Military-grade Space and Flight Sim Precision
Saitek introduces the new X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System. Built to the same exacting standards of Saitek’s award-winning Pro Flight range, the X-56 Rhino delivers a multitude of customizable options including all the control surface options required to achieve the exact level of performance that aspiring combat pilots demand.
The X-56 places controls perfectly under your fingers where subtle distinctions in button feel and shape help you navigate the control set with ease. Even the switches on the base of the throttle are staggered or separated so telling them apart from feel alone is possible, leaving you free to concentrate on the immersive VR experience.
Six Degrees of Freedom
In modern space sims with more dynamic spacecraft physics, control is more complex. And, much different than in traditional atmosphere-based flight simulations. 6DoF is the six degrees of freedom—pitch, roll, yaw, backwards, forwards, up, down, left and right—that all need to be accounted for. X56 features unique, purpose-built mini analog sticks at the thumbs providing four more axes of control plus double as buttons.
Whether you’re in the heat of a dog fight or about to drop the landing gear in the space station, X56 supplies the heroic environment you need for the best experience. Edit the full-spectrum RGB lighting to your liking with feature-rich software.
Not only is an advanced HOTAS like X56 mirroring what you see on screen in the latest games, the controls are also confidently positioned in your hands. For these reasons, plus the immense number and sensitivity of controls, X56 is ideal for head-mounted display (HMD) and VR gaming. Put on a headset and grab onto X56 for endless adventure.
The combination of contact-free Hall effect sensors within the 16-bit aileron and elevator axis, and the adjustable spring tensioning system gives X56 an unprecedented level of sensitivity and control at the stick. Four springs of differing tensions are included for an extra layer of customization. Even opt for no spring at all.
Independent Twin Throttles
The innovative twin throttles are ideal for dual-engine spacecraft and aircraft, and even more ideal for battle situations when your primary engine is disabled and you’re down to just one. Adjust the friction required to move each throttle and if your craft of choice is single-engine, the throttle lock effectively converts the twin throttles into a single unit.
189+ Programmable Controls
Customize all 13 axes, 5 HATS and 31 programmable buttons over three modes. Adjust deadbands and response curves to fine-tune axes. Assign any button to any number of in-sim commands, such as afterburner, Frame Shift Drive, target lock and weapon group firing. The software also lets you assign mouse and keyboard commands to X56, from single-key inputs to timed and macro commands.
In The Box
- Stick unit with USB connector cable
- Throttle unit with USB connector cable
- Spring system with 4 springs of varied resistance
- User documentation