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#3921871 - 03/08/14 01:15 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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#3921874 - 03/08/14 01:27 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: Moses]  
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Ghostie are you liking these?


I'll just say that, it's different. wink You know, old dog, new tricks kind of different.


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#3922010 - 03/08/14 10:00 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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What do the stick and throttle weigh separately?

#3922122 - 03/09/14 06:19 AM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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Thanks for the good article, will be keeping my eye on this to see if worth upgrading from my X-52Pro.


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#3922177 - 03/09/14 11:41 AM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: -Peregrine-]  
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Originally Posted By: -Peregrine-
What do the stick and throttle weigh separately?


In RSI forum they post this numbers:

Quote:

Joystick 1.82kg
Thruster 1.137kg
Total weight 2.95 kg (so not two bars of chocolate)

For comparison in weight order (I hope this makes up for my lack of cooking skills)

2.95kg Saitek X-55
3.15kg Saitek X-52 (non pro version)
3.85kg Thrustermaster Cougar
4.50kg Saitek X-65
6.5kg Thrustmaster Warthog


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#3922183 - 03/09/14 12:28 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: Sokol1]  
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Originally Posted By: Sokol1
Originally Posted By: -Peregrine-
What do the stick and throttle weigh separately?


In RSI forum they post this numbers:

Quote:

Joystick 1.82kg
Thruster 1.137kg
Total weight 2.95 kg (so not two bars of chocolate)

For comparison in weight order (I hope this makes up for my lack of cooking skills)

2.95kg Saitek X-55
3.15kg Saitek X-52 (non pro version)
3.85kg Thrustermaster Cougar
4.50kg Saitek X-65
6.5kg Thrustmaster Warthog


Sokol1


Thanks for picking up my slack Sokol1! cheers

I was about to take these to the post office on Monday...

Other questions/answers asked you can find on their support site: HERE


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#3922213 - 03/09/14 02:28 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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Hello Ghost,

I own a X-65F and I wonder whether a time will come when I can buy just the stick from the X-55 Rhino, hook it to my existing X-65F throttle Quadrant and takeoff.

It has implications for the programming software and maybe the drivers but since the layout of both X-65F and X-55 sticks seems to be the same, I'm sure Saitek can make it happen.

I'd really like to be able to switch back and forth from force sensing to standard stick (prop fighter now, F-16 then) for less $$.

#3922963 - 03/11/14 12:22 AM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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so, when will the article get updated with precision testing results, in depth summary of each buttons and in depth explanation about feeling when used in games?

#3922980 - 03/11/14 01:02 AM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: n4p0l3onic]  
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Originally Posted By: n4p0l3onic
so, when will the article get updated with precision testing results, in depth summary of each buttons and in depth explanation about feeling when used in games?


When the new drivers and calibration application in the H.U.D. software come out? Fair 'nuff?


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#3922994 - 03/11/14 01:41 AM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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I see, if so why the rush in publishing this review?

#3923000 - 03/11/14 02:02 AM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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Because I didn't get the word from Saitek until after the review was published.


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#3923123 - 03/11/14 12:30 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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I'm interested in the stick for helicopters. How does it F.E.E.L. without the springs? Does it stay in the position you move it to or does it tip/flop to the side?

Thanks for the review!

#3923186 - 03/11/14 02:28 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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Part Two, in work... Film at eleven...


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#3923312 - 03/11/14 06:30 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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I picked mine up from the mail office today and I'm totally blown away. I switched over from a 6-year-old TM Afterburner II, mind you, so the switch was marked ... and still I think this one is remarkable. Played a bit around in ARMA 3 (flying Helicopters) and I think I will need to try out the various springs which one is best for me. I really like it already ...


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#3923709 - 03/12/14 03:18 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: Woulff]  
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Originally Posted By: Woulff
I'm interested in the stick for helicopters. How does it F.E.E.L. without the springs? Does it stay in the position you move it to or does it tip/flop to the side?

Thanks for the review!


Very interested in this as well. Not only the stick without the spring aspect, but also how it F.E.E.Ls (what? everyone else is doing it) to use the throttle for the collective at the lowest tension setting.

Some other important pieces of information seem to be missing in the review. The particulars of the toggle switches, for example, may have been mentioned in other articles or on other sites, but I would not have known anything about them if I just read this review. What are the capabilities of the rotary knobs with the HUD software? Is there a mouse-like mini stick thing like I have on my ancient Saitek X36 I am still using? Looks like I can see one in the picture, but does it work as an 8 way hat or is there mouse emulation?

As word of mouth starts to spread after this product is released and people start looking for reviews, I think it would be helpful to have all that information in the main review article. Or maybe briefly mentioned with a hyperlink to an article with more information for us lazy but overly demanding people. You know how we are. biggrin

#3923741 - 03/12/14 03:56 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Originally Posted By: 531 Ghost
Part Two, in work... Film at eleven...


wink


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#3924971 - 03/14/14 10:14 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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New drivers and H.U.D. can be found HERE

Included in the new H.U.D. software is a new calibration application for the stick. The throttle, not-so-much.


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#3925293 - 03/15/14 07:21 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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I use a Warthog so no real interest in this product per se, but I'm very intrigued by the mention of programmability of the Saitek Pro Flight stuff using a future version of the software. I would have long since bought quite a bit of the PF gauges and switch panels if they were programmable for general use in any sim, and I don't fly FSX (if the plane doesn't have guns I'm not interested... ar15). If Saitek is making it easier to program the PF stuff then that's good news indeed, and they'll certainly pick up more sales.

Any idea when we might get more info on that particular feature?

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#3928646 - 03/22/14 10:33 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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I'm still using my venerable X-45 but it's starting to get a little inaccurate around the center. However, I'm really leery about any HOTAS setup that has the rudder as a twisty-stick... it gets really messy on three axis at once, and gives me wrist aches. I really like the throttle rocker rudder on my x-45, it's a great alternative to foot pedals (which I can't justify to the wife, she values open floor space and already hates it when I lug out my racing pedals.)

Why did they lose the throttle rocker? Are there other HOTAS setups that have a better rudder solution than the twisty stick?

#3928654 - 03/22/14 10:59 PM Re: Saitek X-55 RHINO H.O.T.A.S. Review [Re: RacerGT]  
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Are there other HOTAS setups that have a better rudder solution than the twisty stick?


Other than rudder pedal (G-490 - discontinued or CH combo), NO.

Well, the low cost Tm HOTAS X have rocker (and twist) rudder.

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