Elite Dangerous and I am blown away with how good it its. I like the inclusion of different springs to adjust stick stiffness, though I only use the blue one as it the most balanced.
Lots & Lots of buttons and rotaries. (there are 25 buttons to map on the throttle itself)
Throttle and Stick movement are very smooth.
The software lets you map 3 layouts and you can switch them easily for different games/planes.
Just so much better than a mouse & keyboard.
Not much else to say, It's a H.O.T.A.S and It's a good one.
The switches on the throttle base are toggles, and if you want separate up/down you need to map each separately.
The bases are very light and if you make a lot of fast movements they will slide around. (can be fixed by screwing them to a board using the provided holes or turning down the stiffness on the throttle)
The stick is very large and its hard to reach the top hat and button. (my hands are pretty big and i still have to stretch my thumb)
The buttons sound very cheap (I expected smooth tactile feedback, but they bottom out and make a very clicky sound), though I have had no issues with responsiveness and this may just be due to manufacturing tolerances.
I would suggest this product for anyone who is into flight sim games, as it is just 100X better than mouse & keyboard. Also the price is perfect compared to the Thrustmaster Warthog which is $350 more, but uses the same plastic internals (only has metal for the base and the cover), as well it also costs the same as the X52 on amazon, so you can't go wrong. If you have any questions about this product just PM me and I will reply when I can.
Stick: Unless you have very large hands the stick will cause discomfort. There is no adjustment for the height of the hand rest so you'll have to raise your hand off it to reach the upper hat and the weapon release, I'm hoping that smaller or alternate versions of the stick are released in the future, I feel Saitek could make some good money off official modifications they could release,
Throttle : Throttle hats are a little cluttered, and are prone to pushing the wrong or multiple directions at once, and it may take a while to get used to its friction. it starts out quite tough but loosens up as you go,
A weighted plate or something else to secure the stick as it slides for some, I haven't had that issue after using for a while
Overall for the price i got it for (155 after s&h) Im perfectly happy with the product, however the normal 250 price is a little steep for something
of its build quality, (something I think saitek could also make some more on)
In its objective to compete with the Thrustmaster: Wharthog I think the X55 comes up at a much more livable price point, however a little short of the expectations that come with that kind of competition.
I think the stick came short of what I'd expect spending this much money, and may switch to a CH fighterstick and pair it with the x55's throttle.
Ps. current issue in Elite:Dangerous with the X55 is that if its not plugged into a USB3 port it will occasionally activate buttons on its own, such as your FSD or cargo scoop. and more than once its frustratingly switched to silent running mode in combat, taking down my shields.
My only complaint is no fault of the manufacture but more EA/DICE and that is the lack of support for games like Battlefield which have vehicle components to the game but refuse to support controllers such as this without using third party softwares which often limit the functionality of this great product.
Let me tell you - this prodict is a work of art. The HOTAS is responsive, there are a ton of buttons, and the joystick is well built. None of the buttons feel cheap or fragile.
The only con was that there we so many buttons that programming it at the beginning was a little hard.
Most recent customer reviews
Not exactly what I was expecting with the toggle switches on the right-hand side of the Throttle piece (thought they would stay up/down instead of returning to neutral, making it... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Jared
Don't limit your research to Amazon alone, do a wide search for this item. If you are one of the lucky ones to have received a trouble-free unit, consider it that you've won the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pnyx
10/10 would buy again! This HOTAS is top for its price-range, and performs like a real HOTAS would! It's cool LED's bring an extra flavour of life into the controlls, and allow for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I've owned two these now and both have had issues with the link between the joystick and base (which is detachable). Read morePublished 1 month ago by Grant Easton
A Fantastic HOTAS setup. That said it requires a large amount of settings tinkering to get the full functionality out of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric Ross
My complaint is about the quality of the item,
The item was good until the joystick stopper (rim) broke after 2 months of use. Read more
Some buttons on the throttle stopped working after just over a year. Will be staying away from Saitek in the future.Published 5 months ago by TCS
Multiple toggles are loose, one button doesn't work, and the stick is very poorly designed in terms of being able to comfortably reach everything. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alexander