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Mad Catz 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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  • 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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Product Details

  • 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars 82 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,128 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC
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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Overall I can say this is the best H.O.T.A.S system I have ever used.

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.

Pros:
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.

Cons:
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.
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Good sturdy stick and throttle. I upgraded from the Thrustmaster t.flight HOTAS X and do not regret it one bit. It's loaded with more than enough hats and buttons for games like Warthunder and Elite Dangerous.

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.
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Mad Catz Mad Catz Saitek Pro Flight X-55 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. (Hands on Throttle and Stick) System for PC
worked great until unplugged from pc then the flight stick stopped working waiting for a new one from amazon
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Throttle does not work out of the box, all buttons ghosting even while the throttle is untouched...

Several days troubleshooting on various systems discovered that this product requires a high end powered USB hub. The draw from this product was too great for my "over powered" USB ports on my motherboard, which is odd and a terrible design flaw really.

Be warned, you will need to spend at least $30 dollars on a powered USB hub and if it fails try another. The third hub worked for me and no ghosting for a week now.

Since the product began functioning it's been great. I'm glad this HOTAS is working out and will update if anything changes.

4 stars for this product is generous given the hassle and cost of making this product work as designed.
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This is my first flight stick.

I have the problem with the throttle if not used for a bit will sieze up and need to be moved back and forth a bunch to loosen back to normal.

Some of the plastic feels a bit cheap.

With my big hands it's not very comfortable to use for long periods of time.

Works well with Elite Dangerous
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A Fantastic HOTAS setup. That said it requires a large amount of settings tinkering to get the full functionality out of it. Every new game you want to play will require a fair amount of work on your part. I Specifically went with this HOTAS because I have very large hands if that helps anyone. I play Elite Dangerous, Star Citizen and War Thunder with this setup regularly.
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This product is not only very sturdy but also very sharp in appearance. In addition to all of that, the device has a rich variety of switches and knobs that can be programmed to very nicely accompany any aircraft in the flight-sim world . It will let you fly any aircraft at whatever level of realism you may be comfortable with.
This device is truly a gem :)
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I bought this joystick to play with Star Citizen. Before this I tried to Thrustmaster and Logitech Extreme Pro, which were good low end joysticks.

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.
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