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Product Description

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
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
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
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
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.


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

    Reviewer Title Date Comments Rating
    Worth it! 9/25/2014 12:59 pm I bought this to play Star Citizen, X plane 10 Global, and War Thunder with and what can I say; it's brilliant. It handles like a dream and is a great build quality, it sure will last me a while!
    Game Changer 8/16/2014 8:39 pm I bought this stick soley to fly Helo's in FSX and P3D. With the ease of removing springs, which with Helos none is recommended. I am also using it to fly all the fighter in my hanger and man what can I say? AWESOME! Thanks guys for a great control system.
    Impressed! 5/5/2014 7:34 am Great quality and very comfortable for long use. The build quality is great, it is plastic construction but it does not feel that way, the X-55 feels very solid like it will last for years of use. The spring that comes first on it was a bit too tight for me, but replacing it with the yellow spring gave me perfect tension. I tried all the springs, and the smallest spring is so light that it does jiggle a bit on the center, which may be an issue if you plan on using that spring. I would recommend this stick to anyone looking to get a professional quality flight stick for combat flight and/or space sims.
    Awesome 2/19/2014 4:41 pm The X-55 is amazing !! Comfortable to use for long periods..Rubberized surfaces..Varying tension using the changeable spring system..So many options available to map out to your favorite sim...I have no regrets buying the X-55 !!