• Saitek Announces X-55 Rhino

    Saitek announces that they are about to launch a pretty significant new product, the X-55 Rhino, described as "Advanced Control Flight System".



     

    Saitek products are available from the FS Pilot Shop.

    Tags: rhino, saitek, x-55

    13 Comments
    1. zeevogel's Avatar
      zeevogel -
      ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? niks te zien onzin dit filmpje
    1. b52bob's Avatar
      b52bob -
      Must commend Saitek for their continued support of our fs community.
      Thank you
    1. rockinrobin's Avatar
      rockinrobin -
      Pretty worthless video, shows nothing of the product...
    1. firebird33's Avatar
      firebird33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rockinrobin View Post
      Pretty worthless video, shows nothing of the product...
      I agree. I would like to at least see what I might spend my money on.
    1. deltaleader's Avatar
      deltaleader -
      yes kind of a worthless video. But if I were to guess this is going to be F-18 HOTAS setup which is widely needed in the flight sim community. I just hope the quality of the product is high for the insane amount of $$ I am sure they will ask.
    1. davemead's Avatar
      davemead -
      Quote Originally Posted by rockinrobin View Post
      Pretty worthless video, shows nothing of the product...
      Its called a teaser video.
    1. klem's Avatar
      klem -
      Quote Originally Posted by davemead View Post
      Its called a teaser video.
      Its called an irritating video. No substance.
    1. peter197's Avatar
      peter197 -
      I tlooks like an X-65F just with a moving base instead. I don't know whether they will provide a throttle though.
      Peter
    1. Joob's Avatar
      Joob -
      Will be the usual Saitek cheap, unreliable junk. Half the LED's will burn out in the first month, then the calibration will go to pot.... And they gave the G940 a hard time LOL!
    1. flypaul's Avatar
      flypaul -
      Video was shite!
    1. gdr1944's Avatar
      gdr1944 -
      I forget how old my Saitek Cyborg 3D Gold is.
      I replaced a micro switch at least 10 years ago.
      I like the ability to change to left or right joy control.
      If I could find another I would buy it for backup or parts.
      I'm not all that pleased with my Cyborg keyboard.
      The key setup instructions are much to complicated and
      uses terminology I don't understand. Just a couple of
      preset menu internet commands.
      Yea the video could have been better.
    1. btwallis's Avatar
      btwallis -
      What the heck was that....the video is useless....and very irritating...it does nothing to interest me...and I still don't know that the heck the product is....jeesss.
    1. lostmoth's Avatar
      lostmoth -
      Have a look at this video of an un-boxing:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=XKn4NN4k77o

      and this page for more info.:
      http://store.madcatz.com/brands/sait...em-for-PC.html

      I was looking at getting an X-52 Pro but this looks a bit too tempting.

      The good news:
      • It now has a price (USD)199 which is about (GBP)146
      • You can pre-order

      The bad news:
      • Available shortly means 3rd of April, not quite what I would call shorty.
      • Only seems to be available for pre-order in US and Canada (I'm in the UK)


      April 3rd feels like a long time to wait to see if it is any good. Still as you can't pre-order it in the UK at least I won't be tempted and I can wait for some reviews before I commit.

      Might get myself a set of pedals while I wait : /

      Lm